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Old 03-31-2016, 10:50 AM   #21
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Sage,
Look into Fiamma racks.
I took a serious look at them and still may buy one.
They bolt onto the back wall of the RV.
You would probably need to find the wall studs for attachment though.
They use them all over Europe on their smaller B and C RV's and they are starting to pop up here in the states.
I saw one on a new Ford class B and they are slick.
Fold up when not in use.
The frame stays attached to the wall.
I think the manufacturers should offer them as an option.
No more hitch mounting.

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Old 03-31-2016, 11:38 AM   #22
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:30 PM   #23
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No toad Bob!
Doesn't look like we are taking the tricycle this upcoming trip Sunday to Yosemite unless the ladder rack will hold up with my bike on it.
Total Loss good idea but what about the big rear window and way too expensive for us.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:26 PM   #24
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Went to Hitch Shop $$$$$

Went with carrier to a hitch shop and they gave me 2 options. Use a custom riser which would cost $150 or use a 2x2 bent up to outter floor of basket with another vertical support welded on the inner basket bottom rising from the 2x2. Second option would be the most stabile and there would only be the MH receiver used.However, it's $250 plus another $35 to drill a hole in my MH hitch for a stabilizer bolt.
Anyway, I returned the HF riser and went to another HF that had the dual receiver. It extends 4" farther than the first HF riser. Attached are photos. The tricycle is very secure in the basket and it weighs 90lbs total plus hitch adapter.
Last photo is the returned HF first crooked riser. It's 4" shorter than the second one.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:04 PM   #25
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Had Hitch shop solve the bike and trike carrier issue

Went to another hitch shop and they sold me a ready made Heavy Duty 6" riser with without extender 8" instead of HF 11". They cut the existing 2" tube flush with the basket and beefed up the rack bottom with a real 2" tube welding to 2x2 on the bottom of the basket. The new tube has a 2" receiver with set screw at the end for a bike rack. Everything got moved way in and now the basket is 6" from the bumper instead of 16" with the HF riser.
Strapped down the tricycle for the ride home and it was tight with no wiggle at all. Next step is to get a 2bike rack that fits close to the receiver. Photos below show new riser and welded on beefed up tube.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:35 PM   #26
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Done!

Called around and picked up a 2 bike rack on sale at CW. Bought the Swagman XC and it fits perfect. Even have room for a second bike if needed.
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:18 AM   #27
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My set up worked GREAT!

The DW loves her tricycle and having it up in Yosemite this past week opened up a whole new experience. Plus I let her carry all the clothes and lunch!
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:43 AM   #28
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That looks good.
Nice and tight to the MH.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:52 AM   #29
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That looks good.
Nice and tight to the MH.
It was tight with HF cargo straps. But, I'm going to buy heavier straps. I also picked up a set of magnetic trailer lights and 7 blade/4 prong adapter and installed it minutes before leaving with tie straps.
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