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Old 02-04-2016, 03:56 PM   #21
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Personally I would not do it but if you insist find you a good welding shop and fabricator. Good luck. Later RJD
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:12 PM   #22
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Ici will say call the company that built your unit.
That's not what they told me when I wanted to add one of their flip down racks. They asked for the manufacturer and model number of the trailer, and the info on the LCI frame sticker. It took 3 days but an engineer called me back. They told me I could use one of their fold down platforms. I ended up making my own for less than 1/2 the price. However, he would not comment on what the warranty ramifications were, and avoided that question like the plague.

They would love to sell the OP one of those boat receivers, that's why they make them, sell them to the general public, and tell you to contact them if you need assistance finding one that will fit your RV. I highly doubt they would recommend towing a boat, but for some reason they do call one model a "boat receiver".
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:15 PM   #23
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The issue here that many people forget is the frame capability. You can purchase the best hitch on the market, have it welded on by a professional welder and reinforce the mounting points, but none of that increases the load carrying capacity of the frame. In most RVs ( except MHs that may be designed to tow) the frame is very close to its max limits when loaded for camping. This is an financial decision to lower costs .
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:34 PM   #24
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:42 PM   #25
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LCI manufactures many things for many different types of industry. To say they sell a boat hitch doesn't necessarily mean they intend for it to be put on the rear of a lightweight RV, or any RV for that matter. The frame tag they apply to their frame before it leaves their factory has nothing to do with what an end fitter may have done to it. In the case of an RV they order one frame for one model RV. LCI knows what that frame is and the specs the manufacturer gave them. They don't know what options were added to that trailer or if the manufacturer decided to change the model. The frame was built to a specific weight class and that's it. For LCI to tell someone you could do it without knowing those specifics is ludicrous. That's why they would tell you anything about your warranty.


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LCI manufactures many things for many different types of industry. To say they sell a boat hitch doesn't necessarily mean they intend for it to be put on the rear of a lightweight RV, or any RV for that matter. The frame tag they apply to their frame before it leaves their factory has nothing to do with what an end fitter may have done to it. In the case of an RV they order one frame for one model RV. LCI knows what that frame is and the specs the manufacturer gave them. They don't know what options were added to that trailer or if the manufacturer decided to change the model. The frame was built to a specific weight class and that's it. For LCI to tell someone you could do it without knowing those specifics is ludicrous. That's why they would tell you anything about your warranty.


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Old 02-04-2016, 11:16 PM   #27
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I have a 2013 Rockwood 2608 and had a 7ft 1/4 in piece of angle iron welded across the back and top of bumper and attached to frame then added the hitch receiver.it's strong enough to tow a boat or car.This is what we did and it works great. And my warranty was never voided. Good luck with what you decide to do.
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Heading to Sam's to buy a case of popcorn. And a few pairs of bad idea jeans.
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Heading to Sam's to buy a case of popcorn. And a few pairs of bad idea jeans.
They have the popcorn cookers in Stock, might save some money that way!
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LCI manufactures many things for many different types of industry. To say they sell a boat hitch doesn't necessarily mean they intend for it to be put on the rear of a lightweight RV, or any RV for that matter. The frame tag they apply to their frame before it leaves their factory has nothing to do with what an end fitter may have done to it. In the case of an RV they order one frame for one model RV. LCI knows what that frame is and the specs the manufacturer gave them. They don't know what options were added to that trailer or if the manufacturer decided to change the model. The frame was built to a specific weight class and that's it. For LCI to tell someone you could do it without knowing those specifics is ludicrous. That's why they would tell you anything about your warranty.
I stand corrected. I should of realized that LCI was just trying to keep the IT dept busy when they made a web store open to the general public and offered a "boat hitch receiver" along with 3 pages of other taboo items made to attach to frames, that evidently you can't attach to frames. Then they add a statement just to use up bandwidth that states; "contact us and our well trained customer service team is here to assist you". Nice of them to do all of that for no reason.

Maybe the intent of all of it is to only sell those add on items to people who only buy bare frames and tow them around?

Thanks for the education.
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