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Old 03-27-2013, 09:24 PM   #11
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I beams, welded directly to the frame. And beefed up a bunch. Yes braking system on the Jeep. There is almost no tounge wieght on the reciever hitch, Of course there is some stress from the Jeep back there, but I bet not as much as when I have my basket that goes in the reciever back there with a cooler in it, or my gennie back there. Works just fine...
I like it. Let me know how the hitch holds up. I have a Crusader and plan on adding a reinforced hitch.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:45 PM   #12
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I beams, welded directly to the frame. And beefed up a bunch. Yes braking system on the Jeep. There is almost no tounge wieght on the reciever hitch, Of course there is some stress from the Jeep back there, but I bet not as much as when I have my basket that goes in the reciever back there with a cooler in it, or my gennie back there. Works just fine...
Great! Sounds like you've got everything covered.

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:04 PM   #13
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Wemig have had the hitch back there for about a year. I regulary carry a rack back there with a huge cooler, It has to wiegh over 100 lbs with everything in it... I also carry a gennie and extra fuel back there that will for prob go 150 lbs. No probs so far..
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:08 AM   #14
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I beams, welded directly to the frame. And beefed up a bunch. Yes braking system on the Jeep. There is almost no tounge wieght on the reciever hitch, Of course there is some stress from the Jeep back there, but I bet not as much as when I have my basket that goes in the reciever back there with a cooler in it, or my gennie back there. Works just fine...
Sounds like you did a good job at the rear.
Just watch your pin box area, as I doubt Lippert designed that for the weight of the Jeep back there. They have been known to fail from fatigue.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:53 AM   #15
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With the added weight of Jeep I am still only pulling less than 13,000 lbs.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:27 AM   #16
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With the added weight of Jeep I am still only pulling less than 13,000 lbs.
All I am saying is that the frame manufacturer didn't design their frames to pull that kind of weight. The pin box area is of special concern. If you could see the light materials used in that structure, it would scare the begeebers out of you.
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So your telling me the frame and pin box on my 9,500lbs Crusader is different than a 12,500 lbs Crusader? I don't think so, but I could be wrong.
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Wow..and I’m worried about my bike rack receiver I welded on the frame…………
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #19
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So your telling me the frame and pin box on my 9,500lbs Crusader is different than a 12,500 lbs Crusader? I don't think so, but I could be wrong.
It had better not be the same frame, as that would mean that the manufacturer isn't engineering the frames for the expected load.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:31 PM   #20
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Georgia will not allow us to that here..if you are coming through, no one will mess with you..but here as a citizen, would get a healthy ticket and probably have to have it taken apart to get it home...think towing that way would really freak me out...
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