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Old 03-02-2016, 01:04 PM   #11
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I WOULD NOT. I'm honestly looking for someplace else to go with my spare tire because with the rack up, there is play in it and it shifts back and forth when you stop and go. I think when I said 150lbs, I was accounting for the weight of my spare tire, so 200 makes more sense now.
Thanks. I did notice the play. May look into eliminating or minimizing that.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:07 PM   #12
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Thanks. I did notice the play. May look into eliminating or minimizing that.
I'm currently working with my dealer on a solution for that. If I can find someplace to go with the spare without breaking my pocket book, I think I'm going to leave it down when traveling all the time and eliminate the movement. I just don't like leaving it down all the time with the tire on it because the cover collects water.
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I have a 264L but the rack should be the same. If this is the rack you have, it has a 300lb rating.
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:32 PM   #14
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I have a 264L but the rack should be the same. If this is the rack you have, it has a 300lb rating.
I just trudged through the snow to check mine, my 26DBH's rack says "Weight limit 200lbs including spare"
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I'm currently working with my dealer on a solution for that. If I can find someplace to go with the spare without breaking my pocket book, I think I'm going to leave it down when traveling all the time and eliminate the movement. I just don't like leaving it down all the time with the tire on it because the cover collects water.

Lci makes a tire winch that allows you to winch the tire up under the frame.
You could also buy an automotive one and mount it as well.

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I just trudged through the snow to check mine, my 26DBH's rack says "Weight limit 200lbs including spare"
Gee, sorry to make you do that, but thanks!
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I had actually asked forest river the same question. There customer service said the weight limit is 200 pounds.
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Thanks, all.

On a similar note, I'm thinking I could carry my two 2x10 leveling boards strapped to the the rack, even with the rack in the up position, but I'm a little scared to...

However, I do believe the forward-backward forces with the rack up would be less stress than the bounce with the rack down.

I think I'll try it and just be vigilant for stress cracks.

I probably won't end up doing this. Depends on how my Andersen Levelers work out. I'll be testing them this Tuesday! Woot Woot! First trip with the new trailer.

I strapped my aluminum step ladder to the rack, instead.

And, if anyone is interested, the Andersen Jack will NOT work with this trailer.

I had to adjust the brakes (too tight from stealership), and found that I needed about 4" more then what the jack would provide.

I guess the up side of having the camper in a low-rent storage field is that I could dig a hole under the tire to get the clearance I needed.
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