Originally Posted by grbre46
32' Winnebago Brave 04. towing a Nissan Frontier 99. I want to add a motor scooter to the hitch of the M/H. to carry an approx 500lb bike and would have to beef up or replace the existing receiver. BUT, will this overload .the M/H axle .. (lost my Workhorse book). The hitch has a vertical load cap. of 350lbs which looks way under-rated.
Does anyone know if I can hang 500 extra pounds back there without overloading the frame or axle?
Yep, Winnebago can tell you, but I'm guessing they will tell you not to do it. The hitch has a weight capacity for a reason and you want to go over double the rating?
BTW: legally the only one that can certify or recertify a hitch is the MH manufacturer, not the chassis manufacturer, the dealer or a hitch shop. There are reasons for the limit.
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