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Old 05-07-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Help with hitch requirements

I am positive this has been hammered ad nauseum but I could not find anything. I have the 3500rl and looking to buy a 5th wheel hitch. What tow rating should I have at minimum??
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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In my opinion, look at what the gross vehicle weight of your rig is and then buy a larger hitch than that. For instance, our GVW is a little over 15,000# so I have a 20K hitch. For me it's not about pulling, it's about protecting us in the cab in a wreck.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:09 PM   #3
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That is what I was thinking but I didn't want overkill if I didn't need it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:33 AM   #4
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When it comes to safety there is no overkill. The stronger the better.
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Very little price difference. I bought a Curt Q24. Go big or go home! Lol
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Find the GVWR of your Montana and get a hitch with more capacity.

Don't forget that hitches have pin weight capacity as well as tow capacity.
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An old quote: "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."
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