Originally Posted by bcunning
Albany RV sales told me the tongue weight capacity was 600 pounds but I just made contact with the factory service tech who confirms that it is in fact 350 pounds. So - don't do this at home.
I'm going to talk to a welder friend of mine about reinforcing the hitch - but then FR will probably threaten me with warranty violation.
Pulling a trailer without being able to see it except with a wide angle TV camera does not seem like a good idea to me. Actually, pulling would not be the problem - it's the pushing it backwards that I don't want to do.
At one time we were actually installing (and still may be) 5000 lbs hitches (so 500lbs tongue weight). Instead of stocking (2) different hitches, we put on the 5k and then put on a 3500 lbs sticker. Check the hitch! Either way, I would be more concerned about the GVWR. The weight of that bike is not a "towing weight" it is a dead weight that goes against the GVWR which is not a huge amount on the Sprinter anyway. We use Azdel in place of wood to save some weight over our competitors...but it only saves a few hundred lbs.
GVWR of the Sprinter is 11,030lbs. Combined is 15,250...but that is if you are towing...which it appears you are not. So 11,030 is your concern.