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Old 06-28-2015, 06:59 PM   #1
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On a 28' C can I get some comments on attaching a hitch mounted cargo carrier? We would like to carry 4 jerry cans and a couple of bikes. I could not find a thread on this
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:02 PM   #2
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Sure you can. Be careful backing up!
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:07 PM   #3
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Given the storage issues I'm surprised I don't see many of these these things attached to MH's. Is there a problem with them aside from weight issues?
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:25 PM   #4
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I built a hitch mount wood box for carrying firewood, and used it a lot when I still owned a class A MH. Last year I sold the A and bought a 31' class C that has the big pass through storage at the rear. I loaded it with firewood, as well as water, fuel, food, etc. for a camping trip. On the way out I stopped and weighed the then new to me unit. What I found is I was slightly overweight on the rear and slightly underweight on the front.

Bottom line is, attaching my old wood hauling box on the back is not going to happen, it weighs about 300 pounds when full of wood.

Hitch hauling is fine if it can be done without overloading.
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Weight limits of the hitch and any frame extensions will determine whether it can be done or not. On a lot of gas A's and C's the frame rails are extended and that can lower the ratings.
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Is there a way to weigh front and rear of a class C? Other than using the one per wheel corner balancing scales used for race cars?
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Truck scales at a grain elevator will work as will a CAT scale at a truck stop.
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Do they have some way to weigh front vs back? Wouldn't weighing one end or the other give you a blended inaccurate overly high weight? (Obviously I've not used these types of scales)
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I weighed at what we call a "transfer station". It's basically a garbage pit where people unload, the garbage is then loaded onto trucks for transfer to the landfill. You have to weigh in and out. I weighed in with all 6 wheels on the scale, pulled off, turned around, and weighed just the back axle. It's certainly better to weigh each corner, but I at least know the totals and ratio front-to-back.
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