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dustin_raye
11-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Im looking at a TV for our 2004 Mobile Suites 36tk3. (GVWR=16,000#, UVW=13,537#) I'm not sure how to figure pin weight. If it means anything I will only be moving 5th wheel 2-3 times a year. Can this truck handle the 5'er? Thanks!

The Specs on the 2012 Ram 3500 4X4 SRW are:

GVWR=10,100
PAYLOAD=2,630
BASE WEIGHT=7,469
BASE WEIGHT (FRONT)=4,648
BASE WEIGHT (REAR)=2,822
GAWR (FRONT)=5,500
GAWR (REAR)=6,200
GCWR=21,000
MAX TRAILER=13,400

Stripit
11-03-2012, 12:55 PM
You don't say if the move will be a loaded trailer and for what distance. If it is a move from your home to a seasonal site 20 miles away or a loaded vacation for 2,000 miles. The weak point on that truck it the available pin weight it can carry. A loaded 16,000 lb Mobile Suites trailer could easily have a pin weight of close to 4,000 lbs. The standard statement is take the gross weight and multiply by 20% to get the average pin. But MS trailers have a huge storage space and tend to have higher pin weights. I would say you are going to be overloaded on one or more of the trucks capacities. Tire, axle, gross or combined.

wingnut60
11-03-2012, 05:50 PM
The pin weight itself is more than the payload capacity.
Joe

RonS
11-04-2012, 12:06 PM
Look at my signature block, the 1ton works for me, I pull fully loaded most of the time. Weight police can jump in if thet like.

Cummins12V98
02-03-2013, 05:44 PM
You need a dually. My pin weight is 4,500# on our 36 SB3 Mobile Suites. Sure people do it with 2500 and 3500 single rear wheel trucks but IMHO they are crazy!