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Old 05-20-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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RV bumper hitch!!!

I wanted to get a bumper hitch for my 5th wheel and was wondering if anybody had any experience with this, " good or bad"!! I see it all the time and I thought it would be helpful. I was going to buy the one that bolts on and then get me the cage carrier to go in there and a bike rack. I figured I could switch depending on what I'm taking. I would like to put my cooler or wood on the carrier. The limit on the carrier is 300 lbs. I was wondering if the bumper could hold it. It is welded all the way around and not just tack welded. Let me know on any advice you have for me!!! Thanks!!!

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Old 05-23-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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I have not had any experencse with them but have seen a lot of them pulling baots and the such down the road Sometimes it makes me kind of leary as to wheather or not the owner has installed the proper type and done enough beefing up of the oem bumper

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Old 05-24-2008, 07:19 AM   #3
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We put a hitch on there and haul 4 bikes on the back....and at times a Weber Kettle Grill (for smoking Turkey's when about good!).

Anyway, we did reinforce the welds (just where the bumper mounts to the main frame pieces) due to the torque that gets put on the bumper, after we verified that the frame was the solid one piece i-beams.

It has worked well for many thousands of miles over some pretty bad roads.
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