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Old 01-31-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Is it ok to insert a bike rack hitch between the coach and the toad's tow bar? I have seen these bike rack/hitch exteners with a trailer attached but I have not seen one used with a toad.
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:12 PM   #2
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Is it ok to insert a bike rack hitch between the coach and the toad's tow bar? I have seen these bike rack/hitch exteners with a trailer attached but I have not seen one used with a toad.
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I have never seen one for a tow bar, usually on a dolly. I simply put a bike rack on the back of my toad. No sweat.
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Big Red, not exactly sure of what you are saying. However, Northern Tool sells an over-under dual receiver that fits into MH receiver and then bike rack fits into top of the over-under and tow bar or dolly is accomodsated by lower part. Mine costs about $48 with S/H and worked just fine. I now tow a 20' enclosed trailer for car, bikes, etc., Ken...
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:48 PM   #5
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I guess I wasn't clear. The bike rack is basically a 2" receiver extension with a rack welded to it. When you attach the rack to the MH's reciever, you still have a 2" receiver to use for towing. I just don't know if enyone has applied this type of bike rack with a tow bar.

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Old 02-01-2006, 04:44 PM   #6
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Here's what he's talking about....
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:55 PM   #7
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Below is the over under dual hitch extension that Ken is talking about. I think it will work just fine. My only concern is the stresses on the tow system for the toad. The coach has a 5,000# hitch and this hitch extension is only rated at 4000#. Don't want anything to break in transit.

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Old 02-01-2006, 07:08 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RVRon:
I simply put a bike rack on the back of my toad. No sweat. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

While I posted the previous link,I do follow what RVRon says,as I use a receiver bike rack on the back of my Trailblazer...
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To; Big redlancer;

I currently have a hitch-haul platform welded to a 2" receiver extension, holds 3 bikes and is great when doing work on rear diesel engine, a lot closer, less stretching.

You have to be careful because this extends length between motorhome and toad.

J. C. Whitney. com has a variety of racks, receivers custom fit for many vehicles.

Give them a look Good luck

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Biggest issue with any sort of extension is that it derates the hitch, both in capacity and tongue load.

For example a 12" extension will derate a hitch by 30%. If I used one my 5000/500 (capacity/tongue) hitch would become a 3333/333 lb hitch. Tongue weight is not a problem with my Wrangler, but it weighs near 3900 lbs. So the extension would be a no no.

Depending on how much BigRedLancer's Saturn weighs the bike rack hitch may not work. Based on his signature I bet he has a 5000 lb hitch.

From what I have been able to glean, a 12" extension derates the hitch by 30%, the 18" by 50%.
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Just the reason I use a receiver hitch bike rack in the toad's receiver....
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I don't have a receiver on the saturn (normal) and I really didn't want to buy yet another bike rack but that may be my only alternative.

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I fold the back seat down and place the bikes in the trunk of my Civic. Keeps them nice and clean and no rust or theft.

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I have two mountain bikes and I don't think they will fit in the Saturn.

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