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Why is Tongue Weight of Roadmaster Hitch Extender # RM-071 100 lbs


Why is the tongue weight only 100lbs on this extension. I have looked at several other brands with higher limits and they are not built as heavy. The others all have less weld area and do not have the solid steel . I will be using this on a 10000 lb receiver hitch.


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The Roadmaster Hitch Extender part # RM-071 that you referenced is designed to be used only in flat towing situations where there wouldn't be hardly any tongue weight. This is due to the fact that the vehicle being towed has all 4 wheels on the ground unlike a trailer that only has one axle.

It's not rated for trailer use, but it can be used when flat towing a vehicle up to 6,000 lbs.

Even our most heavy duty hitch extenders like the Torklift Super Truss part # TLE1521 have lower capacities than 10k.

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