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Old 04-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Bike rack on wildwood 281BHXL

Has anybody put a bike rack on the back bumper of there trailer?
Let me know if it worked out.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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I was talking to my buddy who owns a fab shop and we are going to modify the BackPack so that it rests three bikes on it...we will modify the deck so the wheels rest into it and install a vertical post for the bikes to rest against and we have a point to secure them...We will do it in a couple weeks and I will post a pic..
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Can't wait to see that. I'm looking to that too.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Has anybody put a bike rack on the back bumper of there trailer?
Let me know if it worked out.
I did .......... And it didn't........
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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The rear bumper is not strong enough for a bike rack. Plus have you ever seen the damage a bike can do to the back wall of a TT when they bounce down the highway. You would be surprised at amount of bounce on the back end of a trailer. When you hang more weight on the bumper then it is an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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It was a thought but, have you seen the welds (globs actually) holding the bumper on if it was attached properly then it would be possible.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:27 AM   #7
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Actually after reviewing the situation a little closer and taking a good look at the rear bumper...we are working on a design to build a rack on the front over the propane tanks...we will see what this turns into
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Not sure if this was resolved, but here is what I did and it works great! If have about $100 into it and couldn't be happier. The bikes don't move an inch, I found it was best to secure the upright bar system around the rack supports using large u-bolts that were included in the rack. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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Not sure if this was resolved, but here is what I did and it works great! If have about $100 into it and couldn't be happier. The bikes don't move an inch, I found it was best to secure the upright bar system around the rack supports using large u-bolts that were included in the rack. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Looks good, just hope you don't leave everything on the highway somewhere. I would inspect the welds at EVERY STOP I made as long as it is on the trailer, loaded or not.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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If your spare tire is mounted to the rear bumper you can use the over tire bike rack designed for rear mounted spare tires like on a Jeep, etc... It will also provide room between the bike and the rear of your rig.. just saying...
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