Best Setup for RV Flat Tow

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Can't say I did much homework. The dealer website with the camper you bought said 5000 lbs towing. They must have had the wring specs listed. I'm glad you got the upgraded motor and tranny. I'm sure you will be happier with this combo. I was just surprised to see you had the maximus 3 tow hooks after you previously bad mouthed them. It sucks one of yours has bent. I have been towing a heavy ecodiesel with mine, and haven't had any issues. I've been to glacier, yellowstone, grandtetons, moab, Sanjuan mts, smokey mountains, and haven't had any issues yet. Hopefully it was just a fluke or you made too sharp of turn a time or two.

Yes the dealer a small travel trailer only dealer was misinformed all 2016's had the 360hp/3000 however Tiffin brochure listed the older 340hp. It also had 1000w of solar that they never listed and many suspension upgrades. I would not have purchased it had it not been 10Klbs. It was likely not a sharp turn as the Wrangler would hit the RV before tension on the Maximus, I assume it was a from a braking event. I am still on the fence regarding the Maximus and hopefully this was a fluke, but they did take care of the problem. What is crazy though I had NSA-RV custom make aluminum clevis for the Ready-Brute Elite tow bar to Maximus connection and one would think those Aluminum clevises would fail before the steel plate, but hey are still in perfect condition.

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Can't say I did much homework. The dealer website with the camper you bought said 5000 lbs towing. They must have had the wring specs listed. I'm glad you got the upgraded motor and tranny. I'm sure you will be happier with this combo. I was just surprised to see you had the maximus 3 tow hooks after you previously bad mouthed them. It sucks one of yours has bent. I have been towing a heavy ecodiesel with mine, and haven't had any issues. I've been to glacier, yellowstone, grandtetons, moab, Sanjuan mts, smokey mountains, and haven't had any issues yet. Hopefully it was just a fluke or you made too sharp of turn a time or two.
I can share my experience with my Maximus loops. I did around 18,000 miles of towing lifted 2020 Rubicon diesel on 37" tires. Mine never bent but mounting bolts were getting loose. I recommend you check yours. I ended up fabricating brace to make it more rigid. That fixed the problem. I also replaced 7/8" clevis pins with one piece of 7/8" diameter 39" long shaft. There are some significant forces involved because ends of the shaft bent slightly making it difficult to remove. I used cold roll steel shaft because it was zinc plated. I will replace it with harder shaft.

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I can share my experience with my Maximus loops. I did around 18,000 miles of towing lifted 2020 Rubicon diesel on 37" tires. Mine never bent but mounting bolts were getting loose. I recommend you check yours. I ended up fabricating brace to make it more rigid. That fixed the problem. I also replaced 7/8" clevis pins with one piece of 7/8" diameter 39" long shaft. There are some significant forces involved because ends of the shaft bent slightly making it difficult to remove. I used cold roll steel shaft because it was zinc plated. I will replace it with harder shaft.

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Mine are on with Locktite RED triple checked when I saw the bend all was tight. I am assuming it was just a one time thing, maybe the steel plate had a some bend originally and this is just memory bending. AS mentioned the force cold not have been that strong as the Aluminum Clevises are un phased.
 
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