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Old 12-27-2014, 08:36 AM   #11
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Jagiven, thanks for the response. I have Kuat 2 bike tray and it says it is not rated for RV's either. That is what I was worried about. I like the fact you had someone follow to monitor the rack. I think I might cut some .25 steel plate and sandwich bolt them to the frame rails and then weld a square tube between them.
Clubhouse, if you could get the pics that would be great.

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Old 12-27-2014, 03:08 PM   #12
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Here is a pic of the Swagman 2 bike rack I had on my hybrid trailer. When the rack was folded down the bed cleared by a few inches. The bracket that supported the rack had to be custom built to fit between the battery box and propane tanks.

Here is a pic (sorry the best I have) of the bike rack on our new Starcraft. I have a hitch welded onto the frame of the trailer with a piece of 2" square tubing bolted to the hitch. I have then attached two Swagman RV racks to the tubing so I can carry 4 bikes. It is a very solid rack with no extra bouncing to stress the system. Towed 4000 miles with it so far.

I eliminate all of the movement in the hitch with this.



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Old 12-28-2014, 12:57 PM   #13
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Jagiven and clubhouse can you post pics? We are doing a long trip and are avid mtn bikers. I have the 19h also. Jagiven, does the platform holdup to the whip effect of TT? My bikes are worth quite a bit!
Here are a couple pictures on my custom hitch installation. You can see it was fabricated out of 2" square stock and welded frame to frame and integrated into the I-Beam. In center there is a could pieces of angle iron welded to add more support. The hitch shop told me this is exclusively to be used for a cargo carrier or bike rack -- NOT FOR TOWING.

Sorry -- can't seem to get the one picture turned correctly.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:09 PM   #14
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We use a front receiver and the truck and a Swagman platform rack. It has worked very well. Easy to load. Bikes are secure. This is the 3rd winter. Close to 20 000 miles so far.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:21 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone really lots of help here,makes it somewhat easier to find what we need....
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:33 AM   #16
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We had our Jayco dealer (Hilltop Trailer Sales MN) put one on the rear bumper and it is a receiver hitch when we get our 19h out of storage I will post pictures if you want
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:24 AM   #17
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MNWild, that would be great. I would like to see as many variations as I can before I fab one.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:05 AM   #18
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Just need some advice on best and safest bike racks to purchase for our jayco,adding two adult mountain bikes takes away needed space in the box of our 2011 silverado.Thanks for any advice and a merry christmas to the nicest people on the planet Campers
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Here is what I did on my 19H:

As far as a front mounted hitch on the tow vehicle, if you're considering one, check before you do it. I was told by Virginia State police that it is illegal for me here in VA. Your state could be different.

Also,I would be careful fabricating one to mount to the rear of the 19H. I don’tknow about your, but the frame on my 19H isn’t an I beam. I don’t know what itis called, but the only way I can describe it is kind of like an “S”. Iconsidered trying it on mine until I saw the frame, and the very low clearanceI would have had.

IMO,a tongue mount, whether fabricated or purchased, is the best way to go on a19H.

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