Originally Posted by bono
Yes, there are some who are doing this with e.g. reinforced hitches and WDS. Some have 40k+ miles with such setups with no issues.
Is this safe? I do not know...
Ah I see. With additional mods. That makes more sense. I don't know if it's safe either. I know Can-Am RV here in Ontario, Canada do a ton of mods and there are people on both sides of the fence saying what they do is great and safe and others who think it's not the thing to do.
I briefly considered mods to our SUV but when I started looking into what needed to be done, the reinforcement as you mentioned, upgrades to the suspension system, air bags, and then using a WDH on a frame that the manufacturer recommended not to use one, and then not knowing if what I had in the end was going to have a component or failure of the reinforcements, meant I decided against it. I'm a mom though so have a tendency to worry more than dads, so that probably also came into play.