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Old 11-29-2014, 02:54 PM   #1
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Hi I stumbled on to the sight...very entertaining...glad I did. I just bought a class c motor home and planned to pull a 3 horse trailer...however I need a hitch extension...and I noted the hitch is only rated at 3500 lbs...three horses alone weigh more than that...not even counting the trailer..any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:01 PM   #2
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Sorry to say but your plan won't work or at least safely. Different M/H or your horses go on an extreme diet.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:26 PM   #3
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang here!

Sounds like you're gonna have to get a bigger rig or sell some horses!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum....Good luck figuring out the horse trailer thing....I'm betting you will need a bigger rig.


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Old 11-30-2014, 07:03 AM   #6
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Sorry to say but your plan won't work or at least safely. Different M/H or your horses go on an extreme diet.
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X-2, 3 horses and a trailer that size you are under rated. There has been a post about pulling a horse trailer with a DP and the concern was exhaust but they had the weight ratings.
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Hi I stumbled on to the sight...very entertaining...glad I did. I just bought a class c motor home and planned to pull a 3 horse trailer...however I need a hitch extension...and I noted the hitch is only rated at 3500 lbs...three horses alone weigh more than that...not even counting the trailer..any ideas would be appreciated.
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Hi Lightray,
When one purchases a coach, one is purchasing a truck. The various weight ratings:
GAWR
GVWR
GCWR
Hitch Rating
etc.
are important and need to be adhered to.

I have always advised folks when purchasing a coach there are three things to consider first.
1. floor plan
2. will the coach carry all your stuff and people (GVWR-UVW=NCC)
3. will the coach tow what you want to tow (GCWR-GVWR). Also the hitch weight rating.
After the coach passes these items, one can make the decision as complicated as one wants to make it. Generally, you will find:
1. class C coaches 3500 to 5000 lb. towing capability
2. class A gas powered 3500 to 7000 towing capacity
3. class A diesel powered 7500 to 15000 lb. towing capability
Any coach being considered needs to have #2 and #3 above mentioned items looked at carefully.
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I don't see what rig the OP has purchased and I see everyone jumping in that the RV IS too small. And the quoting TOO general numbers .
To the OP welcome and I'll bet you will have a great time with your purchase. Now that said your are over on the original hitch capacity and first need to talk with the manufacturer and find out your options are and if you can increase theload capacity.

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Lightray:

The main issue, if you want to tow with a Class C, is usually that the "chassis" aft of the rear axle springs is built as part of the coach and isn't very strong for towing. The Class A we're selling is on the Ford F53 chassis and the chassis frame goes all the way to the back. We have a 5000 pound rated hitch and I believe the frame is good up to about 8000 trailer weight with the appropriate hitch. Maybe a trade of your "C" for a similar size "A" would be worth considering.

After being involved in "caravanning" with family in the UK, I'm really surprised how conservative tow ratings are in the US. Many Caravan Club members I knew towed 30' TT's behind a short-wheelbase 2-liter Land Rover. My relatives towed an 18-foot TT with a 55 horsepower Austin Cambridge sedan, often with four people in the car. They sure weren't the fastest thing on the road, but they did it for over 20 years, upgrading to a 2-liter car after the old Austin died.
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