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Old 01-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Surveyor 264 rear cargo carrier

This may be in an old post, not too sure how to search so I thought I would ask the question.

We have a 264 trailer, I have been talking to a trailer repair company that has done this modification.
I want to add a rear cargo carrier, something similar to the attached.
The trailer company said that installing a cargo carrier, welded to the frame, with additional cross members could hold 500 lbs.

Has anyone done something similar?

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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Have it built from aluminum if you can. It would be nice for bulky or lightweight goods. Any weight added back there will unload the tongue. 500 lbs back there could reduce the tongue weight 200? lbs or more and that could lead to handling problems.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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This may be in an old post, not too sure how to search so I thought I would ask the question.

We have a 264 trailer, I have been talking to a trailer repair company that has done this modification.
I want to add a rear cargo carrier, something similar to the attached.
The trailer company said that installing a cargo carrier, welded to the frame, with additional cross members could hold 500 lbs.

Has anyone done something similar?

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That carrier looks a lot like it was on a sabre.
Mine like that has a 450# ccc.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Just beware of the impact this rear carrier weight on the tongue weight. The ratio isn't 1:1, but it's close. Lower tongue weight may make the camper handling evil.

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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your Surveyor has an ultra-light frame, the trailer with the cargo carrier has a standard frame.
you'll also void the frame's warranty by modifying with something it's not designed for.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:59 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replyís.
I know I will need to add weight front of the axels to counter balance the load.

I am concerned about the trailer frame being strong enough for the modification, thatís why I was asking if anyone has done this on a Surveyor Select 264?
I asked the dealer and he did not mention anything about the trailer frame.

PS: What is the warranty on the trailer frame?

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It's my understanding that any modifcation to the frame voids the warranty.

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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I have the sister ship to the SV 264.....the SV 263. The bumpers on these units (at least mine) has an extra "C" channel welded within the "I" bean at the bumper, firming up the bumper some. I carry the spare tire on my bumper, along with 2 battery boxes holding some chock blocks....that is the limit of what I feel safe with back there.

It looks like the luggage rack would actually be attached to the frame, not the bumper....that is good thing. The bad thing is that I don't think the frames on these trailers are true "I" beams. It looks to be 2 narrow flat bars welded to a wide flat bar. These frames are probably manufactured just strong enough to carry the wieght of the trailer, and no more......that keeps them light and the overall weight of the trailer down.

Once you start adding weight to the rear of the trailer, then have to add weight to the front to keep the tongue weight in range, I wonder if that is going to stress the frame too much.

IMHO, a small load back there might be OK, but definitely not a couple hundred pounds.
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I wouldn’t attach anything to the bumper that did not come from the factory. The carrier would be attached to the trailer frame.
I think the warranty on the trailer frame is one year, and I will be past that in a few weeks.

I am more concerned about safety and liability.

Wouldn’t want 26 Gallons of gas and a generator coming loose on the interstate.

The camper brochure says; “Our all steel I-Beam frames provide you with the most superior foundation”.
The trailer has a load capacity of 2,466 Lbs. This is in addition to the fresh water and battery.
For the trailer to have such a high load capacity, the frame must be an I beam steel frame.

Has anyone done this on a Surveyor Select 264?




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We just sold our Casita - very light. We added a 2" receiver to the frame and bumper to carry bikes. The two bikes are probably less than 100# but that worked very well for us and with them on our hitch weight was exactly 10% of our total weight. The receiver would give you and future owners flexibility.
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