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Old 04-11-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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Overloaded? Safe? Would you?

Saw this on another site and had to post..
That is 800+ lbs on the back of the MH (golf cart and carrier) and 10,000+ lbs on a 4 foot hitch extension wanting to go where inertia carries it.
Would I? No, I don't want to ride near him either.
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Some of the MH's have a 15,000# rated hitch (ours is one), so we'd be OK with that. Can't tell the make or model of the one in the picture though.
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #4
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Some of the MH's have a 15,000# rated hitch (ours is one), so we'd be OK with that. Can't tell the make or model of the one in the picture though.
I will echo the first half of that (Mine is a 5000 pounder. but I can only tow 4,000)

As for the towed,,,IF they have a proper braking system...(I will guess thy do not) inertia is counterd by the pickup's own brakes.
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My concern is the force multiplied by the 4 foot extension to clear the cart. The inertia and force of the truck when cornering on the extension may be too much.
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i seem to be a rule bender when it comes to this forum...and even i say hellll no i wouldnt even consider that. just way to much going on and way to many ways for that to go wrong quickly.
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What could possibly go wrong? I am wondering how he gets loaded and unloaded and how many people watch as he does it.
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Looks like there wouldn't be much if any weight on the hitch from the tow bar which probably compensates for the golf cart. I would be comfortable with the setup but would not cruise at 75 .
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SCARY, I wouldnt consider it and I Wonder if there are dingy brakes?

But probably safer than some of the 5ers pulling trailers or jeeps.
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Holy cow. I'm not sure I'd want to be behind that....or in front of it all for that matter either.
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Good for them. Nice to have toys to play with
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Saw this on another site and had to post..
That is 800+ lbs on the back of the MH (golf cart and carrier) and 10,000+ lbs on a 4 foot hitch extension wanting to go where inertia carries it.
Would I? No, I don't want to ride near him either.
he's only gonna drive 30 mph... might as well take everything one trip
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