Depending on the age and type of vehicle, you can buy a front receiver kit that mounts to the frame. Sometimes you have to cut a hole in the bumper. Or you may have to have a welder attach it. Our 1996 Ford F350 has one and that is how we carry bicycles.
We believe it would not be an option for our 2017 Transit because of the configuration of the front end so you have to take a good look at what you can attach the receiver to.
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