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WK2 towing w/receiver extension

I'm not sure if we have any towing experts in this forum, but I'm looking for some help. I have a 2014 WK2 with the factory tow package & I want to use a hitch Receiver Extension that has a second "accessory" receiver for a bike rack, like one of these:

or https://www.princessauto.com/en/clas...t/PA0008718496

Here are the details I think I need for my calculations:
2014 WK2 w. GVW rating of 6500 lbs (10% of GVW is tongue weight so 6500 x 10% = 650 lbs)
I have a 1200 lb tent trailer with a tongue weight of 170 lbs.
I have 2 bikes I want to put on a bike rack. rack is 30 lbs, bikes are 35 lbs each = 100 lbs total

From the reading I have done, when I use the receiver extension, I need to half the tongue weight (650lbs max vehicle tongue weight 2 = 325 lbs). So because the bikes/rack & the tongue trailer weight are only 275 lbs, I am OK to use the receiver extension because the max tongue weight for the WK2 is 325 lbs?

Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Last edited by darcym12345; 05-30-2021 at 12:13 AM.
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