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Old 05-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #61
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I think this is what the lady is asking about.

Amazon.com: Dual 2" Hitch Bicycle Receiver Adapter Extender Extension 4000lb: Automotive
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #62
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I think the easy solution would be to take a pc of 3/4" plywood and build a small standup bike rack. Put rubber pads on the bottom and carry them inside the trailer. No possiblility of theft, no extra hitch, etc.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #63
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I was the told that the factory deleted the hitch because of directions from their legal department.
Legal department? Really?
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:51 PM   #64
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Legal department? Really?
Everyone has a legal dept. these days. With as sue happy everyone is, it's mandatory. I am sure they were getting lawsuits or too many warranty call ins for the rear bumper breaking off with too much weight on it (200-300 lbs isn't that hard to exceed) so they just nixed them entirely.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #65
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Not to pull you off topic-because I too would like an answer to your question-but, what about the dual receiver hitches? We would like to be able to carry kids bikes and our bikes and are trying to figure out how it can be done. The top of our Tahoe is reserved for our kayaks.
We will be getting our SV291 in June and were wondering about installing a bike rack to the rear of the TT or using a dual hitch. The dual hitch makes me worry though.....
I can hardly wait for someone from FR to respond!
My advice is to be careful with dual hitch receivers and understand the ratings limitations. Most of these reduce the overall tongue weight allowed and none (that I know of) will allow a weight distribution hitch to be used.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #66
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Is someone twisting your arm making you buy FR products? They sure didn't twist mine. I was not given anything, I bought what I wanted. Most of us poor folks don't have Peterbilts or Macks to pull trailers like you indicate you want the mfg's to build.

Put the bikes inside the trailer and enjoy life!

I Tow my 5er with a 1/2 ton and doing fine with it. I was asking for a solution for the much talked about topic of bike carriers and suggested the manufacturers take heed. I purchased a FR for various reasons and nobody twists this guys arm. Quite capable of making a decision on my own. But when I do make a purchase of this magnitude , I have some expectations. I do not have the means to rebuild and modify my camper, nor do I have time. I save that for camping. So, what I have been doing, is loading the 2 bikes in the truck bed, as the weight of the spare tire mounted to the rear bumper, by the manufacturer, tore the welds off from the bumper. Pic attached:
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We just talked about getting fork mounts and installing them on a 2x8 to keep the bikes upright and figuring a way to put it all in the camper. A little more brainstorming and we should be able to do it without damaging anything. Everything else looks a little too questionable. I appreciate all the input. We certainly reached this decision about 10x faster with all of the extra help!
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Photo of "home made" bike mount.

Bikes and carrier are "gone"
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:39 PM   #69
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We just talked about getting fork mounts and installing them on a 2x8 to keep the bikes upright and figuring a way to put it all in the camper. A little more brainstorming and we should be able to do it without damaging anything. Everything else looks a little too questionable. I appreciate all the input. We certainly reached this decision about 10x faster with all of the extra help!
i've been using fork mounts on a 2x4 for years.
and Triguy is correct. you can't use those dual-hitch receivers with a WDH.
about the only setup you could use it with, would be towing a popup or teardrop-style trailer that wouldn't need a WDH and had a very light tongue weight.
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Vrmhw-m I would love to see pics when you are finished. I too am struggling with a way to carry two bikes. Thanks
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