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Old 03-19-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Factory Rear Hitch weight Capacity

When I placed the order on a Jayco Eagle Touring 5'er several months ago, I had the Folding Bike/ Storage Rack option.

However, I just found out that the Folding Bike/ Storage Rack has been replaced by factory mounted rear hitch. No more of that storage rack. Of which, I am not complaining as I didn't hear anything positive about the rack anyway?

Anyway, does anyone know what is the weight/ towing capacity/rating on the factory mounted rear hitch? I mean, is it something that I could hook and pull ATV trailer with? I know the HT models had the hitch as an option.

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Old 03-19-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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Good question, but I don't have a direct answer. One would think that if the receiver hitch is welded to the FW frame it would have some modest capacity.

I'm sure some FW members will chime in, or you can give Jayco a call.

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Old 03-20-2014, 08:27 AM   #3
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When we bought out 26.5 RLS, a hitch was not an option. The literature said that putting a hitch on might void the warranty. We did anyway, by having a hitch fabricated and welded onto our FW. We pull our Crestliner SuperHawk 1900 behind our FW and have had no towing problems for the two seasons we have used it. the welder did reinforce the frame about 4-6' forward from the rear toward the axles.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:51 AM   #4
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I know all about your set up. Professionally installed 'near factory finish' towing hitch.

By the way, if the Jayco hitch doesn't work for me, I am still making that trip to WY.

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When we bought out 26.5 RLS, a hitch was not an option. The literature said that putting a hitch on might void the warranty. We did anyway, by having a hitch fabricated and welded onto our FW. We pull our Crestliner SuperHawk 1900 behind our FW and have had no towing problems for the two seasons we have used it. the welder did reinforce the frame about 4-6' forward from the rear toward the axles.
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500 # I have one on my 27.5 rlts {2014)
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:57 PM   #6
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Mike,
Is 500# the hitch weight or the total towing capacity? Did yours come with the trailer hook up lights (braking, turn signals, reverse etc)?


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3000 lbs and 300 tongue weight

i was reading my manual because i wanted to know, needless to say im just under with my boat
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Carey,
Thanks for the clarification. Does the set up come prewired for the trailer lights (brakes, turn signals etc)?

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3000 lbs and 300 tongue weight

i was reading my manual because i wanted to know, needless to say im just under with my boat
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ya it comes with a 4 pin flat, here is a couple of pics of mine




that is one of the biggest reasons i got the 5th, we liked the 26BH but i wanted to bring my boat camping and i wasnt totally comfortable with doing it behind the tag along, now i just need a 3/4 ton so i can bring the boat
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