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Old 10-12-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Overbilt Lift

I just acquired an overbilt motorcycle lift

Overbilt sells a 3 way receiver hitch on their website ($350)
When i called them, to inquire about installation, they said i will need to cut off the my current 2" receiver hitch and weld on their 3 receiver hitch.

In my Monaco, the hitch serves as an engine mount and i don't want to cut anything off.

I wonder if i just ask a local welding shop to weld on two additional receivers on my hitch frame instead of using the 3 receiver hitch from Overbilt. I sure don't understand why i have to use their receiver hitch.
After all the overbilt lift only uses the two outside receivers. The center receiver is not used.

Has anyone just added two additional receivers to install overbilt?

Any thoughts?

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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Frame spacing could be an issue. I have a Crusier Lift which also uses the three point receiver you describe. The three recievers are one a 3x4 square tube. Included are two places that slide over that square tube. These plates can be placed anywhere along the tube so that they can be welded directly to the frame. There is a huge amount of torque on this weld joint as you bounce down the highway. A single tube connecting everything spreads the weight to both weld plates.
Strange that your hitch doubles as an engine mount. Mine was just bolted on and was totally independent from the rest of the coach.
Good luck,
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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Take a drive out there and see them. Just south of Albany NY so not too far away. I went out from Boston in May to look into having a lift installed on my Winny Adventurer & Art was very easy to work with. Also stated that if he & his brother did the install at their shop that I could dry camp right onsite.
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My two Foretravels have both had massive cross tubes welded to the frame to carry the hitch receiver. When I added a Blue Ox lift platform I simply had the welding shop add two additional receivers on top of the cross tube to give me the three attachments as needed.

My used platform carrier came with a Blue Ox mounting system for a coach with bolted on trailer hitches that could be unbolted.

The welding shop was clear that they made no promises about installing the receivers. They said they have seen so many RV's with too little rear steel to carry much more than a simple trailer hitch. After 3 minutes under and all around the rear end, the owner and the shop foreman said, "no problems here, lots of steel and strength".
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My phaeton 40qsh had the typical hitch installed. When I got the cruiserlift I went to the welding shop and had two additional receiver mounts put on the the right and left frame rails . No other purchases needed.
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Hi anotherone
Can you please post a picture of this?
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Can you please post a picture of this?
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I wish I could Our phaeton burned to a crisp from the norcold sept 20th.
It was a simple installation for the welder. Also he was the go to guy for lazy days in tampa. With 2 more receiver tubes welded on either side the lift also stayed removable. The cruiserlift has 3 hitch thingys sticking out and the frame rails from the tiffin were in the right place to add the additional receiver tubes.
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Can you please post a picture of this?
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I wish I could Our phaeton burned to a crisp from the norcold sept 20th.
It was a simple installation for the welder. Also he was the go to guy for lazy days in tampa. With 2 more receiver tubes welded on either side the lift also stayed removable. The cruiserlift has 3 hitch thingys sticking out and the frame rails from the tiffin were in the right place to add the additional receiver tubes.
Hi Anotherone,

Do you happen to know the name of shop/guy who lazy days uses for the cruiser lift instal?
Thanks in advance
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Do you happen to know the name of shop/guy who lazy days uses for the cruiser lift instal?
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dans welding and machine in Dover,fl. Next exit east of LD
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