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Old 07-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Dual hitch adapter for bike rack

As anyone ever used one of these to mount a bike rack to the hitch while towing? Is it safe to use or does the adapter compromise the towing capability?
http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Receiv...+hitch+adapter
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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These compromise quite a bit. Its rated for only 4,000lbs and your TT is twice that weight.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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1 of these might work for ya:

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can't use it with a WDH and it rated too low for trailer weight.
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As anyone ever used one of these to mount a bike rack to the hitch while towing? Is it safe to use or does the adapter compromise the towing capability?
http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Receiv...+hitch+adapter
I used a similar one when I had my pop-up.
The one's I have (I have two) are not rated high enough to take the weight of my Kanga(Roo).

The first one pictured I used with my mini van and the pop-up - rated at 6000 lbs (custom made)

The second one pictured I uses when I upgraded my TV to a Ram still with my popup - rated at 5000 lbs
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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Thanks or the input. Guess I'll just keep them I'm the bed of the truck.
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you could go with a front hitch receiver.
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If I owned a pickup again, I would consider one of these from Yakima to allow full access to the truck bed:

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I used a similar one when I had my pop-up.
The one's I have (I have two) are not rated high enough to take the weight of my Kanga(Roo).

The first one pictured I used with my mini van and the pop-up - rated at 6000 lbs (custom made)

The second one pictured I uses when I upgraded my TV to a Ram still with my popup - rated at 5000 lbs



I should qualify that I used the bike rack pictured below with the above hitches.
I removed the lower "L" peace when using the rack with the first hitch.

I really like the set up it just won't work with a WDH.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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Or...

What about one of these?

Dakine Pickup Pad: Amazon.com: Sports & Outdoors

I bought one on the recommendation of another FRF member and love it.
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