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Old 06-16-2017, 01:15 PM   #15
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The hitch set-up shown should surely work...within reason.

The straight line pull (towing capacity) of the set-up would be the rating of the weakest link (hitch doubler?).

BUT, the rating I would be careful with is the "tongue weight" or the torque placed on the parts.

The math here is that torque is multiplied by lever length. And this set-up appears to much more than double the length of the lever action on the hitch...like:
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So, if the hitch is rated for 500lb tongue weight, this set-up reduces that rating by a factor of the length of the set-up...probably below 200lb (that's the weight of the tire carrier and tire, the cargo rack, the waste tank and its contents)...so be careful.

Just FYI, slightly exceeding the hitch tongue weight will not cause immediate catastrophic failure of the hitch. BUT it will fatigue the metal and overtime cracks can appear leading to failure.

A receiver added on the car is a good idea..and be sure to check that receiver's tongue weight rating too.

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A consideration that no one mentioned is this. When making a tight turn when the towed is at a severe angle to the extensions the force or weight of the towed going up hill or down hill or a sudden stop could apply a lot of side force to the extensions possibly causing them to bend sideways. Just a thought.
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If its only grey water, just dump some on the ground. Its only water and wont hurt the environment.
You might want to check with the campground on that one. Dumping grey water on the ground has been a BIG NO NO for the last 40 years.
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Will it work yes, but I would never use it. You will have a lot of up and down and side to side slop. This will let the car move around to much behind the rv and cause bad steering in the rv. If you buy hitch clamps it will help but it still a lot of parts between the rv and the car. Try driving the rv with the toad disconnected then with it hooked up and you will see what I mean.
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If its only grey water, just dump some on the ground. Its only water and wont hurt the environment.
X2, never understood this grey water argument. So I'm cooking on my grill and I can see the tent campers no problem. Out comes the wash bucket in goes the soap and dishes rinse on the ground at the community faucet and toss the bucket out on the ground. Normal practice.

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