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Old 03-15-2014, 07:04 AM   #1
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I know these little cars don't weight much,but it looks like to me your still putting a lot of weight on the back of the motorhome.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:08 AM   #2
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Jeez, I would think a well placed pothole could drop that thing on the freeway.
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If he has had a 4 corner weigh and it's within specs, why not? If he hasn't, then he is asking for problems. I have seen duel full dress Harley's being carried the same way and probably weigh about the same.
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Don't forget about the weight of the rack probably 1,000 pounds.
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How do know if he is braking or making a turn?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:24 AM   #6
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How do know if he is braking or making a turn?
Looks like there are tail lights in the platform. I had to look, as I thought the same thing.

I've not looked it up to confirm, but I think the rated hitch weight on the American Coach is 1500 lbs. I'd guess he's about 500 lbs over that, at least.
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Looks like he has light on rear bumper just below car. Looks like cool set up!!

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Old 03-15-2014, 07:33 AM   #8
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It looks like a Smart car weights ~1800 lbs. + the rack. Can a coach like that carry over a ton plus gear?
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Looks like there are tail lights in the platform. I had to look, as I thought the same thing. I've not looked it up to confirm, but I think the rated hitch weight on the American Coach is 1500 lbs. I'd guess he's about 500 lbs over that, at least.
The Smart Car weighs about 1800#, and the Coach is an Allegro Bus. Too hard to tell from the picture, but I'd assume the lift is chassis mounted rather than hitch mounted. Tow capacity on the '13 Allegro Bus is 10,000, so 1,000 tongue weight. I'd guess this is the same.
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Looks dangerous to say the least. Is it just me or do others look at those cars and laugh? How many trees does owning that car save? That's the sort of attention I rather not have.
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It looks like the MH has some help with the extra weight with the 'jacked up' appearance in the rear. I'm just guessing...I'm also guessing the owner has a pretty good sense of humor as well.
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I was sitting at a stop light last summer when one pulled next to me @ a stop light, his front end to mine and I was looking at his tail lights. Fact, I laughed all the way home..
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I think your right Scenic Route,It look like it does set higher in the rear.
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Love the idea, and he can back up, like I can't when I am flat towing 4 down.

Need to understand that those lifts make use of sometimes the coach hitch, sometimes not. Either 2 more 2" receivers are added to make 3 total, or the lift system has a welded on 2 point receiver that fastens to the frame, not the coach hitch.

I have a Blue Ox platform lift that makes use of a 3 receiver Blue Ox frame mounting unit after you remove your bolt on coach hitch. Or do as I had done, get 2 more 2" receivers added to make the 3 total needed. My lift would lift and carry 1000#, and allowed for a flat tow of 5000#. After I weighted the coach, I knew what the available extra load could be on the axles. Then I followed the Blue Ox instructions on their website on how to figure the extra load that the hitch, the bike and the extended overhang would add to my rear axle. If done correctly, things work. Note the coach has a tag axle, and that likely kept everything within specs.

I upgraded coaches, sold the big bike, and next going to sell my lift and Saturn wagon.
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