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Old 07-09-2017, 11:46 PM   #1
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Hitch

Looking next couple of weeks at a 38GK, could I tow it back with my Reess 16K or should buy a larger hitch?
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:02 AM   #2
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Not knowing how many options I was going to add and it being in the ballpark, I opted for the 18K superslider since as the time it was only $200 more...
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:02 AM   #3
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I bought a 21k. I just like the idea of over rating
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:36 PM   #4
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I have a 16K hitch also. Our Redwood 38 RE is 16,500 fully loaded. So I called my hitch guy in Indiana and asked him if I needed to upgrade. He said the hitches are a little under rated meaning my 16K would be fine as long as I did not go over 18K. Fully loaded means with the max load including all tanks loaded with water. We never run tanks full. Our dry weight is 14, 200 plus another 1500 lbs of stuff. However if you fell better you can upgrade to a 20K, then you're good to go. You already have the base plate and rails in the truck so just the hitch itself is cheaper then the entire job again. I've sold many things on craigslist always someone looking for a hitch. So long story short you could get the 20K if it makes you fell better then sell the 16K. Just my thought. Good Luck and Happy Trails
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:14 PM   #5
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When I got my first fifth wheel trailer, it was an "08" 16K GVW Montego Bay by KZ, I got an 18K hitch for it.. That hitch works well for us. We are at 15,940 LOADED with our RW.
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Just upgrade now and save yourself any possible grief. And you will sleep better.

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Decided to go with the Q Curt.
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