The 200lb tongue weight is a limitation of the strength of the frame at the mounting points of the hitch, as well as the torque generated by 200lb bouncing around vertically on that hitch.So if I put 200 lbs in the rear of my outback , It will bend?
not in the rear of the car. its the weight on the hitch behind the car.So if I put 200 lbs in the rear of my outback , It will bend?
not in the rear of the car. its the weight on the hitch behind the car.
case in point:
if you use a bumper dumper, make sure you weigh less then 200lbs.
and if someone were to use one going down the road, with more then a 200# load (on it, and in it) such may break the car.
A year ago last fall I was hunting moose with my nephew in northern Maine. Thirty-five mile off the pavement on a longing trail with no camps anywhere in really deep "BIG woods." The Maine Guide had one of those. Someone gave it to him as a Christmas gag gift and he tried it and thinks it's the nuts!
FWIW, The limits of static tongue weight arent necessarily the same as a dynamic load under tow.