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Posted: 08/25/11 08:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 2011 High Country 291 RLS and I would like to tow a small motorcycle trailer behind it. Max weight would be around 1000 lbs. I realize the High Country is a light weight unit but our dealer said a hitch can be welded to the frame. Has anyone done this or towed with just a rear bumper hitch?
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LakeEffect wrote:

We have a 2011 High Country 291 RLS and I would like to tow a small motorcycle trailer behind it. Max weight would be around 1000 lbs. I realize the High Country is a light weight unit but our dealer said a hitch can be welded to the frame. Has anyone done this or towed with just a rear bumper hitch?
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Not a High Country, but a Cougar X-Lite. I had a welding shop put in 2 cross pieces and a couple ladder supports between, and some gussets. I tow a 1000 lb seadoo, sometimes with 2 mountain bikes too, no problem on that.






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Any drilling or welding on the frame WILL void the frame warranty. Wait until that's done before doing this.

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Posted: 08/25/11 09:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

laknox wrote:

Any drilling or welding on the frame WILL void the frame warranty. Wait until that's done before doing this.

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Just how long is the typical frame warranty.


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alageezer wrote:

Just how long is the typical frame warranty.


12 months.

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laknox wrote:

Any drilling or welding on the frame WILL void the frame warranty. Wait until that's done before doing this.

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Pull the string on this - technically it only means the warranty will not cover failure caused by your mod. And don't listen to lippert - they always default to above- your warranty is through Keystone.


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Too Young to Retire wrote:

It's on them to prove that whatever modification you did performed is what caused the failure.That being said, I don't know about maneuvering such a setup.


Hey Too Young to Retire,

Maneuvering doubles is easy!!! Leave it in Drive!! Reverse only works for a couple feet...

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Posted: 08/25/11 01:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HamsHog wrote:

Too Young to Retire wrote:

It's on them to prove that whatever modification you did performed is what caused the failure.That being said, I don't know about maneuvering such a setup.


Hey Too Young to Retire,

Maneuvering doubles is easy!!! Leave it in Drive!! Reverse only works for a couple feet...

Regards, Hamshog
Actually I was able to backup out of a gas station in a straight line with mine after I found I couldn't get under the canopy because of their security cameras. It stayed straight. But it was a two axle boat on the back. That would react a lot slower than a single axle short trailer. Biggest issue is you can't see it behind the 5er until it starts to turn out.

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I was thinking of one of these. It's not a "trailer", it connects directly to the receiver and does not pivot like a trailer. It's like an extension of the rig. Looks like a really good idea for a fiver.
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It's on them to prove that whatever modification you did performed is what caused the failure.That being said, I don't know about maneuvering such a setup.

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