Originally Posted by Quahog
Do you have any feel for what the bike rack mod did to the tongue weight? BTW, I really like the storm door... looks great!
I haven't noticed any weight difference because I've always carried the bikes in the bed of the truck even before adding the rack. Therefore the payload hasn't changed other than the additional weight of the rack. I didn't weigh the rack, but I'm guessing it weighs about 60 lbs. I also try to offset tongue weight by placing things towards the back of the trailer when needed.
Other than the screen door mod, adding the bike rack to the front of the trailer is probably the best mod I've done. The bikes do not bounce and I can always see them in my rear view mirror. If I had it to do over again, I would still put the rack in the same place and never on the back of the trailer.