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    GD hitch capacity

    for those of you with the factory hitch on the rear of the trailer ... is there a label stating weight capacity ?

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    300 pounds max.

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    Hi Jim,

    300 lbs per this discussion with GD . . .
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    ...hitch only offered on reflection....have a new solitude and cannot add hitch without frame warranty issues...thatz a crock...bo

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    Quote Originally Posted by boingram View Post
    ...hitch only offered on reflection....have a new solitude and cannot add hitch without frame warranty issues...thatz a crock...bo
    My understanding is that the reason they added the hitch is to deal with warranty issues. Welding to the frame could affect the design criteria becaus the frames are ordered with a certain camber which supposedly could be affected with welding. So I was told anyways. Why only offered on reflections is good question. Interesting as well that a 2" receiver is only rated for 300 lbs, I would have thought 500

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    ...how abt a bolt on...lci offers them in their store...still a crock. ..

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    If you have the 4" rear bumper, you can get a bolt on 2" receiver hitch at places like Northern Tool--$64. They'll certainly handle a bicycle rack, but not that much more. The square tubing is actually pretty thin.

    With the Reflection receiver, you don't get a rear bumper. That's not good for me, because I've been known to back lightly into small items--like trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
    If you have the 4" rear bumper, you can get a bolt on 2" receiver hitch at places like Northern Tool--$64. They'll certainly handle a bicycle rack, but not that much more. The square tubing is actually pretty thin.

    With the Reflection receiver, you don't get a rear bumper. That's not good for me, because I've been known to back lightly into small items--like trees.
    With some manufacturers, a bolt-on receiver on the bumper will actually void your frame warranty. If you cruise the other RV forums, you will find many stories of the flexing of the thin bumpers with a bolt-on receiver and bike rack breaking the bumper ending with the bikes dragging down the road or being run over by the following vehicles. Don't do it.
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    If a bumper is not strong enough to hang a couple of bicycles from, it should be made stronger by the frame manufacturer. That's ridiculous to use such light metal and not have better, stronger welds than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
    If a bumper is not strong enough to hang a couple of bicycles from, it should be made stronger by the frame manufacturer. That's ridiculous to use such light metal and not have better, stronger welds than that.
    I agree - it's just the way it is with most RV bumpers. In another bumper-related thread (on this forum, I believe), there was a discussion - with numbers - about the lack of protection the bumpers provide, anyway.
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