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Old 01-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #15
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Thanks JohnBoyToo and Jaycocampers for the good feedback, absolutely things to consider on the pinbox and reciever. Just what I was looking for. I haven't made the reciever bracket or anything at this point, so great info, please keep it coming if you can.

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why not put a receiver at the rear and mount the gen's back there. would certainly be more stable and you could plug the trailer into the easier. i see many 5er's with setups like that.
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You should be able to do what you want and be about 200 lb, which is 50 lb more than what we carry with the trike, bike & bike rack. However I weigh 270 and I have pulled and hung from the bike rack and it seemed real solid. We aren't full timers, but the set up in the picture above has been from the gulf to the great lakes with no issues. I made the receiver base as long as I could. The upper holes are as far up the pinbox as I could drill them without taking the pinbox off the trailer. And they have 2" square plates under the nuts to spread out force. And that Leland pinbox required cutting a hole in the under side to get to put the nuts on the front bolts. The receiver base I made for a friends Lippert pinbox didn't require that, we could reach all the way down from the back.
To take out the slop I welded a 5/8's nut inside the 2" tube. Then put the 3" bolt thru from the other side, and thread it thru snug. Then run a nut down tight pulling the 2 pieces tight. Takes out all the wiggle.
Keep the width down and keep it as close a possible to the front of the trailer.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #18
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Read your Honda owners manual, I'm fairly sure it says not to operate them in an enclosed area for proper cooling.
That 200# on the pin box will turn into much more weight at every large bounce.
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IF you're thinking of using that box while towing the 5er, I'd love to see you make a sharp turn with it all, be a good "America's funniest home movies" entry...
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I see that setup all the time on big and small 5th at the music weekend we go to. Much better then on the rear.
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I pull the boat or jet skis off the tailend. If not pulling something off the tailend then I would have two options.
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I would really like to see more pictures of your set up if possible, thanks for the advice.

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Read your Honda owners manual, I'm fairly sure it says not to operate them in an enclosed area for proper cooling.
That 200# on the pin box will turn into much more weight at every large bounce.
Good point Ray,IN. It may just have to be a open air setup with maybe a removeable protective wind guard or maybe just have the lid open during operating. Thanks for the advice.

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I see that setup all the time on big and small 5th at the music weekend we go to. Much better then on the rear.
Thanks for the support Caissiel. If you would have any pictures, please post, that would be great.

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I would really like to see more pictures of your set up if possible, thanks for the advice.

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http://webpages.charter.net/jaycocamprs/bike%20rack%201.JPG
http://webpages.charter.net/jaycocamprs/bike%20rack%202.JPG
The 2 pictures of bike rack on the 07 JayFlight. I haven't found any that really show the receiver any better. And we don't have the JayFlight any more, so I can't just go take a picture. Haven't made one for the Montana yet as the warranty only ran out in November
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This shows how I made the 1st one for a 2000 Jayco Eagle. But it had a different style of pinbox and bolted to the sides. The one for the JayFlight and my friends Springdale had 4 bolts in the top. They were made the same, except that the one for the Dexter pinbox was made for @18 degrees and one for the Lippert pinbox was made for @25 degrees.
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The 2 pictures of bike rack on the 07 JayFlight. I haven't found any that really show the receiver any better. And we don't have the JayFlight any more, so I can't just go take a picture. Haven't made one for the Montana yet as the warranty only ran out in November
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This shows how I made the 1st one for a 2000 Jayco Eagle. But it had a different style of pinbox and bolted to the sides. The one for the JayFlight and my friends Springdale had 4 bolts in the top. They were made the same, except that the one for the Dexter pinbox was made for @18 degrees and one for the Lippert pinbox was made for @25 degrees.
Thanks Jaycocampers.
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Thanks for the support Caissiel. If you would have any pictures, please post, that would be great.

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Most do have the Honda's bolted on and use a cover for travel. Cheaper units usually don't get stolen as much. Sorry no pics.

I have made a 2" hitch receiver on mine that I use for satellite dish for either front of rear installation. Use rear one for bikes when travelling and front one for dish. Been doing it for 10 years.
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Thanks Jaycocampers.
We went camping last weekend with our friends who have the Springdale
http://webpages.charter.net/jaycocam...20rack%201.JPG
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IIRC it was a 24" receiver tube, it's cut close to 2/3-1/3. The short piece is put under the long one to add support. The angle was 2 1/2 by 3, 1/4" thick. I/2" bolts holding it down, I think we went back and put some 2" square washers under the nuts of the top bolts. His rack was made to bolt thru the ball mount of a step bumper. We just used a regular ball mount. Tacked the nut on the bolt and a place on each side to keep it from twisting.
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