Originally Posted by logspec1
Actually I did search the forum before posting and that is why I asked. The search came up with nothing. Thanks for the info. Does not make sense that the bumper could not handle a bike rack. It is a welded bumper and you are only talking a couple hundred pounds. But if that is the warranty I will have to figure out something else. Not going to risk my warranty.
your trailer has an ultralight chassis. you need to look closer at the thickness of the bumper metal and the welds.
they are thin and weak.
trailer bumpers are cosmetic and serve no actual safety purpose.
and you need to understand physics of bike racks on rear bumpers.
trailers have no shocks, so the bikes and rack will bounce and flex the bumper. this can result in the welds failing.
the only safe way is to have a receiver welded and braced to the frame. but doing this on an ultralight frame might void its warranty if the mod causes some kind of frame issues.
personally, my bikes aren't cheap and i would never put the on the trailer's rear bumper. there are safer and better options than that.
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