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Old 02-04-2015, 02:00 AM   #1
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I am beginning to research where/how I might store two folding chairs for outside use. I am wondering if anyone has mounted a receiver on the front of their RV and used it to provide additional outside storage for chairs, etc.
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:24 PM   #2
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I've spotted a couple of threads on a front mounted receiver ( FMR)- like for a rack or dirt bike carrier.

these are not uncommon, I have neighbors who use a FMR to move their boats or trailers around the yard more easily.

easier or harder depending on your chassis- call around locally

determine what you limits are for tongue weight...CHECK your GVWR to see what weight you may safely add...some B's are right near the limit when loaded with a couple of people and water..not much reserve

think about length- length can cost you access to some parks/area or if you have to take a ferry






I am fighting the battle to limit the "stuff" to the space available.

We have a couple of fold-up-in-the-bag chairs under the rear seating in our B.

The fight will continue--- such things as "why have 4 pots and pans when we have 2 burners ?"

Why 6 pairs of shoes...shoes/ boots/sandals should do

don't need clothing for 4 seasons and 10 days...

not that I am winning


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Old 02-04-2015, 09:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Front-mounted receiver or other solution?

I've seen lots of trucks with front receivers. Most people use them for moving trailers (boat, utility) quite easily as they are not adept at backing up with a trailer. However sometimes it's just easier to drive up to a trailer and pull it backwards, this is especially common in yard trucks for trailer yards and storage yards.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:17 PM   #4
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I posed your question to a neighbor who is doing major work on a PW Excel..4wd conversion...adding spare tire racks for the baja trips.

he suggests that drawtite and Reese both have adjustable receiver sets...all you have to do is clear away anything blocking access to the frame rails and get a hitch set which has the proper span.

( I looked today under my chev 3500 and by removing the little black plastic spoiler lip, the frame rails are completely accessible)

consider air flow to the radiator- depending on what you hang there.


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Thanks for the replies...
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