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Old 04-17-2015, 01:20 PM   #29
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On a Dodge I'd much rather have a Reese than value leader Curt. Closely compare the design and construction of Curt and Reese. Note the attachments in several planes on the Reese 45299 and that it replaces the rear crossmember. This receiver is far better than the so called Class V Curt I have currently.

It ain't the "rating". Otherwise we'd be using ST tires.

Both can use reinforcement as SAE underestimated WDH force. A Reese extension tube kit cut to behind the rear axle pumpkin and diagonally to frame rails. Etc.

But only the Reese starts in the correct plane.

Take your time.
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:27 PM   #30
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On a Dodge I'd much rather have a Reese than value leader Curt. Closely compare the design and construction of Curt and Reese. Note the attachments in several planes on the Reese 45299 and that it replaces the rear crossmember. This receiver is far better than the so called Class V Curt I have currently.

It ain't the "rating". Otherwise we'd be using ST tires.

Both can use reinforcement as SAE underestimated WDH force. A Reese extension tube kit cut to behind the rear axle pumpkin and diagonally to frame rails. Etc.

But only the Reese starts in the correct plane.

Take your time.

And to the OP. Get the FALR to 100% as your default hitch setting. TT tires to sidewall maximum. TV tires to door placard number range. Look for side to side discrepancies in TT weights and see if moving items aboard is worthwhile.

If I can tell 5-lbs in a front tire and a pallet being 4" off center on a 53" flatbed, I'm guessing RVers can learn to work formulas and learn a new norm.

Too high TV tire pressure and too low TT pressure is the wrong direction.
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:39 PM   #31
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Note the attachments in several planes on the Reese 45299 and that it replaces the rear crossmember.
I pulled up that model on Reese's site. I Like the way that attaches to so many places. Apparently has attachment points to the vertical sides of the truck frame, not just the underneath side??

The custom rear bumper I had made is much like that....
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The Reese Class V hitch that would fit my truck is 45002... built like the Curt, but 2.5" receiver compared to 2" on the Curt.

Is the frame on the Dodge so different that it "needs" the side-frame attachment points?
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Perhaps the tw with the reducer is six hundred pounds because that is the rating for most two inch ball mounts. Peace,jim
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