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Old 05-21-2015, 08:46 PM   #1
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A little disappointed

I was expecting the tung weight limit to be 500 lbs. on the tow receiver hitch mounted on the back of my coach. However it's only 300 lbs. I was planning on mounting a large cargo rack and hauling a Honda 7000 generator (262 lbs.) plus other stuff. Now I will be maxing out with just the weight of the generator and carrier.

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Old 05-22-2015, 02:21 AM   #2
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Why? I think we have a class 2 hitch on the back. Did you get a salesperson that thought another?

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Class 1 (Class I) trailer hitch Trailer hitch with capacity of up to 2,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 200 lbs tongue weight.
Class 2 (Class II) trailer hitch Trailer hitch with weight-carrying rating of up to 3,500 lbs gross trailer weight and 300/350 lbs tongue weight. Class 3 (Class III) trailer hitch Trailer hitch with weight carrying rating of up to 5,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 500 lbs tongue weight. Also sometimes used to refer to a hitch with any 2" receiver, regardless of rating.
Class 4 (Class IV) trailer hitch Trailer hitch with weight carrying rating of up to 10,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 1,000 - 1,200 lbs tongue weight. Although many times any hitch with a capacity greater than 5,000 lbs gross weight is referred to as a Class 4.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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No I wasn't told it was going to be 500 lbs. I just made that assumption based on all my vehicles that had 2" receivers were rated for 500 lbs. I'm wondering if I add support arms coming off the tube that the 2" receiver is welded to if that would increase my limit. Or do I have to actually attach more steel to the frame.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:42 PM   #4
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I would say you would replace the hitch itself. You would also want to ask what would be the limitations of the frame. Could a class 3 or 4 hitch be mounted up? As I would imagine that the steel used in those hitches are thicker and more reinforced.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:30 PM   #5
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I would take it to a person that is versed in trailer and hitch fabrication. May just be able to add a few gussets.
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