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Class III hitch on front of coach
#1
I have seen some coaches have what appears to be two Receivers on either side of the slide out for the generator. I have not looked under my slide out for the generator but can you mount a single class III hitch there? I would like to put one on the front so we can put our bike rack there at times and other times we could put a rack I bought for out scooter there.

Can it be done? What hitch do you buy since it seems they all come made to bolt to particular trucks and cars.
Todd & Dawn Flickema
Former owners of a Classic 1984 Newell
71 Karmann Ghia
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
#2
Todd, I have, as you have suggested, two receivers on the front of my coach located on either side of the generator opening, below the bumper. Not sure what the prior owner(s) used them for, but I also have two large, heavy duty hooks that can be inserted in case a tow is in order. If you wanted the receiver centered you would have to be sure it is attached in such a way so as to not interfere with the generator being pulled in and out. I'll try to take pictures of the under carriage so you can see how mine were mounted.

Clarke and Elaine Hockwald
1982 Newell Classic, 36', 6V92 TA
2001 VW Beetle Turbo
Cannondale Tandem
Cannondale F600
Cannondale Bad Boy
Intense 5.5 MTB
http://whatsnewell.blogspot.com
#3
Perfect thanks Clarke.
Todd & Dawn Flickema
Former owners of a Classic 1984 Newell
71 Karmann Ghia
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
#4
You're best bet is to get the rack you need, and find a welder to fit the rack to the double receivers
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
#5
What about using this on the back hitch on the coach and putting my bike rack on this as well as the toad then the scooter rack on the back of the toad where the bike rack was?

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/ite...pter/64874
Todd & Dawn Flickema
Former owners of a Classic 1984 Newell
71 Karmann Ghia
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
#6
Just got to be sure the total weight does not exceed 4,000 lbs. I have seen these before, and considered one for me, but the trailer along weighs almost 4,000 lbs, but in your situation I think it might work.

Clarke and Elaine Hockwald
1982 Newell Classic, 36', 6V92 TA
2001 VW Beetle Turbo
Cannondale Tandem
Cannondale F600
Cannondale Bad Boy
Intense 5.5 MTB
http://whatsnewell.blogspot.com
#7
http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-...077-4.html

etrailer has some with a higher weight capacity and explainations of what you can and cant do.

remember that the extension/dual are usually NOT for towing a trailer, but just for flat towing a vehicle.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#8
This is probably a better option.
Curt Manufacturing 45810 Multi-Purpose Ball Mount
http://amzn.com/B003AT8HVC
Todd & Dawn Flickema
Former owners of a Classic 1984 Newell
71 Karmann Ghia
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
#9
I have seen them used for Flagpoles when parked and bicycle carriers only and would not attempt anything larger myself.

Larry, Hedy & Benny Brachfeld
2003  Coach # 646
2 Slide, DD
MINI Cooper Clubman S
MINI Clubman , John Cooper Works Rally Edition # 3 of 70
Monster 1000 Watt, Electric Skateboard
Yamaha Golf Cart painted Kawasaki Green
A Coach driveway with a shade structure and swimming pool 
A Pueblo Home on the Border
#10
Ya I would use it for a bike carrier.
Todd & Dawn Flickema
Former owners of a Classic 1984 Newell
71 Karmann Ghia
Sioux Falls, South Dakota


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