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Old 04-19-2015, 12:48 AM   #1
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Adding a hitch to 2502 KS

Has anyone had any luck adding a hitch to the rear of their 2502 KS? I'm looking for model specific info. Thanks....
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:55 PM   #2
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What is the purpose of the hitch? The bumper of most trailers are not designed to bear much weight. A serious hitch would require someone with design and manufacturing skills to attach a hitch to the trailer frame. Welding on the frame could void the frame warranty.


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Old 04-28-2015, 07:01 PM   #3
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As far as I know, Rockwood/Flagstaff TTs have a warning sticker on the rear bumper, warning that any mod to it, may void frame's warranty.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:52 AM   #4
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RV suppliers sell a bolt-on style receiver hitch but as mentioned, you need to be careful how much weight you place on it. If you are out of warranty, you could have a receiver hitch welded to the frame but need to still watch your weight balance as what you put on the rear affects your tongue weight and possibly your ride. Lots of reading here on the site about this.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:04 PM   #5
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It can be done, but it has to be a full upgraded weld job; you can't just clamp something to the bumper. I had my dealer install a 2" receiver on my 2012 Roo 19. See pics below. I've carried two bikes on it for 3 seasons, no problems. I'm having him put a similar receiver on my new Mini Lite 2503S.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:09 PM   #6
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That is more along the lines if what I have been thinking about. Can you get some close ups of where it is welded to the frame? Thanks
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:39 PM   #7
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It's still in storage right now. If I get a chance in the next few days, I'll see what I can do.
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Toy Haulin': Here are some more pics. I'll try to describe and you can try to follow along in the pics. Basically, they took a piece of 2 x 2 about 18" long for the receiver. On each side of this, they welded another piece of 2 x 2 that runs over to the I-beams of the trailer frame. They welded a plate under this junction to reinforce it (1st pic). They cut a slit in the transverse 2 x 2's it so that the flange of the I-beam slides into the 2 x 2's and the 2 x 2's are welded to both the flange and the web of the I-beams (2nd & 3rd pics). Across the end (towards front of trailer) of the 2 x 2 that makes the receiver, they welded a long 1 x 2 (4th pic). This 1 x 2 spans the 2 I-beams of the frame and is welded to the underside of the bottom flange of the I-beams (5th pic).

As I said before, two bikes, no problem. I wouldn't put any more on it, though.
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