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Can 2003 Ford Explorer Carry a Hitch Mounted Motorcycle Carrier

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is it possible to use hitch adapter 1 1/4 to 2 in for class 2 hitch ? total weight of the bike , carrier is 282 lbs. will the hitch hold the total weight ? ford explorer 2003 / class 2 hitch bike honda crf 250r 2018 - kerb weight 238lbs ama carrier amc 400 black widow - 37lbs reese adapter 1 1/4 to 2in - 7lbs

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I have a great solution for you, but you can't use a hitch adapter for your situation as the tongue weight would be far too much for the adapter and hitch to handle. Instead you'd want to install a Class III hitch part # 75132 on your 2003 Ford Explorer below the factory hitch and you'd have a hitch rated high enough for the weight of your carrier and CRF250R. Your AMC400 was replaced by the etrailer # 98873 also.

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