After seeing the prices for bike hitch assemblies, I opted to build my own. Purchased a 2" hitch extender, bolts/nuts, steel plumbing short nipples, and used scrap metal I had laying around. Pulled out the welder and had some fun. I welded the back of the hitch extender to a square piece of metal, and bolted that to the TT's frame cross member. I made a support bracket for the 4x4" bumper. The only thing that the bumper does is stabilize the bike rack, the bulk of the work is done by the cross member. It is as solid as a rock. I was standing on the bike rack and there was no movement at all as I tried bouncing up and down.
The only thing left is to take it off, sand blast it and have it powder coated.. ran out of time so it will have to wait until I return in October.
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
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