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Old 06-03-2016, 10:49 PM   #11
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The only way to properly do it is to weld up something directly to the frame. I've attached diagrams of what was done on my Roo 19 and my current Mini Lite 2503S.

In either case, people will tell you it will "void your warranty." (If that's a concern to you.)
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File Type: pdf Mini Lite Hitch.pdf (217.7 KB, 74 views)
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:24 PM   #12
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Spare tire hitch rack

Maybe you shuld try a spare tire bike rack. Several companies make them. They attach to the spare tire in a number of ways. I did a search on amazon for "spare tire bike rack" and came up with several, including one from Yakima. I like Yakima - they make good stuff.
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:47 PM   #13
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I looked at Spare tire mount bike racks also.I just don't know if the Spare tire mount is strong enough to hold bikes and the tire
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:51 PM   #14
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The spare tire is just attached to the bumper, so no difference than putting the bike rack right on the bumper. I don't recommend that.
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:56 PM   #15
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The spare tire on my 128s is attached to the rear wall of the trailer not the rear bumper.There is a difference the bumper is attached to the frame of my trailer which is stronger then the back wall
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The spare tire on my 128s is attached to the rear wall of the trailer not the rear bumper.There is a difference the bumper is attached to the frame of my trailer which is stronger then the back wall
That's a lot of weight on the rear wall. You might want to move the spare under the camper and put the bikes in it's place. That would drop the weight on the rear wall by the weight of the spare.

Here's where I put my spare:

Installing BAL Hide-A-Spare on a Mini Lite
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There are so many inaccuracies in these bumper threads, so many it makes ones head spin.

First off attaching something to something else does not automatically void your warranty for anything. That applies to a bike rack on a trailer bumper, a running board or Nerf bar on your truck, or a satellite dish on your new roof. It MAY void your warranty if what you attached causes an issue that you attempt to get warranty service for. Its not a broad brush for a manufacturer to deny you of your warranty.

Second, stating your friends bumper fell off does not mean a whole lot. More than likely his bumper was not attached the same way as the OP's, mine, yours, or anyone else's.

Third every thread I have ever seen on this subject for about the last 10 years in forums always includes this picture. I figured I'd save someone else the effort, here it is.

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The picture you have shown is very accurate if not done properly.As another person has shown earlier in this post in PDFs there is a proper way of doing this. I would not trust the factory bumper that is why with the pictures I posted you can clearly see a support to the next crossmember what you can't see are the extra supports from the factory bumper to the factory frame.
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There are so many inaccuracies in these bumper threads, so many it makes ones head spin.
This is a good point.

The OP's bumper is a C channel of thin sheet metal that is best described as a sacrificial item in case of a bump. It's no place for any weight. The spare tire on the back is also lightly mounted to just support it's own weight.

The only way that anyone has shown to be viable in attaching a bike to the back of an A Frame is to connect the mount to the frame under the camper. Voiding the frame warranty is a maybe, but hey, it's the owner's camper to take the risk on.

Then all one has to worry about is the camper balance, fortunately the axle is set reasonably far back and at least some models have sufficient excess tongue weight to remain safe with bike mounted in the back. Proper weights and measures and conservative engineering may also make one's head spin, but it can keep the camper from swaying and the bikes off the pavement.

Still, I'd put a safety cable on the whole rig, just in case. Better to drag the bikes till one can get off the road than have them hit another vehicle. It can also serve as a security lock.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:27 PM   #20
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I moved my spare to underneath frame in front of tires with a hide a spare
http://norcoind.com/bal/products/con...-a-spare.shtml
Then purchased this http://www.ultra-fab.com/new_detail....gnum=35-946401 and bike carrier http://www.swagman.net/product/x-tc2/
All from Amazon
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