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Old 01-24-2016, 01:14 AM   #1
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hitch question

Ok im a newbee to the fourm thing been camping for about 2yrs now just bought our first jayco 287 bhsw and brand new trailer, it is our 3rd. So my question is i know the bumber is rated for about 100lbs, i got a 4 bike carrier, so ive been looking for a hitch to fit the trailer. When we got it a guy in the shop suggested to have someone weld up a hitch to the frame. The prefab ones are expensive i dont know how to search the fourm if someone could point me in the right direction.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to JOF

I would start with 'bike racks', 'bike mounting', etc., in the JOF search window, then check out the different threads.

Here's a start:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/se...archid=1029537

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Old 01-24-2016, 01:18 PM   #3
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I highly recommend against welding to your frame for any stray voltage from the welder will ignite the insulation and you can loose your whole trailer to fire!
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Here are a few links that may offer some ideas:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...ler-32783.html
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...ite-32213.html
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...-tt-32159.html
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...6bh-31791.html
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Thanks guys
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:05 PM   #6
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Do you know if a rear trailer hitch receiver was an option on your Jay Flight? Our 2015 27RLS Jay Flight offered one as an option. I didn't order that option, BUT our trailer has factory brackets on the frame for a bolt-on hitch. If you haven't already, take a look. There might be brackets already on the frame.
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Just happen to take some pics earlier, i dont think it has the brackets but i wasnt looking we either


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Old 01-24-2016, 11:04 PM   #8
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Personally, I would go to a welding shop and have them custom build a receiver hitch. It will be about half the price of the dealer. They also know how to properly weld, and construct it.
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