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Old 03-27-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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2011 catalina 26bh Bike rack

we recently purchased a 2011 Catalina 26bh for our first TT. we have 4 boys and all 6 of us ride bikes. I have read before some TT's bumpers cant hold the weight of bike racks and a receiver would have to welded from the frame. sounds good in theory but my stabilizers are right next to the bumper and i would be unable to weld a receiver from that area. my question is would you be able to put a receiver on the bumper (ubolt) to hold the weight of the bikes or will it break the bumper welds?
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6 bouncing bikes on a flexing bike rack, attached to a bumper with thin welds, by a bolt-on receiver?
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thank you for the reply

i knew it was nearly impossible, but is it possible to weld on a receiver to hold at least 2 bikes?
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thank you for the reply

i knew it was nearly impossible, but is it possible to weld on a receiver to hold at least 2 bikes?
As long as it's welded and braced to the frame AND bumper.
And it's a sturdy rack.
I recommend Swagman.
Remember your TT doesn't have shocks.
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You could mount this on the front of the TT.
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I bought some moving blankets from Harbor Freight and roll them into the TT and wrap them up tight with the rear slide outs in. Snug as a bug.
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I had a receiver welded to the frame of my Roo 19. The stabilizers were about 4 inches from the bumper. See attached drwg of the beefed up receiver and pics.

I had 2 bikes on it. I wouldn't put more than 2 on it, though.

The one on my Mini Lite is somewhat different, but don't yet have any pics of it.
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That looks great they did a great job on that. Id put more than 2 on that. Ive been talking to a neighbor about doing the same thing but we need room for 4 bikes. I don't like the idea of having them in the front over the gas tanks. For now they will be in the bunk room wrapped in HF Moving blankets.
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Thanks

Thanks for the reply. i spoke with a few dealers and friends and im going to try the 4 bike platform tight, i also found in my research the 4 square safety struts my mount-n-lock.com which is marketed to increase your bumper support weight to 400lbs and prevent bumper failure. hell i enjoy gambling.
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