Front Bumper Hitch - Kia Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5
Drives: 09 Borrego LX
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Thread Starter (Thread Starter)
Front Bumper Hitch

I was looking to see if anyone has installed a hitch receiver on the front of their Borrego? I have the 2009 v6, and I pull a camper behind. The camper does not have a strong enough bumper on the back of it for me to put a bike rack back there, so I was looking at putting one on the front of the Kia. I have seen others at the campgrounds doing this with their trucks. I have checked with some other websites (etrailer) with no luck. Has anyone done, or seen this done with the Borrego? Thanks for any help or input.

LPGASDUDE is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: So. California
Posts: 103
Drives: 09 Borrego EX V8 2WD
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LPGASDUDE View Post
I was looking to see if anyone has installed a hitch receiver on the front of their Borrego? I have the 2009 v6, and I pull a camper behind. The camper does not have a strong enough bumper on the back of it for me to put a bike rack back there, so I was looking at putting one on the front of the Kia. I have seen others at the campgrounds doing this with their trucks. I have checked with some other websites (etrailer) with no luck. Has anyone done, or seen this done with the Borrego? Thanks for any help or input.
Maybe you could install one of these and install a bike rack to it???
Black Front Bumper Push Bull Bar 09 10 Kia Borrego | eBay
HavasuPaPa is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 09:27 AM
PLP
Super Moderator
 
PLP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Haslett, MI, USA, Earth
Posts: 6,809
Drives: 2016 FIAT 500X Trekking Plus AWD; 2016 Kia Forte5 SX 1.6T A/T
Gallery: 3
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 330 Post(s)
Garage

I would first find out if this is allowed by the law.
I know, and I find it stupid - I came from Poland, DOT is different from state to state. Therefore, what FL might be OK with, AZ might not.

I find it not quite safe to put anything in the front of the car. That not only extends it, but also creates less safe environment for a pedestrian in any collision.


Hence, how about putting the bikes on the front of the trailer, add a basket/holder sitting on the tow bar?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
USA - paid, repair manual

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Canadian owner manuals (still free)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Europe - paid, repair manual

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Do you talk/text and drive? Watch it. Very interesting test:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PLP is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5
Drives: 09 Borrego LX
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Thread Starter (Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by HavasuPaPa View Post
Maybe you could install one of these and install a bike rack to it???
Black Front Bumper Push Bull Bar 09 10 Kia Borrego | eBay
That it nice, but I really just need a 2" receiver for the bike rack. Thanks though.
LPGASDUDE is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5
Drives: 09 Borrego LX
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Thread Starter (Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by HavasuPaPa View Post
Maybe you could install one of these and install a bike rack to it???
Black Front Bumper Push Bull Bar 09 10 Kia Borrego | eBay
Quote:
Originally Posted by PLP View Post
I would first find out if this is allowed by the law.
I know, and I find it stupid - I came from Poland, DOT is different from state to state. Therefore, what FL might be OK with, AZ might not.

I find it not quite safe to put anything in the front of the car. That not only extends it, but also creates less safe environment for a pedestrian in any collision.


Hence, how about putting the bikes on the front of the trailer, add a basket/holder sitting on the tow bar?
It's not unusual to see people with campers on the back having bikes on the front here in Florida. I did try to make it work with the bikes between the car and the camper, but there is just not enough space to make any turns that way. Thanks though.
LPGASDUDE is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 10:44 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Funny someone should post this question, I was just wondering the same thing. Really don't want to have to drill into the roof of our pop-up to mount a bike rack that would require removing the front wheels anyway, and I'm concerned about using a dual hitch due to how it might affect backing up and tongue weight, etc.
Gil Smart is offline  
Reply

  Kia Forum > KIA Models > Kia Mohave & Borrego



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to remove front bumper - Kiatechinfo method stinks McTweety 3G (2012 - 2017) Rio 28 06-03-2018 07:42 PM
Front bumper cover L shaped metal brackets issues Learning 2G (1998 - 2001) Sephia 1 03-07-2018 02:12 PM
Anyone know where to get the Type R front bumper cover? Big Bad Beto 3G 2011 - 2016 Sportage 0 02-11-2017 05:16 PM
2015 Sedona aftermarket hitch install DIY Lachplesis Kia Carnival & Sedona 2015+ 9 09-10-2015 03:34 PM
Looking for used front bumper EVH5150 Kia Carnival & Sedona Forum 4 03-23-2007 04:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On