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Old 01-03-2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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Adding a receiver to a Sierra F295RK to pull a boat

Has anyone ever installed a rear 2" receiver on their 5th wheel Sierra F295rk in order to also pull a boat?

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Old 01-03-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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If it is not there already, I would say NOT. There are lots of threads here about that and other rear bumper topics. Many of the rear bumpers on these rigs are not designed for strength.

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Depending on the state, you may not be allowed to tow double trailers. Check with DMV!
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:46 AM   #4
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You should contact your dealer and find out which welding shop they recommend. Just adding a receiver to the bumper will not work. However, there are several important considerations before you move ahead.

  • Adding a hitch will likely void your frame warranty. Any problems that would have anything to do with pulling a trailer behind your rig will no longer be covered. If you are out of warranty, then it’s all on you anyway.
  • Many states do not permit pulling a trailer behind a 5th wheel. States that do have overall length restrictions from 65’ to 70’ overall and there are time-of-day restrictions in some areas.
  • There are horror stories about all kinds of problems with towing a trailer from bent frames to cracked walls.

    I’ve seen many people towing trailers behind their 5th wheelers and a few friends who do as well. It is done all the time without anything unusual happening. I don’t know how frequent owners of your rig do this but your dealer might know. My dealer was very helpful to people who wished to tow a boat behind their 5th wheel and directing them to a welding shop that added additional support as they would do this to used rigs no longer under warranty.
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