Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2014, 02:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
loumichelle735's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Columbia Pa
Posts: 137
Hitch.

Can anyone tell me if it a good idea or not to add a 2" receiver to the back of my pop up? It would be used for a bike rack or hitch haul to add some extra capacity. Thanks in advance!
__________________

__________________
loumichelle735
Columbia Pa
2014 Rockwood 2318g
2010 Ford Escape
loumichelle735 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
avolnek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 630
It can be done. I actually did it to my first older pop up and pulled a jet ski with it...

Not the best of ideas but it can be done.

Be sure to have a hitch welded in properly to the frame of the camper. Also make sure what ever you plan to add to the back doesn't offset too much tongue weight...

I added brakes to both the jet ski trailer and the camper. I also had sway control installed on both!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	563922_10150672126362561_1399383080_n.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	47.7 KB
ID:	51211  
__________________

__________________

TV- 2015 Ram 2500 CCLB 6.7 Cummins 3.42 gears
Camper - 2015 Saber 322BHTS
avolnek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
loumichelle735's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Columbia Pa
Posts: 137
Thanks. The weight issue was my big concern. I wouldn't be using it for a lot of weight. It was just a thought I had if it could be done or not.
__________________
loumichelle735
Columbia Pa
2014 Rockwood 2318g
2010 Ford Escape
loumichelle735 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
loumichelle735's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Columbia Pa
Posts: 137
The trailer has electric brakes and I do have a sway controller as well.
__________________
loumichelle735
Columbia Pa
2014 Rockwood 2318g
2010 Ford Escape
loumichelle735 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
avolnek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 630
May actually be easier for you to install a roof rack for bikes though.

I actually pulled the existing bumper off the pop up and installed a new bumper with 1/4" steel walls and welded to the frame for the hitch...
__________________

TV- 2015 Ram 2500 CCLB 6.7 Cummins 3.42 gears
Camper - 2015 Saber 322BHTS
avolnek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 02:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
loumichelle735's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Columbia Pa
Posts: 137
That's probably more than I want to get into. Thanks for the info.
__________________
loumichelle735
Columbia Pa
2014 Rockwood 2318g
2010 Ford Escape
loumichelle735 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
KMP44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Central New York
Posts: 1,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by loumichelle735 View Post
Can anyone tell me if it a good idea or not to add a 2" receiver to the back of my pop up? It would be used for a bike rack or hitch haul to add some extra capacity. Thanks in advance!
When you say back of the camper, if you mean the bumper - no. A popup's bumper isn't going to be designed for the weight of bikes. Frame - maybe, but not the bumper.

Not sure what you tow with, but we have a bike rack that has a square tube base that slips over the hitch between the ball and the receiver on the tow vehicle. Slide it on, tighten one bolt, done. Works well and we put 3 bikes on it.
__________________


2017 F-250
2013 Rockwood Roo 23 IKSS
KMP44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 03:23 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 98
hitch

I asked about a bike rack for my rockwood 1940ltd pup but did not get any replies but the reviews of the ProRac bike rack on this site were very positive. It is attached to the front trailer area on the frame. It does run $300-400 so not cheap but mayve better choice than welding a frame in the back?
__________________
Ringbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 08:12 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
GalsofEscape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Catonsville Maryland
Posts: 988
Quote:
Originally Posted by loumichelle735 View Post
Can anyone tell me if it a good idea or not to add a 2" receiver to the back of my pop up? It would be used for a bike rack or hitch haul to add some extra capacity. Thanks in advance!
For what it is worth, rockwood (and i bet the others as well) does not recommend putting a bike rack or hitch on the back of the popup. Will probably effect your frame warrenty if you are still under it.
__________________
HTT: "EscapeII" 2016 Shamrock 23WS (current)
PUP: "Escape" 2010 Rockwood HW 277 (gone)
TV: "Bruce" 2011 Dodge Durango V8 Hemi Crew
Just us gals (me, Sis and our daughters)
We spend alot of money to go sit in the woods
GalsofEscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 09:22 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
loumichelle735's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Columbia Pa
Posts: 137
Thanks for the thoughts. Sounds like something I should not do.
__________________

__________________
loumichelle735
Columbia Pa
2014 Rockwood 2318g
2010 Ford Escape
loumichelle735 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hitch

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 AM.