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Old 11-06-2015, 08:53 PM   #1
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Can I put a trailer hitch on a 2015 SLX 26bh

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i want to and a 2" receiver hitch to my trailer for bikes & or a cargo rack. Has anyone done it? Any reasons for or against?

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I assume you are talking about the rear bumper. If it is just a clamp on "NO"
A clamp on with a re-enforced tubular 2" frame across tied in the chassis with brackets "yes". I would recommend to let a welding shop do the fabricating and installing.
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+1 on what ALJO said. If you do a bit of searching your you will find other posts on this subject. In short the bumper is not stout enough to support the weight.
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I had a custom hitch shop fabricate a "frame to frame" mounted 2" receiver on both of my TT. I use the reciever to haul 4 bikes and occasionally a cargo tray.
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I put a clamp on 2'' hitch the trailer bumper. For a cargo rack with some zero gravity chairs and portable waste tank. Nice combo, I know....

I think the clamp on hitch was rated for about 200lb static load. I figured if I could stand on the bumper, it would hold a a few chairs and such.

I used this a few times without any damage. The hitch mounted to trailer chassis is definitely a better way to go.
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The problem isn't usual the weight it is the bouncing on the road. The bumper is only fasten with quick welds and the 4" square bumper tube is very thin.
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The problem isn't usual the weight it is the bouncing on the road.
Ditto! Pulled the TV+TT out of Camping World behind such a creature and on to a rutted freeway (far right lane, of course). Watching that bucking-bronco caused us to pass as soon as we could - didn't want to wait until it launched 4 bikes into our path! Bet there is some great U-Tube video demonstrating the significant bouncing that can occur.
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