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Old 07-30-2010, 05:52 PM   #11
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Here is what I welded to the "I" Beams-- I also welded the hitch to the outside beam. The receiver is just below the rear bumper. I don't have any pictures of our bike rack attached but I do have a picture of our generator attached to it.








I guess I should get some more spray paint on those welds-- maybe this weekend.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:53 PM   #12
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Here it is with the generator on.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #13
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The previous owner of our white hawk had one on the ladder know the ladder is broke. The best bet is to have a hitch shop weld the receiver and tie back to the frame not the bumper. I got an est. for $269.00--$369.00 depending on inclosed under belly.
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You may have to do some custom blocking, but what about a roof rack on th TV for the bikes?
We had a ladder rack on our class c RV and it was never a problem. Two bikes are probably considerably lighter than an adult male.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:19 AM   #15
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Why not just get a front receiver hitch for your truck? It works great.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:34 PM   #16
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all, this is currently a big dilemma for me and need some opinions. I'm down to 3 options
1. Front Receive Hitch (Front mount)
2. Weld something similar to what JPBeck did (Rear Mount)
3. Dual Hitch Extender (between TV and Camper Mount)

Does anyone have an opinion on #3?

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:07 PM   #17
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Front hitch on the truck is a good option.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:09 PM   #18
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Personally I don't like #3 for two reasons. First the 400lb tongue weight limit would not work for me, and I cant imagine it will work for most TT + bike rack and bikes. Secondly, I feel it would impead with backing up, the bikes would contact the front of the TT.

I had a receiver welded to the rear. It's is a custom frame to frame welded 2" receiver. Works great, cost $295 from a specialty hitch shop near my home.

The only concern I had when i was investigating a front of TV mount was restricting air to the radiator. That and I didnt like the looks, but I could have gotten past looks if I was confident there wasnt going to be a cooling issue.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #19
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We have a front receiver and bike rack on the front of our 2012 Silverado. 4000 miles and no problems at all. Had similar setup on 2003 Silverado.

I suggest Swagman bike carrier since it hold the bikes by the wheels and then they don't swing in the wind while driving.
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Have you thought about buying a folding bike. There are some reasonably priced ones at Camping World. You can even get a carry bag to keep it clean or to protect the inside of the camper or truck cap.
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