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Old 07-09-2010, 07:11 PM   #15
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:07 PM   #16
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #17
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345's towing capacity that is rated for 2000 lb is applicable to towing something with 10~15% tongue weight pressing down on the receiver, right?

If it is toad-towing (or dinghy) with no tongue weight at all = meaning all 4 tires of the car touch the road and roll, thus no downward pressure to the receiver, it seems to me it MAY be safe to pull over 2000 lb, with proper blue-ox thingy.

I think, one has to look up and research each components, the type of chassis, rating of axles and brakes, suspension, transmission, etc. to determine and come to the conclusion.

There should be enough empirical data, because these chassis, the frame, axles, or misc parts are generic and commonly used for other RVs or commercial trucks and buses.

--- just a thought from someone who doesn't know much about moho side of Airstreams
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:43 PM   #18
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OK, I understand the theory

Who should I look to to evaluate what needs to be done?

When I took my MH to a mechanic he did his job but wiped his hands by saying, take it to an RV place next time. I was only looking for regular Chevy service.

I'm in a remote area right now. So do I order a hitch etc. and then drive somewhere where someone is qualified?

I am a responsible driver and want to make sure that my four wheels on the ground are safe for me and everyone else.

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Old 07-11-2010, 05:29 AM   #19
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We had our hitch installed by Spillar, in Austin...a wee bit down the road from you...I would think any custom hitch place could do it...check the forums on reinforcing your hitch, burn a copy of the photos...the guy who fabricated our hitch said that the photo made a huge difference in what he did, and saved us quite a few bucks...m
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