Originally Posted by Uncled
Question ??? My bumper says do not put anything on the bumper it would void warrenty. But i do see people put reciever hitches on for Bikes or a carry tray. I know we can not put one on to haul a boat or another small trailer. but what about for a bike rake?
Since you don't have any information on what year, make and model of RV you have, I'll assume it is an ultralight trailer. The rear bumper has thin and weak welds, along with a ultralight frame.
Since trailers don't have shocks, the physics of a loaded bike rack bouncing up and down, along with pulling back on the fulcrum, will cause the welds of bumper to fail.
The only truly safe way is to have a receiver welded and braced to the frame. Unfortunately this kind of modification will void the frame warranty.
Manufacturers don't want to be liable for warranty claims when this kind of failure occurs.
Now non-ultralight RVs generally have thicker and stronger frames. They can do this and not have any issues.
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