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Old 03-26-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Bumper mounted hitch

Has anyone attached a bolt on receiver hitch to their rear bumper so a bicycle rack can be inserted or is the bumper on the Sierras not strong enough for it to work. Just trying to figure out how to transport 2 bicycles without mounting a hitch to the pin box or front of my tv. Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Has anyone attached a bolt on receiver hitch to their rear bumper so a bicycle rack can be inserted or is the bumper on the Sierras not strong enough for it to work. Just trying to figure out how to transport 2 bicycles without mounting a hitch to the pin box or front of my tv. Thanks for the input.
Don't know of any Forest River trailer that can handle a receiver hitch and very few of the trailer frames will support one either. Pin box is the best place if you have room.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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Rear bumper of the truck? Or of the trailer?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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The Sierra should be a heavier frame than the Ultralites many of us have as they have twice the cargo carrying capacity. On my Rockwood, the frame isn't a true I-beam, it's welded flat stock that's 0.125" and the bumper is only 0.080".

You can check the size/thickness of the I-beam, gauge of the bumper and the quality/quantity of weld holding it to the frame rails and let that be your judge.

I've had a 2 bike rack on the back of ours for 3 years and haven't had an issue, but your results may vary!


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Old 03-26-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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I wouldn't mount it just to the bumper, but any hitch shop should be able to mount one for you. Your frame should be plenty heavy enough for just carrying bicycles. Heck, you could probably pull a boat behind.
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Would probably void your warranty if you do any welding on the frame.
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