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Old 01-27-2017, 08:12 AM   #1
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I have a 2015 Cruiser Air fifth wheel that came with a factory mounted class 3 hitch. Can anyone tell me if I can pull a small trailer with a golf cart on it? I have no idea what the weight limit is. I have contacted the manufacture several times and I haven't received anything back.
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If it is mounted to the bumper I would think you would be very limited. ( bike rack) If it is mounted to the frame probably 500 tongue and 5000 trailer. There should be a weight listing on it somewhere I would think.
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If it is mounted to the bumper I would think you would be very limited. ( bike rack) If it is mounted to the frame probably 500 tongue and 5000 trailer. There should be a weight listing on it somewhere I would think.
Yes it is bolted as well as welded.
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The factory hitch on our unit says it's only rated for 300lbs tongue weight. I don't remember what the max trailer weight was.
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The factory hitch on our unit says it's only rated for 300lbs tongue weight. I don't remember what the max trailer weight was.

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The factory hitch on our unit says it's only rated for 300lbs tongue weight. I don't remember what the max trailer weight was.
Have you ever pulled a small trailer with a golf cart secured to it?
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Have you ever pulled a small trailer with a golf cart secured to it?
Nope sorry. We haven't pulled any trailer behind our 5th wheel as of yet. Depending on the model of golf cart I would think the weight would be some where between 1000 - 1500 lbs. Personally I think you would be fine but you still might want to weight the tongue just to be on the safe side. With a 300 lbs tongue weight you are looking at a 3000 lbs payload at 10% or 2000 lbs at 15%. Most tongue weights for a trailer should be between that 10% - 15%. Say for example your cart was to weight 1500 lbs at 15% your tongue weight would only be 225 lbs and within the limits of the hitch.
I hope this helps you out.
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I have towed a golf cart on a 6x10 utility trailer on a different coach that I mounted my own hitch on. I never had an issue, however I am a welder and maintenance engineer. It was properly done.
I talked with salesman for Cruiser Aire and he told me that the factory frame mounted hitch is rated for 3,500lbs. Gross Weight and 350 lbs. Tongue Weight.
I can only assume he knew what he was talking about.
I will say that the mounting of their factory hitch and my own engineered design are nearly identical.
Hope that helps.
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