Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-30-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Pauls Toy Hauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 139
Rear bumper bent 351-THSS Owners beware

So this happened...........



I had drug the rear on a 2 other occasions and caused no rear bumper damage like this and while I didn't do it on purpose and I don't like when it happens this one particular instance it was the spare tire located directly underneath that hung up and when I drug the trailer off an exit from a restaurant, it was the tire that pushed out the bumper like this.

I was more surprised than upset. Granted I have done and do plenty of steel work, so the repair isn't daunting but just creates more work.

My game plan is to relocate the spare tire a little further up, repair/straighten the rear bumper and then reinforce it with more steel to make stronger, then add 4 steel skid wheels to the reinforced bumper to avoid dragging anymore.

I just wanted to point out to any 351-THSS owners that from the rear tires to the end of the trailer is very long and low and will drag easily on steep entrances or exits.
__________________

__________________
2015 Palomino Puma Unleashed 351-THSS 37' Toyhauler
2016 F-350 Platinum DRW 4x4 w/ Curt Q24 hitch and Air Lift rear air ride

"Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -Jerry Reed
Pauls Toy Hauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 11:36 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,015
Is this really a Bumper or part of the Frame? Youroo!!
__________________

__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 11:46 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Pauls Toy Hauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 139
well.......rear frame. These toyhaulers don't really have bumpers but it's the best way to explain it I guess.
__________________
2015 Palomino Puma Unleashed 351-THSS 37' Toyhauler
2016 F-350 Platinum DRW 4x4 w/ Curt Q24 hitch and Air Lift rear air ride

"Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -Jerry Reed
Pauls Toy Hauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 11:47 AM   #4
Georgia Frog Rally 2018
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 10,656
I know one thing I'd do it relocated the spare besides under the camper. About the worst place to put one is under the trailer. Later RJD
__________________
2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2015 Chevy 2500 6.0 4:10 gearing.
Days camped in 2016 58
Days camped so far 2017 62
aceinspp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 11:50 AM   #5
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Mount spare up front!

TURBS
08 duramax tuned n modded
2011 32bhok Sabre
2015 camping "11 nights"
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 12:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Pauls Toy Hauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 139
Yeah, I'm thinking of putting the spare near the axles. either in front or behind them but definitely moving it from the rear end. It really is a ridiculous place to put a spare. Especially if it hangs as low as it does.
__________________
2015 Palomino Puma Unleashed 351-THSS 37' Toyhauler
2016 F-350 Platinum DRW 4x4 w/ Curt Q24 hitch and Air Lift rear air ride

"Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -Jerry Reed
Pauls Toy Hauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 02:31 PM   #7
2007 WildCat 32QBBS
 
05CrewDually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,765
Quote:
Originally Posted by TURBS View Post
Mount spare up front!

TURBS
08 duramax tuned n modded
2011 32bhok Sabre
2015 camping "11 nights"
X2. With it up front it's completely accessible and won't bottom out thanks to the landing gear. The only problem you may face is the exhaust for the generator if you have one. If you are ever planning JT Armstrong stabilizers or the like, make sure you mount it back for the bars to clear.
__________________
*Current: 2005 Ford F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.0 diesel 4x4*
*Retired: 1987 F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.9 turbo diesel
2007 Forest River WildCat 32QBBS
05CrewDually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 06:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 571
I purchased an "BAL Hide a Spare spare tire carrier" and mounted it just behind the back wheels of our 5er See .... It was in front storage area..took up too much room....I highly recommend this unit for convenience
__________________
Jim in Halifax is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2015, 11:36 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Pauls Toy Hauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim in Halifax View Post
I purchased an "BAL Hide a Spare spare tire carrier" and mounted it just behind the back wheels of our 5er See .... It was in front storage area..took up too much room....I highly recommend this unit for convenience
Thanks for showing me that. I really like it. I think I could make my own just by looking at it.
__________________
2015 Palomino Puma Unleashed 351-THSS 37' Toyhauler
2016 F-350 Platinum DRW 4x4 w/ Curt Q24 hitch and Air Lift rear air ride

"Just put that hammer down and give it hell" -Jerry Reed
Pauls Toy Hauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2015, 10:49 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 323
Nothing new

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pauls Toy Hauler View Post
So this happened...........



I had drug the rear on a 2 other occasions and caused no rear bumper damage like this and while I didn't do it on purpose and I don't like when it happens this one particular instance it was the spare tire located directly underneath that hung up and when I drug the trailer off an exit from a restaurant, it was the tire that pushed out the bumper like this.

I was more surprised than upset. Granted I have done and do plenty of steel work, so the repair isn't daunting but just creates more work.

My game plan is to relocate the spare tire a little further up, repair/straighten the rear bumper and then reinforce it with more steel to make stronger, then add 4 steel skid wheels to the reinforced bumper to avoid dragging anymore.

I just wanted to point out to any 351-THSS owners that from the rear tires to the end of the trailer is very long and low and will drag easily on steep entrances or exits.
I am very sorry for the issue with your trailer, BUT this is not new for any brand of trailer like yours, and it dose not need to be a toyhauler! Most tag trailers have had this issue for some time, and that is why they have made skid plates or drag wheels for some time now.

Yes moving the tire forward will help, but since you say metal work is up your alley, you might be further ahead just making skid plates, since as they wear you can just weld more steel on, and then go down to the next park.

Hope this helps and good luck with your repairs and Happy Camping
__________________

__________________
B.Smith
2010 Cedar Creek Silverback 35ts
2001 GMC 2500HD w/ Allison & 8.1
silverback 35ts is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bent

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 PM.