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Old 09-13-2015, 08:33 AM   #41
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I had one that hold four bikes I had two on it.It was the one that was put on the front of the trailer and it damage the bikes so i sold it
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:54 AM   #42
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This is what I'm building for ours. A bolt in the receiver tightens to take any slop out of the hitch to receiver.

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I strongly recommend against doing this. Neither the bumper ( actually just a sewer hose storage box) nor the frame is strong enough to support that. There will be people that will say " I do this all the time with no problems", but there are also people who will say" I did that and it damaged the bumper or frame" The rack and hitch are much stronger than the bumper.
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Called Lippert about raising 5th wheel suspension and ask them about bike racks cause frames to crack. When the guy stop laughing he ask me if I have ever been a RV with rear kitchen with the stove, refrigerator, kitchen cabinets on the back wall packed full of pots and pans and food that weighs in excess of 2000 lbs within foot of the back bumper bouncing down the road. Then he said if you told me the bumper falling off I might agreed that someone didn't do good job of welding it and the majority of frames we produce don't leave with bumper installed so those are suspect.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:26 PM   #44
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Just installed the mount-n-lock bumper braces.. Works great for added support


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I think these would help with people worried about the welds.

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You could go Lippert page that makes about 90% of RV frames and check out the catalog on Lippert site and order the one they make that attaches to the rear of RVs. I think it was page 26 of Lippert catalog that listed bike racks and cargo platforms. Since they made the frames they should know if it can take the weight without causing the frame to crack.... LOL
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:29 PM   #45
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Called Lippert about raising 5th wheel suspension and ask them about bike racks cause frames to crack. When the guy stop laughing he ask me if I have ever been a RV with rear kitchen with the stove, refrigerator, kitchen cabinets on the back wall packed full of pots and pans and food that weighs in excess of 2000 lbs within foot of the back bumper bouncing down the road. Then he said if you told me the bumper falling off I might agreed that someone didn't do good job of welding it and the majority of frames we produce don't leave with bumper installed so those are suspect.
Did you get a name and contact information?
Would like to have a chat with him, or her, myself.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:46 PM   #46
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question is, which frames was the Lippert guy talking about?

regular TT/5th wheel frames OR ultralite frames? BIG difference.
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I strongly recommend against doing this. Neither the bumper ( actually just a sewer hose storage box) nor the frame is strong enough to support that. There will be people that will say " I do this all the time with no problems", but there are also people who will say" I did that and it damaged the bumper or frame" The rack and hitch are much stronger than the bumper.
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Did you get a name and contact information?
Would like to have a chat with him, or her, myself.
Check out Lippert webpage and download the catalog you will see that Lippert makes bike rack and cargo platform that installs on back of RVs. Here is the link to page on Lippert site and page that has the catalog... Download the PDF and look on page 26. It is dealer installed option that doesn't void the warranty. They can hold up to 400lbs

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Check out Lippert webpage and download the catalog you will see that Lippert makes bike rack and cargo platform that installs on back of RVs. Here is the link to page on Lippert site and page that has the catalog... Download the PDF and look on page 26. It is dealer installed option that doesn't void the warranty. They can hold up to 400lbs

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Looks like something one should order when placing an order for a new camper. However I did see some new campers at Goshen on display that came with them. Later RJD
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I looked at the storage system and this is an OEM (ordered with camper manufacture) option only. They will not sell this to a dealer except to replace one that was damaged.

Tailgate® Storage Systems

"LCI only sells this product to aftermarket dealers, distributors, or retail customers on a warranty replacement basis. If you own this product and need it replaced, please call our customer support hotline at 574-537-8900."

Additionally, there seems to be a disconnect as to ratings.

LCI offers multiple ways to easily take your bikes along for the ride. Our sliding bike racks not only conveniently store your bikes while towing, but also double as additional storage for large bulky items. How? The open construction of the LCI sliding bike rack and self storing bike post allows for storage of just about anything. Other advantages include:

Our folding bike racks come in an aluminum or black powder coat finish
Like our sliding bike racks, the bike rack arm easily detaches when not in use
When in the "up" position, the rack is held in place by two heavy-duty pins
Folding bike racks are rated up to 150 pounds
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Twin dial rolling arms
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powder-coated steel frame provides protection from the elements and worry-free maintenance
Bike rack easily removes if needed

This option is not available from any manufacturer on Ultralite frames that I am aware of. It is available as an option on heavyweight frames (larger 13K and up GVWR 5th wheels and trailers).
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This option is not available from any manufacturer on Ultralite frames that I am aware of. It is available as an option on heavyweight frames (larger 13K and up GVWR 5th wheels and trailers).
I don't know if they ultra light frames but bunch of small TT at camping world with the fold down rack and several small 5ers with them also. Matter a fact I didn't see one in 13k range that had one. Small Cougar 5th wheel had the slide in and out one that slides to the end frame rails.

I was under the impression that they could be order though a dealer as a dealer installed option and no my dealer deal doesn't deal direct with Lippert. I gave my a call dealer and looking into it.
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I don't know if they ultra light frames but bunch of small TT at camping world with the fold down rack and several small 5ers with them also. Matter a fact I didn't see one in 13k range that had one. Small Cougar 5th wheel had the slide in and out one that slides to the end frame rails.

I was under the impression that they could be order though a dealer as a dealer installed option and no my dealer deal doesn't deal direct with Lippert. I gave my a call dealer and looking into it.
Thanks.
I will try and find out which FR products still have this as a OEM option.
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Thanks.
I will try and find out which FR products still have this as a OEM option.
The ones at CW were not FR but had Indian sounding name.

What I didn't like about the slide one is the tire slide out with it and 2.5 - 3 feet from the back of the 5er. Seems like lot weight to hang that far way from back 5er when you can load the platform with another 400 lbs.
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Here is another option - a replacement bumper and mounting system.

'Attractive, rustproof all-aluminum construction looks great and carries weight
Strong, frame-mounted bumper with full 1,000 pound cargo carrying capacity'

I don't know if I would 1000 lbs on it but couple hundred bikes would work..

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That also looks quite interesting. Looking at that photo of the 4 bikes hanging out a mile from the bumper makes me cringe though. I wonder how the strap iron welded up I beams would handle that extra moment arm flex at the axle attachment points.
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That also looks quite interesting. Looking at that photo of the 4 bikes hanging out a mile from the bumper makes me cringe though. I wonder how the strap iron welded up I beams would handle that extra moment arm flex at the axle attachment points.
Just think you load up Road King 900lbs Harley on you back bumper and head down the road. Who needs a stinken toy hauler!!! Just kidding I won't attempt that either. Just think of what that would do to your pin weight. Just have 300lbs sloshing around in grey tank that behind wheels and just front of the rear bumper is bad enough. We had to do that couple months ago with ground water got high and the closed down the dump site at the camp grounds.
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I came out of a fuel station on US 29 in VA last weekend, divided highway with a median, the median crossing has such a dip my trailer spare on the bumper dragged and actually bent the wingnut holding the tire on, fortunately it also has a lugnut holding it on or my spare would have fallen off, if bikes were back there they would have been destroyed.
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One of the Chaparral-Lite fifth wheels we were looking at (at Giant Recreation World in Winter Garden FL), before we settled on the Rockwood from another dealer, had a flip-down 4-bike rack (which could also be used for other storage). From what I remember it looked like it mounted directly to the chassis, not to the bumper.

Link to another one with the same bike rack here: -
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just look at the 3rd and 4th photos.
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