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Old 11-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #11
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So here are the pics

First pic in the down for travel position. Second pic up and out of the way. The third and forth pic may be standard for these things but I was impressed that the locking pin had a ring to assist in fishing it out and the other pin was tethered with metal braid.


Another nice touch is that rather than using the typical pin to attach it to the receiver, it actually bolts up (15/16") tight. No rattles or jiggles. Once again, this may be standard but I found these things thoughtful.


I just noticed, in the final picture it defies gravity as the pin hangs to the side.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:51 PM   #12
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Very nice addition! Just as an FYI on the spare tire...I cleaned it up, put the cover back on and placed it under the bed. We don't use that storage for much anyhow and I'm hoping the tire will stay under there for a long time (no flats, please!)
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Wrascal, thanks for posting this. Looks really nice! I am still trying to decide what I want to do with this same problem that I have. Pretty sure I am going to go ahead and have a custom receiver installed and go with a rack like this.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:15 PM   #14
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This could be mistaken but I found references to having two receivers mounted on the bumper and then using a cargo hitch that matches it with two male plugs. I don't know if any of this actually exists (or was a custom job) but I'd feel better if I had this option.

There's just too much at stake with our litigious society and occasional expensive cargo (see dragged motor, several earlier posts).

Even with my extra bracing/welding I feel that the actual receiver to camper connection is my weak point. I'll make sure and keep its' loaded weight in check.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:46 AM   #15
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I installed the above mentioned SportRack today,
Does it have a bolt to tighten in place of a hitch pin to stop it from teetering side to side?

That motion is the main reason I'm not a fan of hitch receiver cargo racks. There's a lot of extra space around a ball mount to allow it to slide easily and it allows a lot of twisting motion in the receiver tube (not an issue when towing)

Some racks I've seen have a captured nut inside the mount tube and you secure it with a bolt instead of a pin. This holds the mount tube securely to one side of the receiver tube, minimizing rotation.

If yours doesn't have this feature I'd look to add it.
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Does it have a bolt to tighten in place of a hitch pin to stop it from teetering side to side?
And my answer is YES ...
Another nice touch is that rather than using the typical pin to attach it to the receiver, it actually bolts up (15/16") tight. No rattles or jiggles.
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Very nice. I'd still put the heaviest stuff dead center though..
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That'd be my mother-in-laws place <Grin>.
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Hey Grumpy, I have been looking at the "cricket" golf cart. Did you say that you own or owned one. What did you think of it ?
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