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Old 11-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #11
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We had a ladder mounted rack on our 2004 Surveyor for 4 years with no problems. Took it off and installed it on the back of our Georgetown. Still no problems. We carry 2 steel framed bikes, weight together about 60lbs. Ours is a 2 bike carrier, I would not put anything bigger up there.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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Any welding on the frame will void the warranty.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #13
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Just looked again at the OP.
Our rack is clamped to the ladder uprights not hooked on a rung like the one shown. I wouldn't buy one that cheap, hit a good interstate pot hole and your bikes may jump into the next county!!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:38 AM   #14
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We had a ladder mounted rack on our 2004 Surveyor for 4 years with no problems. Took it off and installed it on the back of our Georgetown. Still no problems. We carry 2 steel framed bikes, weight together about 60lbs. Ours is a 2 bike carrier, I would not put anything bigger up there.
Agree as I carried bikes on a rear mounted hitch bike carrier. BUT this was on A-class MH's with a class 2 or higher hitch receiver. Those MH or mid or high class 5 ers with either factory installed bike racks or optional bike racks (like Sabre or similar) are build different then light or ultralight tt or 5ers.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #15
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Agree as I carried bikes on a rear mounted hitch bike carrier. BUT this was on A-class MH's with a class 2 or higher hitch receiver. Those MH or mid or high class 5 ers with either factory installed bike racks or optional bike racks (like Sabre or similar) are build different then light or ultralight tt or 5ers.
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I moved the spare tire on my 27 RLWS under the tongue and am buying this bumper mount. The good thing about this is I can use it on my TV very easily also.

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I moved the spare tire on my 27 RLWS under the tongue and am buying this bumper mount. The good thing about this is I can use it on my TV very easily also.

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Please let us know how it works out for you. I am not sure that the bumper-frame attachment is strong enough, but since this is the same RV as mine I would love to know your experiences. When are you likely to have this installed and used?

Also, I'd like to see a photo of the relocated spare tire arrangement. Sounds like an interesting mod.
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Please let us know how it works out for you. I am not sure that the bumper-frame attachment is strong enough, but since this is the same RV as mine I would love to know your experiences. When are you likely to have this installed and used?

Also, I'd like to see a photo of the relocated spare tire arrangement. Sounds like an interesting mod.
I will send a photo of the spare tire arrangement when I get back to the trailer around the 15th. I had the dealer move it because I was limited on the room behind the trailer where I store it. I will let you know about the rack as soon as I haul a bike on it.
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I moved the spare tire on my 27 RLWS under the tongue and am buying this bumper mount. The good thing about this is I can use it on my TV very easily also.

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you might want to check with FR. you have an ultra-light trailer and putting a bumper-mounted bike rack is against their recommendations.
i think the current ones in your brand, have a warning sticker.
all your bumper has is two cheap/light welds and that bouncing/flexing bike rack will soon rip those welds apart.
remember, your trailer doesn't have shocks, so there'll be lots of bouncing in the rear of the trailer.
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you might want to check with FR. you have an ultra-light trailer and putting a bumper-mounted bike rack is against their recommendations.
i think the current ones in your brand, have a warning sticker.
all your bumper has is two cheap/light welds and that bouncing/flexing bike rack will soon rip those welds apart.
remember, your trailer doesn't have shocks, so there'll be lots of bouncing in the rear of the trailer.
You may be right but my spare tire was mounted there and I am sure it weighs as much as two bikes. I will double check with the dealer to be safe.
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