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Old 08-17-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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We did our first real trip of any distance at the beginning of August and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Learned a few things about timing arrivals and planning fuel stops(RV's apparently don't fit in every gas station). We also learned a few things about what to store for easy access and where to store it. We had several discussions about different ways to approach this and I was thinking of a rear bumper rack for the RV. We have a 2" hitch on ours so a metal basket type would fit. Does anyone have a bumper mount storage rack on the back of their trailer? I am looking at purchasing one to carry things like our sewer tote, outdoor equipment etc. I am just wondering what others have done and what worked well before I go purchase one.


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Old 08-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #2
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This is what we use, got it at walmart for about $50.00. Just be careful how much weight you put on it. The rack can carry it but the hitch is limited. I also have one made out of aluminum for long trips to cut down on the weight.

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This is what we use, got it at walmart for about $50.00. Just be careful how much weight you put on it. The rack can carry it but the hitch is limited. I also have one made out of aluminum for long trips to cut down on the weight.

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Thanks for the reply. Hey that looks like a pretty sweet set up. I have a hitch for pulling my boat behind the RV so that would definitely work for my tote or even my generator if the capacity allows. Is there a weight capacity on the rack?


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On Long Island we have no camping with sewer hook ups. Most is beach camping on the Atlantic Ocean. When we go we carry the tote tank on the rack because it is lite and carry 2 Honda 2K generators in the truck. When we get there we put the tote tank in the truck and the generators on the rack off the sand. We have a macerator pump with a switch to pump the grey water into the tank and drive it to the dump station. Works great for us. The rack is rated for 500 lbs.


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Okay. That would definitely work for us. Wouldn't be hard to secure to trailer either. Thanks for the info.



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I had a 2" receiver welded on the top of my rear bumper of my '08 Roo 23SS - had my friendly neighborhood welder also weld a support piece between the rear of the frames, which the receiver was also welded to. I then used this..



You'll notice the wheel and some blue behind the softside - that's our Barker.

But after awhile, I ditched the softside and went with a box from Tractor Supply ... TSC Heavy-Duty Poly Utility Storage Box, 44 in. - Tractor Supply Co.

Just bolted the corners of the box with nuts/bolts & fender washers. Stored all kinds of stuff in there. Strapped the Barker behind the box.
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That's a nice set up too. Sounds from your description that my hitch is mounted like yours is. I really like the idea of the box. Lots of choices by the looks of it.
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That's a nice set up too. Sounds from your description that my hitch is mounted like yours is. I really like the idea of the box. Lots of choices by the looks of it.
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For each pound of cargo on the rack offset it with 1 pound of beer in the front.


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For sure. That's why we were thinking a rack would work because I'm finding that my front storage is getting fairly full. Be nice to balance the weight out a bit.
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