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Max towing weight 2500 lb? #96608
01/18/07 11:45 AM
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I am finally looking to get a hitch on my car installed (Mercedes E320 wagon).

U-Haul tells me that the only hitch they offer is one with 2500 pounds max tow weight. My trailer is steel and the boat is an Mystere 6.0.

Maybe a dumb question, but the offered hitch should be sufficient, right?


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Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: Catius] #96609
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Should be no problem.

Just watch your tongue weight.

Btw, those ratings are determined by lawyers. I once towed a 7000+ flatbed trailer with a small house on top of it with my old trooper's 5000lbs hitch.
(not recommended btw)

Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: Catius] #96610
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I had to get a galvanized trailer weighed in order to register it last year. The trailer came in at 520 pounds. Unless the Mystere is a REALLY heavy boat, you should be fine with a 2500 lb hitch.


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Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: ksurfer2] #96611
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Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: Catius] #96612
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Likewise, I have an extremely heavy trailer (with ramp for my 150cc scooter, two boxes, 6' extended tongue for clearing the mast behind the RV, etc. My trailer weights about 750lbs and my boat about 400. Throw in one hundred pounds for gear and all and you're still within range.


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Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: Jake] #96613
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Most of the beachcats on their trailers with gear will weigh in around 1000lbs. You can tow with a Class I (small) hitch just fine. Don't put much more than 100lbs of tounge weight on it though. It will make your car steer poorly if you do.


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Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: hobienick] #96614
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My A cat plus my Aluminium Trailex trailor is less than most of your boats.

Sorry, I couldnt resist.

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My A cat plus my Aluminium Trailex trailor is less than most of your boats.


My *NOODLE* don't stink. Top that.

Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: MauganN20] #96616
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My A cat plus my Aluminium Trailex trailor is less than most of your boats.


My *NOODLE* don't stink. Top that.


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Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: Clayton] #96617
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One more question on this topic. Given that I have a pretty heavy steel trailer and a M6.0 loaded on that, what should be the trailer tire pressure?


Thomas Mystere 6.0
Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: Catius] #96618
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Depends on the tire. They are all marked on the side with a max rating. Max ratings vary on tires from 35lbs to 80 lbs. A lot of boat trailers tires are rated at a max of 50lbs. I usually keep my tires at around 40lbs on with the max rating at 50lbs.

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Re: Max towing weight 2500 lb? [Re: Mike Hill] #96619
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you mean psi...but yeah, what Mike said. I've got some heavy duty tires to be able to withstand the loads generated by a double-stack and my scooter and they require 80psi. When I just have one boat on the trailer, I drop the pressure down to where I can just see a little deflection in the tire sitting still - usually about 45 lb....er....I mean psi. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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