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Old 11-20-2010, 06:32 PM   #15
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Hi travelgirl,
After reading this thread (yep, I did read it,,,,I'm a retired engineer so I like this kind of stuff). I feel you are on a slippery slope going the wrong way. One needs to consider the entire coach chassis and all the components to continue to be safe. While tires and hitch are easy items to upgrade, there is the questions of stopping. Upgrading the brakes? This would be very difficult to do. In addition, there are the components the hitch and tires connect to. Wheel hubs, bearings, gears, etc. All the chassis components were designed to handle (working together) a certain amount of carried and towed weight. Carried and towed weight are different. The stresses they put on components are different. While your goal is a noble one, if it was easy and safe, many would have been down this path before you.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:05 PM   #16
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As my two year old grandson likes to say, "Go easy." Are you RVing, or trying to put your stickhome on wheels? Reading all your questions and paragraphs of explanations, it appears as if you are bent on putting more in and on your RV than it was designed for.

Two options to consider:
1. Get a coach designed to carry what you need.
2. Sign everything you own over to someone else and get a huge insurance policy. You're going to be an accident with a due date on the roads.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:45 PM   #17
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In responce to all ur replys. we want to try and keep the coach to the weight as much as possibe. the theroy that my husband had in hand after speaking with him tonight about that was everyhting on board the coach as we want then take it over to have it weighed if we exceeded the weight limit then beefing it up if it had to be done. if we balanced out and did not exceed our 49,080 then the nexted time we got prepaird then we know what we could put on and not be over our weight limit. it was just a thing and my husband were talking about we really fdont want to hurt any body else or do damage with something this big. ur a big weapon with a lot of weight that can do alot of damage and we dnt want that outcome. as for signing things over I hope that was ajoke because I laughed at one. then when I told my husband he said that writer of thsat thread is right if we over exceed our weight or are not careful in a accident with something this big we can loose a lot so we need ot be safe. thank you to all who have repiled and helped us out in this posting ur services and comments have been very help ful. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL
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Many West coast racing folks use a Trailer Toad when towing a heavy stacker trailer with a MH. This eliminates most hitch weight on the MH.
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In responce to all ur replys. we want to try and keep the coach to the weight as much as possibe. the theroy that my husband had in hand after speaking with him tonight about that was everyhting on board the coach as we want then take it over to have it weighed if we exceeded the weight limit then beefing it up if it had to be done. if we balanced out and did not exceed our 49,080 then the nexted time we got prepaird then we know what we could put on and not be over our weight limit. it was just a thing and my husband were talking about we really fdont want to hurt any body else or do damage with something this big. ur a big weapon with a lot of weight that can do alot of damage and we dnt want that outcome. as for signing things over I hope that was ajoke because I laughed at one. then when I told my husband he said that writer of thsat thread is right if we over exceed our weight or are not careful in a accident with something this big we can loose a lot so we need ot be safe. thank you to all who have repiled and helped us out in this posting ur services and comments have been very help ful. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL
And Happy Holidays to you too!!!

There's a tremendous amount of expertise here on the forum and replies include facts and educated opinions but the common thread which runs through all of them is safety. That explains why any time anything is suggested which might compromise safety a lot of responses quickly point that out.

I'm glad you were able to get the information you were looking for and best of luck to you both!

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