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Old 12-06-2019, 09:42 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by WDW View Post
I have one in the (house) basement that I do not use and would love to have someone adopt!

I don’t think it’s a wise investment for a gas Coach with a 5000 rated hitch. That’s what I installed it on , but after an extended 800 mile trip I came to believe there was a potential for failure of the whole hitch system because of the added extra weight, vibration, etc.

In our case we used a pick up truck style spare tire hoist and had a custom design mount installed underneath the coach. Much better weight distribution and does not impact the hitch.
I actually had my original hitch lose 2 of the bolts and almost lost my jeep. I then decided to have a custom hitch built and installed to my frames - the original hitch had 4 attaching bolts (2 on each side of the hitch), and only attached on the bottom of the frame. The new hitch bolts 6 to the bottom and 3 on each side of the frame. Made out of much heavier steel. Rated at 10k lbs. The spare tire carrier is much more secure and towing the jeep is solid.
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