Originally Posted by Pusherman
Sky Boss, re-read my post to the OP. I think it is accurate. I clearly state he is overweight based on the towbar capacity. He also needs to check what his coach is rated to pull.
I agree that you indicated the toad would exceed the "hitch". The problem I had with your post, and perhaps it was inadvertent was this, "Better yet to weigh your coach fully loaded and subtract this weight from the GCWR. This is how much weight your coach can tow as certified by the manufacturer based on your actual weights."
Let me put it in numbers I know about my MH.
GCWR (30,000#) - GVWR (24,000#) = 6,000# but my hitch is only rated for 5,000#. Seems pretty straight forward that as long as I respect the 5,000# limit, it doesn't matter at all what my MH actually weighs as long as I don't exceed GVWR.
Now, as I read your statement, it says that as long as one doesn't exceed the GCWR that one can tow what ever they want as long as they don't exceed GCWR. That is not true because the hitch still becomes a limiting factor for an underweight MH. So, in that quoted statement it seemed to forget to include the caveat that one should not exceed the rated hitch capacity no mater how light the MH was compared to its GVWR.
So I reacted to, what I hope, was an unintended contradiction to to the hitch limitation. Sorry if it sounds like I was picking the fly poo out of the pepper but the contradiction I saw was significant. Again, I apologize if I am sounding a bit obtuse and anal to boot. Weight and balance often gets me up on my soap box and that is a story all in itself. LOL
So just for clarity and the sake of beating a dead horse back to life...There is no good argument to ever exceed hitch rating. Well, except maybe on December 21st.
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