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Old 01-11-2016, 10:30 AM   #21
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'itat' Quote: " The spare tire doesn't exert the same twisting on the bumper. "
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The 'Folding spare tire holder' mounted to my WC bumper does wiggle and wobble side to side going down the road , at least on my unit and others I have seen with the same type of spare mount.
It may not be the same exertion a loaded bike rack provides but it still produced a hefty vibration that I curbed with a very strong / sturdy bungy cord.


I had both types of spare tire holders and kept the folding one as it allows me to easily put a step ladder behind the spare on top of the bumper when I want to take it along.


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Old 01-11-2016, 10:49 AM   #22
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This owner has some Slight Mod's to his Unit! Youroo!!
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:55 AM   #23
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Be very careful in putting extra weight to already a very light trailer!
We have a Ultra light Rockwood. This trailer is so light, that we can't really put anything in it! The sticker says "dry" weight is approx. 5800 #'s.. actual dry weight is 6700 #'s (nothing in it). Already way over weight! What happens with this is that your tires aren't rated for that kind of weight and you will get a big time sway! and eventually bulging tires! The axles are rated for only 6,000 #'s
These trailers really aren't set up for "real" camping nor are they set up for carrying anything other than possibly a sleeping bag and a gallon of milk and even there you are probably overloaded.. sorry to be so sarcastic, but really they aren't functional for REAL camping. The bike rack? check your dry weight, what axles are rated.. just look under the trailer you can see what each axle is rated. Our are 3k each.. I can't believe anyone could build a trailer that you aren't even able to carry water cause it will put you over the pound limit.. Good Luck..
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:55 AM   #24
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We have the 2" U-bolt on the bumper reviever. Use a Reese 2 bike carrier. 7000 mi on this trailer so far. About 9000 mi on last TT. Spare is in bed of pickup.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:29 PM   #25
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We have the 2" U-bolt on the bumper reviever. Use a Reese 2 bike carrier. 7000 mi on this trailer so far. About 9000 mi on last TT. Spare is in bed of pickup.
bowebow, you have a 2014 V-Cross 30VSK. I see pics on the internet showing a "2014 V-Cross Platinum 30VSK" with a factory installed platform on the back so does your TT have a heavier frame and bumper than most ultra-lites?
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:24 PM   #26
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Platform was mounted to frame top. It doesn't look Any stronger to me than one with out this option. I found no use for platform and removed it before someone got hurt. Bumper is same as most. Looks same as Winnebago Minnie 2201 we had before and carried same bikes etc.
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:09 PM   #27
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bowebow, you have a 2014 V-Cross 30VSK. I see pics on the internet showing a "2014 V-Cross Platinum 30VSK" with a factory installed platform on the back so does your TT have a heavier frame and bumper than most ultra-lites?
His trailer does have a heavier frame.
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:27 PM   #28
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This is what it is. Does it look lite?
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Old 01-12-2016, 11:55 AM   #29
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[QUOTE=Waynedeer;1075700]I think you should consider yourself lucky if the bumper does not fall off under its own weight;


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Bike rack

I have a 8299 BS with a rear rack/bike rack that is a accessory item rated at 300 lbs.that is mounted on the rear bumper hopes this helps
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