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Author Topic: what are the weight limits of towing 4905  (Read 2578 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2009, 07:10:24 AM »

My 4905 towed a 22' trailer with a 2000 camaro, a suzuki motorcycle, 2 electric scooters, a 20' ext ladder,(don't ask :-) my gas barbecue and a bunch of other stuff with no problems at all. I used a modified reciever hitch from a 1980 southwind motorhome. And may I say,Thank you Fred Hobe for the welding work. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2009, 07:11:44 AM »

I should mention, the trailer was enclosed.
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2009, 11:06:41 AM »

wow there is hope for me yet
thanks
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2009, 02:12:29 PM »

no problem. my bus had 24 volt system, so I ran a wire from one of the start batts up to the dash mounted 12 volt electric brake controller. found some flat ground and dialed in the amount of brake drag while the bus was rolling. Now that trailer won't stop the bus Grin but every bit of drag helped in a panic situation.
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2009, 04:52:03 PM »

Zub,

Since nobody responded to your question I will.

The tongue weight of a four-down toad is very little. Since you can pick it up you can see that it is very little.

The horizontal pull is not much either once the speed is stabilized. However, if it jerks around a lot that will put some big horizontal loads on the bus if the toad is real heavy.

What we are talking about here is rolling load, nowhere near the actual toad weight.
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