Hello all, new owner of a 5 wide little guy.
I've spent considerable time browsing this site both before and after purchase.
I've read through all of the bike rack threads and the consensus seems to be that using a hitch mounted rack on the rear of the trailer is risky.
I've also seen some good ideas for mounting a standing type bike rack on the tongue.
My idea is a variation of that and I'd like your feedback.
I have a Yakima Stick Up bike rack for my car https://www.amazon.com/Yakima-StickUp-2-Bike-2-Inch-Receiver/dp/B0012SHLLK
My idea is to remove the tongue cargo rack and install a receiver hitch on the front of the trailer.
Sort of a mirror of the one on the back.
The stick up has a large curved male hitch part to allow the rack to go on my low Ford Focus ST.
This type of curved raised male hitch part would also work on the front of the trailer.
I removed the cargo rack and did a mock up and it looks like it will work.
This would allow me to continue to use the bike rack for my car and the trailer.
It also folds up out of the way.
I've taken photos of the mock up but Photobucket is giving me fits so I can't post them here.
Is the front tongue cargo rack integral to the structure of the trailer?
What kind of room do I need when the trailer is jackknifed? The bike rack is considerably larger than the cargo rack.
The only time jackknifing would occur is when I'm backing into a camp spot and I could remove the bikes first and flip up the rack.
Any other concerns?
Thanks in advance.