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Old 06-23-2019, 08:49 AM   #1
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Kayaks carrier

I use my 2" hitch to carry bikes but now I would like to add 2 kayaks. I need to attach additional rv bumper hitch. Unfortunately all of these are designed for 4"x4" trailer bumpers. Thor Axis 24.1 has 9"x4" bumper. Did anyone was able to find/use rv bumper hitch like that? I do not like the idea of drilling the holes in my existing bumper in order to use 4"x4" bumper hitch. Would you have any other suggestions?
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:09 PM   #2
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You only have to post one time your question, it might take some time for the experts here to read it and respond IF someone has an answer for you.
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:45 PM   #3
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Perhaps a welder can help you adapt something to fit your bumper?
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:47 PM   #4
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I thought about this when I was deciding on how to mount a spare tire (I later mounted underneath).

My idea was to use the existing bumper
- Place a 4” x 4” treated wood beam on the backside of the bumper for support
- As far right and left as possible, even fastening/supporting somehow on the right and left back sides
- Fabricate the beam so that it goes all the way to the top of the bumper on the backside (the top of bumper is angled, so that part of the beam would need to be cut/chiseled back)
- Once this process is complete, you can use the standard mount for a 4” bumper
- Only 2 holes would need to be drilled into the existing bumper, 4” from the top of the bumper at the two mounting locations
- Those two holes could always be filled with a plastic plug if, at a later date, you chose to remove the rack
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:35 PM   #5
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Taylorbob1,
Thank you very much for not only giving me the idea but also for describing it how to do that. I was considering using long bolts but your design will work much better and the mount will also look much cleaner as well. I really appreciate that. Well, Home Depot we go!
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