Not my photo: from internet as I haven't taken a pic of the backside of ours!! hahahaha. Thanks Turbs...makes me feel a lot more confident about using it.
We use our factory bike rack similar every trip, five bikes. Not the most convenient way of hauling them, but works great for us! The issue comes when adding one as many times, the rear frame and bumper aren't able to support the added weight/jostling. Imho
Joel and Teresa
2016 Sabre 34TBOK
2006 GMC 3500 CC LB DRW 4X4
We have a 2015 sandpiper 35ROK on which the dealer welded a crossbar from frame rail to frame rail and then mounted the receiver hitch. I have added an extension to go under the grill and a bike rack with 3 bikes. So far no problem but I do check it regularly. Myrtle Beach next weekend
It can be done. Just don't attach any kind of bolt-on receiver/hitch to the factory 4" bumper. Attached is a drawing and some pics of what my dealer installed on my Roo 19. As you can see, it's pretty substantial. Used it 3 years, two bikes, no problems.