Dutchmen was no help at all...they sent me to their frame manufacturer LIPPERT.
LIPPERT was no help at all.
Anything we do to the frame will void the frame warranty.
woopeee- a 1 year warranty- who cares I guess.
We NEED the wheelchair lift.
I wish there were more companies out there willing to help the paralyzed/handicap.
Oh well, we will now try to find someone to weld a frame mounted 2" receiver hitch to the I-beam frame. (6" I-beam)
My husband also spoke with the man who manufactures the LIFT.
He carries the lift using a 1" bike receiver hitch....travels all around the country to shows with it hanging from the back of his Montana 5'r.
Has never had a problem in 3 years.
BUT...that is a 5'r not a TT.
TT’s bounce bounce bounce from what I have been reading.
I do not think that it will be too much of a drawback concerning the “ball weight/tongue weight”.
We have a TW now of 14.46% and that is rolling NEW off of the lot….with nothing loaded in it yet!
The LIFT will be 165lbs, but I will be removing both actuators which will make the lift go down in weight about 60lbs for a total of 105lbs that would be hanging of off the rear of the TT.
I just purchased a Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale so as to be very precise concerning this tongue weight thing.
Will update later.