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Looking for a dual purpose rear hitch for our Class C that would allow us to carry (stack) our spare tire above and also allow us to carry our cargo carrier below the spare tire. Rear hitch is the 2"x2" size.

Suggestions welcome and thank to all.

Jim & Cosette in N. Cal.

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Look at Etrailer, they have just about everything you will need.

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Be careful you don't exceed the tongue weight rating of your hitch. I personally would derate it somewhat for the cargo carrier especially since it is extending the lever arm beyond what a trailer would apply to the ball, which puts additional stress on the hitch...and frequently adapters/extensions recommend further derating of the hitch.

The main part you're looking for is probably a "dual hitch adapter." Etrailer, as linked by Ken, does carry them (and they're a good company to deal with).





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Posted: 03/05/18 12:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Something like this? Roadmaster spare tire carrier


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x2, DrewE. “2x2” size doesn’t indicate capacity.


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Thanks for the link to the dual hitch from eTrailer. I think either the Curt or the Malone would work. So thinking this combo will work on our 23' Class C:

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Adapters/Curt/D-192.html

https://www.etrailer.com/Spare-Tire-Carrier/Curt/C31006.html

And here is out cargo rack: https://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-steel-cargo-carrier-69623.html

We don't carry anything heavy in the cargo rack, usually two inflatable kayaks, paddles, gear, and a igloo cooler, with total weight around 100lbs.

Anyone see any problems with this setup? Thanks again.

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I'm using the HF dual extender, but I had a welder increase the height from 6 in the 12 in. I use the lower for towing our toad and the upper for the HF cargo rack, OR, I use the lower for the cargo rack and the upper for the bike rack.


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jimx200 wrote:

Looking for a dual purpose rear hitch for our Class C that would allow us to carry (stack) our spare tire above and also allow us to carry our cargo carrier below the spare tire. Rear hitch is the 2"x2" size.

Suggestions welcome and thank to all.

Jim & Cosette in N. Cal.


Not to hijack your post but I was thinking of the same thing only to store our portable generator and be able to pull our toad at the same time.


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Posted: 03/18/18 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Find a way to carry your extra loads off of frame. Even though they make a dual hitch, the tongue loads are much reduced. not recommend at all if you are towing trailer.I use a step up to tow CRV level and manufacture recommends a reduction to 100# tongue weight.





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