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Old 05-03-2021, 11:49 PM   #1
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GeoPro hitch or bumper addition

Hi everyone,

I am the proud new owner of a GeoPro 20BHS. The trailer does not come with a hitch receiver or a bumper. Does anyone know if these are things that can be added to this trailer? Has anyone done this? I am not finding anything definitive online.

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Old 05-04-2021, 06:12 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new trailer! Given that the trailer did not come with a bumper or a (rear?) hitch receiver, I would recommend against retrofitting the trailer. Not only to avoid stress to the components, but you would also have to take the weight of any added materials into account for the trailers cargo carrying capacity.



Are you looking to add like a bike rack? I've seen quite a few GeoPros with bike racks on the front tongue which seem to work well.
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:00 PM   #3
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Thank you for some good advice! I would like to add a rear hitch receiver so that I can use my bike rack. But, you’re right in that the trailer may not be designed to do this. I’ll look into the tongue rack more. Maybe a ladder rack would work.
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Thank you for some good advice! I would like to add a rear hitch receiver so that I can use my bike rack. But, youíre right in that the trailer may not be designed to do this. Iíll look into the tongue rack more. Maybe a ladder rack would work.


Bike racks and trailer rear bumpers donít bode very well. Unless you get the rear bumper reinforced I wouldnít do it. Seen and heard many horror stories of bike racks snapping and bikes being drug down the road. Even seen it happen once. Remember, there is a ton of bounce back there.
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Thanks for your advice! How would I reinforce the frame? Is this something my dealer would do? Or would I find a third party shop in town?
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Thanks for your advice! How would I reinforce the frame? Is this something my dealer would do? Or would I find a third party shop in town?
You need a welding shop, not a RV dealer.
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:39 PM   #7
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Bike hitch

Ran into the same issue with heavy ebikes. My solution is to install a front hitch to my GMC Canyon. The bike rack on the Geo Pro is too high and will not support the heavy ebikes. I was advised my some to not try to install any retro-hitch to the end of the trailer...
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Hi everyone,

I am the proud new owner of a GeoPro 20BHS. The trailer does not come with a hitch receiver or a bumper. Does anyone know if these are things that can be added to this trailer? Has anyone done this? I am not finding anything definitive online.

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Rockwood Geo Pro, 20BHS in January of 2020 ( Not Mine Check his Youtube.

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As others have said get it professionally welded on.
PS: it's a good Video all of his videos are worth seeing.
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Another thing to consider--the bike rack you currently have may not be rated for RV use, so going to the trouble of adding a receiver might also include purchasing a new bike rack. How many bikes are you looking to haul? We were leaning towards the 20BHS at first but ended up going with the 2509s. One of the features I liked about the 20BHS was the outside bike door the lead to the bottom bunk storage area. Have you considered stowing the bikes in there?

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Bike racks and trailer rear bumpers donít bode very well. Unless you get the rear bumper reinforced I wouldnít do it. Seen and heard many horror stories of bike racks snapping and bikes being drug down the road. Even seen it happen once. Remember, there is a ton of bounce back there.
A problem with "bike racks snapping and bikes being drug down the road" is a problem with bike rack selection, not something caused by the bumper or trailer hitch.
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Perhaps you would be willing to share with me your definition of the term "bike rack snapping".
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Thanks for all the input!

We just went camping this past weekend and tried out the side storage for my kids' bikes. We fit two small mountain bikes- one is a boy's 19" and the other is a women's extra small. Wedged them in and difficult getting them out. I don't see fitting our two adult bikes in there.

I have four mountain bikes- 3 adult bikes and 1 kid bike. My youngest will be in an adult small/x-small soon.

I didn't realize there might be an issue with a bike rack specifically for trailers. My current hitch mounted rack is a Kuat NV for 2 bikes. I was hoping to extend it to 4 bikes, or use the rack and then just put 2 bikes in my truck bed. 4 bikes in my truck bed take up the whole space.

Thanks for the video link! I'll definitely check it out.
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