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Old 07-23-2021, 04:05 PM   #1
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So I have a question. My 5th wheel has a hitch and it clearly states 300# of tongue weight and 3000# towing capacity. Yet the manual says 300# max and thatís it . Looking for your opinions and any experience you may have . Itís a 2020 Laredo 325rl. Thank you in advance .
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:14 PM   #2
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First question, is the receiver attached to the frame? If so then the 300# is the tongue weight limit. That mean linear downward pressure. 3000 pounds is the limit of anything your pulling.
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Without tearing the Corrugated plastic away from the bottom I wonít be able to see if itís bolted on. It is definitely part of the frame and itís clearly marked at 300 and 3000. And thank you very much.
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:52 PM   #4
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So I have a question. My 5th wheel has a hitch and it clearly states 300# of tongue weight and 3000# towing capacity. Yet the manual says 300# max and thatís it . Looking for your opinions and any experience you may have . Itís a 2020 Laredo 325rl. Thank you in advance .
The HITCH may be rated for 300/3000 but the TRAILER is limited to 300/300, Go with the manual.
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Old 07-27-2021, 03:15 PM   #5
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The HITCH may be rated for 300/3000 but the TRAILER is limited to 300/300, Go with the manual.

So I read the manual twice and it clearly states 300 pounds tongue and 3000 pounds gross trailer weight . Also states if you have electrical hook up and a place to hang chains then youíre good to go . The manual is kinda of a manual for all keystone trailers model year 2020 and obviously I didnít read the 5th wheel section.

Thank you everyone for your input and knowledge.
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Old 07-27-2021, 07:42 PM   #6
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So I have a question. My 5th wheel has a hitch and it clearly states 300# of tongue weight and 3000# towing capacity. Yet the manual says 300# max and thatís it . Looking for your opinions and any experience you may have . Itís a 2020 Laredo 325rl. Thank you in advance .

I know that the 2021 Keystone fifth wheels have receivers rated to tow 3000 pounds. Almost all the new LCI frames now have tow rated receivers with safety chain loops, the old receivers that were limited to 300 pounds cargo and no towing did not have safety chain loops.



If it has safety chain loops and a 4 pin wiring connector it's obviously set up to be used for towing.


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Old 07-28-2021, 05:39 AM   #7
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If considering towing a trailer behind a Keystone fifth wheel (the owner's manual prohibits trailer towing with conventional travel trailers built by Keystone) take a few minutes to go beyond the sentence in the Owner's Manual that says the receiver with safety hooks and an electrical connection "ARE RATED 300/3000 pounds".....

Just beyond that are a series of statements that explain the braking function requirements for any trailer towed behind a Keystone fifth wheel trailer with "OEM receiver". It's not always as "simple as reading one sentence".....

Check out the "receivers installed on Keystone trailers" commentary in the Owner's Manual, starting on page 30. https://keystone-rv-dealer-app.cdn.p...ers_manual.pdf
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