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Old 03-23-2019, 09:33 AM   #1
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Can I install a rear hitch receiver on an HW276?

I bought an HW276 and wondering if i can install a receiver hitch on the back?
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:39 AM   #2
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I bought an HW276 and wondering if i can install a receiver hitch on the back?
A Rockwood HW276 is a very light trailer. I wouldn't want to try and install a receiver hitch and transport bikes or anything else on it.

What were you planning on carrying with the receiver hitch?
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I wouldn't recommend it.
I put one on my old trailer, too much flexing going on while traveling. The bumpers are not heavy enough, nor are the welds.
I wound up installing a front mounted receiver hitch on my pickup truck.

I have seen more than one instance while driving a truck where the bumper finally broke at the welds and was laying in the middle of the road with the bike rack and bikes still attached!
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:50 PM   #4
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Nope! Don't do it. Too lightweight of a frame.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:24 PM   #5
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Would something like this help to reinforce bumper in a lightweight frame.

Mount-n-Lock SafetyStruts Prevent RV Bumper Failure TM (SSN-Standard, Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071JM3GJD..._6LULCb8KNGPCV
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I put one on my 277 and had the bumper basically remade to support it. Then created a tongue weight issue when I put wood back there.
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No is the only answer.

Return the trailer buy the sports enthusiast package.

Please do not drive this trailer with anything hanging off the back. Asking for damage and loss of whatever you put back there and maybe someones life.
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Return the trailer buy the sports enthusiast package.



Please do not drive this trailer with anything hanging off the back. Asking for damage and loss of whatever you put back there and maybe someones life.


Are you saying the sports enthusiast package can handle a rear receiver or just to use the roof racks that come with it?
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If you beef things up, you can do a receiver. See posts #2 and #12 here for the ones I had put on my Roo 19 and Mini Lite 2503S.

Installing a hitch on my roo.

The Safety Struts in post #5 above also seem to be good; per forum members who've used them.

Do NOT simply bolt a receiver to the bumper; it is not strong enough by itself.

Also, as someone mentioned above, putting that kind of weight on the back of a pop-up is not good. I did it for one trip on my Coleman Sequoia and it created a major sway issue. I ended up with a Reese version of this:

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-...an/S64675.html

It worked very well; had 2 adult and 2 kids bikes on it. Used it for 5 or 6 years.
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If you beef things up, you can do a receiver. See posts #2 and #12 here for the ones I had put on my Roo 19 and Mini Lite 2503S.

Installing a hitch on my roo.

The Safety Struts in post #5 above also seem to be good; per forum members who've used them.

Do NOT simply bolt a receiver to the bumper; it is not strong enough by itself.

Also, as someone mentioned above, putting that kind of weight on the back of a pop-up is not good. I did it for one trip on my Coleman Sequoia and it created a major sway issue. I ended up with a Reese version of this:

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-...an/S64675.html

It worked very well; had 2 adult and 2 kids bikes on it. Used it for 5 or 6 years.
Thanks! Basically I just want to re-use my bike carrier on the back of the camper for my four bikes. I definitely don't want to create a sway issue though by offsetting the balance on the camper. I'll take a look. Appreciate the reply.
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Thanks! Basically I just want to re-use my bike carrier on the back of the camper for my four bikes. I definitely don't want to create a sway issue though by offsetting the balance on the camper. I'll take a look. Appreciate the reply.
Two bikes...maybe.

Four bikes...no way!
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No is the only answer.

Return the trailer buy the sports enthusiast package.

Please do not drive this trailer with anything hanging off the back. Asking for damage and loss of whatever you put back there and maybe someones life.
I have one. 2014 BR28TSC was thinking of adding at 2" receiver hitch to attach a rear cargo management basket to carry my generator etc.
Much to my surprise - No place to mount a receiver hitch to the frame??
The stabilizing jacks (which I already replaced with bigger HD ones after I found that ALL the factory ones were bent) mounts block any attempt to mount a hitch to the frame?

I'm NOT a fabricator and have no intention of using the lightweight rear bumper to attach anything (although the spare tire is bolted to it w/support screwed into the back wall of the camper)

But I am kinda desperate to figure out how to haul more gear on the trailer itself. My 2 atv's take up the entire front loading deck and my 5'8" pickup bed if overflowing.
This unit has a slide-out....thus NO room inside to slide in a cooler or 2 or pretty much anything.

So....a sport model has severe limitations too. (And no I can't leave one of the atvs behind - the wifey would get crabby....)
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Question Possible idea

So after google'n myself silly, I came back to ROBERSALES.com parts list and found pics for a install hitch idea that goes around the stabilization jack mounts.....

Heres the pics on the website

hmmmmm....
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