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Old 03-08-2013, 01:34 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by barry View Post
That's an interesting statement because the factory installed Class 3 hitch on my truck has the following stamped on it. Weight Carrying 350 lbs tongue 3500 lbs total, Weight Distributing 600 lbs tongue 6000 lbs total. Can anyone figure out why that is?

This kind of info is commonly given for large trucks. In this case, they have even put it right on the hitch for you. What they are saying, in effect, is that you should not be towing a heavy (over 3500) load without a WDH. If you put a WDH, you can tow up to 6000. With corresponding tongue weights. The WDH makes it much safer for the heavier loads.

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