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Is the Ramp on the # Y96FR Long Enough to Use on a Fifth-Wheel Trailer?

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the ramp of the OnRamp long enough to use on a 5th-wheel trailer?

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I assume you are referring to the Yakima OnRamp - 2" # Y36FR because this is the version that is constructed to withstand the added torque and force exerted on the rack when mounted on a 5th-wheel trailer. It is important to note that the weight capacity of this rack decreases to 40 pounds per bike when mounted on a trailer.

When determining if the ramp is long enough to use, it really depends on the height of your hitch receiver on the trailer. Since the ramp measures 51 inches long, it fits almost all hitch heights without being too steep an incline. The best way to get a definite answer is by measuring the height of your hitch from the ground.

If you need a compatible hitch on your trailer, I recommend the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 22" to 66" Wide # C13704. This hitch comes with adjustable brackets that can accommodate frames up to 22-66 inches wide. In order to make sure this is compatible with your trailer, I recommend measuring your trailer's frame from left to right.

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Thanks for the info. I want to transport Two 65 lb ebikes on the back of a fifth wheel. What racks do you have that would work.

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While we do carry some great options for transporting your e-bikes on a fifth-wheel trailer, we do not carry any racks that have an integrated ramp. With that being said, I recommend the Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # S94FR. The E-Spec comes with a massive 70-pound per-bike weight capacity and comes with keyed alike locks to protect the bikes and the rack itself. The E-Spec is constructed for brute force that can withstand the force/torque when mounted on the rear of your fifth-wheel trailer.

If you happen to have fat tires that measure 3-5 inches wide, you need the fat tire adapters # S64679 for each bike. Also, if your bikes are women's-style bikes or step-thru bikes, you need to purchase the bike frame adapter bar # RRRBCA021 for each of those bike styles. The adapter provides your bikes with a straight, horizontal plane that is required to attach your bikes to the ratcheting arms of the E-Spec.

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