Add a trailer hitch to your. . . trailer!

Add a trailer hitch to your. . . trailer!

By Chris Dougherty
Certified RV technician

There are many hitch-mounted bike racks and cargo trays and boxes for the back of your car and truck, but they mount using a trailer hitch — which you don’t have for the back of your trailer. Adding these racks to the square bumper on the back is dangerous because it’s not designed to hold the weight, and I’ve seen the bumper fall off from the weight while going down the highway.

There is a fix, though. There are special “hitches” made just for the backs of trailers and are designed to bolt or be welded to the frame of the trailer so they can hold a certain amount of weight, depending on the installation and the manufacturer.

Installation of these requires drilling and/or welding the coach frame, and may require some other modifications depending on the coach. However, it will allow you to carry those bikes and other items on the back, freeing up room inside the coach! One hitch manufacturer is Curt, with its adjustable hitch for trailers.

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