Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
reubenray's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Osprey RV Resort, Elberta, AL
Posts: 2,740
Double Drop Down Receiver with 6" Drop

In order to tow my Equinox and pack my bikes I need a double drop down receiver with a 6" drop.

Is there such a thing?
__________________

__________________
Raymond, Dee Dee and Sophie (Yorkie)
2013 Tiffin Allegro (Sold) - 2017 Ventana LE 4037 -
2016 Chevrolet Equinox - V6 - AWD
reubenray is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-09-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 2,276
I looked for the same thing and there are none commercially made that I can find. A couple of ideas: 1) buy a good 6" drop (like the BlueOx) and have it modified by a welding shop; 2)use a bike rack on your vehicle and mount the bikes back there; 3) or do like we did, get folding bikes and carry them in the car.
__________________

__________________
Roger & Mary
2017 Winnebago Navion 24V
2014 Tiffin Phaeton 36GH (Sold)
luvlabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
FlyingDiver's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Somewhere....
Posts: 3,820
Or use a bike rack that doesn't require a receiver for mounting. Like the one Blue Ox sells.
__________________
2008 King Aire 4562, Spartan K3(GT) w/ Cummins ISX 600
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L V8 Hemi w/ Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar and baseplate, SMI Air Force One brake
FlyingDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 11:05 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RedWing Nut's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 605
I just googled drop receiver RV and came up with this: Dual Receiver Extender [45792] - $69.15 : The Hitch Store, Trailer Hitches Online

There are other brands out there.
__________________
Steve, Mary & Buddy our 2-year-old Chihuahua mix
1995 36' HR Endeavor, 460 w/Banks, 2005 PT Cruiser
Fulltimers originally from Michigan, hanging out in Oregon for a spell.
RedWing Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 2,276
That receiver doesn't meet what the OP is looking for. He needs a 6" drop and the secondary receiver to mount a bike rack. You can find 2" drop receivers with a secondary receiver but not a 6".
__________________
Roger & Mary
2017 Winnebago Navion 24V
2014 Tiffin Phaeton 36GH (Sold)
luvlabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
vraines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 695
I added a second receiver to my 3 inch drop hitch. I added a 2 inch riser to the top receiver that holds the bike rack. It all clears the motor home and toad very well and cost me $10 for the second receiver and I welded it myself. I would never hook a car to that top receiver, but the weld is more than strong enough. I would have a very good welder do,the job, maybe even a certified welder, as this is a critical load.
__________________
vraines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2013, 06:59 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
George Z's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 1,078
Saw this in the classifieds BlueOx 6' Drop/Rise Receiver - RV & Motorhome Classifieds
__________________
Kathy & George Zimm
Mickleton, NJ
2006 Coachman Epic & 2013 Chevy Equinox Toad
George Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
drindone's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 26
We have a 2/4 inch drop receiver (Roadmaster) that is good either way to tow and or use for bikes. What I mean is you can drop 2" or 4" and safely tow your vehicle. Some have dual receivers but only one side is made for towing and the other side for accessories like bikes. I bought mine on etrailer.com and it works great. I don't know if 4" puts you within 2-3 inches of level but if it does I would recommend this receiver.
Attached Images
 
__________________
David & Holly
2012 Thor Hurricane 33G
2007 MINI Cooper S
drindone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
reubenray's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Osprey RV Resort, Elberta, AL
Posts: 2,740
For our first trip I will put the bikes in the back of the Equinox. This will give me time to check into other options. Also the DW would kill me if somehow the bikes fell on the Equinox. Being this will be our first trip with everything if the bikes are in the Equinox it will be one less thing to worry about.
__________________

__________________
Raymond, Dee Dee and Sophie (Yorkie)
2013 Tiffin Allegro (Sold) - 2017 Ventana LE 4037 -
2016 Chevrolet Equinox - V6 - AWD
reubenray is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.