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Old 03-23-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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New here first post. I have just bought a Rockwood Ultra lite 2608WS really like the design. I thought I really checked every thing out before we decided to purchase the unit but I missed oner very important thing can not haul bicycles on rear bumper without voiding warrenty and their seems to be a real possibality of causing damage to the frame and lamanated walls. My fault for missing this, having said that has anyone put a bike on the front A frame over the gas tanks had any problems at all with the frame or lamanated walls or slides? Like the Rockwood just wish I could haul my bikes I obviouslly did not understand that Ultra Lite ment that you could not haull anything on the camper frame and yes their is a sticker on the rear bumper just missed it with all the other nice things.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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Putting a rack on the front "A" over the tanks should not be a problem.

The rear bumper is just not designed or built to take a torsional load. Too thin a material. Not really good for the slinky unless you use a pc of pvc to line it so it doesn't ruin the slinky.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:42 PM   #3
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Go to post #27, it might give you an idea.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...62922401,d.cGU
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:24 PM   #4
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You didn't sat what kind of TV you have, but if you have a pick up, the bike rack I made here served me for thousands of miles. One of the vertical 2/4's pivots and secures the front wheel with the help of a long bolt and thumb screw. The frame that sits on the bed was made so I could carry "stuff" and now worry about it crashing into the bikes. My trailer had no bumper at all and this was cheap to make and worked great.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:35 PM   #6
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Ok, here's a question for you What if you have a ladder? Can you do a ladder style bike rack?
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:43 PM   #7
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Ok, here's a question for you What if you have a ladder? Can you do a ladder style bike rack?
The ladder isn't designed for the bouncing load of bikes, they sell them but they are not suitable in IMHO.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:51 PM   #8
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I always thought the ladder was a bad idea on any rv for a bike rack.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #9
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Where would anyone put the portable sewer tank? I have always tied to bike rack but that is out now. I sure does not take long to learn Ultra Lites are only liter to
tow because you cant add anything on.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:58 PM   #10
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The idea of not putting a bike rack on rear bumper is not just due to the fact that you have a Rockwood ultra light...mostly all trailer manufacturers will tell you that its not recommended and can void warranty....not just a Rockwood thing.

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