I once witnessed a gas MH towing an older Ford Explorer 4-down, which is close to 5K max hitch rating. Long story short, hitch failed from metal fatigue, Ford left road and catapulted into a swamp when hitch pulled away from MH frame. Luckily no-one was injured or involved other than the Ford. (we were traveling in Yukon territory no oncoming traffic)
My moral is, the long distance between hitch and rear axle places more stress on the hitch, which requires more frequent detailed inspections than annually, which is the normal frequency.
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