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Old 01-14-2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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I had this carrier built out of Aluminum to haul our Rhoads Car with us. I did strengthen the bumper mounting for peace of mind.





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what is the weight of the carrier and the rhodes car? and how is it mounted to the bumper?Edited by: GeorgeG
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The bike weight is 115 lbs and the rack 50-70 lbs.
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How did you strengthen the bumper? I would be afraid to have that out there like that. There is almost 200 pounds hanging out 4-5 feet from the bumper. How does that handle flex when you hit a bump going down the road?
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i've never seen a rhoads car. very cool.
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seems to do fine, but have only used once since built. I used 1/4 x3"x 12" lg flatbarand welded on side of bumper mounts and bottom of frame . The next trip if I encounter any issues I willlet you know. So far so good. One thing the weight is evenly distributed soI don't think I'll have a problem.3 ofus got on the very back and jumped up and down and itdidn't give.It was carry it on the back of the 5er or over the cab of the truck. This was easier
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Oh by the way I installed a rear view camera to keep an eye on it.
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Sorry for so many questions, it just seems to me like a lot hanging back there. Good job!
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:59 AM   #10
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I saw your post about this on the "other" forum but somehow missed it here. I would love to see some pics of the bracing on the frame. I have considered doing something similar as a bicycle rack. I currently carry our bikes on a hitch mounted rack (I can't remember if it is a Thule or Yakima rack) but it seems like a lot of weight for 1 point on the bumper even though I support it with ratchetingtie downs that run to the ends of each side of the bumper. I was thinking of mounting two, 2" receivers onto the bumper close to where the bumper attaches to the camper and then fabricating something that would slide into those receivers that I could then attach a "tray" type bike rack onto (like the yakima racks).

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