John E Davies Posted October 10, 2018 Share Posted October 10, 2018 The new version has a piece of rectangular bumper material spanning the distance between the frame members with a stout 1.25” square receiver ubolted through it in the center. I like it. A pic can be seen on the trailer Options page near the bottom. I cannot upload a pic since the forum is so screwed up right now... Pictures work, here is the factory image: Can we discuss this newest design here? There have been other threads about carrying bikes, using the older “platform” versions. Does anyone have the new one yet? Could it be ordered witha 2 inch receiver, the most common size? I really want to relocate my Oliver cargo tray from the tongue to the rear of the frame, and wonder if I could modify the tray with a steel 2” tube and additional bracing, and use it with this new receiver...? I know it would probably require side bracing with straps, that is OK with me. Thoughts? EDIT 10/16/18: From Jason: It is only available with the 1.25" opening. It would be about $850.00 for the receiver and shipping to Washington. I believe the reason they didn't bolt anything to the crossmember below is that they felt it may be too low to the ground but that is a guess as I did not assist with the new design. I do know that it was designed to hold a bike rack only up to 100lbs max. John Davies Spokane WA 1 "Mouse": 2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/ Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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