Originally Posted by Stormrider151
Too much weight and bouncing. I called a hitch company that confirms this and further said that mounting a hitch to the trailer frame would not work because the frame is too light. (really??).
all hybrids have ultra-light frames which are not designed for the physics involved with a loaded bike rack that hangs out and away from the trailer's frame and since your trailer has no shocks, the bouncing causes the bikes' weight to pull back and down on the frame and rack.
most bike rack manufacturers won't even warrantee a rack that's mounted on a RV's bumper.
if you don't care about the frame's warrantee, a number of hybrid owners have had a 2" receiver welded and braced to the bumper AND the frame.
the Arvika system is sweet but WAY over-priced.
is your tonneau cover a hard one or soft one?
my Avalanche has a hard tonneau cover system and i'm planning on buying the Yakima Control Tower/Landing Pad 6 system for my tonneau cover.
saw a couple of trucks with this system installed on their tonneau covers, at a big bike festival.
currently i have a ball-mount Swagman bike rack on my truck's step bumper that holds the bikes above the A-frame's batteries.
i have no problems with clearance except on really tight turns.
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
'07 Roo 23SS pushing an '07 Chevy Avalanche
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC