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Old 01-31-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Rear Axle weight limit solution

Our Journey 40U has a very limited weight carrying capacity. I'd planned on putting tools etc. in a rear compartment that would hold a tool box perfectly. So for a TOAD I'd planned on towing a P/U in order to haul my motorcycle too. My plan is to buy 2 locking bed rail tool boxes and use these for the heavier tools, oil, antifreeze etc. With a 10000lb. towing capacity this will solve my limited rear axle issue.
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Just make sure you have a tow bar setup that can handle the weight you intend to tow.
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Sounds like a plan..
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MH has a 10000lb tow capacity, truck weight 4200, Motorcycle around 700, lets say 5000lb for trk and MC. there's no way I'll g=have 5000lbs of tools and tool box, so weight on tow bar will not be an issue.
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MH has a 10000lb tow capacity, truck weight 4200, Motorcycle around 700, lets say 5000lb for trk and MC. there's no way I'll g=have 5000lbs of tools and tool box, so weight on tow bar will not be an issue.
The towing capacity of the motorhome is different than the towing capacity of the tow bar. Roadmaster makes several different style tow bars. They range from a towing capacity of 6,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs.

Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

Blue Ox also makes several different tow bars that range in capacity from 5,000 lbs. to 120,000 lbs.

Blue Ox - Towbars
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Common sense would dictate that you get a tow bar with a capacity of at least 20% over what the gross weight you'll be towing.
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