Originally Posted by HWDean
If you have the factory PW suspension, etc., adding that weight to the rear of your unit may negatively affect handling. There is already too much weight behind the rear axle. I believe the hitch itself weighs 60lb. Add cargo to that figure.
You are correct. The hitch weighs about 65 lbs. Not much weight can should be added to the van. I added Sumo Springs and the Super Springs(extra leaf) and Bilstein shocks. After all of these suspension upgrades, the van drives much better. Although a bit stiffer, handling is more responsive.