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Old 04-20-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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Bicycle hitch.

I have just got one of these at Lowes, so it can be returned. Is there anyone out there that uses one of these. The two bikes and the carrier will clock in at 95 LBS, so that does add quite a lot to the hitch weight.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:51 PM   #2
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Interesting idea, but I did notice this in the description .......

"Gross trailer weight capacity up to 4,000 pounds and a combined tongue weight of 400 pounds"

I'm not sure what the stats for your AS would be, but those numbers don't seem very high

I did see another brand of similar adapter (Curtis or similar I think) and it said "Reduces your hitch capacity by 50%.

As long as that works for you, sounds like a plan!
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:56 PM   #3
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Even if you are within the weight restriction the bikes will not clear your tongue jack.

What are you towing with? if a truck or van consider a front receiver on the TV. The advantage is you can carry the bikes while the trailer is parked
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:23 PM   #4
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I bought one to use with a pop up. I did not use it. There was a lot of play in it due to adding one more slip to fit connection....There is no way I would try to use it with a 25ft AS. I feel certain it would fail within time.
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I have one left over from my motor home days, would never use it on my AS because of that 4000lb disclaimer.
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Bicycle hitch.

Don't do it!

It's only rated for 400lbs tongue weight - basically a basecamp size trailer.

If you hitch up to an airstream of most any size I would say that the leverage generated by your weight distribution hitch will most certainly cause concern - either you wont get enough weight transferred to the front axle AND/OR you would have to really load the tension bars and something would likely fail - either the extension itself, your hitch head or your hitch receiver!

Your shank needs to be as short as possible for proper weight distribution.

Bad idea dude be safe
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Your shank needs to be as short as possible for proper weight distribution.
Can you imagine the added leverage by pushing your ball out 8-10"?

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Bad idea dude be safe
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