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Old 04-29-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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Mount-n-Lock SafetyStruts

I installed my Mount-n-Lock SafetyStruts today. I was going to install a frame mounted hitch but could not get it to fit.

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Class 3 Adjustable Universal Fit RV Trailer Hitch w 2" Receiver $150 (NEW)

I have an I Beam frame and decided to use two safety struts together to sandwich each frame. It is not required, but just my quirkiness to over do things. If 1 SafetyStrut is good, than 2 must be better.

It was a painless install, but it went much easier with my son helping. The extra set of hands came in handy for holding a strut while clamping down as well as tightening the nuts and bolts.

After drilling the first center hole, one of the recommended options is to use a jack to press up the strut to the frame for a tight fit. Then drill the upper and lower holes.

After that I put the bolts in and placed the 2nd strut on the other side of the frame. Then we torqued them all down.

We are planning on carrying two bikes on a Let's Go Aero Bike Wing on a Curt Bumper mount. The mount-n-lock people say the bumper is strong enough for 400lbs. My spare, bike rack and two bikes should not come close to that.

Next project is to install an A Frame hitch for two more bikes to balance our load.

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Old 05-03-2018, 08:09 PM   #2
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I had no idea these things were made. I've bookmarked the page for future use. Thanks!
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Do these work?
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Do these work?
I have not taken a trip yet. However there are other threads here with happy customers.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:07 PM   #5
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They will certainly stiffen up the bumper to I-Beam attaching point. (especially using two at each end like you did)
Now, IF the box bumper is strong enough to support whatever you decide to attach to it, you are golden.
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Yes had a set on now for going on 4 years... no metal fatigue or tearing on the bumper on my 183 Shamrock...
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Started putting them on right from the start. Great product for sure!
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I installed the safety struts on our 5th wheel bumper and also installed four support arms onto the bumper in a 60 inch span. I am now installing a 60 in. X 24 in. X 18 in. aluminum storage box, into which I am mounting two Honda 2200 generators. Total weight of setup will be less than 200 lbs. Those safety struts are advertised to support 400 lbs. If anyone spots a bright aluminum box on side of highway, then you will know that the struts failed to do their job.
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Love mine, carried a total of four bikes (two small kids bikes) for many miles. I like the idea of the double up too.

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Thanks for the idea using the jack. That was a massive help. 4 bikes and a spare tire and it doesnt even move the slightest.
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