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Old 02-28-2016, 12:00 PM   #15
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What is the name of the dual hitch you used and where did you find it? It looks perfect for my situation!

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Old 02-28-2016, 05:09 PM   #16
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Only thing i'll caution on putting the bikes on the toad is the lights. I followed multiple vehicles down the interstate a couple months ago in a snow storm that had bikes on the toad. Not one of the toads lights could be seen. I actually followed one camper into a fuel station and watch the guy put an entire bike cover over the bikes to protect them. I went and asked him how folks were supposed to see the lights and he looked at me like a I was an alian. Apparently as long as folks can see out the windshield its ok to cover any lights on the back...

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Old 02-29-2016, 05:29 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Sweetbriar View Post

I need to drop my hitch height a bit and a dual hitch solved both problems.
We also use the ReadyBrute Elite and have been thinking about how to bring 2 bikes along. I'm wondering though after seeing your picture if the bike rack on top interferes with the operation of the surge brake at all with your setup? I know the brake lever that the cable connects to extends up when activated and I'm wondering if it jams against the bike rack and can't extend past that point? Have you seen any evidence of that happening? Otherwise your solution looks like it would be the way to go for us. Thanks for the picture!
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:41 AM   #18
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There are also bike racks that attach to your MH ladder. If you have one of course. We have used one on both of the two MHs we have owned. You may need a step ladder to get the bikes up there and strapped in. I can get them on the rack but need the ladder to attach some of the straps.
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Originally Posted by Sweetbriar View Post

I need to drop my hitch height a bit and a dual hitch solved both problems.
My bike rack is similar. I made a sleeve that fits over the elite tow bar. Welded a 2" tube above the sleeve. I mounted a Curt bike rack on the 2" tube. It does not interfere with my ready brute elite brake system.
The Curt bike rack may work on Blue Ox bar without any modifications. It depends on how far hitch extends out of receiver hitch.
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We are also looking for a bike solution between Fleetwood 38 excursion and Fiat 500 Pop.
We are using Blue Ox Avail tobar. Considering a Swagman Original 3 Bike Towing Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches - S64600. Slides over the 2" receiver. $142.20 from etrailer. Just need to make a few more measurements to make sure.
Good luck with your search. It would be helpful to share what you decide to go with.

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