Originally Posted by WDW
I’d suggest some caution using this with a 5K hitch. I bought one, but I found it to be bit it put too much bounce in my hitch with the towed. I think this is ideal for a larger DP.
X2 on making sure the hitch can handle the weight - my mounted tire plus the 70 lbs of the carrier places 220 lbs straight down on the hitch - all the bouncing and jerking from the towed and before you know it, this could happen like it did to me. The weight snapped 2 of the 4 bolts of the hitch (the 2 closest to the towed). Come to find out the factory only installed a 4k hitch on this coach back in '97.
I later had a custom hitch made, with heavier material, that not only bolts to the bottom of the frame but also 3 places on the side of each frame and hooks over the top of the frame. A great 10k rated hitch.