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Old 01-12-2015, 12:35 PM   #1
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Beefing up your bumper

I know the stock TT bumper is not rated to carry weight such as a cargo carrier, but I have heard of some people taking it to a fab shop to get it beefed up or replaced all together. I was wondering if anyone here has done this and if so please post some pics and reviews of your modded bumper.


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Old 01-12-2015, 12:44 PM   #2
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On some units it is not the bumper per say but how it is attached to the frame this is where the weak spot is.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:02 PM   #4
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My last camper I had the junk tin bumper removed and installed a four inch square steel pipe ( no, the project was not cheap to do). If you have a local metals shop, give them a call and tell them what you want and they can most likely do it. Have them cut the old one off and line weld the 'pipe' on and weld a piece of metal on the bottom of the pipe and foot or so on the frame. All said and done, I could load a cord of wood on that bumper and rack.

I do so miss that bumper set up.
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I can do the welding myself. I was curious as to the design of the modification. I know it has to do with the twisting action of the bumper that breaks the welds. My idea was to weld 4" channel from the center of the bumper to the frame for cross bracing?


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Just trying to see what others have tried and been successful at...


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Old 01-12-2015, 01:20 PM   #7
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You should get rid of the flimsy bumper that is on there (imo) to do it right. It will end up twisting, caving in, or rotting out.

I had beefed up my original bumper on my last camper and put a rack on it. Loaded down and I though all was fine with the world... Going down the interstate, a guy pointed back to my camper..... I pulled over and the bumper had twisted down and the rack was inches from the road way. All of that stuff and the rack ended up in the camper.

I refused to go through that again. and cut the whole thing off.
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You can read different threads about rear bumper mods....

https://www.google.ca/search?q=rear+...N8mRyASssoLwAQ
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I welded 2 - 2" X 3" rectangular tubing between the frame rails and then welded an 18" receiver tube to them. Built a rack to carry the grill and extra supplies or could pull an enclosed trailer
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