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Should I Go With The 16k RP94716 Or 20k RP94720 Reese Goose Box For My Trailer?

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Considering the fact that the RP94716 16K is the same bolt pattern as the RP94720 20K, is there any reason NOT to purchase and have the higher capacity hitch which may assure a little less strain on the hitch itself? Our 5th wheel GVWR is 15,500 lbs. Thanks

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Generally I would say that there isn't a reason to go to a higher capacity than needed, but as the price difference between the 16k Reese Goose Box # RP94716 and 20k Reese Goose Box # RP94720 is so little, there isn't really a reason to not go for the more heavy duty option. Now with that said, this does not mean your trailer will be able to handle more weight as the frame is not designed to carry it. However, if you ever upgrade to a heavier trailer and still want to use a Reese Goose Box, you will not need to buy another one. As long as it is the same pin box number, of course.

So in my opinion, I'd go for the 20k # RP94720.

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