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Old 02-24-2016, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default 2001 gulfstream hitch tongue weight

How can I determine the max hitch tongue weight on my 2001 38' sun voyager? Rather than tow a vehicle my wife and I are looking to get a large scooter and put it on a platform on the rear. Max weight with platform, scooter, bicycle would be around 650 lbs. Need to determine if this is ok and if so, what is the max weight I can put on the hitch?
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2001 gulfstream hitch tongue weight

That sounds like it will be a problem. You didn't say if you have gas or diesel model. Might work on the diesel but probably not on gas. Two issues that come to mind. First is that the existing hitch is probably not rated for that much weight. Second is whether or not you'd overload the rear axle and at the same time, pull weight off the front and upset the steering.
Here's a link that will help you determine how much you'd be adding to the rear axle. ... amrev2.pdf
Need to weigh the coach to see what you currently have on each axle, then use the calculations to see if you'd overload.
Cruserlift and others sell lifts to to what you want but most won't sell for installation on a gas mh as the rear portion of the frame isn't heavy (strong) enough to bear the additional weight.

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Old 02-26-2016, 09:00 AM   #3
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Yes, if your putting it in the receiver, go by the hitch rating. Or they make lift system's that are frame mounted. Make sure you have the extra capacity left on the rating of your tires
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