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Posted: 04/22/22 12:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just ordered a pullrite 2600 which is rated for 20k . Search has brought up a few reviews threads on this hitch, and it seemed like everyone was happy. However it may not be an apple/apples comparison if they aren't towing something my size (Grand Design 381m).

Anyone else towing the 3 axle 20k gvwr trailers with this hitch? How has your experience been?

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Posted: 04/22/22 01:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I believe the 2600 is rated for a max of 20,000 pounds and the Grand Design 381m GVWR is 20,000 pounds. Too close for me.


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Lwiddis wrote:

I believe the 2600 is rated for a max of 20,000 pounds and the Grand Design 381m GVWR is 20,000 pounds. Too close for me.


I dont quite understand this point of view. Dont get me wrong, I understand the idea of a safety buffer from the max ratings. But ALL the pieces are similar max ratings.

All the parts from truck, to hitch, to trailer are tested to the same type of standards (SAE).

Why do you trust to max out the 20k GVWR rating that was arrived at by the same standards, but not the hitch? If you say that you would stay away from the 20k GVWR for safety as well, then that still doesn't make the point of view make sense, since you will be staying away from the 20k hitch rating by the same margin!

Maybe im missing something, so let me know.

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Posted: 04/24/22 01:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Pullrite is just the small version but still working great at 15 years. No issues.


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I know the hitch is rated for 20,000# towing, but I would go up one size to the next heavier rated hitch. Sure, the hitch is rated for 20,000#, and must have a safety factor, but why go into the safety factor? Are you sure you will be able to maintain the trailer under the 20,000# rating?

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Assuming it has a % safety factor isn't wise.
Just like its not wise assuming our tires with a 3500 lb load/80 psi rating has a safety factor and can support more psi and load.
Trailer hitches has a load and draw capacity.

I sure wouldn't exceed the hitch mfg 20k draw capacity....nor tell anyone its safe to do so long term.


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Wish that I could recommend the 2600 but I can't. Just finished a 2 day trip from FL to NC and encountered a serious problem with the hitch. The gooseneck receiver actually moves inside the hitch....the set bolts do NOT hold it in place. I could see the 5th wheel shift fore/aft several inches. I'm surprised that the set bolt did not snap.

EDIT: I just spent 49 minutes on the phone with someone in their R&D department. Extremely knowlwedgable and helpful. I have a few possible solutions to try and they are sending a replacement set screw.

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Never understood these type of posts. "I just ordered XYZ" and then ask "what do y'all think about XYZ" ?

Seems the question should be asked BEFORE the purchase?????????


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After watching the complete video with attaching the hitch to removing the hitch, Personally, I would not use that hitch on anything but the lighter trailers. If you notice during the towing section of the video, there appears to be some slight for-aft movement of the ball in the socket.

Thank you very much folks, but I'll stay with my Trailer Saver TS3 hitch with the Binkley hitch head. Looking at it as an engineer, I see too many chances for issues to develop.

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PullRite makes QUALITY products. Personally would not hesitate to tow 20k with their 20k rated hitch, same goes for anything they or B&W make.

I used to tow 19k with my 18k B&W that was over engineered for it's rating with ZERO issues. ANDERSEN??? NO freaking way!!!

The person above mentioning issues with his PullRite I would wait to hear from PullRite before mentioning your issues as it's only fair to give a manufacturer the opportunity to help you get it right.

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