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N00b so be gentle with me but if the cast iron hitch thingy (techy lingo here) weighs 5000-8000 lbs depending on the Oliver, and you have a 2002 Escalade that says tow max is 7800 lbs, um, the hitch thingy alone at 8000 lbs is too much for the Escalade (no Oliver even attached), right?

i did not get an A in math and hated science. Heh. Thanks.

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Your math looks okay, but your 5000-8000 lbs. values are the problem.  I’m not sure where you got those numbers, but they are partially incorrect and I am confussed with the cast iron thingy term.  You maybe referring to the Bulldog hitch.

My 2017 Legacy II weighed 5180 lbs. leaving the factory including the Bulldog hitch before I put anything into it.  I know there are some heavy Ollies on the road, but that is by owner choice not Oliver design.  I am sure there will be other responses tomorrow.

Mossey

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You may be confusing the capacity of the Bulldog hitch with the weight of the Bulldog hitch.  My Oliver weighed 5100 lbs (with the hitch) when it came out of the factory.  I don’t know how much the hitch weighs, but stop by Tractor Supply and they have them on the shelf that you can pick up with one hand and look at.  If your Escalade can tow 7800 lbs then it can tow an Elite II.

Mike

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LOL, the forged steel Bulldog coupler weighs about 15 pounds,  compared to maybe 5 pounds for a stamped low-grade steel model. It is chunky and very strong. The label on the top is the most TRAILER weight that is allowed.

There is no such thing as a stupid question. Well, maybe the one that you are afraid to ask. Welcome to the forum.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

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Thanks all! You will likely be stupefied my the vastness of my ignorance as I go along to toward the Big Day, trying to focus on what I need to do or get before I pick up the Oliver I with zero — does it show? — heh — ZERO — RV experience. Sanity is overrated LOL

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53 minutes ago, SherMica said:

Thanks all! You will likely be stupefied my the vastness of my ignorance as I go along to toward the Big Day, trying to focus on what I need to do or get before I pick up the Oliver I with zero — does it show? — heh — ZERO — RV experience. Sanity is overrated LOL

That's OK . . . . ask away.  We've all asked questions; just remember, there is no stupid question.  Someone here will have the answer.

 

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