Originally Posted by jland
Honestly as long as it is within the manufacturer's specs for weight .....tongue weight etc I wouldn't sweat it too much the only worry I would have with my class c would be stopping it the trailer would have to have superb brakes for my taste
Originally Posted by ahicks
I think that's the point? There's not much chance that hitch is rated to pull that trailer. Even if the hitch itself was, what it's bolted to is not.
Trailer brakes, assuming they're working, are generally pretty effective.
According to the label on the (Winnebago factory installed) hitch on my Itasca C it's rated for 3,500 pounds or 5,000 pounds with a weight distributing hitch.
Further, I just had a quick look at the 'Specs' page for the Minnie on the Winnebago website, there's a footnote next to the GCWR (22,000 pounds on an E450 chassis) that says "Actual towing capacity is dependent on your particular loading and towing circumstances which includes the GVWR, GAWR, and GCWR, as well as adequate trailer brakes. Please refer to the Operator's Manual of your vehicle for further towing information.".
In that case the GCWR is 22,000 and GVWR is 14,500, so in theory it could tow a 7,500 pound trailer. If that's the case that 5,000 pound lightweight TT shouldn't be an issue.
All you have to do is go to any dirt bike, snowmobile, or car race to see all the C's with 24' enclosed trailers behind them.
All in all though, I see way more pickups that are far more overweight than this rig could ever be.