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Old 11-21-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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I have a 2011 Jayflight 26 BH and was wondering if anyone has tried to weld or bolt trailer hitch receiver to their frames to make the mounts for the cargo rack?
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On the back or the front? I welded a sub structure on the rear of my trailer from the horizontal beams, and then welded a receiver to that.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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I have one on my Eagle lite... I am sure I posted the photos on the mods section..
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
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I have a 2011 Jayflight 26 BH and was wondering if anyone has tried to weld or bolt trailer hitch receiver to their frames to make the mounts for the cargo rack?
Jayco makes a cargo rack for most models. If you are going to make one mounted to a trailer hitch you might think about welding a receiver tube to each frame rail and then having a rack with two mounts rather than one. You would have a lot less movement with two mounts.
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Jayco makes a cargo rack for most models. If you are going to make one mounted to a trailer hitch you might think about welding a receiver tube to each frame rail and then having a rack with two mounts rather than one. You would have a lot less movement with two mounts.
It might even be lighter since you won't need all that steel between the frame rails to support a central receiver.
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you do that and you'll get alot of unwanted flex and stress on those two beams-- bottom line is you have support the weight extending from the back of the trailer. But what do I know-- I was only a iron worker.
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you do that and you'll get alot of unwanted flex and stress on those two beams-- bottom line is you have support the weight extending from the back of the trailer. But what do I know-- I was only a iron worker.
You are most likely correct. A friend mounted two receiver mounts but he used 2" steel about three foot long and cross braced them at both ends. He made a large square for support. He carries a small generator and his BBQ and some chairs on it. there is no twisting or movement with his set up.
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I had one welded on from a metal shop cost about $220, I put a bike rack in it. They also do the hitches for 5th wheels to pull triple, so it's good and solid. Had the dealer do one on my hybrid back in the day and they charged over $600
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