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Old 05-24-2018, 08:48 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
I think it's etrailer that's not accurate. I have the 2nd one on your list, TH990XT. Although it says RV on the listing, if you click on the specific rack, there's nothing on the page that says RV, and if you open the installation instructions PDF, it specifically says "Not for use on trailers or towed vehicles."

That being said, it's survived 6 years on my trailer and probably 8 years on my trailer and truck.

I can't speak to the accuracy of etrailers claims that over 100 of their bike racks for sale are RV certified. However I have to believe when the manufacturer identifies their own racks as RV certified, there must be some truth to it.

I have the LetsGoAero rack. This is their web site. The 2nd to last bullet says, RV Certified.

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Old 05-24-2018, 12:19 PM   #42
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All RVs are not created equal when it comes to attaching things.

Some trailers have frames so light; nothing is safe to be added.

Some trailers have very sturdy frames because they may use the same frame on several trailer floorplans allowing some excess capacity on a lighter built floorplan.

Some "RVs" are motor homes with hitch receivers tow rated for thousands of pounds.

In ALL cases, you are ultimately responsible for 3rd party items that you add to your camper. Just because the damage caused by a bike rack may not be obvious, does not mean it is not happening.

Remember with a frame mounted hitch and load, the lever arm pivot is now at the rear axle attachment point. Flexing of the load is now happening there and not at the hitch. Just like a paper clip bent too often, eventually the metal will work harden and crack.
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