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Old 08-21-2020, 07:01 AM   #1
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2020 267RBSS Surveyor

We own a 2020 267RBSS Surveyor by Forest River. We want to put our bike rake on the back bumper but was told it would void the warranty for our chassis.
Does anyone know what the actual amount of weight these bumpers can hold?
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Does that trailer have a trailer hitch on the back? Looking at that model online shows that it has an option for a sports/utility bike rack.
https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/trave...2#lg=1&slide=0
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We have a 2018 with the rack on the back. It is attached to the frame, not the bumper....
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Unfortunately we didn't buy the model the that had the bike rack already attached to the frame. There is no hitch receiver either.
I called and asked Forest River and they said that we attach a receiver to the bumper it would void our warranty. They said to get the kind of bike rack that attached to the tongue in the front above the propane tanks.
We already have a good bike rack that we would attach to our SUV. All we need is a receiver.
We don't want to rip our bumper off if it really can't handle the weight.
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We own a 2020 267RBSS Surveyor by Forest River. We want to put our bike rake on the back bumper but was told it would void the warranty for our chassis.
Does anyone know what the actual amount of weight these bumpers can hold?
You can order the rack that comes with these units as an option. We have it on our 2020 Surveyor Luxury 267RBSS. It is made by Lippert. The load rating on it is 300 lbs I think. It is bolted to the frame that the bumper is attached to. In the pictures I removed the additional parts for bicycle transport, did not need that.

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You can order the rack that comes with these units as an option. We have it on our 2020 Surveyor Luxury 267RBSS. It is made by Lippert. The load rating on it is 300 lbs I think. It is bolted to the frame that the bumper is attached to. In the pictures I removed the additional parts for bicycle transport, did not need that.

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Thank you for the reply. Is that bike rack an after market product? We were told that if the bike rack wasn't ordered when the trailer was built you couldn't add it afterwards because it was part of the chassis.
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Thank you for the reply. Is that bike rack an after market product? We were told that if the bike rack wasn't ordered when the trailer was built you couldn't add it afterwards because it was part of the chassis.

It came on our trailer when we bought it new. I saw it a while back on the Lippert Web site. They were selling it as an accessory.

It is not part of the chassis. I don't know what they are talking about because you can see in the pictures it is bolted to the frame that extends out the back of the trailer wall. It came that way from the factory as an option. I will see if I can find the build sheet and attach it.

Maybe they discovered after the fact that it was too heavy. HA. I have something else to look forward to
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Can you please provide us with the model number of the Lippert bike rake if there is one? I checked on their website and I couldn't find it.
As you said it is clearly attached to the bumper chasis bar. Unless they reinforce the chasis when that option is selected I'm really not sure why this bike rack couldn't be ordered after market.
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Where is your spare tire on your RV? Ours is attached to the back bumper.
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On ours, the only number listed beside it on our info is #147 and it is described as a flip down bike/utility rack and it was $250 U.S.
Our spare tire is under the front half of the trailer..
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Can you please provide us with the model number of the Lippert bike rake if there is one? I checked on their website and I couldn't find it.
As you said it is clearly attached to the bumper chasis bar. Unless they reinforce the chasis when that option is selected I'm really not sure why this bike rack couldn't be ordered after market.
I searched for the number on our build sheet and it was not included. I have to search the archives a bit more. I know it was noted somewhere. The label on the actual unit is now gone. Weathered away. So no luck there.

The web site did in fact have it several months ago. It does not appear to be there today. But they have a different unit for sale. See if this helps.

https://store.lci1.com/flip-down-slo...em-243621.html

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This is the one noted above. It is a bit different than the one we have. It looks like they welded this one. And it is not rated for as much weight. But for bikes should be great.

https://youtu.be/6IYm78nWWmU

And these brackets are bolt on.

https://store.lci1.com/catalogsearch...storage+system
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Here is another post.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ck-103406.html
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It's funny cause I just watched this video on you tube yesterday. It looks very similar to the one we looked at when we went to the RV show.
I checked the other thread you sent and the one that has the attachment for the spare on it as well is interesting.
I assume that the key is to attach it to the I beam and not the bumper.
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It's funny cause I just watched this video on you tube yesterday. It looks very similar to the one we looked at when we went to the RV show.
I checked the other thread you sent and the one that has the attachment for the spare on it as well is interesting.
I assume that the key is to attach it to the I beam and not the bumper.

If I were you. Just to make sure I would email Lippert. Forget Forrest River. Ask Lippert for a definitive answer on using their Tail Gate storage racks and how to mount. The you will be covered. In writing.

Any frame issues Forrest River will default to Lippert anyway.

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You can add these to reinforce your bumper. The welds to the bumper are the weak part. It may not help the warrenty issue but you likely won't need to file a claim if you install it correctly. It kind of depends on what reciever you have as well because you don't want to collapse the square tube.

Reinforcement of existing bumper:
https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...BoCOIwQAvD_BwE
Or a better bumper...
https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...ck/MO94VR.html
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That is a great idea. I am going to call Lippert tomorrow and see what they say. Thanks.
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I have that Lippert Rack on my 267RBSS. It's only rated for 150lbs, not the 300 someone stated. Mine has also already dented my rear bumper because it only rides on 2x 3" rubber pucks, and mine has never had anything more than a 36gal *empty* Rhino poop tank on it. I wouldn't recommend it for bikes personally.
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2018 Cherokee rear rack. #200 capacity. Tools, Sewer hook ups, spare jacks in the tool box..Connected to frame, not bumper.

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