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RE: Front hitch

We mounted a Reese/Draw-Tite front receiver on the front of our '16 Ram 3500 (rated at 500/5000 lbs.; tongue/tow capacity). It's mounts between the front tow-hooks and the front frame mount. Only wanted to haul 2-3 bikes (about 100-125 lbs. inc. bike rack), so we didn't need anything substantial. The tow-hook mounted front receiver does mount a bit high. If you use a standard bike rack it will place the bikes in your line-of-vision. We purchased an Ikuram hitch-mount bike rack and cut-out about 10-12 in. of tubing from from the main telescoping tube. All we see are the very tips of the handlebars (can't see the seats). The bike's tires still have 10-12 in. of road clearance. No issues with engine cooling even when carrying 3 bikes under heavy load in 110 deg. heat. If you were to place something in front that substantially blocks wind-flow, like a large cooler, that may be another issue. As for compromising the strength of the tow-hooks with this receiver, we just had our truck winched up a flat-bed truck at a 15-20 deg angle---no problems. Just be sure to keep the pull purely horizontal. I have the tow hook mounted front receiver and want to put a bike rack on it. I will probably use a drop hitch from etrailer and a conventional bike rack.
Flashman 10/27/20 09:51am Tow Vehicles
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