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Old 04-23-2013, 03:02 PM   #11
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There is a company in Quebec that makes A-frame and front mounted racks for 5th wheels. Arvika - Home hope this helps.

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That is a nice looking system.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #12
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During my research noted every A Liner comes with a receptacle on the bumper allowing you to add a hitch bike rack of your choice. Wonder why they don't with these? Wonder if I could have a welder add one or wonder if the bumper assembly could support it?
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My dealer said he could have one made/welded on for "x" number of dollars but is getting back to me on the "will it void the frame warranty?" issue. The bumper has a factory sticker stating it is not designed for weight carrying accessories. We have opted to go with a front mounted truck receiver which will accomodate our existing bike rack.
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Thanks for the reply. Would love to see a picture or more info on the type of bike rack you have.
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During my research noted every A Liner comes with a receptacle on the bumper allowing you to add a hitch bike rack of your choice. Wonder why they don't with these? Wonder if I could have a welder add one or wonder if the bumper assembly could support it?

Few weeks ago I was talking to someone with a Aliner and I mentioned how the only downside to the Forest River hard sided pop ups was having no receiver on the back end. He said that the receiver they put on the Aliners is so flimsy that he would never put anything on it. I think he also mentioned the weight limit is like 80 or 90 lbs. I wouldn't even consider putting a bike rack with my two bikes on it (Good rack is 25-30lbs and my all mountain is 35lbs and the other 24-25lbs. So 90 lbs right there).

We then proceeded to look at it and it is pretty much the same bumper as the Forest River with a receiver tied right into it. If it had extra bracing it may be ok, but I would not be able to trust it.

I also talked to the dealer about this and they said any frame modifications will void the frame warranty.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #16
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perhaps consider carrying bikes on the vehicle roof?
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During my research noted every A Liner comes with a receptacle on the bumper allowing you to add a hitch bike rack of your choice. Wonder why they don't with these? Wonder if I could have a welder add one or wonder if the bumper assembly could support it?
A welder could most likely add one but it might not be wise. First, the backs of the trailer are very bumpy rides, every bump you feel in the TV from hitch is amplified on the back. Second, the weight of the mount, rack and several bikes will lighted the tongue weight and increase the potential for trailer sway. If you do decide to add a rear rack and potentially void your warranty, make sure the trailer can still be towed within the axle rating and in balance (10% to 15% of the total weight on the tongue).

Or just use the manufacturers recommended rack.
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Thanks, don,t want to void warranty. We camped next to an a liner ( that is why we bought an a frame)' anyways they had 2 bikes on the back of their trailer and drove it from s. Carolina to Florida... Sure wish it was possible on the back but seems not so will keep the bikes on the front open storage area of our 122BH. thanks!
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but isnt that what the open area is for? 122 BH (bike hauler?) LOL ;-)
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DUH... LOL.... I was hoping to use the front for other storage, cooler, chairs, etc... But will need to downsize and use front for bikes,. From all the inside pictures I have seen on the forum seems the inside is packed a lot, and we have the perm. Bed wich believe leaves less storage. I am so happy with out a frame choice!
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