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Old 03-01-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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Bumper Added w/ pics

I kept thinking that the bob-tail look of the Vibe was nice, but sooner or later I was going to back into something and the first thing to hit will be the body of the camper. So, I added a bumper. The bumper is made from a poly (vinyl) fence post and top caps. Not very strong, but will crunch, crush, and hopefully avert more serious damage if I ever screw up.
Painted the white post with a plastic specific spray paint and bolted it to the Vibe frame with some steel channel from Tractor Supply.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:06 PM   #2
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Bumper Added w/ pics

Looks good. I know they wanted to save weight but something back there would have been nice.


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Old 03-04-2015, 05:07 AM   #3
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That could also be used for the sewer hose may work for us for that reason. It looks good too!
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:51 PM   #4
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True. We used the 5" x 5" post for that reason. Our current hose fits in the OEM storage tube, but if we need to go with a longer one the bumper will be used instead.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:07 AM   #5
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Should be standard on these trailers!

@pjnlorrie Thanks for that great solution. I was looking at doing the same thing which then evolved into my spare tire/hitch on the back of my 2014 Vibe 6504. That mount is built to last, but it still is only in the very center of the trailer. I kept thinking I should get the guy to weld in a set of mounts for some additional steel to act as a bumper just for those times I get too close to a fence or rock when backing in. I already destroyed one jack getting hung up on a fence, and my cheap replacements via Amazon are too nice to do the same thing too. I didn't even think of just putting in a PVC pipe or channel to give me that room, this should have been standard equipment IMHO!
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:28 AM   #6
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:53 PM   #7
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It looks great and like the rest of you I would like a bumper for my spare tire and bike rack to mount to. But it will need hold about 200lb and Pvc won't do it. But your bumper fooled me.

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