What Bike Rack to use With a 2017 Keystone Montana 3820FK to Carry a Pair of E-Bikes?


I have new 2017 Keystone Montana 3820FK and I want to carry 2 ebikes, 57 lbs each on the back. Have 4-inch steel bumper welded to 4-inch tube frame with angles on both sides. 4-inch tube frame is attached to 2-inch tube frame which is attached to trailer frame. Max weight for bumper per manufacturer is less than 150 lbs. I want to use the Swagman Escapee, but I need to reinforce bumper. Have looked at Safety Struts by Mount-n-Lock and High-Low receiver, or look at installing a separate hitch receiver that attaches to the frame. Tongue weight would have to be higher for distance and dynamic loads. Any comments or concerns?


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If you would like to use the Swagman Escapee, # S64693, to carry your pair of E-bikes, you can do so by using a hitch receiver that you can bolt or weld to the frame. The Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, # 13703, is a universal, adjustable hitch which will work on frames with a width of 22 inches up to 72 inches.

This is a Class III hitch - which is the what the Swagman Escapee requires - that has a tongue weight of 350 lbs. This hitch does require the use of support straps, # 18050, though if you do not want to use those straps, another hitch option would be the Ultra-Fab, # UF35-946403. This hitch is for frames between 47 inches and 77 inches wide and has a 350 lb tongue weight, but can only be welded on.

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