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Old 03-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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Using a WD Hitch to Carry our Bikes

Searching for a way to carry our bikes while towing our AS, we came up with an idea for using two exposed holes on the WD hitch on our truck. I had a welder assemble a 2" Tube that could be attached to our hitch on one end and a regular Swagman hitch bike rack on the other end. The hitch connector is fastened with two hitch pins found a any auto supply shop. There is still plenty of room to open our truck cover or open our tailgate about 8" with the bikes attached. If you have a couple of open holes at the top of your WD hitch this might be a way to find a great way to carry your bikes. I have attached photos of both the hitch connection and the bike carrier assembly for your information. It has worked out well for us and comes off by removing two hitch pins and lifting off the WD hitch.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:25 PM   #2
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The photos of the hitch and bike carrier didn't upload so I'll try again.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
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My bike rack mounts like that too. It's made by Advantage.

Here's the link:

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This hitch modification only works if you have a weight distribution hitch with two top holes exposed for the connection. Since that was our case, it provided us a way to carry our bikes outside our AS.
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