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Old 12-12-2019, 11:03 PM   #1
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5TA rear hitch

My bike rack with bikes is 160 lbs. is this ok or do I need to modify the rear hitch


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Old 12-13-2019, 08:16 AM   #2
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The 150 lb limit is an arbitrary number, an engineered one, put in place so folks did not put outrageous weight an there and blame Escape for a fail.

You should be fine, but I would still check with Escape on it.
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