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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Bike Carrier
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2024, 08:59:53 pm »
I have not but I once looked into doing the same thing.  It starts with a class 3 front trailer hitch.  I believe only class 3s are sold.  CLICK HERE to see one I found in a flash.  CLICK HERE for the details on the manufacture website.  I would reach out to the manufacture to confirm it mounts properly to your model year E350 or E450.  For it to fit, your Ford front cannot have an additional lower skirt like we have on our 2007.  I could cut a hole but that was a detraction for me.  Also, there may be interefereces to an upgraded stabilizer bar and/or steering stabilizer.

A front hitch is popular in boat launching as well as for bicycles.  It is also a great attachment point for a tow hook when pulling out someone who is stuck.  And the same goes for yourself.  You can be towed out from being stuck.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2024, 09:10:18 pm by Ron Dittmer »
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Amsoilman

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Re: Bike Carrier
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2024, 12:58:05 pm »
Iím going to buy attachment for the back hitch and try my bike rack back there above the towbar. Hopefully thatíll work. Iíve seen others have done it.

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donc13

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Re: Bike Carrier
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2024, 07:20:48 am »
I use this to raise the bike carrier above the tail lights and away from the back compartment.

https://www.harborfreight.com/dual-hitch-extender-69881.html
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Re: Bike Carrier
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2024, 11:00:59 am »
Looking to install on the front of our rig.  We already bought the hitch for our two ebikes and are on the schedule to take it to a shop for the work. 
« Last Edit: June 12, 2024, 11:02:46 am by wurdey »

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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Bike Carrier
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2024, 11:15:17 pm »
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« Last Edit: June 12, 2024, 11:52:46 pm by Ron Dittmer »
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