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Old 01-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Dual hitch

Is anyone else towing with a dual hitch adapter? Bought one so I could put a bike rack and basket at the back of my PUP but looking at other possibilties too. Trailer weighs about 3500. Just was wondering if anyone had their trailer hooked to one and using an attachment at the same time.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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Do I understand correctly that you want to have a storage rack AND bike carrier on the back bumper of your pop-up?

Have you considered the strength of that rear bumper and also, the impact of that weight reducing the tongue weight of the camper?

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Front bumper hitch for your truck will be the best way to go...IMO
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Guess I should have included that i already the "bumper"
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Guess I should have included that i already the "bumper"
Stupid iPhone!

Ok. Bumper has been uber reinforced by professional race car bulider/welder.

Was using the basket for wood storage and playing with the delicate balance of tongue weight. Got new TV and now carry wood in the bed. Wanted to keep basket for lighter items when needed.

My thought was whether to have the adapter hooked to TV and have bike rack attached or continue with original idea and just put it in the back of trailer with basket and rack.
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??? I'm confused....... Is there room to turn between the TV & the trailer with bikes & and or a basket. My small trailer tongues get very close to the bumper.
My next question is is the adapter rated for the weight.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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The basket is staying in the rear. The question is should I use the adapter to connect the bike rack and trailer to the TV or put the adapter in the back for just the bike rack and basket.

The dual adapter is rated at 4000 lbs but that doesn't mean I should connect my trailer to it. Hence, the question went out to the group of if any one is using it this way.
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I have seen pictures of what I think you are describing, the ability to have a bike rack or something high over the tongue of the trailer. assuming there are no parts that hit each other, and the hitch is actually rated for the eights involved, I think it is OK. One interesting thing I noticed is that it moves your trailer roughly 1 ft away from your truck.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #9
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Yes- and I am thinking that it will add some additional stress to suspension over bumps plus have to extend safety chains for it. I think I will just leave it on the back of trailer for the basket and bike rack and not stress if the Chinese steel will hold.

Thanks for all the replies.
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If we had kept our PUP I was planning to add a rack above the propane tanks. I was going to build a simple 4 post system down to the tongue and use a cheap harbor freight basket with pin mounts on the 4 posts. easy to take off and get to the tanks etc. I figured the extra weight up front would not hurt with my truck.
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