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    In November we purchased a 2020 Reflection 337RLS with a factory mounted 2" receiver hitch upgrade. We can't find a weight rating for the hitch anywhere in the owner's manual that was provided. In addition, under the "Rear Bumper" section of the manual (page 175) it specifically states the rear bumper is not designed to carry cargo. We were hoping to use a hitch mounted cargo carrier with no more than 300 pounds of accessories. If you can't carry cargo with the factory installed hitch then what good is it? Looking forward to a response. Thanks.

  • #2
    MAW7228
    The 2" receiver has historically been rated at 300 lbs cargo capacity but specifically not rated for towing a second trailer. More recently this receiver has been equipped with safety chain attachment points and a wiring harness connection for potentially towing a second trailer (on some models).

    I am going to tagGDRV-Megan from Grand Design so that she can look into the specifics of your situation. She will be looking for your VIN to make sure that you get the right answer.

    If you go with a cargo carrier, make sure that it is rated for use on a trailer. The back end of a 5th wheel has far more bounce than the rear bumper of a car or truck.

    ​​​​​​​Rob
    Cate & Rob
    (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
    2015 Reflection 303RLS
    2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package
    Whitby, Ontario, Canada

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    • #3
      It's been a couple years so memory might be faded a bit but I looked at some Solitudes, and Reflections I think, that had the factory installed 2 inch receiver. Those I saw had a placard on the receiver of 3500 tow capacity and 350 tongue weight. You had to get down to see the placard.
      2007 Itasca Horizon w/2017 Wrangler "pusher toad"
      2015 Solitude 320X (sold) likely a 351M to take it's place
      2017 Ram 3500 Laramie 4wd CC LB SRW
      2019 Harley Davidson Heritage 114 as the toy

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      • #4
        The vertical cargo is 300# and the towing is 3000#. I verified this info with my factory rep.
        Scott M. Barlag, RV Product Specialist, Camp-Land RV, Burns Harbor, IN

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MAW7228 View Post
          In November we purchased a 2020 Reflection 337RLS with a factory mounted 2" receiver hitch upgrade. We can't find a weight rating for the hitch anywhere in the owner's manual that was provided. In addition, under the "Rear Bumper" section of the manual (page 175) it specifically states the rear bumper is not designed to carry cargo. We were hoping to use a hitch mounted cargo carrier with no more than 300 pounds of accessories. If you can't carry cargo with the factory installed hitch then what good is it? Looking forward to a response. Thanks.
          What SBARLAG has posted in post #4 is correct.

          Thanks!

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          • #6
            Thanks for the positive confirmation @GDRV-Megan !!!
            Scott M. Barlag, RV Product Specialist, Camp-Land RV, Burns Harbor, IN

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