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Old 06-10-2019, 12:18 PM   #1
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Receiver hitch on TT

Really considering installing a receiver on the trailer in my signature, for extra cargo/bike racks and such. Not really interested in utilizing the bumper due to poor load carrying capacity.
I’d probably put a duel receiver adapter in, so I could do a bike carrier on top and a cargo tray down bottom for a grill and firewood.
Thinking about the Curt. Does anyone use this hitch, or can anyone suggest another option?

https://www.amazon.com/CURT-13703-Ad...ler+rec&sr=8-3

Amazon also has this option that got generally good reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Fab-35-...roduct_details
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Keep in mind that weight placed on the rear of the TT will lighten the tongue. Too little tongue weight will cause sway. Proceed with caution...
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Old 06-10-2019, 03:04 PM   #3
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All good. I usually plan accordingly with how I pack anyway.
Plus the Coachman weights so much a couple bikes on the back isn’t going to really affect it. There’s 1,000 lbs of hitch weight alone.
Just mainly want a solid mounting point for rear storage. I’ve personally seen the affects of using the rear bumper as a storage mount.
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Thumbs up ultrafab

installed it a couple yrs ago. if your spare tire is on the bumper you may need an extension for the receiver so stuff clears the spare.
i put a 60” wide aluminum cargo rack and a black 58” weatherguard cargo box on mine. its so nice having the extra secure storage.
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installed it a couple yrs ago. if your spare tire is on the bumper you may need an extension for the receiver so stuff clears the spare.
i put a 60” wide aluminum cargo rack and a black 58” weatherguard cargo box on mine. its so nice having the extra secure storage.
Spare is up under the tongue on a cable lift so no clearance issues there. There’s not a thing mounted to the bumper right now.
Is that hitch robust? For $130 I have my doubts but I’m not pulling 10,000 lbs with it either.
The extra storage would be great. All I have is the pass-thru up front.
There’s a welding shop up the road that would probably do the job. I’ll call them tomorrow before ordering.
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Despite the price difference I’m actually starting to lean towards the Curt. The other hitch doesn’t really even seem to have an official tow rating.
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I made my own rear hitch and most likely it would have to be customized anyway to fit the frame. I would not be too worried about the rating or added weight, since a bike/rack and luggage/rack is maybe 2-300 lbs max loaded.
You are wise to not use the bumper, it is probably maxed out just carrying the sewer hose wt.
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Despite the price difference I’m actually starting to lean towards the Curt. The other hitch doesn’t really even seem to have an official tow rating.

I have the Ultra Fab and the documentation and labeling with the hitch states 350 lbs tongue weight and 3500 lbs max towing. It's very sturdy and easily adjusted to weld on, had to grind off the powder coating around the slip joints and ends in order to weld it up but I just hit it with gloss black paint and it's all good.
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I have the Ultra Fab and the documentation and labeling with the hitch states 350 lbs tongue weight and 3500 lbs max towing. It's very sturdy and easily adjusted to weld on, had to grind off the powder coating around the slip joints and ends in order to weld it up but I just hit it with gloss black paint and it's all good.
Hmm, sways me back a bit then. Some of the literature I saw said not for towing.......not that I would anyway.
But doubles are legal one state away......and it would be nice to take the jet ski along with us on trips to the ocean.
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check those state laws concerning doubles towing....many prohibit the first trailer being a bumper pull/tag along type.
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check those state laws concerning doubles towing....many prohibit the first trailer being a bumper pull/tag along type.
Yeah it can be very confusing as each state has their own rules written their own way. It wouldn’t be anything I ever did without research.
Priority 1 is just getting a secure spot to haul bikes.
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Hmm, sways me back a bit then. Some of the literature I saw said not for towing.......not that I would anyway.
But doubles are legal one state away......and it would be nice to take the jet ski along with us on trips to the ocean.

None of the West and East coastal states allow triple towing, only the interior states allow that.
https://www.rvtripwizard.com/rv-info...-road-laws.php
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None of the West and East coastal states allow triple towing, only the interior states allow that.
https://www.rvtripwizard.com/rv-info...-road-laws.php
Thanks for the link.
Not something I’m all that worried about right now anyhow. We never go far enough now that we couldn’t take 2 cars.
A long trip for us with little kids is 150 miles.
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