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Old 05-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Rear RV Hitch

Anybody know of other brands of hitches for the rear of trailers. I found a couple made by Curt and one made by Hidden Hitch. Seems there would be more hitch companies building these?
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Anybody know of other brands of hitches for the rear of trailers. I found a couple made by Curt and one made by Hidden Hitch. Seems there would be more hitch companies building these?
Not sure what u want to mount on the hitch but warranty on frame is voided when anything is attached to frame or bumper.
You didn't say make model or year either.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Agree with turbo... not recommended. Suggest search many posts on this subj...

If you still want a receiver, suggest find a knowledgable welding shop with lots of experience building custom hitches. Also suggest keep wt to a min.

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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Not sure what u want to mount on the hitch but warranty on frame is voided when anything is attached to frame or bumper.
You didn't say make model or year either.
Oh, I have a 2013 Rockwood 8289WS.

My last trailer had one of these from the factory.

I have read about the warranty deal. And from what I can tell, Lippert will not warranty it anyway? They appear to be quite creative in comming up with reasons it wasn't there fault the frame failed.
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my sabre has a factory installed bike rack/cooler hauler rated for 450lbs .

im a member of the failed bike rack hitch years ago . never again .

I would hate to recomend somthing for you .
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my sabre has a factory installed bike rack/cooler hauler rated for 450lbs .

im a member of the failed bike rack hitch years ago . never again .

I would hate to recomend somthing for you .
Is your Sabre factory installed bike rack/ cooler hauler safe for bikes?
Just not sure by what you meant when you said you had a bike rack hitch fail. Not the current one right?
Asking because my Shasta Revere also has a bike rack/ cooler hauler whatever tray on the back of it.
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Is your Sabre factory installed bike rack/ cooler hauler safe for bikes?
Just not sure by what you meant when you said you had a bike rack hitch fail. Not the current one right?
Asking because my Shasta Revere also has a bike rack/ cooler hauler whatever tray on the back of it.
IMO, none of them are safe to carry bikes whether factory installed or aftermarket. The shock loads generated by the roads which is magnified by the bikes will eventually break either the rack or the frame where it mounts. Best thing to do with bikes is make a stand up rack to set inside the trailer.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #8
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Even a factory set up like this one?
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That's one of the better ones I've seen, but I still would not put bikes on it unless they were secured to where they could not shake or vibrate. The shaking/vibration is the villain on any steel frame. Voice of experience.
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There is a vertical component to it for bikes. I should have put it up for show but it's dark outside now. Regardless, we don't plan on taking bikes, we are busy with the dogs. I posted this just for sake of argument. Might puta box on it for gear. We also cannot have bike in our trailer, slide is too big.
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