Mounting a hitch to the RadRover for pet trailer or kids trailer

Through trial and error I came up with this.
It is a straight hitch (first picture and purchased separately) mounted to the kick stand. The hitch that came with my trailer is a dropped hitch (middle picture) if used it would be to low because of where I mounted the hitch on the kick stand, creating a UN-level ride for the dog. If I were to use the axle(not possible with an electric motor) to mount the dropped hitch it would be the exact height as the straight hitch mounted to the kickstand. I happened to have an extra part saved from a Rotozip to use as the washer for the straight hitch. It fit perfectly into the wider round opening on the hitch and also had a smaller recessed hole.
The smaller recessed hole accepted the original kick stand bolt, leaving enough thread to tighten the hitch securely. I then put a piece of leather and clamp around the hitch to keep it from tilting downward and relieve pressure off the bolt going into the kickstand(Don't know if the clamp was necessary or not?). I have put 36 miles on with my 71 pound dog and it has not moved at all.
Pictured(far right) is a bracket that is supposed to work to attach a hitch to an E bike or bike with disc brakes. This bracket does NOT work with the RadRover, the kick stand is in the way.
I also supplied a picture of the dropped hitch. This hitch will be to low (when mounted to the kick stand), and the trailer will tip downward in front.
The final picture with a straight hitch to the kickstand is a perfect height and creates a level trailer(as seen on my profile picture).
Cheers!
 

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MLB

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Bernie, those brackets are available in different mounting orientation and also the angle of the 'tongue' relative to the mounting bolts.
I bought a different 'bend' to attach my doggyride to my recumbent tadpole trike (very low)
Ebay I think. Was 4 or 5 years back. May not be a doggyride product but fits perfectly.
 
Bernie, those brackets are available in different mounting orientation and also the angle of the 'tongue' relative to the mounting bolts.
I bought a different 'bend' to attach my doggyride to my recumbent tadpole trike (very low)
Ebay I think. Was 4 or 5 years back. May not be a doggyride product but fits perfectly.
The angle for the bracket on the bracket was perfect. The problem was the kick stand. Rad welds a plate for the kick stand right where the lower part of the bracket is supposed to go on the frame. The rear kick stand bolt just happened to be right below the brackets(pictured) mounting bolt for the hitch. Using the straight hitch instead of the one that came with the Doggyride trailer mounted to the kickstand put it in the exact spot the bracket would have put it. I only found 2 brackets the one pictured and one by Burley. I will check Ebay, although my bracket works great it is somewhat ugly lol.
Thanks for the info!
Cheers!