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Old 08-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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DUal Hitch Extension

I have a Dual Hitch Extension (see pictures) I am considering using with my folding camper so I can carry a bike rack. It appears it will 'fit' and clear the trailer with bikes attached. It looks like the tongue weight will be just under the specified maximum tongue wait. I am curious if anyone has used one of these successfully? Thank you
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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I used one similar to this one Swagman Trailhead Hitch Mounted 4-Bike Towing Rack S-63390 for 4 or 5 years on my 1988 Coleman Sequia Popup.

Mine actually looked more like this one: 4-bike, 2" Receiver, Towing

Mine was a Reese, I think it had a 250 lb tongue limit. One downer about it was that many bikes these days don't have a horizontal bar between the seat post and the steering post, so your bikes may not ride level; but this is a problem with all racks that carry bikes from the top, rather than by the wheels.

It was nice that I didn't have to remove the bikes; just disconnect the trailer.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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Bought one to use but the bike rack is close to the tongue jack and would have to load the bikes after hitching up the PUP. Thought it would hamper turning and would also have to unload the bikes to back into sites??? In thinking about it later, the bikes on the back of my TV would get me overloaded for TV payload with the tongue weight, bike rack weight and the weight of the bikes. So no, scared myself out of it. I did see a rig with one last weekend, it was a PUP pulled with an SUV. It had only one vertical bar and they were carrying 5 bikes. It snapped at the top weld on their trip to the campground. Thought 5 bikes was a bit much weight for it. Yours looks a bit more studier than that one. Check your payload weights.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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does work with towing a popup, if you stay below its rated weight capacity.
won't work if you're using a WDH.
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