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  • Pin Box Question

    I have seen many post that pin weight on our unit,337 RLS, will reach 3000 lbs. +. Ours has the standard solid pin box. I just noticed that it is stamped, max weight 3100 lbs. That seems cutting it really close to max weight?
    2021 Reflection 337RLS
    2020 Chevy Silverado 3500

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    Based on a GVWR of 13,999 lbs it looks like the engineers designed for approximately 20% of the load (2,799 lbs) to be on the pin which is with in the norms for the industry. With that said, the 3,100 lbs max load on the pin is not the ultimate load that the pin can carry. There are several safety factors engineered into the design of pin to assure that it can safely carry the stamped load. This doesn't mean that the stamped maximum load can be ignored. It does mean that as long as your pin weight is at or below 3,100 lbs, which you will want to for your trailer to tow properly, you can travel without worry, at least as far as the pin weight is concerned.

    Another rating to check is the maximum vertical load on your hitch. Hopefully it is equal to or greater than your pin rating..
    John
    2018 Momentum 395M
    2018 Ram 3500 Dually
    Every day is a Saturday, but with no lawn to mow.

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    • #3
      We also have a 2020 337RLS with the standard LCI pin box (LIPP1621). Per the label, the pin box GVRW is 15,500 lbs. I have looked for a max weight rating that @M&K337 mention but can't seem to find it on the box. Where would it be stamped? Click image for larger version

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      Mark & Ellen
      2020 Reflection 337RLS
      2019 RAM 3500 Mega Cab SRW

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      • #4
        MAW7228 Ours is on the left side of the pin box stamp into the metal. Our sticker is on the curbside.
        2021 Reflection 337RLS
        2020 Chevy Silverado 3500

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        • #5
          JBill9694 In most things I deal with, I understand that exceeding manufacture specs is possible if necessary. I would prefer not to do so on a regular basis or for an extended amount of time. I guess my concern comes from it being a LCI product. However, I do not ever recall hearing of a king pin failing under normal use.
          We are considering an upgrade to the MORryde pin box for a smoother tow.
          2021 Reflection 337RLS
          2020 Chevy Silverado 3500

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          • #6
            @M&K337 Thanks for sharing your photo. I'll check for the stamping on the pin box later this week. Let us know if you proceed with the MORryde upgrade and how it works for you. We have been thinking of an upgrade as well. Thanks.
            Mark & Ellen
            2020 Reflection 337RLS
            2019 RAM 3500 Mega Cab SRW

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            • #7
              Originally posted by M&K337 View Post
              MAW7228 Ours is on the left side of the pin box stamp into the metal. Our sticker is on the curbside.
              Thanks, for sharing the picture of the weights stamp. This is the first post I have seen with this. This appears to be a new stamping being done by LCI. W/O knowing more about this, my first reaction would be similar to yours that this limit of 3100 lbs. seems marginal at best for the 337 based on real world pin weights shared by owners over the years. Hmm.

              Possibly you may want to contact LCI and solicit their feedback and possibly GDRV Customer Service as well.

              Dan
              Dan & Carol
              2014 303RLS Reflection #185 (10/2013 build)
              2012 Silverado LTZ Crew Duramax 2500HD - 2700/16K Pullrite Superglide

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              • #8
                I will try to contact them tomorrow and see what kind of a response I get.
                Will update soon
                2021 Reflection 337RLS
                2020 Chevy Silverado 3500

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