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Old 10-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #15
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Not cheap, but would satisfy the use of both a bike rack and a platform rack. At different times tho...

Amazon.com: Casita Hitch Receiver: Sports & Outdoors
That's what I was talking about, the way a rear hitch should be made. I've fabricated my own but I have the equipment to do it and a source for the material.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #16
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That's why I posted it Bob. I too can't weld and I don't think most people can. By time folks pay someone to build the hitch, it may cost them more than this. Orbital Machine Works also builds one for a Scamp: Amazon.com: Scamp Hitch Receiver: Sports & Outdoors
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #17
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That's why I posted it Bob. I too can't weld and I don't think most people can. By time folks pay someone to build the hitch, it may cost them more than this. Orbital Machine Works also builds one for a Scamp: Amazon.com: Scamp Hitch Receiver: Sports & Outdoors
We had a custom hitch installed for half that cost. We are very happy with it. Check around your area. We found ours rhrough a referral snd have passed it forward.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:31 PM   #18
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Thanks Donna, I get kind of cranked up when the subject of rear hitches and bike racks comes up. I've seen a couple of poorly constructed ones break off resulting in bikes being dragged down the road with the driver totally unaware of the situation. I had one of my racks bend when it was mounted on the rear of our Uhaul with two bikes on it. My current rack is a swagman that is R V approved. Time will tell. I just want everyone to understand the stress that bikes on a rear rack will put on the hitch and the rack. I prefer a tongue mounted rack but it does restrict turning.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #19
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Ron, I have too much stuff inside to fit 3 bikes. Already considered that. I also thought about the roof rack but for some reason i just don't feel secure with my bikes up top
If you get one of the better made roof rakes the bikes will be very secure. I have traveled thousands of miles with the bikes on the roof without any issues. I went with the roof rake on the tow as I have a pretty good hitch mounted rack that try as you might to stop it, it will bounce and I have seen way to many bikes bouncing around on the back of trailers and covering up rear lights at night. One time came across a fellow with a fiberglass trailer attempting to recover his bikes from the middle of the road with the rear hitch rack still attached to them.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #20
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I have an extended hitch that the bike rack bolts to so the bikes ride between the Jeep and the Trilliim. The only problem is that it makes it difficult to get into the back of the Jeep without taking th bikes off.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #21
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Front Tongue Mounted Rack

I solved all my bike problems by ordering a tongue mounted rack out of Canada for my 13foot scamp. Before this I had a rack on the back of my trailer that bounced all over the place. I also tried it inside the car but the bike was a pain to take out for quick rides. Now It is right where I can get to it. I have attaced a picture.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #22
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We had a 2 inch receiver welded to the frame of our 17ft Casita. We carry a bike rack with 2 bikes on it without any problems. The 17ft Casita is very tongue heavy - our tongue weight runs about 410lbs (propane tanks full) - with the rack and bikes 400 lbs. No sway or other problems. The Orbital Machine Works rack looks pretty slick - we probably would have gone with that if it had been available (one of the company owners has a Casita).

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:26 AM   #23
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Hi Deb, welcome to FiberglassRV! We're glad you're here

Cool, you jumped right in posting and added a picture!

Question, what brand is the bike tongue rack? Is there a website?

Never mind, found it: http://www.arvika.ca/

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