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Old 09-28-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Bike Rack

I was looking for a bike rack that didn't have to go on the rear of the trailer or the front of the truck. After searching I came across some systems that mounted on the hitch A frame of the trailer. I mocked up a bracket and bike carrier out of wood to see what the clearances were. The canopy hit the bikes on a sharp turn(turning around in a cull-de-sac/jack knife condition). With this being unacceptable because of the places we go boon docking, I came up the idea of putting the bike rack on the hitch receiver shank. The rack it self is a Swagman 64663 designed for use on an RV. I purchased an extended length shank for the receiver head(went from a 10" to a 14")Then I designed and built a receiver to slide over the new shank. I then designed and built an upper shank to fit in the receiver I built and to fit the bike rack. Now when turning sharp, the bikes are above the propane tank cover with lots of clearance. Pictures to follow.

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Old 09-28-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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Here are some pictures of the bike rack and mounting.

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Old 09-28-2014, 07:33 PM   #3
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Here's some more pictures.

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Nicely done.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:17 AM   #5
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I like that bike rack. Nice and simple!


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