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Old 07-16-2014, 07:30 AM   #21
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We recently purchased a Jayco 27.5Bh, new. It came with a reese hitch with 3000 lb towing rating. We are getting ready to take an atv trip to the mountains. It is legal to double tow in co. We have been doung so for years. I am worried that our towing trailer, plus gas cans, plus a polaris 500 sportsman,kawazaki 400 atv, a honda 70 dirt bike and a honda 450 dirt bike will be to much weight on a maiden voyage. I am thinking we should leave one 4 wheeler. I would hate to bend frame. Any ideas.....
Figure out how much all of that stuff weighs and add it up. Make sure it's evenly distributed on the trailer. I doubt it'll be too much. Dirt bikes are light and ATVs don't really weight much either. And you can store gas cans in the truck bed. I two double almost every trip with my 18' boat that weighs about 2250 lbs + fuel and fishing gear.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:14 AM   #22
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The Sportsman will probably weigh around 600-700 pounds, the Kawasaki around 500 and the two dirt bikes will probably weigh around 200 each so you will be way under your 3,000 pound capacity. However, you need to figure out your hitch capacity and try not to exceed that. There should be a sticker on the hitch telling you the hitch capacity as well as the total capacity, 3,000 pounds. I'll bet you will be ok, but you should check anyway.
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My Sportsman 850 (approx. 800 lbs.) and Sportsman 500 (approx. 750 lbs.) loaded on my atv trailer weigh in right at 3,000 lbs. total. I think you will be a bit heavy, but if you keep the tongue weight in the 300 lb. range, you may be alright.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:18 AM   #24
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The Sportsman will probably weigh around 600-700 pounds, the Kawasaki around 500 and the two dirt bikes will probably weigh around 200 each so you will be way under your 3,000 pound capacity. However, you need to figure out your hitch capacity and try not to exceed that. There should be a sticker on the hitch telling you the hitch capacity as well as the total capacity, 3,000 pounds. I'll bet you will be ok, but you should check anyway.
How do you well weigh hitch capacity... my husband put the lightest atv and heaviest pick in the front of the trailer.
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Hitch capacity is 300lbs.
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I have less anxiety now. We took off the Kawasaki, making us 600 lbs. lighter. We used to tow exactly the same load Plus gear bags behind a 2000 tahoe glide light 5th wheel.

We have a better tow vehicle than we did, however we are longer now.
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