Recommended Motorcycle/Scooter Carrier With Hitch Receiver For Motorhome

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I have a 2005 coachman 25foot ft RV motorhome, and a 200 lb. Buddy scooter. I wish to attach a carrier hitch for my Buddy on the back of my RV. However, the rear bumper was damaged and is now gone. Do I need a bumper to attach a hauler.

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You do not need a bumper to add a hitch and carrier for your scooter. I recommend the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 18" to 51" Wide # C13702 or the # UF35-946403 which adjusts from 47-1/8 to 77 inches. Either of these hitch receivers will mount to your motorhome frame so a bumper is not needed.

This can be used with the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # MT70101 for your scooter. I recommend the Motorcycle Soft Loops # 06303 along with the Erickson Ratcheting Motorcycle Tie-Down Straps w Long Safety Hooks - 1"x6' - 400 lb - Qty 2 # EM05710 to secure your Buddy Scooter to your carrier.

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Our RV already has a 2inch square receiver/hitch. She may have been unsure of the terminology. Can we mount your MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier for 2inch Hitches - 400 lbs # MT70101 and add steel bracing to the frame members that held the missing bumper? Thank you

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Where your previous bumper mounted to your RV, the frame and brackets are durable and strong enough to handle the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # MT70101. You would need to do the customizing of the support, but RV bumpers are strong enough to handle most receivers and have the weight rating of 350 lbs like most RV hitches. In fact, many people will add a hitch like the Curt RV Bumper 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # E-100 or the Ultra-Fab 2" Motor Home Trailer Hitch Receiver for 4" x 4" Bumpers - 3,500 lbs # UF35-946402 which you may choose to use with your supports to add the carrier.

The 350 lb weight rating will be enough to handle your carrier and your Buddy Scooter, so just make sure your supports are as strong as your bumper would be.

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