Originally Posted by grizzlybear
I have an 06 Georgetown XL 359 with a Curt mfg 5k weight carrying 500 lb tongue weight hitch. It does have the welded on extensions on it. What is the problems with the extensions other than most likely bad weld job and thin cheap metal used?
Aside from the bad weld potential...the engineer at Ford told me the extensions create a lever arm effect that dynamically puts a LOT more load on the toungue than the chassis is designed for...in other words...500 lbs 4 feet further out from the rear wheels is a LOT more weight when in motion...and might damage the frame or cause handling problems...in any case...any problems would not be coverered under the warranty.