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Old 01-09-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hitch for Airstream

I'm a newbie with a 28' Ambassador. I want to be able to install hitch to back of Airstream in order to transport bicycles. Is there a hitch that I can install to chassis under bumper with a receiver for a bicycle hitch? Also, can I "stack" with a dual receiver bicycle/cargo carrier set-up?
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.
As far as placing any additional weight on the back of your Ambassador, DON'T DO IT!!! The late 1970's rear-bath coaches are highly prone to frame separation, and rear end sag. Anything you put on the back will only make matters worse.
A forum search of "rear end sag" and "frame separation" will tell you in greater detail about this issue.
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:32 PM   #3
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No no no no no no & NO!!! There are countless threads about this subject. Well I guess you could count them all, but do a search and your question will be answered just like Overlander stated. Your butt will sag. (Out of context)
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:35 PM   #4
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Don't do it. Instead, buy a roof bike carrier for your 1/2 ton Suburban tow vehicle's luggage roof rack, otherwise I see a post in your future on how to correct rear end seperation.
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for prompt input!!! Saved me from myself!!!
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:34 PM   #6
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Another option you might consider is a receiver hitch on the front of your vehicle. This will let you use almost any quality rack. Especially handy if you have a 4X4 with a high roof.
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