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Old 06-21-2012, 12:07 PM   #11
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Very Confused need HELP

Hello everyone, I'm a newbie when it comes to TT, we are going to pick up our very first one Saturday, 6/23/2012, its a Salem 27KRSS, the dealership that I'm buy it from said that if I wanted to carry my bikes X2, I would be better off beefing up the rear bumper, but in doing so it would void my warrenty on the frame. Or I could buy a 2" bolt on receiver and take my chance on not having the bikes fall off. I don't know what to do, I never thought it would be this big of a deal. If somebody could help me that would be great.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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I hate making important decisions in an instant (in your case, 2 days). IMHO I would hold off on 'beefing up the bumper' until you researched it thoroughly. There are plenty of threads on here about ways to transport bikes.
It doesn't hurt to wait.

Btw congrats on the new trailer!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #13
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Or I could buy a 2" bolt on receiver and take my chance on not having the bikes fall off.
Not much of a "chance"; pretty much certain for an ultralite camper.

Not only could you lose the bikes, bumper, and spare tire, you could cause a fatal accident if it tangles in the cars behind you.

Much study is needed before you decide how best to transport for you.
Search and read all threads using "bike rack" as your key words.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:29 PM   #14
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Not much of a "chance"; pretty much certain for an ultralite camper.

Not only could you lose the bikes, bumper, and spare tire, you could cause a fatal accident if it tangles in the cars behind you.

Much study is needed before you decide how best to transport for you.
Search and read all threads using "bike rack" as your key words.
I am with herk all the way on this.
I am a member of the bike rack disaster club.

Spend $2,000 on fiberglass repairs to my camper.
Take a chance if you hate your camper and have vast amounts of money to toss around.

Good luck!
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #15
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At this point, as I'm still debating this rack issue is...on the ultralites the frame cannot be used or drilled into as far as my understanding. What about the big boys? My CC comes in at 9200 empty with a 12100 loaded weight per the tag. Will the frame on these heavier units hold a 2 " receiver hitch. Obviously I will go further in mounting them. I'm thinking yakima 4 bike carrier along with ratchet straps to stabilize the bikes. I do like the tongue mounts but don't think the wife could get the bikes off of it.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #16
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I hate making important decisions in an instant (in your case, 2 days). IMHO I would hold off on 'beefing up the bumper' until you researched it thoroughly. There are plenty of threads on here about ways to transport bikes.
It doesn't hurt to wait.

Btw congrats on the new trailer!!
Thank you, yes I'm waiting to read all the info I can, I never thought that the bumber would be such a weak leak, I will figure it out to be safe forever one. Thanks again
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #17
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Not much of a "chance"; pretty much certain for an ultralite camper.

Not only could you lose the bikes, bumper, and spare tire, you could cause a fatal accident if it tangles in the cars behind you.

Much study is needed before you decide how best to transport for you.
Search and read all threads using "bike rack" as your key words.
I total agree with you, I don't want to have a accident, with something that is suppose to be fun "TT". I just never thought this would be a issue.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:05 PM   #18
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I am with herk all the way on this.
I am a member of the bike rack disaster club.

Spend $2,000 on fiberglass repairs to my camper.
Take a chance if you hate your camper and have vast amounts of money to toss around.

Good luck!
I get the point sir, it came over lima charlie, Loud and Clear, I'm sry you had to put that kind of money out. But aleast you can pass this info on. Like I said, I never had a TT, it's all new stuff.
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Hey Chrusher,
Sorry for the delay,
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