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  • Receiver for Rear of Trailer

    My friend Rick wanted me to fabricate a receiver that would mount to the cargo carrier on the rear of the trailer that would allow him to install a bicycle rack to the receiver, when desired. With this design the bicycle rack would be easy to remove from the cargo carrier when it wasn’t required. Rick originally wanted to use a piece of angle iron that he had for the cross brace, but I talked him into using a piece of square tubing, for improved torsional rigidity. I didn’t want the bicycles to bounce around too much -- particularly the heavier electric bicycle.

    1. Original Plan
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    Rick wanted the bottom of of the receiver to be flush with the deck to we installed the receiver tube offset on the top as shown below.

    2. Offset receiver
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    I welded a tab to the top of the cross tube to close off the hole caused by the offset receiver tube.

    3. Offset tab
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    Notice the Fireball square that I used to square up the receiver to the cross tube.

    4. Tack welding
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    5. Welding it out
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    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Lincoln 210 MP
    Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
    16" DoAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    6. Me welding the end cap
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    7. End cap welded
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    8. Bottom of receiver welded
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    9.All welded top view
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    10. Welded bottom view
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    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Lincoln 210 MP
    Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
    16" DoAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

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    • #3
      11. Painted
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      12. Mounted on cargo carrier
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      -Don
      Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
      Miller Dynasty 200DX
      Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
      Lincoln LE 31 MP
      Lincoln 210 MP
      Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
      16" DoAll Saw
      15" Drill Press
      7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
      20 Ton Arbor Press
      Bridgeport

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      • #4
        Good and proper, Don.

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        • #5
          Does he have a swim platform off the back of his camper there?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
            Does he have a swim platform off the back of his camper there?
            It looks like a swim platform, doesn’t it?

            Don
            Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
            Miller Dynasty 200DX
            Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
            Lincoln LE 31 MP
            Lincoln 210 MP
            Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
            16" DoAll Saw
            15" Drill Press
            7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
            20 Ton Arbor Press
            Bridgeport

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            • #7
              Nice job, I like it!
              A FEW OF MY TOYS !!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by smawgmaw View Post
                Nice job, I like it!
                Thanks, here Is a picture of the bicycles mounted on the rack that Rick just sent to me.

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                -Don
                Last edited by Don52; 09-19-2021, 06:28 PM.
                Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
                Miller Dynasty 200DX
                Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
                Lincoln LE 31 MP
                Lincoln 210 MP
                Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
                16" DoAll Saw
                15" Drill Press
                7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
                20 Ton Arbor Press
                Bridgeport

                Comment

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