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wildmanbaker

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Posted: 01/09/19 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ferndale, its a combination of
DOT, manufacture, and other requirements to avoid liabilities. Your post does not help the OP with his question. Did someone point an arrow at you in the posting? The majority of people posting here could care less about what the OP does, just trying to answer the questions.


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hotjag1 wrote:

Tropical36 asked...What is your rear axle weight when fully loaded before trying to hitch up the trailer?
When all else fails .... CLICK TRAILER TOAD

I don't know what the rear axle weight is. I think the max is 18,000. We usually travel with only about 50 gallons of water and empty holding tanks so I haven't been concerned with rear axle weight, but I should get it weighed to be sure.


I looked at Trailer Toad. This set-up uses two receivers and two trailer balls. Wouldn't this be considered double-towing?

Well, my hitch weight is 1500#, but it just so happens that my rear axle weight is a little over max already, so that part is now out of the picture.
With this TRAILER TOAD, there is no weight on the Coach hitch, as it's all on this little toad. We tow four down, but if I was in need, this would work and have seen them used in pulling some huge enclosed trailers. Again, in my case, I have 15K towing capacity, so that's a good bit and there's no reason I can't pull that amount anywhere, with one of these.


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Since I am about 200 or 300 lbs over what I think my hitch is rated at(1000 lbs) I am going to have the hitch inspected and strengthened if necessary.
The trailer toad could be an option for someone with excessive tongue weight, which I don't think mine is.


Thanks for the all the advice and suggestions.


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Don, try searching the internet for your manufacturer and contact them with your questions. They may be able to put a little more at ease with the problem.
Good luck.

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wildmanbaker wrote:

Don, try searching the internet for your manufacturer and contact them with your questions. They may be able to put a little more at ease with the problem.
Good luck.


Thanks, I will do that. Maybe they can give me the actual hitch rating.

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Have you tried moving the trailer contents around to reduce the tongue weight?


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Lancslad wrote:

Have you tried moving the trailer contents around to reduce the tongue weight?


The only two heavy items in the trailer are a side x side utv and a small suv(Suzuki grand Vitara).

With the Suzuki facing forward I have a tongue weight of close to 1500lbs. Iif I back it in so that the engine is behind the trailer axles, it puts the tongue weight at 1200 lbs. Too much weight unless I find out that my hitch is rated for more than the 1000lbs that I think it is.

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hotjag1 wrote:

Lancslad wrote:

Have you tried moving the trailer contents around to reduce the tongue weight?


The only two heavy items in the trailer are a side x side utv and a small suv(Suzuki grand Vitara).

With the Suzuki facing forward I have a tongue weight of close to 1500lbs. Iif I back it in so that the engine is behind the trailer axles, it puts the tongue weight at 1200 lbs. Too much weight unless I find out that my hitch is rated for more than the 1000lbs that I think it is.

Again, it's not just about your hitch rating, which doesn't help a bit, if your rear axle is gonna be grossly overloaded.

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Yep, I going to try and get the coach weighed in a week or two. Front and rear.

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hotjag1 wrote:

Yep, I going to try and get the coach weighed in a week or two. Front and rear.

If you're close to an interstate, head for the nearest scales and ask them for a weigh.
Assuming they're not backed up, they should be more than happy to accommodate you.
It's always worked for me over the years and in more than one state.

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