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Old 03-20-2016, 03:32 PM   #1
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I know there are several threads on bike racks with several discussing issues. I really need to figure out what to do so let's keep discussing! I love this forum. I have a 32BHDS and at the Cleveland, OH RV show this year I saw a Surveyor with a Lippert Bike Rack on the back of the TT. This bike rack was mounted to the horizontal supports which the bumper are welded too.. so not exactly mounted to the bumper. I questioned this with the dealer (same dealer I purchased my TT from a year earlier) and they contacted Forest River. The reply was...

"The bike rack we use is from Lippert, the same people that make our frame and it is 100% ok for us to use it on our Surveyors. In addition, it is not mounted on the rear bumper, it is attached to the I-beam frame between the bumper and rear wall. Hope this helps,"

This was directly from the FR rep...

It still makes me nervous... here are the models they said could be used..


$ 364.97
Flip down Bike Rack
W/Spare Tire Bracket

$647.77
68 ˝” Sliding
Bike Rack

$ 359.69
Flip Down 68 ˝”

$ 350.40
70 ˝” Slotted Bike Rack

They are all shown on the lippert website for the same price.

Does anyone have any experience with one of these Flip Down Bike Racks from Lippert?
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:00 PM   #2
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They seem to be getting fairly common on new TTs. The ones I've seen are what you've seen...there is an extension of the frame beams beyond the rear trailer wall long enough to fit the brackets for the fold down platform.
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Saw a whole bunch of Surveyor 5er's with the rear bike rack at the dealer this week. . . .
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I know there are several threads on bike racks with several discussing issues. I really need to figure out what to do so let's keep discussing! I love this forum. I have a 32BHDS and at the Cleveland, OH RV show this year I saw a Surveyor with a Lippert Bike Rack on the back of the TT. This bike rack was mounted to the horizontal supports which the bumper are welded too.. so not exactly mounted to the bumper. I questioned this with the dealer (same dealer I purchased my TT from a year earlier) and they contacted Forest River. The reply was...

"The bike rack we use is from Lippert, the same people that make our frame and it is 100% ok for us to use it on our Surveyors. In addition, it is not mounted on the rear bumper, it is attached to the I-beam frame between the bumper and rear wall. Hope this helps,"

This was directly from the FR rep...

It still makes me nervous... here are the models they said could be used..


$ 364.97
Flip down Bike Rack
W/Spare Tire Bracket

$647.77
68 ˝” Sliding
Bike Rack

$ 359.69
Flip Down 68 ˝”

$ 350.40
70 ˝” Slotted Bike Rack

They are all shown on the lippert website for the same price.

Does anyone have any experience with one of these Flip Down Bike Racks from Lippert?
My 2013 Surveyor came with a factory fold-down bike rack, but not sure if it is Lippert. Sticker says max 250 pounds. Glad to answer any questions if I can.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:25 PM   #5
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I emailed Forest River today and got the following reply...

"The one that is recommended and the one we use u-bolts to the I-beam frame…… and yes, you can order it and bolt it on the support between the bumper and the rear wall…"

They sent pictures too but I am not for sure how to post them.
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I emailed Forest River today and got the following reply...

"The one that is recommended and the one we use u-bolts to the I-beam frame…… and yes, you can order it and bolt it on the support between the bumper and the rear wall…"

They sent pictures too but I am not for sure how to post them.
Being new to FR...How are you emailing them?

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Old 03-22-2016, 05:51 PM   #8
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Had the same rack on my 2015 Chaparral. We had a generator and a 48" aluminum tool box mounted on it. It has a 450# limit on it.Pulled over 14,000 miles and never a problem. Get it.The problem you may have is that the frame needs to stick out about 8" before the bumper attaches.
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I've been researching these as well. Thanks for the info!
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I have been researching I went to the local rv dealer and all the ones with racks have a different rear frame rail than mine. I have a I beam welded to the bumper directly the ones I saw had a reinforced section that was box steel not a I beam in the rear like the pics and I don't think I have enough room between camper and bumper to put the brackets but no one at lippert could give me the dimensions


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Being new to FR...How are you emailing them?

Thanks,

I met the local FR rep. to the dealership I purchased from at an RV show... so I emailed him.
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:54 AM   #12
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I have the rack in the picture. We've travelled with 4 bikes on it often. Never an issue.

I weigh 300 pounds and stand on it to wax the back end. It has very little flex when I'm on it.

I'm going to remove it for our long summer trip this year. We don't need the space, and I'm betting it weights over 100 pounds.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:07 PM   #14
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Correct Bike Rack

So... wow... what a time I have had getting this bike rack. I ordered the one with the spare tire holder in June. We left for a two week trip around the 4th and it was supposed to be in before I left. It did not come it and we ended up only taking the kids bikes in the back of my truck.

I get back and go to pick up the rack and not mounting brackets. Really? It doesn't come with them. Wow. So no way to install it. Those had to be ordered separately. After emailing Lippert and getting part number my dealer ordered those. I get them.. I can't even remember when but it was at least late July. The rack does not fit! Seriously! It is too wide.

I email Forest River... guess what... there is a specific bike rack part number for my Surveyor Trailer. I don't know if it is specific to Surveyor, Forest River or just another option.

I of course contact my dealer and they are ordering the new part number. I started this in June and still do not have a bike rack... but I will have one eventually.

So.. the correct part number is 353256... at least for my Surveyor 32BHDS.

Hope this helps if anyone is looking at ordered one of these. I should have gotten the drawing of the 1st one I ordered and measured my frame. I would have known then it was the wrong one before I ordered it.
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I really like my Surveyor rack but it is hard on the bikes. You have to be careful that the inside bike is secure enough not to hit the fiberglass on the coach. The bikes have to be tied together and that causes them to rub paint and damage seats etc.


My rack is in front of my 50 AMP outlet, cable and city water connection, it has to be down or off when at a campsite for the hookups.


I want to say mine has a 150lb capacity but I am not 100% on that.
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