Hey guys, new here and I wanted to share my latest project. Maybe it will give someone some ideas if they are looking to do the same. With two small children I was running out of room to bring some of the bigger items camping especially when we have the dirtbikes taking up most of the room in back of the truck. My first thought was to buy a hitch basket and make an adapter for the existing bumper. I soon realized that no hitch basket i could find was upto the task, and quite frankly neither was the bumper on the trailer. Since fabrication is a passion of mine i figured Id just make one.
i basically welded 2 receiver tubed to the bottom of each frame rail and built the rest to slide right in. It takes two people to put it on but it will live on the trailer 99% of the time.
Used some old washers and vertical mill to make my tie down points
Used some LED lights because the lights on the trailer are often covered. Tapped into the wiring harness for the trailer and used another 4 pin connecter for the basket.
Ive got a few more pics to post that I dont have on the internet yet, if anyone wants a specific pic of anything just let me know.