Originally Posted by fireman660r
The bicycle rack hitches are mounted to the bumper of the camper. I doubt I would even put the cooler in one of those hitches. I am talking about a custom built hitch mounted to the frame rails themselves. This hitch will start its attachment close to the axles and be mounted in multiple points back to the rear where the reciever is located. My older fifth wheel was a 97 terry and it had some 4" channel iron bolted to the frame at the rear and the had the reciever welded to the bottom of the channel iron with some 1/4" straps bolted to the sides of the channels for reinforcements. I made several 150 mile trips towing a 5k enclosed trailer without any issues. This new hitch will be mounted accross a larger area for equal load to the frame instead of just pulling at the rear. I apologize for opening this can of worms I was just seeing if anyone else on here had done it. Thanks for all the replies and I will post some pics when I am done.
sorry but my rack is most certainly mounted to the frame . not the bumper .
I had a 95 terry and the frame was much much heavier then these newer ones . YOU do what you want you wanted advice and mine is dont do it .
besides moving your mounting point/s forward only adds more weight and moves the stress point further forward .
and if you do a search on pin box fails on the forum I bet you think twice and those campers are not pulling another 5k .
or here >>>>>> Cracks in 5th wheel pin box to frame