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 04-26-2014, 06:48 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 456
dual hitch receiver

Hello everyone,

I need a dual hitch reviewer so I can use a bike rack while towing my toad. I need a straight extension with the second hitch mounted on top.

I have seen a bunch of these online however the problem is the max tow capacity is 4,000 lbs. Roadmaster has a 6,000 lb version but only has a drop hitch, not a straight for the primary hitch.

Anyone know if any such product with a higher tow capacity?

One other thought but not sure if this could work. If I purchase a straight extension from Roadmast (6,000 lb) and have an additional hitch welded on by a weld shop. Do you think this could work? Not sure if welding lowers the tow capacity.

Thanks for all your advice,

Stuart
__________________

__________________
Stuart & Leslie
08 Holiday Ramb Navigator, 45 ft, Cummins ISX 600, 2014 Cherokee Limited, Cashmere. Roadmaster Sterling, SMI Airforceone. Full-timing since May 2014
S-n-L 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 04-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
BCooke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,523
http://www.heininger.biz/sportsrack_v-rack.php

Will that work?
__________________

__________________
2017 F350 Lariat Diesel Dually, White, Hitch Kit.
2013 Dutchman Voltage 3200 Epic II 5th wheel.
BCooke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 10:30 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,314
Hi S-n-L,
Consider Googling "dual hitch receiver adapter" there will be many choices.
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
FlyingDiver's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Somewhere....
Posts: 3,820
Consider using a bike carrier like Blue Ox's which doesn't require a second hitch receiver.

Otherwise, a local hitch or welding shop should be able to make something for you. Welding a low capacity receiver on top of an existing straight extension shouldn't effect the capacity. If you do that, don't bring them someone else's product to modify. Let them make it up from scratch or start with one of their own.
__________________
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 04-26-2014, 03:20 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 456
Thanks everyone,

The Blue Ox looks interesting. Bcooke the V rack looks interesting but I wonder if it would be sturdy enough. Flydiver, the Blue Ox looks good also. I would like to use the bike rack I already have as it appears to work best on my Jeep. It would be great if I could get it to adapt to my coach. Gary, I have looked all over for a dual hitch but none that have a straight run for the tow has more than a 4,000 lb capacity. I need a higher capacity.

Next week I will call some local weld shops and see what I can come up with.

Stuart
__________________
Stuart & Leslie
08 Holiday Ramb Navigator, 45 ft, Cummins ISX 600, 2014 Cherokee Limited, Cashmere. Roadmaster Sterling, SMI Airforceone. Full-timing since May 2014
S-n-L 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bounder: Tow bar and hitch receiver size livintolearn Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 17 09-12-2014 01:20 PM
Upgrading 5,000# receiver to 10,000#? Options? palehorse89 Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 52 07-14-2014 06:56 PM
Drop Hitch Receiver volvik Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 22 02-19-2014 09:21 AM
Trailer hitch receiver make.....? palehorse89 Newmar Owner's Forum 15 02-15-2014 09:34 AM
Hitch Receiver Height 2008 39W Destination Wayne M Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12 07-17-2013 09:41 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:39 AM.


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