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Old 04-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Denali 28RL rear hitch

Has anyone installed a rear receiver hitch on a 5th wh? I am thinking of installing a receiver to carry my honda 250 scooter 372 lbs or attach my swivel wheel trailer for my motorcycle. I had these attached to my truck camper before with no issues. However, I am concerned about the strength of the 5er frame and the affect of having extra weight behind the wheels decreasing tongue weigth.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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I have a three point hitch on 5ver, previous owner carried a Harley on it.
You can pull with it and have a platform also.
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thanks for the info. the denali frame does not look very heavy. I may have to do some beefing up first.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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In addition to the frame, you'd better check how much axle/tire capacity you have left. If the weight of the hitch, scooter, carrier, etc. is around 500 lbs hanging off the rear of the 5th wheel, you could see as much as 750 to 800 lbs of additional axle/tire loading as the cantilever load will pull 250 to 300 lbs off the pin weight which will be transferred to the axles and tires.

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X2 what Rusty said.
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thanks for info. I am now thinking of a swivel wheel trailer on the back. I need to get a good figure of the tongue weight of the trailer with the bike on it. If it is light enough I will go forward.
Thanks again for info. Sorry for late replys TAX SEASON.
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