Originally Posted by Engauge
If you think about it isn't the bed hanging off the end of the unit an overhung weight extending even further out than a bike rack and supported basically by the same frame. To take it one step further put an overactive couple in that same bed and the bouncing could even be worse than the bikes.
Personally I mounted a rear bike rack to my previous pop up and I have one on my 23IKSS and have not experienced any problems with either
i don't think you understand how a hybrid is engineered for the bunk door and its supports. the ends of the trailer's frame are designed to support those forces.
putting a loaded bike rack on a barely welded bumper is not the same.
can you have a receiver welded and braced to the frame AND the bumper and be successful. probably but most of us like to have our 5 year frame's warranty. doing this OR putting a bike rack on the bumper, will void the frame's warranty, but obviously you aren't worried.
personally, my frame's warranty is up but my bikes are too valuable to put on the back of a trailer, on a bike rack welded to an ultra light frame.
i prefer to keep them where i can see them and where i can see them if something begins to fail.
when something fails on the back of your trailer, you won't know it until you see the bikes and rack bouncing down the road, in your rear view mirror.
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
'07 Roo 23SS pushing an '07 Chevy Avalanche
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC