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Old 08-30-2015, 06:19 PM   #1
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Towing atv's with TT

Anyone put a hitch/anti sway on their TT? I have a 2014 freedom express I'm thinking about doing this! Looking for opinions please!!

I live in Colorado and its legal to do so.


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What will the combined weigh of the AT/UTV it's trailer and what ever else you plan on towing?

What is the current weight limit of our units bumper? (mine is 300 pounds)

Which model is your express?

Is the bed of your TV not an option?
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I would not do it. the frame on the Freedom Express is probably not strong enough to tow anything. The bumper is designed to have nothing attached to it. At a min, you will void warranty, you may also incur some legal liability.
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What will the combined weigh of the AT/UTV it's trailer and what ever else you plan on towing?

What is the current weight limit of our units bumper? (mine is 300 pounds)

Which model is your express?

Is the bed of your TV not an option?

Hi! My FE is a 242RBS. Truck bed not at option. Bumper will not be used as prt of the "towing" system. Towing will be welded onto regular frame. Weight of trailer/atv = 2,000 lbs.


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Do you have a trusted frame or welding shop around? Get some measurements of your frame (size of I-beam [is it an I-beam?], thickness of steal of the frame, your GVWR of the trailer and your actual weight). Talk to them about what you want to do. If they are experienced and honest, they will be able to tell you if it is ok or not, what enhancements to the frame should be made, and the cost.

If you have a warranty, consider it gone regarding the structure, once you add the hitch.

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It's a tag - along, flat out answer and recommendation from me is NO.
Your coach doesn't have the mass and stability to control another trailer and payload behind it.
Besides, the frame on most of these nowadays are barely adequate to start with.
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It's a tag - along, flat out answer and recommendation from me is NO.
Your coach doesn't have the mass and stability to control another trailer and payload behind it.
Besides, the frame on most of these nowadays are barely adequate to start with.
I totally concur.
Sheet metal fabricated I beam that can just barely hold the bumper and spare.

Having a "professional" weld in a hitch?
Never in a hundred years.
the frame at the point the hitch will be fine, anything forward of that is now compromised.

Take two vehicles like I do or forget this idea.

Btw I have an actual 11" structural I beam frame and I still wouldn't do it.

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I may be wrong but I have always been under the impression that 2 bumper pulls was illegal. I think the first has to be a fifth wheel hitch. Either way, it's not something I would recommend.
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Hi! My FE is a 242RBS. Truck bed not at option. Bumper will not be used as prt of the "towing" system. Towing will be welded onto regular frame. Weight of trailer/atv = 2,000 lbs.


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See my sig same TT no way would I add any more stress to the frame.
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