Originally Posted by Casual_T
Sorry to be the downer here but have you checked what your axel is rated for on your TT? a extra 700lbs might be pushing it. I have looked at doing the same but a very trusted mechanic of mine warned strongly against it.
This is my certification tag:
It is based on actual completed weight at the factory with all options installed. I don't expect to carry water - I will use bottled water carried in the SUV for drinking, and use campground showers.
The receiver tube that I am installing is 36" long and will attach to at least 3 frame crossmembers. I may also add reinforcements and/or gussets based on what I see once I get under the trailer for the test fit.
Although the factory rear bumper carries my ample weight without any flexing, I am not using it for weight bearing - that will be carried by the receiver. I will strap the cycle carrier to the bumper for stability - to keep the carrier from teeter tottering. It will also serve as a plan B if the main system fails.