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Old 08-14-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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Has anyone towed a small trailer behind their North Point fifth wheel? Using factory receiver hitch.
I have 2017 377RLBH with receiver hitch. I know there is a sticker on it with a weight limit of 300lbs and not made for towing a trailer. But I want to tow a 5x10 all aluminum trailer with a ez go rxv golf cart on it. Wondering if anybody has done this and if it caused damage or towing issues??
Thanks for any input.
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According to Jayco and your owners manual, the hitch is for a bike rack. Suppose a cargo tray would work also. It's definitely not for towing.
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:17 PM   #3
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When contacted JAYCO was adamant about "NO TOWING". Also the welds holding the bracket do not look sufficent.
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Has anyone towed a small trailer behind their North Point fifth wheel? Using factory receiver hitch.
I have 2017 377RLBH with receiver hitch. I know there is a sticker on it with a weight limit of 300lbs and not made for towing a trailer. But I want to tow a 5x10 all aluminum trailer with a ez go rxv golf cart on it. Wondering if anybody has done this and if it caused damage or towing issues??
Thanks for any input.
It's because of the weight and rear overhang of the 377. If you look at some of the Eagles they have the same hitch with a little more bracing and you can tow 3000lbs.
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It's because of the weight and rear overhang of the 377. If you look at some of the Eagles they have the same hitch with a little more bracing and you can tow 3000lbs.
Hitch design is different too, even has safety chain eyes.
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I have a eagle 355. Has the rear receiver for accessory. Looked at the Eagle HT that had the actual towing hitch. In 2015/2016 the receiver brackets and welds (lengths) were the same for both only different thing is the receiver had no eyes for safety chains. I added some chains and towed my seadoo behind it. Donít see an issue. The seadoo tounge weight was 150lbs. The receiver is rated for three hundred pounds. Towed a couple thousand Km that way and nothing broken. Just keep your gvwr in check and giver. Make sure you have rear camera and SLOW DOWN.
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Hitch design is different too, even has safety chain eyes.
I looked at one at the show and it looks like same hitch with eyes and some added bracing. I talked to the Jayco factory rep at the show and he said the frames on the 377 were strong enough being 12" but it was due to mostly the rear overhang behind the axles.
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I took mine to a welding shop and had it beefed up. No problems the first year. I wouldn’t tow with the factory setup.
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My only caution would be overall length and state laws. Weight limits on my Eagle HT are fine for towing my boat, but, it is over the state 65ft length limit.
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Has anyone towed a small trailer behind their North Point fifth wheel? Using factory receiver hitch.
I have 2017 377RLBH with receiver hitch. I know there is a sticker on it with a weight limit of 300lbs and not made for towing a trailer. But I want to tow a 5x10 all aluminum trailer with a ez go rxv golf cart on it. Wondering if anybody has done this and if it caused damage or towing issues??
Thanks for any input.
Did you ever use it to tow
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