100 lbs tongue weight takes into account dynamic loading. You stepping on it is a pretty static load.No, the carrier and any hitch balls didn't require modification. They stopped well before the end.
The stuff wasn't heavy, but I did notice a 100 lbs tongue weight limit in the manual. *gulp* I had sat on it to test it before I read (I'm 250 lbs). Nothing bent out of shape or broke to my knowledge. The hitch does make a good (abrupt) curb stopper when backing into a spot I found.
To all: sorry about the picture, for some reason they uploaded sideways.
That sounds really interesting, I don't suppose you have a picture? Sounds simple enough...I had an old-time hitch installer modify my standard Volt hitch by attaching a hanger to the frame above the receiver. He assured me it would exceed 500lb tongue weight, instead of 100lb when you only use floor bolts on the driver side, as there is no room to attach to frame there.
I've pulled a 2000Lb 6x10 ft flatbed and a 2000lb 6x20 ft flatbed trailer with 200 lb electric scooters aboard, with no ill effects to the car, hitch nor trailers. The Volt torque has no trouble handling 2000 lbs easily, now that the steel plate hanger compensates well for the weakness of the driver side attachment. (Hitch is installed with the hanger plate as an addition to the original two connection points. It was welded to the hitch and double bolted to the frame above the receiver.)
Hope that helps someone who knows a hitch installer old enough to have custom installed hitches for a living.
No, just no. Rent a truck or buy a different vehicle. Volt shouldn’t be towing more than 1000pounds. Especially outside of a neighborhood.That sounds really interesting, I don't suppose you have a picture? Sounds simple enough...
I'm looking at buying a Volt in the near future, and I'll need to haul 2,000lbs a few times a year. I found two hitches that say they are rated for 2K, and require removing the rear bumper and installing directly to the frame (I think)