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Old 12-22-2017, 10:14 PM   #1
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Pin weight

Iím looking at a 2018 Dutchman Atlas 3112BHF. The dry weight is 9035lbs. I asked the dealer what the pin weight is, and he told me about 10% of the dry weight. Does anyone know if this is right, or have a more exact weight calculation?

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Old 12-22-2017, 10:24 PM   #2
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Ignore the dry weight. Use the gross weight (GVWR) and go from there. Figure 15-20% of GVWR for your pin weight for a more accurate number because you'll never tow an empty trailer. I'm figuring your GVWR might be in the 13-14,000 pound range with a 2000 pound pin weight, which is perfectly fine for an F-250/2500 to tow. Just for giggles, the pin weight is 3,500 on my 19,000 toy hauler.

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Old 12-22-2017, 11:11 PM   #3
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According to the Dutchmen website this is apparently one of the new anti-grav trailers... it doesn't weigh anything and has no pin weight. So you can pull it with anything you want!

I agree with azdryheat, go with Gross Weight and 15%-20% of that for calculating purposes.

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