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Old 07-15-2015, 10:17 PM   #1
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Roo 23IKSS Rear Bumper

I'm looking to put a bike rack on my rear bumper with a Curt Specialty Trailer Hitch receiver on the rear bumper. Does anyone know the weight rating for this rear bumper since I already have a spare tire on it?
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:55 PM   #2
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Man you found the hot button topic. Everyone differs on this subject and there are a ton of threads on this. I'm going to give you my .02 and tell you the rating is o. There are pictures all over this forum of broken Bumpers and failed welds. Completely different dynamics than your spare. Not sure about all trailers I have a huge sticker on my bumper telling me not to put a bike rack on it. Again just my thoughts.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:56 PM   #3
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Hello. Unfortunately, the bumper won't support a bike rack or a hitch receiver. Our IKSS has a sticker on the bumper which states that anything other than factory installed items will void the warranty. So aside from the spare tire and RVQ grill arm, nothing else should be attached to the bumper. Sorry.


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Old 07-15-2015, 11:00 PM   #4
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Suggest you do a search on the Forum, since this subject has been discussed ad nauseum.
Bottom line:
The bumper is not strong enough to do this. Have you looked at the thin and cheap bumper welds or the thin bumper metal.
Doing this may void the frame warranty. Many ultralight trailers have a sticker on the bumper stating this.
The only safe way to do this, is to have a receiver welded and braced to the frame, which again, will void the frame warranty.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:43 AM   #5
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Dang. Another reason to hesitate on this trailer. This was how I was going to address the "where do I put my off road spare because the after market trailer hitch won't let me carry it under the vehicle." Weak sauce, Rockford. And, yes, I was hoping to put a bike rack back there as well.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:03 PM   #6
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drhroo you could take a look at the BD model. That would get you the bike rack and the place for the tire. Nice interior layout as well.

Of course that bumps up the tongue weight, which i know you are monitoring closely.
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Other Threads on Rear Bumpers

How do I get to the threads on this subject? When I click on the underlined words in the posts it just brings me to ads.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:13 PM   #8
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Are you using Tap-a-talk or something? I don't get any highlighted words but pretty much on any forum if you see words highlighted it is to launch ads and help pay the bills.

Stick to thread titles or links posted by members and avoid word links. That said, I don't see them in my Forest River app or desktop.
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on a laptop computer, either use SEARCH (upper right) bumper and or bike rack, or upper left click on Forum, then scroll down and search for Roo/Shamrock and read through all the thread titles for bumper/bike rack related threads

I am one that does use my bumper for a bike rack on my Shamrock 183 and have for a year and have about 4,000 miles on the camper.

I monitor the welds constantly, even on the road. I have a custom close to the bumper bike rack that does not lever the bumper or allow my bike to bounce. I also used a product from mount-n-lock.com that seems to work well giving the stock bumper added support and makes it less likely to twist. I put this on before adding anything to the bumper.

I took off the spare mounted on the bumper and carry that in my TV. IMO think you CAN put stuff on the bumper you just have to be smart about it and not overload it with one of those racks that hang your bike and let it bounce. One guy on here mentioned he wanted to carry firewood on his bumper... NOT a good idea!

Good luck and I think you can make it work for you.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:48 PM   #10
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You can't put a bike rack on the BUMPER, but you can put a bike rack on. See pics and drawing of the receiver I had on my Roo 19 for 3 yrs, no problems. Also, you could put your spare under the trailer using one of these:

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