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Old 11-16-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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Reinforcing the frame to to a trailer?

I have a 2015 surveyor 274 bhss. I already know if I do anything to the frame it will not have a warranty on it.

My question, in order to put a hitch on the rear, what part of the frame needs to be reinforced to handle pulling a 12 ft trailer with either snowmobiles on it or motorcycles on it?
When I bought it, the salesman said it just needed to be welded to the frame.
I don't think he has a clue.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:44 PM   #2
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good Question

Advice to not even remove spare tire and carrier and replacing same with a bike rack would do the same. I have a V-Nose, but, same thing applies to the frame. One would assume that from what is discussed, the center where the axles are attached would flex and crack, OR, wall, doors, windows etc. would fail.

I'll try to follow and see what comes on this one.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:03 PM   #3
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I have a 2015 surveyor 274 bhss. I already know if I do anything to the frame it will not have a warranty on it.

My question, in order to put a hitch on the rear, what part of the frame needs to be reinforced to handle pulling a 12 ft trailer with either snowmobiles on it or motorcycles on it?
When I bought it, the salesman said it just needed to be welded to the frame.
I don't think he has a clue.
You made this Easy,(What part of the frame needs reinforced)? The answer is (Front to Back)! I have a 12' Snowmobile trailer,and a Lite weight trailer/Frame! With 2 snowmobiles on a 12' trailer behind your unit is (Death Trap/NUTS/Goofy/Crazy) just like the Salesman! Youroo!!
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:05 PM   #4
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Where do plan on driving as some states do not allow triple towing?
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:05 PM   #5
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I was looking at replacing the substructure with a 2" x 6" 3/16 steel box to raise the trailer 6 inches, I would also put in cross braces to strengthen that section. I am also going to add shocks and longer leafs. I have some concerns about the trailer hitting the truck bed sides. I seen how weak the leaf hanger look already.
My concern is up front where the right angles connect to the 5th wheel hitch connects. I believe there was a previous recall on weak welds upfront on a 5th wheel.
My normal is in rocky mountains National forest and the roads not all paved. My camping is on uneven ground 98% of the time.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:10 PM   #6
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These links may help you. I triple towed until I hit the West Coast.
http://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide...ple_towing.php

Towing World Official Website
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:13 PM   #7
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Trade It

You must really like the floor plan or something else.

That's a major rebuild and not a MOD / so to speak. I'm thinking I under bought now.

Triples are legal in Texas and other states but have length limits. OH! Also only applies to 5th wheels RVs and not conventional.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:29 PM   #8
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Surveyor is an ultralight trailer, with an ultralight frame.

if you wanted to do what you want and take it where you are saying you want to, you picked the wrong kind of trailer.

the amount of stress and abuse you're talking about, is just asking for bigtime problems for an ultralight.

you should have bought a trailer with a more robust frame. but it would've weighed a lot more.

like a toyhauler.
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Where do plan on driving as some states do not allow triple towing?
How is Towing (2) units Triple? Youroo!!
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That is what they they call it I don't know why. Maybe because there are 3 pieces.
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