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Old 07-27-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Back clearance

I have two questions on our 3010DS


1. Seems like the back clearance in this unit is very low. We use the hitch mainly for our bike rack and this ends up scraping the ground at every gas station. Has anybody had this problem and, better yet, a solution

2. Has anybody had issues with the latches on the drawers. We have had 3 of them lock in the closed position which then prevents them from closing.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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We went this route with the bike rack. Bolt on bumper mount receiver just for that. Since the tow bar needed a 2" rise insert, and I've never found a double receiver with 2 rises, I went this route. Works fine. On previous mh, was able to do it with the receiver hitch and a double insert, 2" drop / 4" rise.
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Better picture of the bolt on. Plenty strong enough for a few bikes.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
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That's the exact kind of bolt-onto bumper hitch and bike rack that let my buddy's bikes drag down the highway on his travel trailer. His bumper bent and twisted and broke something.
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The very reason I've fabricated my own bumpers and mounts on the last several trailers. Believe me, I surveyed this bumper and welds before doing it. On the lippert trailer frames, the bumper mounts are barely stitch welded, so I've always cut those off and built my own. To each his own, but guarantee you won't see nothing I built dragging down the road.
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Cj, if by chance you do go the bolt on route, I would suggest purchasing grade 8 bolts. I believe it comes with grade 5. I'm guessing you don't pull a toad? If not, I'd probably just do a 4" rise receiver insert.
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I really like the double hitch idea, I am currently not towing so the higher angle coming off the hitch would work. Where can i get this contraption?
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www.etrailer.com They have skads of options. Got just about everything toad and trailer wise from them. Fair prices and good service.
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I had two drawer latches lock in the closed position on our 2013 Sunseeker 2300. They can be pried open with a screwdriver and a lot of effort, but will eventually break. Our dealer replaced both latches under warranty. I have decided to carry some backup latches when we travel because a drawer that won't close is extremely annoying.
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Thanks on the latches, was thinking on trying to find different ones and just change the all.
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