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Old 04-19-2015, 09:28 PM   #11
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:09 PM   #12
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What about putting a motorcycle carrier into the rear, frame mounted hitch for a dirt bike, would, say a 33RLDS frame support that?
The shop that did mine said it will support 300lbs. I have no idea what a dirt bike and carrier weigh.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:06 AM   #13
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The issue may not be supporting the weight, but what it would do to your tongue weight and driveability. Something to think about. Once you add the leverage for hanging that much weight off the back, sway could become a big issue.
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That absolutely is true. I was really surprised at how much sway I got after adding my hitch and bike rack. I will be changing my setup before our next trip.
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I have a Polaris RZR up on the box of my TV to hold the back end down so I guess its just making sure the hitch doesn't 'pop' off the ball?? But it appears that when I use the power tongue jack to lift the front of my trailer it lifts the back of my truck so seems to be quite a solid connection.
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The issue may not be supporting the weight, but what it would do to your tongue weight and driveability. Something to think about. Once you add the leverage for hanging that much weight off the back, sway could become a big issue.
I agree! I can tell a big difference when I have water in my fresh tank when towing. The tanks are rearward of the axles. Coming home yesterday with 30-40 gallons still in the 80 gallon tanks created more wiggle than I liked - even with the Equalizer. Full, they weren't bad, but I could tell by the way the truck handled that there was a lot of weight in the rear of the trailer. For that reason, I don't think I'd ever put more than a couple lightweight bikes back there.
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