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Old 10-02-2016, 11:04 AM   #1
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Bumper ??

i have heard pros and cons about attaching things to the bumper some say they are just spot welded on and won't hold much, well i crawled under and looked the welder who attached mine musta had some time to kill because mine has a great welding job. Now i know it will hold my weight as i have to stand on it to get to the ladder a weight about 150lb.
I would like to attach a small aluminum box to hold my leveling blocks shore power cord etc. i'm thinking it might weigh 60 to 75 lbs including the box when loaded

thourghts ???
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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Also has to do with the thickness of the bumper...
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:24 AM   #3
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The bumper restrictions are not based solely on the bumper material and attachment, but also on the frame. Lite trailers mean lite frame which is usually a manufactured light weight "I beam". You will see things like that on large 5ers or Mohos, but they have an entirely different frame. TT designs usually push the limits on most all components leaving little margin for changes. A 75lb box on the behind the bumper will cause significant twisting torque on the frame especially with on rough roads. I would not do that if it were my TT.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:28 AM   #4
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As long as the box is narrow I do not see an issue, I would say not more than 10 inch's.

Any weight hanging over the rear of the bumper will add torque and could rip the bumper off.

I like this one

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Old 10-02-2016, 01:03 PM   #5
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flybob,
I have a spare tire mounted to one side and thought about a small box mounted on the top of the bumper not to the back of it say 10x24x12 tall. I don't want to do anything stupid and break it
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There is a big difference between a "small aluminum box" used for the items you describe and the type of stuff that normally rips bumpers off (bike racks, generator racks, etc.). Proceed both cautiously and intelligently and you will most likely succeed.

Pictures of your exact setup would help but if it's built the same way they usually are, a small box placed on top of the bumper would be fine in my opinion. For quite some time that was my plan as well. Before I ever got around to it though, I decided I didn't need the additional storage space.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:19 PM   #7
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all I know is it will support my 150lbs you have to stand on it to reach the ladder
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:53 AM   #8
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As long as the box is narrow I do not see an issue, I would say not more than 10 inch's.

Any weight hanging over the rear of the bumper will add torque and could rip the bumper off.

I like this one

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do you have one of those mounted to you bumper ??
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I can't speak to your bumper of the applicability of mounting stuff to it. I know multiple people who put a multi-bike attachment on them and drug it down them down the road.. BUT, that's not what you're asking for.

I know that I've read of Herk (here on FRF) who built a generator platform and scrapped it after the first time he used it out of concern for movement... this is closer to what you're asking.

Here's what I do, though:


Plastic storage box that holds some sewer stuff (5' piece of hose, elbow, wye, and 2 x 50' expandable hoses that I use for black tank flushes). It's held on with zip ties. And, I can't imagine it weighs much more than a couple of pounds.
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I put 150 lb generator on Coachman 5er back bumper successfully for several months and then the frame broke just behind the hangers on curb side . It ain;t just weight its wiggle , torque , and time !
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