Originally Posted by cws
Get your concern Hans, but... isn't that the same wimpy hollow tubing that both you and your wife (and all of us) trust to hold you up when on the bike?
If you look at the picture again you'll see that my fat @ss sits directly above the electrics,
my pretty 110 lb wifey sits just forward of the crossbrace,
the rest of it is used for saddlebags and the tour pack.
It is designed to support weight not to be pulled on from the bottom and rear.
As far as having issues,
that's going to depend on how much weight you're towing,
a Dauntless hitch is a well designed product for a 100-150 lb trailer lightly loaded
(I've owned two Dauntless hitches and four trailers)
With a heavy camper like Bunkhouse (250+) the Dauntless flexes fore and aft,
you can actually feel it when you hit bumps especially parking lot speed bumps,
we all know what happens when you keep pulling metal back and forth, eventually.....
the old Airhead BMW's were notorious for cracking the frame if you put a tour pack on them,
they are still using the same tubing today.