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Old 08-05-2010, 11:02 PM   #31
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herk 7769 the rack has been on the back since 07, i have been to oregon twice from central ca. and alot of trips to the high country, the only time it has been off was last month to repaint.


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Old 08-06-2010, 06:57 AM   #32
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Could you take some photos of the way the receivers are attached to the frame? Your mod is very interesting and I would love to make it happen if at all possible.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:48 AM   #33
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If anyone needs to, or MUST, use a rear mounted bike or utility rake on the rear of their trailer, I'd suggest a universal motor-home receiver. These are attached to the frame, instead of the bumper(which is not an actual bumper, it's a drain hose storage device).



There are many companies who manufacture and sell such a hitch.

Also, if you have an old receiver laying around, it can be modified by removing the frame mounting brackets and installing Weld-On brackets.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:35 PM   #34
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FR states that frame hitch will invalidate the warranty

But...

When the warranty is over I may revisit this issue. I would like to see how the Redskin's contraption was attached to the frame. Especially since one of the receivers is in the center of his camper.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:49 PM   #35
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you can find hundreds of posts about upset owners who put a bike rack on the rear bumper of their ultra-lite trailer, only to find that the bumper failed and their bikes/rack were bouncing down the road.

bigger, heavier trailers, like 5th wheels, have beefier frames and bumpers. ultralites don't.
It may not be only ultralites that have this problem. My brother had the rear bumper twist off his '06 Cougar 5er. 3 bikes mounted on the carier. One of the bikes was ruined, the other 2 were OK.

He reworked his canoe carrier & the bikes are up front.
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herk7769 there are two 4" channels that go all the way across and are welded frame to frame, one up against the bumper and one 6" back, the recievers are then welded to them. Both recievers only have a tack weld on the bumper to keep them aligned. i put masking tape on the bumper to seperate it for the picture. The reason for the 2nd reciever is for the weight of the generator (179lbs) Thats alot of weight off to one side of the center reciever
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herk7769 there are two 4" channels that go all the way across and are welded frame to frame, one up against the bumper and one 6" back, the recievers are then welded to them. Both recievers only have a tack weld on the bumper to keep them aligned. i put masking tape on the bumper to seperate it for the picture. The reason for the 2nd reciever is for the weight of the generator (179lbs) Thats alot of weight off to one side of the center reciever
Really nice job. Your photos are going into my "future projects" folder.
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I purchased a ladder mounted bike rack, it works ok! You just need to make sure the tires are secure and cannot move. I out my sons BMX bikes on our and the forks shifted and the front pegs scratch up the fiberglass pretty bad!
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If anyone needs to, or MUST, use a rear mounted bike or utility rake on the rear of their trailer, I'd suggest a universal motor-home receiver. These are attached to the frame, instead of the bumper(which is not an actual bumper, it's a drain hose storage device).



There are many companies who manufacture and sell such a hitch.


Hello all.
Thanks for all of the great info.... have been reading for hours.

I hope that I am allowed to post here even though I do not have a Forest River TT.
My hubby and I almost bought one, but there was just not enough room for his wheelchair.

We ended up getting a "new" 2009 Dutchman Aerolite 25FK because the floorplan was perfect for his chair.


Now, on to why I "quoted" this message.

We purchased a wheelchair lift because we could no longer use ramps.
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(Our lift will not be this large and it will have 2 actuators.)

It will be about 30" wide and 44" long.
It will have about a 5' height. (as tall as me! )

It will weigh about 165lbs WITH the actuators attached.
I plan on removing both of them before travel.

Ours will be permanently welded together so no having to "assemble and dissemble" every time. (yeh)

Please bare with me....I am getting to the question.....

The only way for us to carry this with us is to load it on the back of the T.T.
And, from what I have been reading it does not sound like a good idea.

Mike, will the frame receiver hitch you posted work for this?
(The LIFT is 2" receiver ready.)
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I'm trying to figure out how to carry my mobility scooter and am running into the same problems. For now, I am using 10' ramps to get it into the PU truck, but that sure is not ideal. If anybody figures out how I can attach it to either the truck or the RV, please let me know.
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