Increase Your Towing Capacity
Most Rigs are too low to the ground with too long of an “arm” from the rear axle. We have 20” clearance. The legal limit is 24”.
Our Big Class C has a 50,000 lb. tow capacity. When I purchased it 5 years ago it had a 4,000lb hitch. A 75 year old man born into the specialized truck business got out two big pieces card board and we crawled under together as he said “Bob this is hitch school 101”. He installed a custom 20,000lb hitch. On the renovation we wanted more clearence and the ability to tow a “stacker Trailer” if need be so we are a very safe 37,000lbs with a wide safety margin.
Below are the plans that rest on both frames, are welded and have several both through points. It has bracing that covers all angles of force:
Forward and Aft for heavy acceleration
Hills and Aft for panic breaking or collison
Up and down for negative and positive “G-force” and static weight
Angeled from side to side for “torque” and “fishtailing”
One of my engineers said “Bob you are way over built again”. I replied: “She has the weight carrying capability and I like to sleep well. That’s 150lbs of insurance.”