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Old 08-08-2016, 08:08 PM   #1
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Welding a rack to the rear of my new Sierra fifth wheel

I'm going to weld a new rack toof the rear of my fifth wheel big enough to hold my generator will void the warranty on the whole unit or anything at all
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I'm going to weld a new rack toof the rear of my fifth wheel big enough to hold my generator will void the warranty on the whole unit or anything at all
Get with your dealer for reference and approval.

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Old 08-08-2016, 08:52 PM   #3
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Could void frame warranty if it causes an issue.
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Could void frame warranty if it causes an issue.
That what the referral is for. A welding company certified by Frame manufacturer

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How long is the frame warranty? A year. I have seen people weld all kinds of things on the back. It's your camper


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How long is the frame warranty? A year. I have seen people weld all kinds of things on the back. It's your camper


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Yep, I had a hitch receiver put in my Crusader lite. But it should be by someone you have confidence in.

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Old 08-09-2016, 07:17 AM   #7
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My dealer said if we went over the rating on the bumper it would void the warranty or something to that effect.


Having said that, I had a friend, a certified welder, beef up all the welds to the frame and bumper and also added flat steel and angle for reinforcement. We then added a receiver hitch for the bike carrier. It's about 40 lbs and carries two bikes at around 25 lbs. each. No Worries.


Apparently it was a bit of overkill. He was telling me how much weight one weld can be rated at. Don't remember the number but it was quite a bit.


Bikes rode for almost 7000 miles on last trip and didn't move an inch per my wife who was following behind.
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Don't put it on the bumper. Have it put on the frame.

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Uh? I just bought a Rockwood and I was thinking about a welding a hitch for a bike rack. I know a few manufactures now come with a hitch. Why void frame warranty? Maybe we need to contact Forrest River.
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Apparently it was a bit of overkill. He was telling me how much weight one weld can be rated at. Don't remember the number but it was quite a bit.
The concern is not how much weight a weld can hold, but rather how much weight/torque the frame itself can tolerate especially if it is an ultralite frame.
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