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Old 05-27-2015, 01:53 AM   #1
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Alternative uses for bike rack receiver

I'm interested in what people have hitched to their TT receiver, besides a bike rack. BBQ pit, flag pole, toy hauler?

First, maybe some clarification. What is the weight capacity of the receiver? And what size?
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:33 AM   #2
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My 21 had a small sticker at the receiver saying 150 pounds max on it when I took possession last month.
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I've seen where some make a cloths dryer that mounts in the bike receiver. (Like the folding wooden ones you see for your home)
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Linda and Pete use it to pull another trailer.
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Cud be used as a storage box holder especially on 5.0ta.
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In order to get a bit more storage room for my 300+ day trips, I added a Stowaway II storage box to my 17B. I have to limit the weight of what I store in it, but it does provide an outside, dry storage area.
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In order to get a bit more storage room for my 300+ day trips, I added a Stowaway II storage box to my 17B. I have to limit the weight of what I store in it, but it does provide an outside, dry storage area.
Good point about the weight. Low tongue weight = bad trailer handling, and the number one reason for sway.
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Max weight on my 21' bike rack receiver is 150 lbs. After some measurements, using our chosen rack, I found that for every 2 lbs applied to that receiver, 1 lb is removed from the tongue. So, our two bikes and the rack that carries them weigh about 100 lbs, reducing the tongue weight by 50 lbs. Other trailers, and their carriers distance from the tail end of the trailer, would probably be different so measuring the affect would be a good idea.
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Max weight on my 21' bike rack receiver is 150 lbs. After some measurements I found that for every 2 lbs applied to that receiver, 1 lb is removed from the tongue. So, our two bikes and the rack that carries them weigh about 100 lbs, reducing the tongue weight by 50 lbs. Other trailers, and their carriers distance from the tail end of the trailer, would probably be different so measuring the affect would be a good idea.
We will be trying out this setup in a couple of weeks. Resolved to keep as many heavier items toward front end as possible. Extra liquid refreshments under bed toward front and as many miscellaneous items in front storage as possible. Have you noticed any significant change in handling?
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Is the hitch receiver on the Escape 1 1/4" or 2"?
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