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Old 08-09-2016, 03:43 PM   #21
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I have a trailer and added a Stromburg Carlson front mount and it holds my generator but mine is not a fifth wheel. https://www.strombergcarlson.com/sto...02014915am.jpg
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:08 PM   #22
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The frame on the camper has 2- 12in. I. Beams. That run all the way from the front all the way back to the rear and I was going to cut the bumper off and weld straight to the frame
Im4dej: I've attached sketches of the receivers on my Roo 19 and my Mini-lite 2503S for your consideration. I liked the Roo one better, but both held up just fine. My dealer put both of them on.
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:26 PM   #23
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If you RV is more then two years, and you did get the extra warranty from Forest River
for the second year, you don't have a warranty on the frame any longer. Additionally, I have not found an extended warranty/service contract that cover frames. I have also been told that they don't cover delamination
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:04 PM   #24
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The frame has its own separate warranty, from the manufacturer.
Mine was 5 or 6 years.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:14 PM   #25
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I just added a receiver to my Crusader. The twisting action is the biggest issue as long as you don't get high on the tongue weight. Mine might be overkill, but it has three cross members that tie in the receiver. The third tongue is 36" deep.
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:09 PM   #26
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If I were to do it I'd need to replace the bumper with a thicker one, mine is paper thin. I've also seen some nice brackets that help with where the bumper meets the frame.

Mine is still under warranty so until that expires I'm not touching it. I heard FR might ask for pictures of the bumper if there's ever a frame/suspension issue.

I actually wrote FR about adding a "bike mount" and they explicitly said "don't do it" the ultralite frame was designed only for what comes on it.

I've seen some heavy diamond plate boxes added on to trailers but most of those had heavier frames to start with. If yours is an ultralite I'd be careful.

If you have a spare tire on the bumper now and moved it off the bumper then having a couple of bicycles there does not seem too much, but adding other stuff like a generator, perhaps a box to enclose it, heavier bumper (maybe), plus the heavy metal to reinforce all of it then the weight starts to add up.
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:11 PM   #27
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If I were to do it I'd need to replace the bumper with a thicker one, mine is paper thin. I've also seen some nice brackets that help with where the bumper meets the frame.

Mine is still under warranty so until that expires I'm not touching it. I heard FR might ask for pictures of the bumper if there's ever a frame/suspension issue.

I actually wrote FR about adding a "bike mount" and they explicitly said "don't do it" the ultralite frame was designed only for what comes on it.

I've seen some heavy diamond plate boxes added on to trailers but most of those had heavier frames to start with. If yours is an ultralite I'd be careful.

If you have a spare tire on the bumper now and moved it off the bumper then having a couple of bicycles there does not seem too much, but adding other stuff like a generator, perhaps a box to enclose it, heavier bumper (maybe), plus the heavy metal to reinforce all of it then the weight starts to add up.
This is not a a ultralight frame it has 2-12in steel I-beams from the back all the way to the front
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If I were to do it I'd need to replace the bumper with a thicker one, mine is paper thin. I've also seen some nice brackets that help with where the bumper meets the frame.

Mine is still under warranty so until that expires I'm not touching it. I heard FR might ask for pictures of the bumper if there's ever a frame/suspension issue.

I actually wrote FR about adding a "bike mount" and they explicitly said "don't do it" the ultralite frame was designed only for what comes on it.

I've seen some heavy diamond plate boxes added on to trailers but most of those had heavier frames to start with. If yours is an ultralite I'd be careful.

If you have a spare tire on the bumper now and moved it off the bumper then having a couple of bicycles there does not seem too much, but adding other stuff like a generator, perhaps a box to enclose it, heavier bumper (maybe), plus the heavy metal to reinforce all of it then the weight starts to add up.
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Good point. My bikes are racing bikes. Not heavy. But I want a nice bike rack where the bikes go standing up. Some manufactures like Keystone (Cougar) comes now with a hitch. I've seen people welding a tube from frame and go under bumper with the hitch. But I agree with you. I just bought mine. I'm not playing with warranty. I guess the bikes are going to travel in my living room.
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The frame has its own separate warranty, from the manufacturer.
Mine was 5 or 6 years.

If your frame was made by Lippert components (LCI) which most if not all Forest River towables frames are today, your warranty is one year. It is also listed as covered for the 2nd year if you buy the Forest River 2nd year warranty availible for most towables. That is the only thing that is clear about frame warranties.

I wanted a copy of the specific documentation from Lippert components relating to their frame warranty. I talked to them when my water tank supports failed on our Roo. They said they warrant the frame for 1 year. They refuse to provide the warranty documentation. I have asked two different LCI customer service reps and both said they would send me a copy. That was months ago. I then sent a registered letter requesting it....now twice. They were both signed for by the same individual and went unanswered. So what is covered, what are the full terms, is it by LCI or Forest River or a combination of both because from what documentation is availible and what LCI will tell you they provide 1 year and evidently Forest River provides the second if you buy the FR extended warranty? Who the hell knows?
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