Originally Posted by Harreec
snip.....Is the dry hitch weight the pin weight ? What calculation was used to get 1340 dry weight? ....snip
Yes, the dry hitch weight is the manufacture's "published" pin weight, but the FW's "as-shipped" dry pin weight (UVW noted on yellow sticker) in most cases will be higher depending on options and other manufacture included weights at time of shipment (covers weight of full LP tanks, etc.). Figure the 1,340lbs as a manufacture's "base" dry pin weight and not very accurate.
Manufactures recommendation for a "loaded" pin weight is 15% to 25% of the FW's actual loaded gross weight.
Worst case scenario loaded to the FW's GVWR: 15% to 25% of 9,950lbs = 1,492lbs to 2,488lbs loaded pin weight.
Please note, many FW folks find 20% as minimum loaded pin weight...... but if you tend to load heavy figure 25% of your FW's loaded gross weight.
With your TV loaded (passengers, cargo, full fuel, hitch weight, etc.), then add your loaded pin weight....., the objective is not to exceed your TV's specified GVWR and/or the rear GAWR.