Calculation to find out (TOW CAPACITY) when towing behind

VH-55 or VH-55 RO***

(This is a two part calculation)

First Part:

Take the tongue capacity of your hitch* (_____lbs), and subtract

 

the weight of your motorcycle** -(_____lbs)

 

= (_____lbs), then subtract -

 

weight of motorcycle carrier ( lbs VH-55=65lbs or VH-55 RO=80lbs*** )

 

= tongue weight left (_____lbs), then divide it by

 

tongue capacity of your hitch* (_____lbs)

 

=(__.___this will be a decimal) percent of tongue weight left.

(Ending # from First Part will be used in Second Part calculation)

 

Second Part:

Take the tow capacity of your hitch* (_____lbs), and multiply it by

 

percent of tongue weight left(Ending # of first calculation __.___)

 

= (_____), then divide this number by

 

( 3 ) (1/3 of hitch capacity)

 

=(______lbs) (Total tow capacity with VH-55 or VH-55 RO and motorcycle)

* You can find hitch tow &tongue weight on your receiver or call dealer.

** For weight of motorcycle call up your dealer.

*** VH-55 single motorcycle carrier, VH-55 RO single motorcycle carrier w/ramp

Example: tongue weight=500lbs, tow capacity=5000lbs,

motorcycle weight=200lbs, VH-55 RO=80lbs.

First Part:

Take the tongue capacity of your hitch*,( 500 lbs) and subtract

the weight of your motorcycle**, -( 200 lbs)

= ( 300 lbs) then subtract -

weight of motorcycle carrier ( 80 lbs) (VH-55=65lbs or VH-55 RO=80lbs)

(VH-55 SINGLE MOTORCYCLE CARRIER & VH-55 RO SINGLE MOTORCYCLE CARRIER W/RAMP)

=( 220 lbs) tongue weight left, then divide it by

tongue capacity of your hitch*( 500 lbs)

=( .44 this will be a decimal) percent of tongue weight left.

(Ending # from First Part will be used in Second Part calculation)

Second Part:

Take the tow capacity of your hitch*( 5000 lbs) and multiply it by

percent of tongue weight left(Ending # of first calculation .44 )

= ( 2200 lbs) divide this number by

( 3 ) (1/3 of hitch capacity)

=( 733.33lbs) (Total tow capacity with VH-55 RO and motorcycle)