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Towing a Pop-Up Camper and Bike Rack

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Towing a Pop-Up Camper and Bike Rack

Post by wakkanne » Mon May 01, 2017 4:45 pm

Back in 2009, I asked in this forum about which class hitch receiver to get to tow my pop-up trailer and got great advice. Now I'm looking for a suitable hitch-mounted bike rack that would allow me to carry up to four bikes and tow my trailer at the same time. The manual says that my Freestyle can tow 2000 lbs, which is great, since my trailer is only 1000 lbs. My concern is the maximum tongue load of 200 lbs. My trailer's tongue load is 100 lbs and with a bike rack I'm afraid I'll exceed that. Who out there has towed a trailer with a hitch mounted bike rack successfully and what bike rack did you choose? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Towing a Pop-Up Camper and Bike Rack

Post by Lord_Snax » Tue May 02, 2017 5:48 pm

What class receiver do you have? Class 1, 2 or 3?

If you don't know, look here for info on trailer hitches.
http://www.discountramps.com/identifyin ... tch/a/B43/

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Re: Towing a Pop-Up Camper and Bike Rack

Post by Brooklyn_Freestyle » Mon May 08, 2017 12:38 pm

I was recently looking into the exact same thing. After towing my pop I realized that it would have been really nice to be able to bring our 4 bikes as well. I haven't bought it yet but this is what I found online.


Good luck.
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Re: Towing a Pop-Up Camper and Bike Rack

Post by Truckeeskibum » Wed May 24, 2017 9:09 pm

Mount a set of Yakima (or Thule) cross bars to the roof of your pop-up camper.

Add bike rack trays, kayak mounts or whatever you want.
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