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Old 07-27-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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Has anyone used the "Up N Front" receiver?

We are looking at all of the options for carrying bikes on the front "A" frame of our 23 IKSS. Arvika looks nice but pricy. The Stromberg Carlson only carried 100lbs. What about the "Up n front?" It is also not cheap but has a 225 lbs capacity? Just curious if anyone has one and can comment?
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:37 PM   #2
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Neat idea but not sure if the stability loaded with bikes. Saw another idea where it mounted to 2 sides of the A frame on a camper this weekend. I have a pickup and just use a 2 X 6 board with fork mounts. I'm happy with it.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:53 PM   #3
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Assuming that it needs to be removed when you lower the front bed end? We also have a 23 IKSS and this would be interesting to me if it works. We would only do 2 bikes plus the bike rack. Likely not over 100 lbs. I need to check my WDH, though. They don't list it but it may still be an issue.
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Actually you would be able to leave the vertical bar installed. Would have to remove the bikes and the bike carrier from the receiver and should fit. I have 30.5" from the top of the frame to the bottom side of the bunk. It should have at least 1/2 inch clearance. Tight but doable. They also make a double receiver I am considering. Could put a cargo rack on the other side. Still pondering options. It is only $20 more. They even have a place to mount the spare tire freeing up "weight" available for the back bumper.
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Can't use a double receiver with a WDH.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:16 AM   #6
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Has anyone used the "Up N Front" receiver?

No. The vehicle receiver is not double but the vertical portion of the Up N Front has an optional double receiver. Would not impact the WD of trailer.
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Im not intimately familiar with the A frame style, but on our Mini Lite we use a "bike bunk". It mounts on the tongue in front of the camper (above the propane tanks). Basically gives you a hitch receiver that is elevated and on the front. Then you just use whichever hitch receiver mounted bike rack you prefer. I will see about posting a pic if I can find one. But, as I said, without familiarity of the A frame style, it may not be functional for your use
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:05 PM   #9
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I just watched this youtube video of the Avrika. I can see why it is more expensive. It is a more complex system offering the ability to adjust the fit.



I like the Avrika idea of being able to fold down the bike rack itself to supposedly allow the bed end to be deployed. But I would need to see that this actually works. I guess the sweet spot would be to adjust it high enough to clear the propane tank cover and low enough so that when the bike hitch is folded you can deploy the bed. If all that works then it would be pretty cool. I could also go with their 2" receiver setup which also looks to be adjustable but I would want to confirm that.
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I just watched this youtube video of the Avrika.
He's fortunate that his battery is in front of his propane tanks. I don't believe that would have worked on my Roo 19, with the battery in the back. His tongue appears to be longer, too. Also, with my bunk down, there was only about an inch or two (just enough to open the cover to get to the valves) between the tank cover and the bunk. (I installed a window in my tank cover so I could see what the auto regulator was doing, because you couldn't look down into the top opening with the bunk down.)
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