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I have a 2007 four winds hurricane 34b with the triton v-10.  I want to flat tow a car behind it, but i cannot find anywhere that gives a number.   I have a 5000 rated hitch, but i can change that. I am curious how much i can flat tow and where can i find that info.  

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You should not exceed the hitch rating. Usually the hitch rating is established by the the gas MH builder due to frame extension strength, and or drivetrain limits..

My cousin exceeded the 5,000# hitch rating and burned up 2 transmissions and 1 engine before he saw the light.

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Your owners manual for the chassis should give maximum towing weight and max combined weight. The one I used to own had all of the designed weight limits. Or it should be available from Ford if you search for wF53 chassis. 

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17 hours ago, Ray,IN said:

You should not exceed the hitch rating. Usually the hitch rating is established by the the gas MH builder due to frame extension strength, and or drivetrain limits..

My cousin exceeded the 5,000# hitch rating and burned up 2 transmissions and 1 engine before he saw the light.

The hitch was put in aftermarket, I can easily change out the hitch, how many toads are under 5000 pounds.  i mean, that really limits the toad possibilities.  thats where my hang up is. 

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1 hour ago, ashton23l said:

The hitch was put in aftermarket, I can easily change out the hitch, how many toads are under 5000 pounds.  i mean, that really limits the toad possibilities.  thats where my hang up is. 

I would guess that most toads come in at under 5,000 lbs.

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Most of the more popular towed’s are in the range of 4000# to 5000#.  If you look at the Motorhome Magazine Dingy Towing Guides, I think you can get a feel for what is available at the different weights. 

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