Originally Posted by OldCoot
The bumpers are welded to the others, it isn't a matter of the weld, the bumpers are not strong enough to hold the weight, the bumpers themselves tear. I would predict someone will get a slightly scuffed up Champion 3100 genny.
That's exactly what happened to my 2005 Flagstaff (8528GTSS) bumper OC. The tube bumper twisted from the weight of the carrier and gen, the frame actually pushed into the bumper and the bumper ripped at the weld. I was also told by Forest River/Flagstaff that it would/could tweak the frame and cause the floor to loosen near the back of the FW. And believe it or not, after the damage to the bumper, the floor just inside the door had a squeak in it like it had loosened a bit and had some movement in it.