Originally Posted by vlite2011
Lou, do you ever feel like you can't see very well right in front of your vehicle? Or have you ever went into a steep drive and the bikes drug on the ground?
Vision over the top is great and the bikes do not obstruct the headlights at all (or very little). They do tend to "fly" a bit in gusty winds at highways speeds; thus the red tie down strap to the tow hooks in front.
Have hit parking bumpers many times and have hit pavement coming out of steep driveways (learned to try and angle my approach) with the bike rack itself.
That is why I still have the bolt on 2 inch receiver on the camper bumper.
In camp as soon as the bikes are off, the bike hitch moves from the front of the truck to the back bumper of the camper. I store the bikes on the bile rack on the back of the camper when not using them; this way they can be secured. As part of breaking camp, the entire assembly gets put back on the front of the truck.
That way we can go out to dinner or drive around town without the goofy rack on the front of the truck. hard enough to park as it is...
The nose receiver has never dug in to pavement yet. It is no lower than the plastic bumper trim.