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Old 05-18-2015, 07:28 PM   #11
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I had a 2" receiver installed on the front of my truck. I used a platform on the hitch to carry the bikes. Yes, I know It looks strange, but it a great solution. I could see the handle bars to keep am eye on the bikes to be sure they were secure.

My two cents says it is the best way to go.


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Old 05-18-2015, 08:10 PM   #12
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I had a 2" receiver installed on the front of my truck. I used a platform on the hitch to carry the bikes. Yes, I know It looks strange, but it a great solution. I could see the handle bars to keep am eye on the bikes to be sure they were secure.

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Doesn't really look strange! Good place to carry the weight. I'm considering putting one on my F-250. It's a bolt on install. Also working on a way to suspend the honey wagon from the bike carrier to haul it to the dump station.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:34 PM   #13
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Just finished installing a front mount hitch on my 2014 F-250. Purchased the hitch and a bike rack from etrailer.com. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but install was easy and the rack seems to hold our two bikes securely. Our 8289ws just would not handle the weight on the rear bumper.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:38 AM   #14
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We had a 2" receiver welded to the frame on the back of our 5er then bought a good bike rack. works great. I think our kids think we're spending their inheritance, I knew they were smart like their mom.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:59 AM   #15
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I have the same Fiver, mounted my Arvika bike rack on the back bumper. Put bikes on and promptly took them off. No way I am carrying my mountain bike on the back, way too unstable. Due to the nature of revolution hitch a Pin Box bike mount will not work.

I sold the Ravika on kijji, bought a Thule system for the F150 Screw, bikes on the roof of the truck now, works well, no issues other than a few bug splats.
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