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Old 05-14-2017, 11:47 PM   #11
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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have quick question. Does the hitch snug right up the bottom of the rear bumper or does it hang down quite a bit?
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Here is the picture of the factory installed one, might give you an idea.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:30 AM   #12
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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have quick question. Does the hitch snug right up the bottom of the rear bumper or does it hang down quite a bit?
Dan,

If your concerned about the receiver hitch itself dragging, if the rear scissor jacks hit it will hit. It fits pretty right to the bumper.

Now in regards to a bike rack or cargo rack, all depends on how the rack is designed. Our bike rack exits the hitch, and then is bent upward 4 or 5" to add ground clearance. So I would just suggest to shop for a rack with that in mind. Or build/ have one built that adds ground clearance.

Darin,

Not sure on the price, was part of the deal.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:47 AM   #13
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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have quick question. Does the hitch snug right up the bottom of the rear bumper or does it hang down quite a bit?
There is about 3" between the hitch receiver tube and the bumper. I considered crafting a spacer to fill that gap, but, considering how I will use the hitch, it just didn't seem necessary. The Jayco hitch is VERY well made and very robust (IMO). I think if you plan on pushing the limits of the hitch weight rating, a spacer between the receiver tube and the bumper might increase, marginally, the carrying capacity.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:04 AM   #14
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I will have to add yet another mod to my list of mods
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Well, it's been a while since I originally posted the question about the rear accessory hitch. I finally made a trip to my dealer yesterday (they are about 1 1/2 hours from my home) and remembered to ask about the hitch. The price for the Jayco hitch was over $400. No thanks. Luckily, I was a welder by trade when I still worked for a living (I do desk work now). I am going to just build my own. I can do it for substantially less than $400 and, IMO, it will be much better built. I'll try to post pictures when I get it done.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:05 PM   #16
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Well, it's been a while since I originally posted the question about the rear accessory hitch. I finally made a trip to my dealer yesterday (they are about 1 1/2 hours from my home) and remembered to ask about the hitch. The price for the Jayco hitch was over $400. No thanks. Luckily, I was a welder by trade when I still worked for a living (I do desk work now). I am going to just build my own. I can do it for substantially less than $400 and, IMO, it will be much better built. I'll try to post pictures when I get it done.
Did you get around to building a receiver hitch? I plan to put one on my Jay Flight 28RLS this winter
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Funny that you ask that now. If everything works out, I should be fabricating two of these this coming weekend (one for me and one for a friend). I will post pictures when it is completed.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:11 AM   #18
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Funny that you ask that now. If everything works out, I should be fabricating two of these this coming weekend (one for me and one for a friend). I will post pictures when it is completed.
Look forward to the pictures. I will build mine this winter. I plan to pull a small utility trailer with a Polaris rzr on it on short trips from our house in Pagosa Springs. About 1500 pounds trailer and rzr. Tongue weight maybe 150.
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Well, I got started on the fabrication today. Here are a few pictures...
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hitch 1 (2).jpg   hitch 6 (2).jpg   hitch 3 (2).jpg   hitch 5 (2).jpg  
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Nice work!
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