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Old 03-21-2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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Question Bike rack with drop down hitch

I tow a car on a dolly, behind my class A, which requires the use of a drop down hitch so it tows at the correct height. I would like to attach a bicycle carrier to the hitch as well. I recall seeing a photo on one of the iRV2 forums of a bike rack which also had the drop down hitch. I've been unable to locate anything like that on the internet.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
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Are you talking about dual hitch Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories receivers like these?

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Old 03-21-2016, 02:57 PM   #3
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I'm not that kind of engineer, but if you're well within the limits of the receiver, couldn't you get someone to weld the bike rack onto your existing receiver. I doubt that would compromise the strength of the hitch as much as the dual receiver recommended above.
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:05 PM   #4
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we use this Reese dual bike hitch with our 8" drop hitch for our 4 bike rack and BlueOx tow bar
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:22 PM   #5
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My bike rack fits 1 1/4" receiver. Bought 1 1/4" receiver tube only and had it welded on top of drop down. About 40,000 miles and no problems.
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Not a dolly but still towing something with a bike rack. Roadmaster 077-4. Weights a ton. Solid steel. Makes a great fresh water boat anchor when not in the receiver. Used for four years without a problem towing a 98 Honda Accord Coupe. Slight loss of capacity in vertical weight but horizontal it exceeded my class 3 hitch and gas coach capacity. Don't use it any more. Now towing a CRV and don't need the drop and the rack goes on the CRV.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:54 PM   #7
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I use this receiver. Its rated for 7,500 lbs.


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