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Old 06-13-2014, 09:13 AM   #31
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Hidden Hitch sells a RV hitch that is 72 inches wide and bolts on the I-beams.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:30 PM   #32
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Many of the universal hitches are not rated for tow duty, or limited to less than 3000 pounds. I don't think I would feel confident with a bolt together hitch system.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:12 PM   #33
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I would be less than enthusiastic about a bolt-on hitch for my boat, it weighs somewhere between 3,500 and 4,000 pounds and I think a bolt-on would be very stressed with that kind of load.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:11 PM   #34
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Whats wrong with bolts? What do you think hold the receiver hitch into the reciever? One little pin. What holds your fifth wheel hitch in place? Bolts!
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:35 AM   #35
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My feeling is that the frame must be reinforced before adding a hitch, at least on my HT, and it's just as easy for the welder to fabricate a hitch as it would be for him to do the reinforcement and then put the bolted one on. I think bolts are fine, as long as the hitch is rated high enough, but we pulled a 5,000 boat and trailer behind our last FW and I don't know if there are bolt-on ones that are stout enough for that.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:20 PM   #36
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It's the 3/8" assembly bolts that would concern me..... I put mine together with 3/4" bolts to the frame brackets.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #37
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Posted pictures of my hitch earlier, this is what I use it for.

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Old 06-16-2014, 09:26 PM   #38
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Just finished up the wiring, and hitch fabrication, on my Jayco 31rlts. Will be pulling this.....
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:59 PM   #39
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And this is why I've never seen this on the road. All the states I drive through don't allow it.




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You will probably be ok in Oregon if you don't have Oregon plates. People are always pulling into the dunes with toys behind 5th wheel trailers.

A lot of states also allow you to tow behind travel trailers.
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I see trailers/boats behind FW's all the time on I65 in Alabama and I75 in Georgia. They are either coming from on going to Florida. It must not be enforced much in those three states. I saw a large utility trailer with two Harley's on it a couple of years back behind a 30' travel trailer (not FW) on a US highway in central Alabama. I wish I knew how long this rig was.

My FW moves vertically so much at the rear when I travel over uneven roads I couldn't feel comfortable with a trailer back there legal or not. I wouldn't put a bicycle back there either. I have seen too many bicycles bouncing around in front of me on other trailers that I was sure would fall off any minute.

I just don't need this concern when traveling.
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