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Old 04-06-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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Bicycle rack

We have an Evo 2850 that we want to add a bicycle rack to. I was planning on welding a receiver hitch to the bumper and purchasing a Swagman bike rack (recommended for RV use) until I saw all the photos/posts about bumpers that snapped under the pressure of the weight. Does anyone have any advice on this? Also, has anyone used any type of bicycle tailgate covers?
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:45 PM   #2
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Don't weld it just to the bumper.
Weld it, with braces to the frame and bumper.

Just so you know, mosr trailers have a warning label that bumper mods may void chassis warranty.
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If your bikes all have quick release front wheels here is a mod to mount fork blocks on the underside of the dinette seats.

Carrying Bikes

You can also buy a quick release kit for solid axle wheels here.

http://www.axlerelease.com/axle-release-classic
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:14 PM   #4
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what year is your Evo? We just purchased a 2016 240BH Evo and there is already bracing and a class 2 receiver welded in place.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:16 PM   #5
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We just bought a EVO T2360 and wanted to put a rack on the rear bumper also, but it looks like we will end up getting a rack that fits in my truck bed instead. Found several options at Amazon.
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I was considering this for my trailer, but ultimately I ended up just spending $80 on a bar with a couple fork blocks that mounts in the bed of my truck. No tools for the installation. Just uses tension like a shower curtain rod. Still plenty of room for firewood or cooler etc.
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We have an Evo 2850 that we want to add a bicycle rack to. I was planning on welding a receiver hitch to the bumper and purchasing a Swagman bike rack (recommended for RV use) until I saw all the photos/posts about bumpers that snapped under the pressure of the weight. Does anyone have any advice on this? Also, has anyone used any type of bicycle tailgate covers?
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