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Old 05-22-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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Thumbs up hitch on back of 5th wheel

Good morning guys,
I'm looking for some advice and or suggestions for buying and installing a 2" receiver on the back of the fifth wheel.

I have two problems since purchasing the 5th wheel my golf cart no longer fits in the back of the truck and my camper doesn't have one of those fancy flip down bike racks some of you guys have. So I'd like to install a hitch to sometimes haul a trailer for the cart and when not be able to put the bike carrier into carry bike

Just looking for some advice I can't find much info it. Will it void warranty? Do they make ones that go past 4x4 bumper? Or is it better to remove stock bumper? Bolt on / weld on? Wiring?

Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Subscribing as I have the same issue, I need to carry my motorcycle with me. I have a sticker directly saying adding anything will void the warranty on the frame.
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Yeah, that looks unhealthy! That's why I haven't installed the bike carrier. I'm looking/asking about a real class rated receiver mounted to the frame or chassis of the fifth wheel
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Turbs, is that/was that yours? Wondering what was carried on that bumper, not surprised that bumper made so light it probably only 16ga
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:58 AM   #7
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If your fiver is rated for it, check out Idaho tote trailers on the web. I've seen then in cgs but my fiver would fall apart with that load on it.
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Idaho totes look awesome but, $$$$$$$$$$

I'm not sure where to find info if my 5er is rated or not. No one really has answers for me. The dealer said I'm not sure.

I can't image a couple hundred pounds connected to the i-beam frames the trailer is built on would cause to much problems. The frame is strong steel it support the trailer when changing tires or unlevel camp sites but then again what do I know... that's why I'm asking you guys
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Interesting, our SOB 5th wheel was drilled for a hitch, the hitch was a factory option.

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Turbs, is that/was that yours? Wondering what was carried on that bumper, not surprised that bumper made so light it probably only 16ga
Not mine no.
But I installed a hitch on my flagstaff quite a few years ago and it didn't end well.
BTW it carried 3 bikes.

If you have a "sheet metal" fabricated I beam frame then I wouldn't even go near this in any way shape or form .
With an actual structural I beam I'd consider a flat rack which mine has from the factory as well as an actual structural I beam.
When I asked Sabre about a hitch I was still told absolutely not!



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