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Old 06-30-2019, 07:21 AM   #1
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Receiver hitch with 1000lb tongue weight????

Has anyone successfully installed a receiver hitch on a travel trailer with a 1000lb tongue weight? Most of the ones Im seeing are 500lb or less.

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Old 06-30-2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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That's without the weight distribution system...

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Old 06-30-2019, 08:06 AM   #3
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Has anyone successfully installed a receiver hitch on a travel trailer with a 1000lb tongue weight? Most of the ones Im seeing are 500lb or less.

Are you talking about a receiver on the truck or ON the travel trailer? You don't want a "1000 lb." hitch sitting on the back of your trailer. If you're referencing the truck, you need to look and see if there aren't different weights for use with a wdh or not as Javi pointed out.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:10 AM   #4
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If you're talking about a "rear receiver hitch" to install on the travel trailer, I don't know of any RV frame that's designed to support that kind of load. So, it's more a matter of "bending the RV frame rails with that much weight than it is "can I tow a 1000 pound tongue load" on the back of my trailer.

Your Cougar 29BHS frame rails probably can't support anywhere close to a 1,000 pound tongue load. If you elect to use a weight distribution hitch, remember that you're going to be adding weight to the Cougar axles, so those "barely adequate tires" are likely going to be even less adequate" with the "WD hitch" placing more weight on them. With a 1000 pound "second trailer tongue weight" you'll also need brakes on the second trailer, so you'll also be placing additional "electric loads" on your tow vehicle brake controller.

If I were you, I'd find a competent engineer to review what you're wanting to do and design a system that won't "self destruct" when towing at highway speeds and you hit an unexpected bump on a public highway.

My guess is that you'll be "way, way over the design limits of your Cougar 29BHS.

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