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Old 04-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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Adding a hitch to the rear of your TT will work just fine. I know several people who have done it with success. As stated above, make sure you find a quality welding shop in your area to do the work.

On a side note, why not install a front mount receiver on your TV and carry the bikes out front? I just ordered one from etrailer.com and a Swagman 3-bike carrier from ebay. I didn't want to take any more weight off of the tongue of my TT and want to free up some space in the bed of my truck. That's why I went that route.

Either direction you choose will work beautifully.

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #12
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We carry our bikes on a front receiver/carrier on the front of the truck. Bike wheels are held in wire wells on the carrier (Swagman). It works out very well. Racks that hang the bikes from the bike frame are not so good on the front of the truck. Have been there. In last 12 months have carried them there for over 8000 miles - no problems.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #13
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x3 on front receiver hitch. The Ranch Hand replacement front end on our TV has a built-in receiver hitch, we simply use a Thule carrier in it and don't have to worry about bikes banging around on the back.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:02 PM   #14
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Rear mount bike carrier with reinforced hitch.

Using a Curt Bumper Hitch Receiver with a Swagman 4-Bike RV Rack on a 32TSBH. The Swagman is built like a tank! NOTHING short of hanging a pickup off it would bend it! So far, so good. I routinely check the welds on the bumper which are continuous.
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I plan on going with the Swagman xc2 Rv package off of the bumper on the rear of my trailer, yes my bumper is continuously welded and before I put it in storage last fall I had some welders at work add gussets from the frame and back plate that encloses the underbelly to support the bumper.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:41 PM   #16
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Here is how mine is done:





The bolt is to tighten the Swagman rack so there is no movement!



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Old 04-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #17
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Re: Rear mount bike carrier with reinforced hitch.

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Here is how mine is done...
Nice!! Great pics. I will be taking these pics to my welder friend :-)
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:53 PM   #18
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Here are pics of the hitch that I had added to the back of my Jayco.





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Old 04-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #19
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Welding to the frame makes sense to me. But I have read posts where they say the frames are not designed for that kind of strain. Still can't decide for sure , but I believe I am coming with a rack mounted on the A frame up front.
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