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Old 09-25-2017, 03:12 PM   #15
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This information attached is from the House Manual for the 36', 38' and 40' Country Coach Concept models with the DD 6V92. It's interesting to me that the 3500# and 250# numbers are a "recommendation" by Country Coach. It would appear that the weak link in the equation is likely the hitch installed by CC. If towing a heavier load than the recommended limit then it would be worthwhile first comparing the Gillig hitch drawings provided in this thread to the existing CC installation on one's coach. Cntrylife found documentation (also attached) stating that the Allison HT747 transmission is rated for 60,000 pounds when installed in the bus configuration.

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I looked at the hitch on my 89 CCC. I would tow a house with what I saw. Great looking hitch with big steel both bolts and welded . Many gusetts welded for extra support . I really don't see any problem with mine for towing a car and trailer
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That's the conclusion Andrew and I have come to as well. All the individual components (chassis, transmission, axles, tires, engine) have proven to be more than adequate to handle loads within the 42,000 pound combined gross weight vehicle rating specified by CC. The only question mark in my mind is what is the rating of the hitch? Is it stamped anywhere on the hitch? Can it be taken to a shop that tell us what the weight rating is for the application? Seems they could at least tell that the hitch can safely handle up to "x" pounds. As discussed earlier in the thread, I think CC didn't see a need to rate it for anything more than they did so that was the limit they applied.
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