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Old 11-29-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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Connecting a light aluminum box to travel trailer bumper.

Any idea on how to do it without welding it?
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:51 PM   #2
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Just make sure the bumper can handle it. Some use a receiver hitch and use one of those trays to carry stuff.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:11 PM   #3
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It will I am just putting some sewer system items along with chocks and blocks. I don't want to do a hitch, I want to put it on top of the bumper.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:23 PM   #4
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Connecting a light aluminum box to travel trailer bumper.

I used a plastic trailer tongue tool box using uni-strut and square u bolts. The strut is as far apart as the narrow part. I have the strut caps to finish it, they’re blue in the picture. Holds plenty and is light.

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Old 11-29-2018, 09:45 PM   #5
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Here's a great way without welding and more than strong enough.

https://www.amazon.com/Square-Bumper.../dp/B01F2H6RFC

Would be a good idea to install these at the same time.

https://www.amazon.com/Mount-n-Lock-...PD7EVD7KNABKES


The arms are designed to keep the bumper from distorting with load and the "Safety Struts" keep the bumper from flexing where it's welded to the frame.

If you decide to install the struts, as I just did this week, borrow or rent a 90 Degree Drill motor. Chances are the area you will need to drill (3 holes each side) will be very confined and most drill motors won't fit easily. I did one side in an hour. Next side I used a 90 degree drill I borrowed from my son. Took 15 minutes to drill holes (with the installation of one bolt and pre-loading as suggested before drilling last two holes).

No drilling required for the "cargo arms".
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Wow, TitanMike, I like those brackets! I didn’t know that such a product even existed! In my case, the second version of the “rack” that I installed I tied it directly to the frame. If I was doing a lightweight box I would sure consider using those brackets. Jay
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