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What Percent of Total Trailer Weight is the Pin Weight of a Trailer

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1997 gmc short box 4by4 towing 1992 citation 25ft 5th wheel 7183 pounds wondering the pin weight

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A basic rule to go by is that the tongue weight of a 5th wheel trailer is about 20 percent of the gross trailer weight. So if your total weight is 7,183 lbs you would be looking at a pin weight of 1,436 lbs.

The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 that you referenced has a pin weight capacity of 4,000 lbs.

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