This is an idea I had and was curious to hear if my concerns are valid. This is a Versa Haul bike carrier with a 2"receiver in the rear of it. The receiver is rated at 3000 Lbs. I want to find a way to carry a dirt bike (250 lbs) and connect a blue ox tow bar in the back of it to tow a Jeep. The Jeep is ~4500 lbs.
I spoke to the MFR and while it is not rated for the weight of the Jeep, it has been done before.
- Does the bar/receiver extension of about 30" where the tow bar connects affect towing performance and more importantly, safety.
I would need to get longer safety cables, which raises another safety question, if it disconnects from the motorhome, will holding onto the jeep by these cables be more difficult as they are about 2-3 feet longer.
- I plan on using the US Gear brake for the jeep, which would use a break-away feature.
Is this a bad idea?