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Old 05-18-2015, 08:10 PM   #11
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Since your trailer is new, doesn't it have the sticker on the bumper stating that any mods to the bumper, will void the frame's warranty?
I looked for that, on the bumper and frame itself, and there isn't any sticker.

I'm going to just put the kids' bikes inside the trailer for now and not bring the adult bikes until I figure out a solution.

I also found out that some A frame mounts won't work with my Equalizer WDH (if they'd work at all due to tongue weight limits).
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:54 PM   #12
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we have a spare tire mount rack that's been used on a CRV, Pop-Up and our previous HTT, one trip down with 2 Mt bikes without issues...yet
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:59 PM   #13
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I had this one when I had a trailer. It worked well. http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Carg...on/CC-275.html
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:59 PM   #14
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Since your trailer is new, doesn't it have the sticker on the bumper stating that any mods to the bumper, will void the frame's warranty?
You know, I went to 5 RV shows this spring and I don't think I saw even ONE of these stickers you guys talk about.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:00 AM   #15
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Have look in to many options I think a front hitch reciver is what I am going to do. the a frame mounted style can only hold 100 lbs ,back
Bumper to weak ,roof mount very $$$ ,inside scratches and get inside dirty.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:36 PM   #16
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Have look in to many options I think a front hitch reciver is what I am going to do. the a frame mounted style can only hold 100 lbs ,back
Bumper to weak ,roof mount very $$$ ,inside scratches and get inside dirty.
If I had a pickup, I'd consider the front mount. It would look ridiculous on the front of my Explorer ;o)

The A frame mount might work for me, but I need to ensure I'm not exceeding the tongue weight rating. Also, my existing hitch mount rack by itself weighs over 50 lbs. Would need to get a lighter rack in addition to the A frame mount (more $$$$). Not happening any time soon.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:19 PM   #17
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Here is a old thread. Pretty cool rack looks strong.
Arvika tongue mount bike rack
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:02 AM   #18
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ROO 21SS Bumper Bike Rack

I saw this setup on another camper and duplicated. It has worked just
fine for over 2 years. I removed the spare tire from back bumper and
mounted it under the battery compartment using 2 pieces of 2" angle
and 3/4" all thread with lock nuts. It fit real snug. Must make sure
your unit has the space to do this.

Next I got 4 - 1" angles approx 5' long and attached them along all
four corners of the back bumper with 2 - 4" box U clamps (like the
ones that hold the spare tire mount) toward the ends of the angles.
Do not fasten the U clamps tight but slightly loose. I made mine,
but you can buy a receiver that will bolt over your 4" box bumper,
and bolt it in the center of the bumper over the 4 angels and bumper
very tight. The reason for leaving the U clamps loosely holding the
angles is so that any rocking motion of the bike rack will be transferred
to the angle irons and not totally to the bumper which could cause
stress and fatigue to the welds holding the bumper.

The hitch should only be used for bike racks and NEVER for trailers
or storage platforms.

I traded off the 21SS, and have no pictures.

Hope this makes sense.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:56 PM   #19
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Roo 19 bumper bike rack

I have my bikes on a rack on the back. I did two things to significantly strengthen the setup: 1) install safety struts (https://www.mount-n-lock.com/product...e-safetystruts), and 2) use a ratcheting tie down to the trailer I-beam frame to reduce the torquing action. I purchased the bumper hitch adapter from Princess Auto in Canada and a conventional bike rack. Pictures included. It provides a safe and relatively low cost setup and reduces tongue weight.
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Still crack frame for me.


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