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Old 10-17-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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2604 rear bumper load

can i install a motorcycle carrier on the back of my rockwood 2604 to carry aprox 300 lb or a hitch for small motorcycle trailer
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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Moved you over to Rockwood since this is trailer specific in a way. If you will do a search on here for double, tow, and bicycle rack, I think you will find the answer is "no". Double tow, (two trailers) is illegal in most states, and trailer frames aren't made to support that much weight on the rear. Several have broken bumpers off with just a couple of bicycles.

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Old 10-18-2011, 03:18 AM   #3
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your Rockwood has an ultra-lite frame and that, along with the weak bumper welds, are an accident waiting to happen for what you want to do.
some owners have a receiver welded and braced to the frame and bumper, for bicycles. but this mod will usually void the frame's warranty. if the warranty is up, then you can do what you want. but ultra-lite frames are designed for the types of weights you're talking about.
but you should call the frame manufacturer and get their input.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:40 AM   #4
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Ditto what is said above.

I think a motorcycle that size might be able to be mounted on the front of a truck, though. It depends on what you have. Here's a little info on a past thread.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:36 PM   #5
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Hi folks; I posed the same question to Dexter Chassis (I have a 2011 2608SS) with regards to bolting or welding a receiver style hitch between the frame 'I' beams. They basically said it was ok to do as long as I didn't exceed the GVW of the trailer and recommended welding over bolting. I kept a copy of the email just-in-case.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #6
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Make sure you read the fine print in your chassis warranty. Dexter says even if they say it should be okay, it may still void the warranty.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:09 PM   #7
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The last Rv show i went to, there was a sticker on the bumper of an 8314ss that said "250 lbs max and not to exceed 6 inch over hang".
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