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Old 06-02-2011, 08:41 AM   #11
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If you think an Ultra-lite bumper hitch receiver bike rack "works just fine;" have someone else drive while you follow in a car. That rack will move up and down almost a foot.

That rotation is transferred to the bumper and the welds that hold the bumper on will work harden over time and the bumper along with anything attached to it will "depart" without warning.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:58 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=herk7769;108309]If you think an Ultra-lite bumper hitch receiver bike rack "works just fine;" have someone else drive while you follow in a car. That rack will move up and down almost a foot.

Done that Lou. Drove behind myself while the DW drove the fifth wheel. No bumping or moving. Bikes remained tight to the camper. Rode smooth as glass. I fasten the bikes to the bike rack and in turn to the bumper with ratchet style straps as tight as I can get allowing no movement. Done this for years on my travel trailers and motorhome. Never a problem. I would also venture to say that 80% of people who carry bikes, attach to the rear bumper. The dealer stated that the bumper has a capacity of 150lbs. My simple bike rack and 2 light weight bikes are well under that even with the spare tire.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:02 AM   #13
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The dealer stated that the bumper has a capacity of 150lbs.
This is true, however the load limit warning goes on to state "within 6 inches of the bumper." Also most folks keep their spare tire back there and it is one or the other and not both.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:40 AM   #14
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If any members are traveling from Cincinnati to Ky.Lake on I-71 would you please look for my neighbors bikes! When they left the house the bikes were on the (rear bummper of the ROO)! There Kids sure miss thier (Bikes)!! Youroo!!
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If any members are traveling from Cincinnati to Ky.Lake on I-71 would you please look for my neighbors bikes! When they left the house the bikes were on the (rear bummper of the ROO)! There Kids sure miss thier (Bikes)!! Youroo!!


If your neighbour was oblivious to the fact that the bikes are missing, he probably shouldn't even be on the highway, let alone towing a camper.
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If your neighbour was oblivious to the fact that the bikes are missing, he probably shouldn't even be on the highway, let alone towing a camper.
Oh, he knew they were missing after he saw the (spare tire & hard cover) were missing also! Youroo!!
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