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Old 01-02-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Pin box hitch

I'm going to make a pin box 2" reciever hitch for a bike rack, I have seen pictures and read a little about this. I'm wondering if I make a rack to carry my two EU 2000 honda generators and a 6 gal or so gas tank, would it be to much wieght.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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take a pic of the car/trailer with the legs up on the trailer!
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Please tell us the vehicle pictured is not the tow vehicle. Please.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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Sure, put some air springs on the back of the truck, and you are good to go. You won't even know it is back there.

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if that truely is your tow vehicle, why start worrying about too much weight now. that TV is already grossly overloaded.

if that picture is a joke, then weigh your truck & trailer, and do the math. then you'll know if you are within the weight limits.

if you are just trolling to stir the pot, please do that elsewhere.
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She's a little slow gittin started, once she's rollin, LOOK OUT it's pretty scary. Here's what I prefer to pull withClick image for larger version

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I figure the hitch will hold up fine, it should be around 200 lbs. (Generators, gas and rack(50 lbs. each on Gen. and 50 lbs. of additional gas and 50 lbs. for rack)). It will hopefully look something like this Click image for larger version

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ID:	31335. Just wanting to know what you all think, too much weight on the pin box or other issues???. I weigh 200 (OK 200 plus) lbs. and if I put a chair u[p there I don't think there would be a problem, other than bugs.

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i was hoping the picture was a joke because yes, that is scary.

the only way to know for sure is to hook up the 5er and go to the scales. make sure the TV is loaded (ready to tow) and get it weighed. then you can determine where you sit with GVWR and RAWR and how much more weight, if any, can be added. anything less is pure speculation.
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I'm not concerned about GVWR just about putting that weight right on the pin box. I'm pretty sure there should be no issues. Here are some examples.


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I'm not concerned about GVWR......
Well, in that case, I guess you're good to go.

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static weight of 200 lbs becomes a LOT more when it's moving weight and that design will certainly be bouncing around a LOT !!!!!

And that is weight right on your pinbox, which would be more weight on your rear axle, which in a 3/4 tom is limited.... my guess is you are already over the rear axle weight rating for your dodge...

I wouldn't be surprised of metal fatigue in not too distant a future if anything more than a bicycle or two is put on there....

and that's saying nothing about it being on the ONLY connection holding your rv to the tv
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A couple of Honda gens is a lot of money to gamble with putting it in the back.

Maybe you can move something less valuable to the back and put the gens in the back of your truck?
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What advantage over just mounting the box in the pick up box? It will be a major PITA to get anything in or out of the box when mounted so high.
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I'm not concerned about GVWR just about putting that weight right on the pin box. I'm pretty sure there should be no issues. Here are some examples.

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My concern would be the upper bolts. The longer the receiver is the better, and having large thick washers under the nuts would be a must.


I would even think about running a support over the sides if I were thinking of that much weight. But I have the tendency to over build.
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What advantage over just mounting the box in the pick up box? It will be a major PITA to get anything in or out of the box when mounted so high.
I'm thinking with the extended fuel system (EZ Flow Dual Fuel System)Click image for larger version

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ID:	31388, short weekend trips to the lake I wouldn't need to mess with fueling. The set up, I'm hoping, will allow me to start the gens without opening the box. So then they are all self contained and up out of the way. That's the plan, I have not started, I only have the gens and hope at this point.

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