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Old 07-31-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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Hello folks, another newbe here.... I just bought a primetime tracer 2500RBS, will be picking it up on Friday.... I have several questions written down for the dealer to answer while giving me the rundown.... I traded in a Flagstaff 23FB that my wife hated... We both hated the Murphy bed, and several items were dying..... The dealer gave me a good deal so I jumped on the new unit..... It has all the bells and whistles that a guy my age (75) could ask for, and then some. Even though this unit is only 2 feet longer with the slide it gives a ton of room over the Flagstaff.... I have questions however I will wait until I get done with the dealer to ask them... My wife has a bicycle trike (camping world) that I carried on the back, so I need to install a receiver hitch on the back bumper to put the rack on, I think I need to get an extension for the rack so I don't have to remove the spare tire, and carry it in the back of the truck.....
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Welcome to the forum from Dawsonville, GA.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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Welcome. Installing a hitch on the back bumper will void your warranty.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Welcome. Installing a hitch on the back bumper will void your warranty.
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Unless its a factory installed rack warranty on frame will be voided.


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Old 08-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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Something like this may better suit you.

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I don't think you completely read my post what will go on that reveiver is a three wheeledd bike from camping world around 60 lbs plus the aluminum rack from harbor freight.... I that is enough weight to break the frame I bought the wrong camper......
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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My understanding is unless it is a spare tire carrier, you will void your warranty with anything but a factory installed hitch receiver.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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I don't think you completely read my post what will go on that reveiver is a three wheeledd bike from camping world around 60 lbs plus the aluminum rack from harbor freight.... I that is enough weight to break the frame I bought the wrong camper......
Nope didn't mis understand.
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I have questions however I will wait until I get done with the dealer to ask them... My wife has a bicycle trike (camping world) that I carried on the back, so I need to install a receiver hitch on the back bumper to put the rack on, I think I need to get an extension for the rack so I don't have to remove the spare tire, and carry it in the back of the truck.....
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Firstly, congratulations on your new camper! It's always exciting and a happy wife leads to a happy life (or so the saying goes!).

Next, do you intend to mount the hitch directly to the bumper? (with something like this?)

If so, let me warn you that a buddy of mine did just that. The force of the spare tire and bikes bent the bumper and broke welds between the bumper and frame and let his bikes drag down the road. It wasn't until another motorist was able to get him to stop and pull over did he know it was happening.

The general consensus is that it isn't the frame that's the problem, it's the bumper itself and it's welds to the frame. The bumper is flimsy. I can't speak to the welds, but I've heard more than one "bikes drug down the roadway" story to believe that there is a problem there, as well.

I don't know specifically that adding a hitch to a bumper will void any warranties like turbo says, but I can see it as a bad idea.

If you're going to pursue this path, I'd recommend that you go to a welder and have them fabricate a hitch that is mounted directly to the frame. However, the general consensus is that any welding onto the frame itself will void the frame's warranty.

I haven't personally looked into the warranty aspect- just what I've read here and other places on the Internet. But, you know what they say about that... if it's on the Internet, it must be true.
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I was told personally from a factory rep that warranty on the frame is completely void if anything is attached or welded to it unless it came from the factory that way.

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