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Old 07-20-2016, 08:31 PM   #1
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We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 19. Has anyone installed a bike rack on back bumper?
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:37 PM   #2
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We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 19. Has anyone installed a bike rack on back bumper?
Hi,
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first post.
DO NOT MOUNT A BIKE RACK ON THE BUMPER, IT WILL FAIL. (As in the bumper is very thin and will rip off the trailer.)
Do a search above, they all fail and void the warranty.
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:07 PM   #3
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This is constantly debated and a controversial subject.

Bottom line, your trailer has an ultralight chassis.
The bumper is made with thin metal and poor welding.
The only safe way is to havea receiver welded and braced to the frame.

But this modification may jeopardize the chassis/frame warranty if the mod causes damage.

Personally, my bikes are too valuable to put them someplace I can't see them until I see them and rack bouncing down the road in my rear view mirror.
I always recommend roof racks, tongue-mounted racks, front bumper racks, inside the trailer, inside the truck bed.

The back of the trailer would be the last place I'd put them.
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Welcome to the Forum.

I agree with others, the rear bumper is not the best place, and the bumper has a label saying it is not made for weight. I have put 2 small bikes on a tire bike rack on the back of my Roo for a short distance, but that was one time and before I installed my over bed bike rack.



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Old 07-20-2016, 10:17 PM   #5
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Here's the one my dealer put on my 2012 Roo 19. Worked great for 3 years and I'm guessing is still going strong.

Dealer put a similar one on my current 2016 Mini Lite 2503S. No problems.

(On the Mini Lite, I moved the spare tire under the TT with a Bal Hide-a-spare. See here: Installing BAL Hide-A-Spare on a Mini Lite)

I have two Diamondback bikes and a Thule XT990 rack.
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:54 PM   #6
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You might check out a thread I did earlier this week on an alternative to the rear bumper bike rack....this might sit too high for a Roo where the beds fold out, but it could be pretty close...

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Old 08-05-2016, 06:46 PM   #7
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We just got a bike "stand" that we were able to use for 2 bikes inside the trailer. We strapped them to each other, and they traveled great. The only challenge was getting the big bikes inside without scratching the wood work, smaller bikes no problem. I have another rack that will clamp onto my inch of space on my equalizer hitch. I haven't tried it with a bigger bike yet. The turn radius would be the issue. Could be a good fix for the third and fourth bikes. Last year I squeezed 4 bikes inside the trailer. Trying to not do it again!


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