Originally Posted by mary and bob
There is a bolt on hitch available from Amazon. Made by Orbital Machine Works I think. Just saw one on a 2013 Casita in the campground we are at. Looks good.
Orbital are members here and they make a very well designed hitch. I purchased one and could not be happier with the service and the product. Was also very impressed as to how well they packaged it up for shipping as well as the clear installation instructions. As others have indicated though there is a pretty low weight limits set by the trailer manufactures as to how much weight can be added to the hitch. I would for example never put two heavy bikes back there - if I put two bikes back there they are going to be fairly light
- under 17lb road bikes for example.
Not to mention that putting weight at the rear of the trailer its a great way to create a very unstable tow - nothing more heart stopping than the trailer swaying around. If you have not towed previously make sure you do your homework on appropriately stowing your trailer before loading anything on the rear of the trailer. For everything you put back there you will need to make sure you add some weight up at or just ahead of the trailers axle
- that will add weight to the trailers tongue which means checking that your tow vehicle has the specs/ability to carry that extra tongue weight needed for a stable tow. Keep in mind that the permanently mounted hitch itself adds weight to the rear of the trailer.