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Old 08-21-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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Front receiver

Is it okay to go over the weight rating of a front hitch if you are only parking a trailer? I want to get one but they all seem max out at 500/5000 lbs. I knew some of this is axle and frame limited. I would not go over those limits on the road, cargo tray or bikes. But I also want to be able to park the camper easier.

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Old 08-21-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
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No. If the hitch is only rated to carry 500 lbs, then it's only rated to carry 500 lbs.
Of course, you can probably get away with it, but how many times do you want to risk bending/breaking the hitch, or the connection to the truck?

Backing a trailer with a longer-wheelbase vehicle is difficult. But it's gets easier each time.
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