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MtDoraFLcurmudgeon

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Winnie Drop Add-on Hitch Receiver
« on: May 30, 2017, 04:45:44 PM »
I just purchased a 2017 Winnie Drop 170S. It replaces a 2012 R-pod 177 which came with a 1.25" receiver. I want to continue to use my bike rack which requires a 1.25" or 2" receiver. Is an add-on hitch receiver available for the Winnie Drop?

massspike

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Re: Winnie Drop Add-on Hitch Receiver
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 04:57:43 PM »
A trailer/hitch shop should be able to weld one on for you. I have a Minnie and want to do the same and went to my local specialist for a quote ($300). The extra cost is they need to brace it to the frame as well as the bumper and on my Winnie that means welding in a cross-piece (my previous trailer's frame ran close to the bumper so it was a simple job). Do not just clamp one onto the bumper as I have heard from multiple sources of fully loaded bike racks twisting the bumper off the trailer -- it needs to be braced.

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Re: Winnie Drop Add-on Hitch Receiver
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 07:19:05 AM »
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Kevin Means

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Re: Winnie Drop Add-on Hitch Receiver
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 11:25:50 AM »
You might want to check etrailer.com. They carry a lot of hitches an hitch parts. I've bought a few things from them over the years.

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penman39

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Re: Winnie Drop Add-on Hitch Receiver
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 10:59:40 AM »
I use this on the back of my coach to install my bike rack.

https://www.harborfreight.com/dual-hitch-extender-69881.html
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MtDoraFLcurmudgeon

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Re: Winnie Drop Add-on Hitch Receiver
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 02:52:13 PM »
Thanks to all for your suggestions.

 

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