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Old 07-20-2019, 07:28 PM   #1
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Bike rack and towing with one hitch?

We bought this Yakima bike rack but now we may also want to tow a Bug behind our FR3. Is there any way to somehow attach both to one hitch at the back of our RV? TIA!
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:32 PM   #2
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Yes. You can get a dual-receiver hitch extender. Hook up the tow bar to the Bug in the bottom receiver, and the bike rack in the top receiver. Check that your tow bar is long enough that the bikes won't hit the front of the car on turns. Here's a link to one available from etrailer.

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Adapt...iABEgL5vfD_BwE
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:10 PM   #3
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And here's one from Harbor Freight....

https://www.harborfreight.com/search...ceiver%20hitch

Just make sure any dual hitch will be heavy enough for what you want to haul/carry.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:04 PM   #4
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Measure and template with cardboard first. The dual receive adapters vary in space between the upper and lower.

In my case, we use one to Dolly tow as well as a cargo basket (with 150 lbs load}. The cargo basket is has an offset bar which raises it enough to clear the dolly.

Depending on your needs, you can get a dual receiver with a long hitch adapter for clearance, or a hitch with a second receiver on top.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:08 PM   #5
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Image. The distance is deceiving. There is several inches clearance between the carrier and the car bumper. The carrier clears the dolly by about 6 inches at the ball and has plenty of clearance for the road
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:23 PM   #6
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Yes. You can get a dual-receiver hitch extender. Hook up the tow bar to the Bug in the bottom receiver, and the bike rack in the top receiver. Check that your tow bar is long enough that the bikes won't hit the front of the car on turns. Here's a link to one available from etrailer.

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Adapt...iABEgL5vfD_BwE


Perfect! Thanks a ton!
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:29 AM   #7
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Thank you all! Very helpful!
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:52 PM   #8
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Why not put a hitch receiver on the bug and mount the bikes there??
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Old 07-21-2019, 03:35 PM   #9
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Here is my setup

Drop down receiver has the bike rack reveiver welded on top. See attached photos
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