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Old 03-18-2016, 08:41 AM   #1
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Looking for some insights on the hitch carriers on the market that slide into 2" receiver. I have a 27.5 bhs Eagle super-lite that had a 2" receiver installed on the frame/bumper ( very solid ) and will hold easily the 500 lbs. these carriers are rated for giving me some needed stuff space. Your thoughts pls.., as I often see bike racks on the back end of a trailer.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:20 AM   #2
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If you have a carrier that comes STRAIGHT off the hitch, it may be too LOW and drag, especially when turning off a flat road into a parking lot that is slightly higher. My carrier was way too low and I cut and rewarded the connector so that it was raided up about 15 inches. Added bonus, the new higher platform makes a great place for a cooler and other gear when we are stopped.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:24 AM   #3
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Mine will get a bike rack slid in. Have 2 bikes that are going to ride back there to Florida.
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Looking for some insights on the hitch carriers on the market that slide into 2" receiver. I have a 27.5 bhs Eagle super-lite that had a 2" receiver installed on the frame/bumper ( very solid ) and will hold easily the 500 lbs. these carriers are rated for giving me some needed stuff space. Your thoughts pls.., as I often see bike racks on the back end of a trailer.
Take into consideration when loading your new tray, that the weight you put at the rear of the TT will offset the tongue weight, which could make for some interesting handling a highway speeds.

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Old 03-18-2016, 12:44 PM   #5
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The fact that some weight will be taken off the pin is not bad thing in my case as I am very,very close to being over ( always travel at dry load trailer). This would give me a chance to bring along a few extras which I now have to pick up on the road. Thanks to Aagalan about the height tip, will be looking for on that is higher than bumper.
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I use this one. It is built strong. I have used it for about 1200 miles. I use it mostly for the bikes, but as you can see, the wheel holders fold down and it makes a platform.

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If you have a problem with it dragging, you could add something like this -

http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Receiv.../dp/B000P6CJ9O
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After looking at several on the market I will have spare tire problems . So I am having a local machine shop build one within my specs. , but the raised double hitch will be part of the final design. I am limited to a 3x2 deck raised to be over the bumper height and will include a bike rack option. Built strong enough to reduce road bounce and any damage to the trailer.
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