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John Dorrer

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This showed up on Facebook. The 1-1/4" receiver has a max weight of 150lbs for bike rack and bikes. Is the 150lbs just for the weight on the receiver or on the bumper or both?


The person has also mounted 2 - Honda 2200 generators over what appears to be the fastening bars for the bike rack.


2-Honda generators @ 50lbs.+/- each, 2-bikes, and the bike rack on an Elite 1. It seems to me too much weight off the rear bumper. Any thoughts?



 John & Susan Dorrer, 2013 F250, 6.2 gasser, 4x4, 2022 Legacy Elite 2, twin beds, Hull #1045, Jolli Olli


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That's a good bit of weight added behind the axles. Too much trailer weight behind the axles will lead to fishtailing and could lead to an accident. At the very least, he has altered the balance of the trailer and is reducing the tongue weight, another factor that could lead to decreased trailer control. I hope he's got a big truck pulling it. If so, he'll probably be OK. That said, "HOPE" is not a strategy.

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Our Elite 1 doesn't have a very heavy tongue to begin with (no basket , nothing on the tongue, around 420 pounds.)

I wouldn't try this on mine, for all the reasons Steve mentioned above.


Our elite1 bumper is very short. We only carry a dump hose in the cavity . 

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