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Old 03-01-2016, 09:44 PM   #21
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I had the same problem. I just purchased a second Swagman RV 2 bike rack, purchased a longer piece of 2" square tubing, and mounted both racks on the one piece of tubing. The receiver on the trailer is welded to the frame of the trailer.


I'm liking this mod!! It would save me money by just buying another 2 bike rack. Anymore details on how you completed would be much appreciated!
I'll take some more pics of the hitch and do a better description and post it this weekend.
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:32 AM   #22
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:55 AM   #23
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I upgraded my bumper to accommodate my bike rack I felt it was flimsy being a welder allowed me to make my own but I imagine you could get this done fairly cheap. I now have piece of mind knowing the bumper won't fail. Ours is a HTT so concession we make is carrying bikes we don't travel with water
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If my trailer reciever is worthy of 8000 lbs, can I not put a bike on it??
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:26 AM   #25
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If my trailer reciever is worthy of 8000 lbs, can I not put a bike on it??

My receiver is only rated for 300 pounds. It's not the receiver as much as it's the bike rack itself. With all the jostling back there, the force of the weight in the rack is magnified and exerts much more force on the rack and receiver
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:37 PM   #26
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See my post in the Mods section about converting my 2 bike Swagman rack to a 4 bike version.
http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post383135
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:09 PM   #27
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If my trailer reciever is worthy of 8000 lbs, can I not put a bike on it??
Yes, you can. The subject was about using the bumper to carry bikes, not an actual receiver that's part of a real hitch.
But you still need a bike rack that is also capable, which can be a bit of a search to find.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:49 PM   #28
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I think it would be pretty easy to reinforced the bumper to reduce, if not eliminating completely the twisting. Im thinking about drilling 3/8 hole at 2 locations on the frame right ( vertical ) under the floor to bolt 2 bracket that are going to be connected to the bumper. Hard to explain but 1 flat bar bent a 90 degrees bolted to the frame and the other end of it to the bumpers. ?.oh well i understand what i want to do
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:22 PM   #29
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How about these?

4SQUARE SafetyStruts Prevent RV Bumper Failure (TM) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JASCNEE..._MG.OxbVDVQQQM
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After the hundreds of posts on this issue, I'd love to see a "sticky" with photos of failed bumpers.


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