Originally Posted by cpaharley2008
yes,that is what I'm referring to, by putting 100 lbs on the upper reduces the lower by almost double. As soon as I can find the specs I'll post them
Thanks, that would prove valuable information. I don't yet see how it would be different from weight
on the tongue itself except for the leverage applied by being longer, like those extensions used to get past a spare tire would reduce overall weight
capacity... the longer the more leverage
I'm always willing to learn something new.
Here's another one which only requires 3" of exposed bar,and it has no additional receiver welded on, the weight is still in about the same location though( maybe a little closer to the hitch which would reduce leverage. That leverage being the thing which adds credence to your point, but still the numbers seem exaggerated.
Still, if you think about how many bike racks are found along the road, broken off the back of RVs, the leverage must be considered as well as simply the weight.
Swagman 64600 Towing Hitch Mount Bike Rack