Originally Posted by Flybob
For this discussion, it is critical that everyone mention the RV model when asking a question or proposing a solution, What will work on the rear of a large MH will destroy a 26ft ultralite TT. If the frame rails are not strong enough to handle the load it doesn't matter how well it is welded or what grade bolts are used, it will destroy the RV.
I once mounted a motorcycle rack to the front of my small hybrid TT behind the propane tanks.
Carried about a 300 lb m/c. I moved the spare and other storage to the rear and lowered the batteries below the rails.
Only reason I did this was because it had a solid box frame. If it was channel- no way. Towed for about 10 years like this- did great.
About 420 lbs of tongue when loaded completely on a 3500 lb unit total.
Tested this setup first with the m/c on the back (about 350 lbs complete with rack) Tail wagged the dog. Not enough tongue weight.
In my case now, I already have a 500/5000 hitch on the rear of my Chevy 4500. Setup for 500 lbs now just on the center receiver.
I am fully loaded about 3000 under max weight for this rig. (10130 partially loaded on a 14000 lb max)
Adding 500 lbs to the rear will probably just smooth out the ride.
Just started measuring out the receiver tubes and locations.
Should be done in a few weeks of weekends.