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Old 01-05-2023, 05:42 PM   #1
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2022 Micro Minni 2100BH rear hitch?

I am looking at the Lolo Bike rack. It mounts on a 2” receiver hitch. Our Micro Minnie 2100BH has a factor installed receiver bolted to the frame.

I can not find any specs/literature on max weight for the receiver. The rack weighs 60 pounds. And 4 bikes 125 pounds. To be generous with weights. 200 pounds total.

Anyone have leads on where I find the specifications for weight limits for the factory installed 2” receiver on the Micro Minnie’s?
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Old 01-05-2023, 05:55 PM   #2
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I think I found my answer in another thread.
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Too much weight. Too far back!
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Old 01-19-2023, 09:09 PM   #3
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I am looking at the Lolo Bike rack. It mounts on a 2” receiver hitch. Our Micro Minnie 2100BH has a factor installed receiver bolted to the frame.

I can not find any specs/literature on max weight for the receiver. The rack weighs 60 pounds. And 4 bikes 125 pounds. To be generous with weights. 200 pounds total.

Anyone have leads on where I find the specifications for weight limits for the factory installed 2” receiver on the Micro Minnie’s?
For what it's worth, I've done a bit of homework on this...

NSR4 (North Shore Racks) weighs 50lbs.
Lolo4 weighs 60lbs

Neither are "RV-rated."

Velocirax 4 is RV-rated, but it weighs 80lbs. 30lbs more than the NSR4.

I'm going with an NSR4, but only putting one 24lb kid bike on it. Other kid bike is in the bunk storage. Adult bikes are on the roof of the tow vehicle. NSR4 will be on a bumper-mount on my 1800BH after I move the spare under the trailer with a BAL Retract-A-Spare and then add those safetystrut things to reinforce the bumper.

We were doing both kid bikes in the bunk storage, but kids bikes just got bigger and we didn't have a way to get bikes to a trailhead if we were not riding from camp. With the setup I outlined above, we'll be able to take the rack off the trailer and put it on the SUV. Will only add 20-30ish lbs to the bumper versus the spare on there now, with some addition in lever length of the rack--though far better than a tray-style rack.
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Old 01-20-2023, 12:09 AM   #4
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I think I found my answer in another thread.
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Too much weight. Too far back!
You got that completely right about the hitch bike rack.

As to deleting, we never do that when a solution is reached (or not). We leave everything on the forum to help others that come along later looking for the same answers.
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Old 11-04-2023, 05:24 PM   #5
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I added a fold down storage rack for my 2100BH that holds up to 150 lbs. I was hoping to put my inverter generator or ice chest on it. The generator weighs 110 lbs. Will the rear bumper hold that weight?
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I added a fold down storage rack for my 2100BH that holds up to 150 lbs. I was hoping to put my inverter generator or ice chest on it. The generator weighs 110 lbs. Will the rear bumper hold that weight?
I would say NO if it's the typical 1/16 wall sewer hose storage tube bumper.

If you have the factory installed hitch or any frame mounted hitch with 2" receiver your likely ok for the weight.

You must watch weight transfer though, reducing tongue weight. below 10% will cause major safety issues.
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... You got that completely right about the hitch bike rack. ...
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... You must watch weight transfer though, reducing tongue weight. below 10% will cause major safety issues.
... agreeing with above. But ...

found below (screenshot) on Winnebago's site:

Although the current Micro Minnie is now advertising 350 lbs rear hitch weight rating, yours (and mine) were rated at 300 lbs leaving the factory.

Because it's already installed, it would be easy to have a local weld or tow shop reinforce it to achieve a higher rating.

If you do that, that's where Bcborn's comment comes into use. If you add weight to the rear most part of the trailer you will decrease tongue weight.
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I added a fold down storage rack for my 2100BH that holds up to 150 lbs. I was hoping to put my inverter generator or ice chest on it. The generator weighs 110 lbs. Will the rear bumper hold that weight?
Simply explained.
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Hitch weight MUST be at least 10% of the trailer's actual, loaded weight and no more than 15% of that weight.

Do you know you trailer's normal, usual loaded weight? And, do you have a way to weigh your tongue weight accurately?
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Old 11-27-2023, 06:20 PM   #10
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... If you add weight to the rear most part of the trailer you will decrease tongue weight.
I have been reading this theory for years now, but in my experience it’s not the case. I recently bought a Weigh Safe hitch with a built in scale just to see what was happening.

I have a Micro Minnie 2108FBS and my hitch weight with propane, 5 gallons gas tank on the tongue, and a 2000 watt inverter in front storage is 560 LBS.

I put 150 lbs. of E-bike with an RV rated carrier in the rear receiver hitch.

The tongue weight barely moved, like maybe 5 lbs.

Personally, that kind of weight on the rear is negligible and probably the flex in the frame alone and who knows what other physics are happening that eats that weight up and doesn’t equate to lightening the tongue weight an equal amount.

I also tested with a full 30 gallons of Fresh water (which is just rear of the axles I believe), and that didn’t change my tongue weight either.

I have towed with both full water and the E-Bikes on the rear hitch and can perceive no difference in handling. This is with a 2023 Toyota Sequoia 4x4 and Anderson hitch.
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