Startman, I must not have explained myself properly, my idea was not to put a hitch on the front of the truck...on the contrary... My idea was to add another receiver to the bike carrier. With a light weight trailer I don't see how this would pose any load problems. If the carrier slid into the receiver on the vehicle, then another hitch could be slid into a 'new' reciever on the carrier, now you could tow the trailer with the bike carrier attached to the back of the truck. This would also allow for standard use of the bike carrier when the trailer was not being used and would not alter the reciever on the vehicle allowing it to tow heavier loads (I believe the typical rating on a 2" receiver is 5000#?, not tongue wieght but GVW of load). As for liability...you'd be on your own. Clearly this would void the factory rated uses for either product. Moving the axle on the trailer and installing a new reciever to it's back end is also a great idea with a similar result...even better when you consider the tongue weight issue. My theory on the tongue weight stems from my personal experience with 'pop-top' campers...there isn't much tongue weight. Towing a heavier trailer with this modified bike carrier would be a bad idea. Look at the spec's for a reciever, I believe it states a max. tongue weight too.