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Old 09-03-2017, 10:48 AM   #1
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Mount-n-lock 4" bumper support.

After seeing the thread about a member that had his 4" bumper break at the bumper welds I was checking out the Mount-n-lock website. Anyone have any good reviews on the Mount-n-lock 4" bumper supports. Suppose to keep this from happening and allow up to 400 Lbs after using them. Just looking for anyone that has positive or negative review that's actually used them.
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After seeing the thread about a member that had his 4" bumper break at the bumper welds I was checking out the Mount-n-lock website. Anyone have any good reviews on the Mount-n-lock 4" bumper supports. Suppose to keep this from happening and allow up to 400 Lbs after using them. Just looking for anyone that has positive or negative review that's actually used them.
What are you planning to mount to the bumper? Watch the tongue weight.
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:15 PM   #3
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I have a three wheel bicycle that I haul now on the bumper with no problem and I feel I know better but because the Warranty just ran out I didn't want to mess with anything until it ran out so not to affect the warranty. I was thinking about carrying my beach cart on a hitch above the bicycle with two empty coolers. On my previous 5er I had a hitch welded to the frame and that's how I carried my stuff but with no more weight than I would be carrying, 125Lbs max I thought this might be all I would need.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:16 PM   #4
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So I decided to give the Mount-n-lock system a try. Ordered today and will get it in 4-7 days and then will install on my 4" bumper. I will give an update when I get it mounted.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:02 PM   #5
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PapaT, just wondering if you installed this bike mount? Can you give me your opinion and maybe the link.. I'm in the beginning stage to add something to carry the 2 bicycles. Was leaning towards the rear bumper,
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:31 PM   #6
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I did very impressed with the results. Also got the lock-n-ride 2” receiver. Fairly easy to install and I can tell it beefs it up.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:20 AM   #7
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Did you relocate your spare? If not you should. That’s a very large dynamic load that most don’t consider first.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:00 AM   #8
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My spare is underneath on the front of my 5er so it wasn’t an issue.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:13 AM   #9
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I use the under carriage spare tire bracket by BAL
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Awesome

I sure like mine on it’s BAL carrier just in front of the axels.
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How much weight do you think that would now hold safely ?
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:40 PM   #12
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I carry a three wheel bicycle and a beach cart now. I wouldn’t be afraid to put sever hundred pounds without worrying. It says with them 400Lbs.
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Hi Papa-T


Do you have any photos you can post of the addition ?
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First two pics are of the mount-n-lock 2” receiver. Fist is the receiver straight on and second is receiver above looking down. Just noticed the rust around where the bumper attaches. Got to brush that down and repaint it.
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Those bumper welds on mine look more decorative than structural. I can see how those brackets will stiffen everything.

Im wanting to hold a 300 lb enduro on the back. I would like it to still be there when I arrive, too. I will probably do the brackets that you have , plus a frame mounted hitch that secures to the bumper as well.
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Those bumper welds on mine look more decorative than structural. I can see how those brackets will stiffen everything.

Im wanting to hold a 300 lb enduro on the back. I would like it to still be there when I arrive, too. I will probably do the brackets that you have , plus a frame mounted hitch that secures to the bumper as well.
With that amount of weight added to the rear be careful not to unload the hitch weight too much or you may create towing issues.
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That’s a great point. I was concerned about that. My thought is to relocate my spare tire to the front of the RV which should negate some of the weight. Hitch weight right now (10%) is about 600 lbs. with a weight distributing hitch.

What else you think would help (other than a toy hauler)? I pulled tandem in Texas. Im not doing that any more.
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What about carrying the endure in the truck bed? I know you don't want to get much below 10% on the hitch.
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Truck box and its a short bed. The back wheel would sit on the tailgate. However, I cant drop the gate with the trailer attached.

Ive thought about removing the truck box. That would probably solve this whole thing.

Or buy a new F-350 Platinum 6.7 Long Bed and have to sell my house to pay for it.
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