Originally Posted by Sightseer33
Our 2011 class A has a hitch which is rated for 5000 lbs with max tongue weight of 500 lbs. is there any real danger if we exceed the hitch weight by 500lbs. Total vehicle weight and tow dolly would be about 5600 lbs.
The bottom line is how lucky do you feel. If you were ever in an accident and it was found out that you were overweight, you could probably kiss your insurance coverage good bye. It's always the best policy to play by the rules and don't fudge as Murphy's Law has a way of rearing it's ugly head when you least expect it. With that much weight, an auxillary braking system is needed for the vehicle being towed.