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Old 10-14-2017, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Bike carrier for Pleasure Way 3500

My wife and I just purchased an older Pleasure Way 3500RV. We bought a Thule bike rack for the receiver, and when this wouldn't extend far enough past the spare tire carrier mounted on the back, we added a 12" Thule extension. It is now much too long and cumbersome to use. Has anyone come up with another solution? I saw one PW on Route 95 that seemed to have their bikes mounted on the front bumper. Does anyone know about this or anything else that they can recommend? Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-14-2017, 10:21 PM   #2
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Cut the extension to the correct length. You may have to drill new pin holes to.

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Old 10-15-2017, 12:59 PM   #3
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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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Old Yesterday, 12:44 AM   #4
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Hi, I moved the spare tire to the front end on my 1996 Dodge Pleasure-Way using the rear bracket . I can show you how if you are interested.
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Have your extension shortened. Any fabrication shop can do it. It’s worth it.
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