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Old 07-02-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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Anyone add 2" receiver?

Would like to add a 2" receiver to the back of my 17rr so I can use my bike rack. Any advice ?

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:37 AM   #2
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Me too - hope it doesn't tear off the bumper!

(the structural mfgr docs in the trailer paper work requires that they be notified of additions to the frame)

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:28 AM   #3
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Assume there is something that bolts to the frame as though you were adding a hitch to a vehicle (not bolting to the bumper)... Why would I notify the manufacturer ? It's none of their business what I do with my trailer .

I never signed anything agreeing that i would tell anyone anything about what I did with my purchase. Good luck with that one. Maybe I should have a note pad and send them a list of everytime a #1 or #2 is deposited in the tanks?

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:23 AM   #4
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Assume there is something that bolts to the frame as though you were adding a hitch to a vehicle (not bolting to the bumper)... Why would I notify the manufacturer ? It's none of their business what I do with my trailer .

I never signed anything agreeing that i would tell anyone anything about what I did with my purchase. Good luck with that one. Maybe I should have a note pad and send them a list of everytime a #1 or #2 is deposited in the tanks?

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For warranty reasons.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:25 AM   #5
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We get this question about every month or so. There are about 50 threads here and a search will explain why it "might" work on an older full strength frame trailer (like a horse trailer) but not on today's lite or ultra-lite campers.

The bumper is like paper and the welds are there to keep it from falling off (barely). There have been reports of the bumper falling off with just the spare tire on it.

The frame mount type has been known to cause frame cracks just behind the axle mounts due to extreme flexing of the I beam (made from 3 pieces of thin steel welded together and not a single extrusion) by the bike rack (or generator rack) bouncing (no shocks on the camper).

Please search "bike racks" in the FRF green search box.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:33 AM   #6
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My bicycle mount

Here is one thread. There are MANY more.
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We get this question about every 3 days or so. There are about 50 threads here and a search will explain why it "might" work on an older full strength frame trailer (like a horse trailer) but not on today's lite or ultra-lite campers.
Fixed that for you
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
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For warranty reasons.


Don't get me started on how useless the warranty is.
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We get this question about every month or so. There are about 50 threads here and a search will explain why it "might" work on an older full strength frame trailer (like a horse trailer) but not on today's lite or ultra-lite campers.

The bumper is like paper and the welds are there to keep it from falling off (barely). There have been reports of the bumper falling off with just the spare tire on it.

The frame mount type has been known to cause frame cracks just behind the axle mounts due to extreme flexing of the I beam (made from 3 pieces of thin steel welded together and not a single extrusion) by the bike rack (or generator rack) bouncing (no shocks on the camper).

Please search "bike racks" in the FRF green search box.


Thanks! Now that makes sense ... Pretty scary stuff!
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #10
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I had a welding shop make me one for my 27' toyhauler. It cost me a $150.00, and the frame in the back is now stronger that it ever has been, I probably could tow my bobcat behind there trailer now.
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