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Old 02-22-2019, 03:02 PM   #1
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Smile RV bumper hitch adapter for bikes

Searched the forum but no luck
We a have 2016 MBS 2400W
We tow a small Fit ( Honda)
Want to take our bikes and can find lots of 4" adapters but our bumper is 9" high 2 inches deep
any suggestions other then putting a hitch on the FIT
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:07 PM   #2
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Roof top rack on the Fit?
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:40 PM   #3
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Searched the forum but no luck
We a have 2016 MBS 2400W
We tow a small Fit ( Honda)
Want to take our bikes and can find lots of 4" adapters but our bumper is 9" high 2 inches deep
any suggestions other then putting a hitch on the FIT
Thanks
Steve
I'd suggest something like this?

It just adds a small 2" receiver on top of your towing hitch to add a hitch mounted bike rack.

https://www.amazon.com/HiTow-Multi-U...s%2C206&sr=8-7
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:06 PM   #4
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Check this site out:
https//www.rvkayakracks.com


I have one on the back of our 5th wheel. LOVE it. I can load both bikes and two kayaks. Easy to load and unload.
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:44 PM   #5
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I'm not sure I understand exactly where you want a bike rack. IF, you'd like to attach a bike rack to the 4" square "Bumper tube" (that often stores the sewer hose), I'd advise caution. Those square tubes are often NOT built to carry the weight of extra cargo (bikes or otherwise) especially when, during travel, that load WILL be "bouncing" up and down creating extra stress. There are accessories to carry bikes. Check out eTrailer.com for some solutions.

https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=carry+bikes
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We have this mount which uses a 2" or 1 1/2" receiver. Works well;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CURT-18085-...YRVI:rk:1:pf:0
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Bumper bike mount

I would advise not to use any bumper mounted bike carrier on a travel trailer bikes bounce up and down so much that the carrier will break and dump bikes in middle of the road
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I would advise not to use any bumper mounted bike carrier on a travel trailer bikes bounce up and down so much that the carrier will break and dump bikes in middle of the road
The OP states they have a Motorhome, in the first post, not a TT.
They also stated they want to put it on their Honda FIT.
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Searched the forum but no luck
We a have 2016 MBS 2400W
We tow a small Fit ( Honda)
Want to take our bikes and can find lots of 4" adapters but our bumper is 9" high 2 inches deep
any suggestions other then putting a hitch on the FIT
Thanks
Steve
Hi Steve, had same problem, I tow a Honda CRV, already had towbar on it. Thought of putting some kind of bike rack between motorhome and towed car but always ran into issues. Canít get into rear storage with bike rake and bikes, in the way unhooking car, hooking car up, list goes on. Bought a bike rack and used Honda for bike rack. Had a friend follow me and said it was very stable. Only issue I have a problem with is the bikes partially hide the signal lights on Honda, so I will buy some suction signal light and put them on top of car, someday but not really an issue. Got a bike rack second hand for cheap. I think in your case I would buy trailer hitch (class c ? ) . Not a lot of money. Maybe do it yourself? Good luck and happy travels.
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The OP states they have a Motorhome, in the first post, not a TT.
They also stated they want to put it on their Honda FIT.
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other then putting a hitch on the FIT
OP doesnít want it on the FIT.
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