Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Phoenix Az.
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Yep...he said that toy haulers often have less pin weight than regular 5th wheel trailers. He did not say that once you load the trailer that the pin weight would go down.
Normally for a 5th wheel you would have 20-25% of the weight of the trailer on the pin. In your example, you said the pin weight of your trailer empty was 2640, and then once you loaded up all of the stuff the pin weight went up to 3450. So, an increase of approx 800lbs. However, what you loaded (150 gallons of water, 60 gallons of gas, 2 full size quads and a 2700lbs sand rail) weighs: water 150x8.35 = 1250, gas 60x6 = 360, sand rail = 2700, 2 full size quads 2x350 = 700. So, about 5010lbs, but let's just use 5000lbs.
Since you added 5000lbs of weight to the trailer but the pin weight only went up by 800lbs, that means that only 16% (800 divided by 5000) of your additional weight went onto the pin. That is well below the 20-25% range. So, depending on your trailer's weight before you load it, this could take your overall percentage below what you should have. Hence his statement that toy haulers often have a lower pin weight than a traditional 5er. Again, he did NOT say that once you load the toy hauler that the pin weight would go down. He just said that often a toy hauler has less weight on the pin than most trailers, due to how the weight is distributed.
I am at 22% of pin weight when I am fully loaded.
Actually he did say "Toy haulers often have much lower pin weight than a traditional 5er, because heavy toys are added to the rear"
This is not true in either tow behinds or 5th wheel toy haulers.
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