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2KViggen

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Tungus weight, how to calculate?
« on: June 26, 2013, 12:54:51 PM »
Told my wife on our last trip I would like to bring my motorcycle along on our trips so we have 2 extra vehicles. 

We have a 08 fleetwood bounder.  Its rated with a 600#'tongue weight and 6k # towing rating.  We tow our wrangler unlimited which is probably 5,000# or so.  How do I calculate the tongue weight on the rv?  Bike wights 390 lbs.....
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Re: Tungus weight, how to calculate?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 12:57:41 PM »
With a conventional tow bar there is no weight on the hitch from the towed vehicle if it's being towed 4 down.
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2KViggen

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Re: Tungus weight, how to calculate?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 01:04:00 PM »
That's what I thought.... So I should be ok hitch mounting the bike on the receiver then flat towing the jeep..... Sweet :)
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Re: Tungus weight, how to calculate?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 05:26:20 PM »
check the rating on the bike mount. it will lower the tow rating on your hitch. it should have documentation with the bike mount. 
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