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Old 05-25-2018, 12:58 PM   #1
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Double tow with a 5.0TA?

My wife and I recently purchased a “new to us” Polaris RZR and we want to take it with us when we dry camp. We have been considering selling the 5.0 and buying a toy hauler. My neighbor suggested double towing, it’s very common here in AZ. I talked to a local welding shop that specializes in installing hitches and they said it would be no problem installing a hitch rated at 3500 lbs. Total weight would be about 1800 lbs and tongue weight with the RZR would be a guess, 400 lbs? I do have a couple of concerns. First would be the strength of the frame, is it strong enough to take the additional weight? The second would be resale value? I would also love to see Reace rolling his eyes if he is shown this post! No decisions have been made yet, just trying to figure out what will work best for us. All constructive feedback appreciated.

Disclaimer:The photos posted below are for demonstration only, I did not pull my 5.0 in this configuration. The jack on the trailer was lowered to take all hitch weight.
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ETI has installed double recievers before, and I believe I've seen a triple. If it's ETI that put on a triple, then one would think the frame could handle 450 lbs.
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What is your truck's specifications for weight amounts towing?
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:15 PM   #4
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What is your truck's specifications for weight amounts towing?
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 with max tow package. Very capable for a half ton, 6.2 engine, 3.73 gears, almost 1800 lbs payload and rated to tow 10,400. I’m dreaming of a Ram 2500, but that’s for another post!
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