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Old 03-28-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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Where to put bikes? Problem solved!

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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Old 03-28-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
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Nice work! Running into the same issue as well. I wanted to go this route but I believe with mine I need to cut the plastic air damn. Not really a fan of that and besides it's a lease. Looking at a hitch for the back of the 5'er. So that won't cause issues with air flow?
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Nice work! Running into the same issue as well. I wanted to go this route but I believe with mine I need to cut the plastic air damn. Not really a fan of that and besides it's a lease. Looking at a hitch for the back of the 5'er. So that won't cause issues with air flow?
Pinbox hitch/rack. For a fifth wheel, it's hard to beat its awesomeness.
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Pinbox hitch/rack. For a fifth wheel, it's hard to beat its awesomeness.
Getting them off the pinbox hitch is what worried me about that setup. Plus I have the snowplow package on my 250 so I figured since I was already beefed up might as well use it.

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Old 03-28-2016, 03:18 PM   #5
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Getting them off the pinbox hitch is what worried me about that setup. Plus I have the snowplow package on my 250 so I figured since I was already beefed up might as well use it.
It's not so bad but it IS a 2-step process. First you put the bikes up into the truck bed and then from there, put them onto the rack. Taking them down is somehow easier- I usually have someone on the ground to help me out.
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Nice work! Running into the same issue as well. I wanted to go this route but I believe with mine I need to cut the plastic air damn. Not really a fan of that and besides it's a lease. Looking at a hitch for the back of the 5'er. So that won't cause issues with air flow?
Thanks! Airflow should be just fine. Plus the bikes will catch some of the bug gunk and save my grill/radiator a bit. May have to wash the bikes at the CG before riding after a long tow. ;-)

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Old 03-28-2016, 05:56 PM   #7
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Be easier to keep your eye on them up front. I`m too lazy for a bike so I take my atv with me.
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I have considered a front hitch. I have a 2-bike hitch rack that I use on the back of the TT and carry 2 on the roof of the camper shell. Moving to a 4-bike hitch on the front would solve a lot of frustration factor...

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I have considered a front hitch. I have a 2-bike hitch rack that I use on the back of the TT and carry 2 on the roof of the camper shell. Moving to a 4-bike hitch on the front would solve a lot of frustration factor...

Yeah laying the moving blankets and hauling them in and out of the 5er was a PITA for sure. I'm waiting on delivery of the top tube adapters so I can mount all 3 bikes and give it a good test run. I'll post pictures and give a review once I do.

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Old 03-29-2016, 12:38 PM   #10
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Pinbox hitch/rack. For a fifth wheel, it's hard to beat its awesomeness.
EpendyDad, how did you install the pinbox hitch/rack? You drill and mount the hitch yourself? Is there anything to shy away from when drilling the pinbox (if a person were to do it themselves)?

Been thinking of this, but I'm kind of leery of drilling holes in a perfectly good pinbox and (potentially) weakening it. I have no reservations of my capabilities of drilling holes.....

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