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Old 03-30-2016, 08:00 AM   #21
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Just did the same front hitch for my 2012 F-250. After reading horror stories of bumpers falling off tt and over $1,000 being paid for bike racks over the propane tanks. I decided on a front hitch with 4 place bike rack all under $225 and easy install.
Could not be happier! Now just waiting for our new trailer to arrive.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:19 PM   #22
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It looks low but it's not the lowest thing under the truck. If you're still concerned though it also is mountable in a raised position but you have to cut a hole through the fascia. Check out etrailer.com for info.

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I got no problems cutting a hole in the fascia. That hangs down ridiculously far anyhow. Don't want anything lower than that.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:45 PM   #23
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I came up with this idea the other day. Pretty cheap and took about an hour to build. Definatly not as fancy but the bikes are solid and held to the bulkhead with a 5/16 u bolt. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2016, 08:53 PM   #24
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Looks good...I did something similar when I towed our TT...that wouldn't work so well with our 5er...lol
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:07 PM   #25
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I went with this setup. It leaves plenty of room in bed and can load 4-5 bikes in about 2 minutes.
http://bikefastrack.com
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:34 AM   #26
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Installed my Curt front hitch yesterday. Got a Rhino Rack 4 bike rack for it. Preliminary testing has gone well. Much better than lugging bikes in and out of the 5er.

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Also excellent for canoe front support.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:07 AM   #27
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That's my page & camper and my father-in-law's handiwork.
I know that obviously wouldn't work with my Revolution/Sidewinder setup, but I'm still intrigued whether you run into any issues with clearance between the bikes/rack and the truck cab ?

I'm guessing that since the bikes are shorter than the 5er is wide, and I'm guessing most of the setup is above the bed rails, it all worked out ok.
Do you have an 8ft bed ?
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:10 AM   #28
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I know that obviously wouldn't work with my Revolution/Sidewinder setup, but I'm still intrigued whether you run into any issues with clearance between the bikes/rack and the truck cab ?

I'm guessing that since the bikes are shorter than the 5er is wide, and I'm guessing most of the setup is above the bed rails, it all worked out ok.
Do you have an 8ft bed ?
You're right, the Revolution/Sidewinder are a non-starter with this setup.

And never have had clearance issues; though I do have an 8' bed. I have a good bit of room between the truck and cab, though.

As you can see, there's a good bit of space when pulling forward:
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:26 PM   #29
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Bike Rack

Sorry, but I really don't see the full picture to understand the bike rack. All I see is under the vehicle.
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:58 PM   #30
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The actual bike rack would be your typical 4 bike rack that goes into the hitch on the back of your vehicle. Nothing special about the rack. The OP just had a front hitch mounted to avoid hanging the rack off the back of their trailer.
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