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2018 Forester MB Chasis 2401R

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A friend of mine just bought this motorhome.  He was thinking of putting a rack on the rear and carrying his BMW motorcycle (500lbs).  His hitch says max tongue weight 350lbs. Are there any modifications he could do to the hitch to accommodate the extra weight?  Or is the safest route just to put the motorcycle on a trailer?

 

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He will be better off with a trailer. Most of the MB chassis class C's are right at the limit of weight carrying capacity from the factory. When you add a motorcycle and the carrier that will be needed, he will be well north of 600 pounds dead load on that hitch. When you consider that it is now a lever with over 600 pounds bouncing on it instead of a load between two supports like a trailer would be, I'm betting something will break in short order.

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