Originally Posted by avolnek
I actually had the spare tire mounted to the rear bumper of the camper when we picked it up from the dealer... I have since removed it and looking for a suitable manner to install it under the tongue of the trailer. With removing it I felt it was safe enough to install the hitch to the bumper. I plan to keep an eye on it and if it appears to weaken at any point it will give me the perfect excuse to the DW to rip it off and build a nicer one with some decent storage for light weight stuff...
Somehow, I think a trailer (even an 800 pound Jetski) will put more stress on that bumper than the tire. Good luck and I hope your insurance covers the loss and liability IF that bumper tears away with no warning.
Forest Gump had it right.
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