Anybody trailer towing their rig with a motorhome?
I'm looking at buying a used motorhome and I would like to trailer tow my JK Unlimited behind it. It's a 1994 20' Travelcraft, Ford E350, 460 V8 with tow package. Owners guide shows it can tow 10,000-14,000 lbs based on combined gross vehicle weight. However; tow hitch is rated at 3500 lbs. Don't know if the rating will increase with a weight distribution hitch.
People I have talked to have not towed anything as heavy as my Jeep. 5400 lbs. with a full tank of gas. I would be at the limit with a 7000 lb. rated trailer which worries me a little. A 10,000 lb. rated trailer would be better which I believe would put me at about 7,500lbs. of tow weight because of the added weight of the 10,000 lb. rated trailer.
How are trailer hitches rated? Can I purchase a hitch with a greater towing capacity? Or is it rated by the frame it is attached to?
Appreciate any help from those of you who know.