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Old 02-15-2016, 01:47 PM   #1
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Crusader Back Rack(Bike) Opinions...

I have read several of the threads about bike racks. I really do not what to beat a dead horse but did not find much information on something like the system below...

Any Crusader owners or lighter weight 5'er owners add one of these to the back?? I am not really looking to carry anything but a few bikes and I'd rather stay away from the hitch mount style. The dealer and so on has said of course that if I did add the hitch style that if something got damaged because of it that it would not be covered...said the same for the ladder style...Well I need to ask about this style...this is a lippert component added onto a lippert frame...I have emailed lippert but still no response...

This gets welded to the frame extensions before the bumper so it should be pretty secure...anyone add one good or bad??

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Old 02-15-2016, 02:14 PM   #2
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We have one like this on our Chaparral 29RKS. It has a sticker that it has a 450# weight limit.I have a aluminum tool box and carry our small genny on it.works great as we have pulled the unit over 15,000 miles so far with no problems at all. I highly recommend it.
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When we purchased our Sanibel, I inquired about having a hitch installed by the dealer before picking it up. They called Prime Time and were told that anything added to or welded to any part of the Lippert frame, must be approved by Lippert and the welding must be performed by a "Lippert certified welder" or the frame warranty would be void.
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I believe this is a Lippert part.Like I said it came with it from the factory.
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:58 PM   #5
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I believe this is a Lippert part.Like I said it came with it from the factory.
I agree. It is a Lippert accessory but, Lippert must also weld it on.
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Correct it is a lippert part...figured they couldn't argue with it if I had my "dealer" weld it on...waiting for them to respond back...
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Correct it is a lippert part...figured they couldn't argue with it if I had my "dealer" weld it on...waiting for them to respond back...

My dealer wouldn't even entertain installing the hitch once they heard Lippert must do all the work/welding etc.
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I had one on my Sabre factory as stated 450# weight limit.
I'm putting one on my new Columbus, it's bolt on brackets not weld on.


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I have one on my Columbus as well. Like Turbs stated, they are bolt on, not welded. They bolt onto the bumper extensions which are welded to the frame. The rack is very stout. I normally carry 4 bikes on it, have also carried my smoker on it.
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Bolt on is even better...I couldn't tell from the picture and the instructions didn't state...Regardless I think this is the route I'm going...we bought it to travel to my wife's race so bikes are a must...thanks for the info guys
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