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Old 11-03-2017, 09:53 AM   #1
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Rear hitch receiver

We ordered our 20fq with the rear receiver and am curious about real world experiences from those who have it. I'm planning on mounting a tray or basket and carrying a generator and maybe a small bin for a total weight of 120lbs. Anyone doing similar with theirs?
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:19 AM   #2
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Mordecai, we had one on our last 23' Ridgecrest. I had bikes back there. I don't have anything currently on our Windriver but sure miss it. I realize I would have to remove some of the corrugated plastic to get to the frame so I haven't done it yet. I think it's a great idea. You won't regret it.
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I looked at it while touring the factory and I know you will have no problem with that amount of weight. I believe the "rating" is 250 lbs but have seen dirt bikes hanging off of them.
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I use that receiver for a bike rack and carry two bikes.....no issues.
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Yup same here you should have no issues.
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I'm seeing warnings from all of the bike carrier manufacturers that I've looked at about using a rear hitch on a trailer that is either bolted on or supported, in any way, by the bumper. Do the ORV optional hitches have either of these characteristics or are they welded only to the frame?

I've got a deposit on a 2018 Black Rock and I'm trying to decide between a hitch rack and a tongue rack like the Lippert Jack-It 2 for my bike.
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At least on my Timber Ridge, the receiver is attached to the frame members and not the rear bumper - so that is a non issue. BTW I have seen photos of bumper hitch failures and they are not pretty.

The ORV factory receivers are rated for 250lbs.
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I have a hitch basket on mine. I have the spare tire bolted beneath it and carry firewood and all kinds of stuff on it. Been down some pretty rough roads and it hasn’t fallen off yet. It is welded to the frame.
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When I researched bike racks a while back, I found that the main reason that most of the rack manufacturers did not recommend using their racks on the back of a TT had more to do with the problem of swaying bikes and not weight restrictions. There can be a lot of exaggerated movement at the back of a TT due to road conditions, and that movement can toss bikes around quite a bit. I did find discussions saying that if you want to use a bike rack on the back of a TT that you should use one that doesn't just dangle the bikes from the bike frame, but rather use one that anchors both the bike frame and the wheels, to minimize swinging/bouncing. There are several racks available that hold the bikes in this manner.
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