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RV Hitch Receiver for 4 Inch Square Bumper and RV-Approved 2-Bike Rack

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We have a Riverside RV 157. I want to put a bike rack 2 bikes on the rear 4 inch bumper. I dont know if the bumper can support the added weight? It might need reinforcements? Or, is it better to install the Malone 2 Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver and install the bike rack to the upper receiver?

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We can get you set up with an RV hitch receiver and 2-bike rack on the 4 inch square bumper on your Riverside RV 157. That said, you will need to contact the manufacturer in regards to how much weight it can hold as we don't have those type of specs. It is very likely a hitch and bike rack is going to be just fine, though you won't want to use the Malone dual purpose hitch because it will reduce the capacity of your hitch receiver by one-half.

So the best option for you to add a hitch to your RV's 4 inch square bumper is with the Mount-n-Lock HiLoHitch for 4" RV Bumpers # MNT47FR.

The reason why is the way it mounts; the Mount-n-Lock bolts around your bumper but also uses a retention bolt to secure it, which more evenly distributes the load on your bumper to prevent it from denting, and a much quieter ride as the retention bolt prevents the hitch and rack from shaking and rattling.

With this hitch you will also need a 2-bike rack approved for use on a travel trailer, and there are a couple of options for 2-bike racks depending on how heavy your bikes are. For e-bikes up to 70 lbs you can use the Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack # S94FR, or for bikes that weigh up to 45 lbs you will need the Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack # S44FR.

I have added links below to video reviews for you to check out as well if you'd like.

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