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Old 02-14-2015, 11:33 PM   #11
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Never doubted you. But, come on, 50 pounds?! Why bother installing a hitch?! 2 bikes and a rack likely go 60��. Been thousands of miles with mine over VERY ROUGH ROADS and zip, nada! We always carry 2 bicycles on a rack that holds the wheels.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:18 AM   #12
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I will reinforce the hitch a little but maybe bolt on something, I plan to put two Honda's on but it will all weigh less than 100lbs, I think it should be okay but that's next year.


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Old 02-15-2015, 11:44 AM   #13
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What you want to avoid as much as possible is the HUGE amount of bounce on ANY RACK, bicycle, platform or home design. As previously mentioned, I take a huge % of the flex out by using ratchet straps and soft loop ties. Just keep that in mind that the flex will be there whether you see it or not. Come up with something that works for you.
This is NOT unique to fifth wheels.
A friend JUST SPENT many thousands on a contraption to carry his golf cart and tow 4 wheels down on a 40 ft diesel MH. Was reported and stopped out of state. Golf cart was waving so bad, concerned citizens thought he was going to lose it and cause a wreck.
He WAS IN LEGAL COMPLIANCE. No citation. He went to the fabricator and had special braces added.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:37 PM   #14
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We purchased SB 31RK several months ago and was told by dealer the rear hitch is for bike and has max wtg of 50lbs.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:26 PM   #15
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We purchased SB 31RK several months ago and was told by dealer the rear hitch is for bike and has max wtg of 50lbs.
I am glad I got the 2 inch receiver on mine. With a 300 lbs capacity. We bring 2 bikes that weigh 35 each. The bike rack itself weighs 30. I am not sure what they expect to put on a 50 pound limit
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:56 AM   #16
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I plan to beef up the hitch on mine but I still will not put more than 100lb on it. I will call the factory and find out what I can do, 50lb is a joke


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I plan to beef up the hitch on mine but I still will not put more than 100lb on it. I will call the factory and find out what I can do, 50lb is a joke


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I also would be interested to hear what they have to say.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:33 AM   #18
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DW and I don't ride bikes and I have extra room in my long bed 3500 I could just put the Honda's on the hitch when I dry camp or when I get to a campground and don't want to haul the Honda's around, it's a thought.


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I will reinforce the hitch a little but maybe bolt on something, I plan to put two Honda's on but it will all weigh less than 100lbs, I think it should be okay but that's next year.


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