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One of the big differences between Prevost and other coaches is their unique unibody design. If it were a bus instead of a coach the thing would be perfectly content traveling down the road at 90 MPH grossing weights that a scale master would put a 5 axle semi combo out of service until it were un loaded. 
 I've followed behind lessor coaches pulling heavy trailers and yes you can see the flat panels of the skin do the 7th inning wave when going around corners at speed, but even those coaches probably wouldn't do that in the hands of a driver who is qualified to drive and not at the hands of someone who shouldn't even be allowed to drive their infinity Q to the 7 eleven

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Sounds like the back of the coach has a pretty solid hitch, but I might check with Prevost to make sure, the ... end of those coaches will bend and sway from what I've understood with hitches installed incorrectly.


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Aaron (4/4/2021)
I'm guessing that coach came with a factory hitch on it.

 It has the heaviest hitch made for the time period the coach was made 
 even though it is a 2" receiver tube the tube has a 4x6 x1/2" thick angle  welded to the  back end and bolted to the main rear crossmember / engine mount then towards the rear of the tube it is encased in a 1/2" thick plate that reaches across to both frame stubs this is also reinforced like a "T fastened on the ends with bolts in shear as well as tension I would say the hitch with a 2" solid bar ball mount would be capable of pulling anything the coach has power enough to pull.
 Since it is probably a factory made and installed hitch there is no weight classification sticker on it unlike an after market bolt on hitch would have.
 Even the hitch on Ed's pickup is a factory installed unit and I find that when the factory has their nuts on the line they tend not to slight strength and safety in that area But depending on the manufacture they only recommend going to 75 to 85% of the rated cap. although the association of automotive engineers state that all towing equipment be made to a minimum safe working load of 2 times the rated with a 5 to 8 times minimum fail safe limits  



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Eddy Lucast (4/4/2021)
Not factory but has a receiver

And an electric brake controller?



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Not factory but has a receiver

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Aaron (4/4/2021)
I'm guessing that coach came with a factory hitch on it.

Heavy enough for the trailer??? Most of them just pull a small car...

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I'm guessing that coach came with a factory hitch on it.


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Larry I prefer gooseneck trailers but one would look kind of strange behind the Prevost and I would have had to make a tag along dolly to hook to the motor coach for the goose neck to hook up to 

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Frank Surber (4/2/2021)

 I heard Ed mention once it would be easy to forget it was behind us while we were on a

"rare smooth section of highway". 
 


And just the reason why I HATE tag trailers!!!
Back in '96 I made a trip to Detroit with my 28Ft tag race trailer.  I came home and ordered my 40ft gooseneck.  Was not going to put up with that crap and I had my new '96 F350 dually pulling it.  Jerkin' me up and down running those rough roads.  Never again, LOL!



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Eddy'll have to Pony up some Paint for It..!

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