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Old 05-11-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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Bike rack on rear bumper of rockwood travel trailer

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Old 05-11-2014, 03:02 AM   #2
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your trailer has an ultralight frame and if it's a newer one, there should be a sticker on the bumper telling you not to do something like this.
a number of members have pics of the sticker.

the cheap and flimsy welds on the bumper will not tolerate the load of bouncing bikes on it.
the only way to safely do this, is to have a 2" receiver welded AND braced to the FRAME.
but this mod will void the frame's manufacturer's warranty, unless your Rockwood is an older model and the frame warranty has already expired.

an easy search here will give you weeks of reading on your question, since it's asked all the time.
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Yeah I wouldn't even attempt it.

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I dont have a stickers on my unit.. mine is 2012.. but is see what you mean..

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I dont have a stickers on my unit.. mine is 2012.. but is see what you mean..

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Im in the know as I have "been there done that" and paid for it.

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Bike rack

I just noticed that some owners travel with the bikes on the front of their autos or trucks.
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Just store them inside out of the weather and away from sticky fingers.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #8
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I have traveled with them inside with padding to not leave marks. Today I use a ladder carrier but I brace the rack to the camper body to not put all the horizontal load on the ladder.
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has anyone tried one of these it add just to fit frame
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:45 PM   #10
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We have previously carried them inside. There hasn't been enough room lately since we began carrying a 15ft boat inside ours.
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