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Old 09-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post

See my last post.

Without a doubt, your bike rack caused the fatigue that led to this failure. Bend a paperclip long enough and it will break, Which "bend" broke it? The last one or the twenty before it?

Thanks for the input Lou. I don't know about you, but I can break a paperclip with one bend. The same can be said about my rear bumper.

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:08 AM   #12
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After seeing the scary pictures by Rugged Brown, I decided to check out my bumper a little more careful. I have the same I-beam frame with the square sewer bumper, but Dexter (I presume) welded an extra ~2x4 channel iron right under the top of the I-beam. It is welded along the length of the I-beam, down the bumper, and it feels like it is just tack welded along the bottom edge....that would be good for drainage. I feel a bit of relief when I discovered that extra piece, and that may be a way of strengthening others members bumpers.

I can't get in there to take a very good picture, but here is the best I can come up with without crawling under the camper:

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Old 09-14-2011, 09:49 AM   #13
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We have a National Parks decal on our Fac. bumper, and the sewer hose inside the bumper,thats how much faith we have in the bumper! Youroo!!

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