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Old 03-25-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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Can you add a rear bumper to a......

230bh Coachman Freedom Express. It is a fiberglass unit with the spare tire on the tongue. We are going to purchase this and wanted to put a bike rack on the rear bumper if we can add it. Do you have any idea about the cost? thanks, Bob
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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Not sure about your unit, but maybe you should think of just adding a receiver hitch and then getting a bike rack for that. May have to talk with a local welding shop to fab something up. Tractor Supply around here sells just receiver tubes, and some extra metal and a good welder should get you fixed. Might want to take pictures of the frame under the rear of trailer. Take them to a welder and ask.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:06 PM   #3
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I was able to seen a picture of the rear of the camper...I see that it doesn't have a rear bumper. You'd have to fabricate (or have a shop do it) a braced cross piece that could be bolted or welded to the bottom ends of the camper frame. You could then attach a receiver to accept a bike rack. The number of bikes (weight) will determine how robust the cross piece and bracing need to be.

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Not sure about your unit, but maybe you should think of just adding a receiver hitch and then getting a bike rack for that. May have to talk with a local welding shop to fab something up. Tractor Supply around here sells just receiver tubes, and some extra metal and a good welder should get you fixed. Might want to take pictures of the frame under the rear of trailer. Take them to a welder and ask.
Will do some thinking on that, thanks, still would love to have a bumper, somehow. I appreciate your thoughts and your time. Bob
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Ah windrider, you posted while I was writing the above response. Looks like we're on the same page.

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thanks Dave, any idea on costs?
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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I'd give a w.a.g. at $200 to 400, depending on how much you're able to do yourself.

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My setup on the back of my tt was a total cost of $50 (materials), myself and my brother did the labor (cutting and welding) maybe double that if you need to fabricate the whole thing.

Check out post #29 and #30 on this link Roo 233 to see pics of my receiver hitch.
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