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Old 06-24-2016, 05:43 PM   #641 (permalink)
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So for my 96 Honda civic I'm able to carry 850 pounds minus my 180 pound body weight, that leaves 670 pounds for the entire trailer.
That's not how that works, trailer weight (tow rating) is a separate number from the car weight. You can load your car to weight *and* tow a trailer.

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Old 06-24-2016, 06:49 PM   #642 (permalink)
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Gross vehicle weight is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, passengers, cargo, fuel on the vehicle.
Then you have gross trailer weight which is separate.
There is also gross axle weight, that is the maximum weight the axle can handle, usually its a lot more than what the rest of vehicle can handle.
Do take tongue weight into consideration when loading the vehicle and trailer.
Also make sure you don't over load the tires.
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:58 PM   #643 (permalink)
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I have no idea why kach22i posted this in the Pelican Parts thread but not here as well:


http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-topic-discussions/391522-random-transportation-pictures-1721.html#post9215519

It's perfect (in some sense).
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:10 PM   #644 (permalink)
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In my perambulations around the web I saw a 5th-wheel hitch cantilevered off the back bumper of a Dodge Caravan-type minivan. Sadly, I failed to post it here.

I found out a friend of mine has a Ford Aerostar and he'd like to have a 5th-wheel hitch.

Can anyone point me in some direction?
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In my perambulations around the web I saw a 5th-wheel hitch cantilevered off the back bumper of a Dodge Caravan-type minivan. Sadly, I failed to post it here.

I found out a friend of mine has a Ford Aerostar and he'd like to have a 5th-wheel hitch.

Can anyone point me in some direction?

A 5th wheel hitch in a minivan sounds like a recipe for disaster.
There is a very good reason that they only make class 1 hitches for the Aerostar.
This is usually what it looks like when a vehicle never intended to pull a 5th wheel is forced to do it.
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A 5th wheel hitch in a minivan sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Isn't the point of a 5th wheel hitch to be able to have the hitch, and thus the weight, somewhat forward of the rear axle?
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Old 08-13-2016, 04:27 PM   #650 (permalink)
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Putting a 5th wheel on a minivan puts more weight on the running gear than it was ever supposed to handle and put loads where loads were never designed to be.

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