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Old 12-19-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Bike rack for my 2318g

Hi everyone,
Want to add a bike rack to my 2318g. Not crazy about mounting stuff to the roof so I was considering a rear bumper model. I see concerns about the strength of the rear bumper and its ability to hold anything. I need to carry minimum of 3 bikes so was looking at 4 bike carriers. Any thoughts on this? Always appreciate the support and feedback from everyone
Thanks in advance. I have time I'm hibernating for the winter here in New England. Brrrr
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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I added a bumper clamp to the rear bumper and used single bike rack for the first couple of years. Just be carefull how much the weight of you toy is....




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Old 12-19-2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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Personally I feel it's too much weight for the bumper. If you do it have someone tow the trailer and follow them. You'll find it bounces like crazy. That should stop you.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:39 PM   #4
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Having owned two popups and a HTT, a TT bumper is not able to support bikes without some welding/bracing.
and popup bumpers are even more flimsy and weak.
there's a reason rooftop racks are the most common on them.
there are a few rack systems that utilize the popup's tongue.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #5
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Consider a front hitch receiver for your tv. E trailer.com
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:52 PM   #6
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Bike rack on the back

We have an 8280 WS and have a bike rack installed in the back. In order to do it we welded a 1 inch square tube under the rear bumper from one frame member to the other. Then inserted a 2 inch receiver (for the bike rack) between the existing bumper and the newly installed cross member. A couple of right angle pieces between the bumper and the receiver completed the job. Solid as a rock. In the picture you can see how it fits.
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:03 PM   #7
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I had a 98 Viking, 8' box. I made one for rear bumper out of 1/8 x 1" angle iron on steel mesh to hold 3 bikes. I bolted 2 L brackets to roof of camper but not on top, down where the roof rolls down in the back. The brackets accepted 1/2" clev is pins. Then on the rear outside corners of rack I welded 2 clev is pins. This way I ran the angle gussets from rear sides of rack to back side of camper. When arriving at campsite all I had to do is pull pins before raising roof. Worked great and zero bounce. Also rack was great for storing stuff on it while camping to keep dry and off ground. I towed this with a 04 Buick LeSabre. Been to smokie mountains to Maine and many more places. No problems! I know Own a 2011 Silverado with a 14' box pop up. Bikes go in truck. I wish I had a picture to show you. I also am a mechanic so I made everything myself. Hope you can picture what I'm talking about.


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Old 12-20-2014, 01:21 PM   #8
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I came across these as an answer to the strengthening the square 4" rear bumper. It sounds like they should help with adding a bike rack to the back of your camper.

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Old 12-20-2014, 02:43 PM   #9
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That pop up only has a c-channel type bumper.


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Old 12-20-2014, 03:46 PM   #10
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That pop up only has a c-channel type bumper.


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x2!
I don't think they're paying attention to this is in the Popup section.
I'm not aware of any popup having the typical 4" square bumper.
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