Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-08-2014, 06:30 AM   #1
New Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2
Exclamation Factory stance on bumper hitch?

Does anyone know Crossroads official stance on installing a bumper hitch on the rear of a Sunset Trail Reserve 32BH. Like many, my intention is only for a bike rack or lightweight platform. Input please!?
NotoriousT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 06:41 AM   #2
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,608
You will get all kinds of views/opinions on your question. Some good, some not so good.

If you want Crossroads official stance on installing a bumper hitch on the rear of your Sunset Trail Reserve, my suggestion would be to "call them" then you will know their stance on it for sure.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 07:31 AM   #3
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 99
Not sure what Crossroads' stance is, but we were told by a bike rack manufacturer to never put a bike rack on the back or our camper (and that was when we had a pop-up). We had even had a receiver professionally welded onto the frame...but then we quit using it. They said because it's a double hitch (car -> camper -> bike rack), you get too much vibration back there and it would weaken the rack. They wouldn't even sell us one - said the liability is too great that it would fall onto the road during travel and cause great harm to whomever is behind you.

Anyway, just one opinion. I'm sure you'll get plenty.
Edge2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 08:14 AM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
socoguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: , RI
Posts: 1,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
You will get all kinds of views/opinions on your question. Some good, some not so good.

If you want Crossroads official stance on installing a bumper hitch on the rear of your Sunset Trail Reserve, my suggestion would be to "call them" then you will know their stance on it for sure.
Best advice get it from the horses mouth. If you decide to go ahead do your homework a great deal of Rv bumpers are just slightly more than a tac-weld to the frame.
__________________
Al Laura (Lily & Breeze Portie Girls)
2011 F250 6.7 PS Tuxedo Black 4x4
11 305SKP- TPMS- RideRite air bags
Reese 16K Slider Wet Bolts
socoguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 08:14 AM   #5
New Camper
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2
Thank you guys! I'm sure ill get numerous opinions. Lloyd.... would you happen to have crossroads number?
NotoriousT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
socoguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: , RI
Posts: 1,163
Phone: 260.593.3850/2866
Toll Free: 888.226.7496
Fax: 260.593.2088
Email Crossroads RV

Good Luck
__________________
Al Laura (Lily & Breeze Portie Girls)
2011 F250 6.7 PS Tuxedo Black 4x4
11 305SKP- TPMS- RideRite air bags
Reese 16K Slider Wet Bolts
socoguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 08:24 AM   #7
Full Time Camper
 
harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Belle River , Ontario
Posts: 1,613
If you are going to add the rack ,which I have done on all trailers,make sure you add anti bouncing straps. Ill add a pic of mine

__________________


It was a rainy few days at Algonquin Prov park...tarps kept us dry.
Wayne --Belle River (Windsor), Ontario
2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 25RB..
2015 White Chev Silverado 2500HD 4x4 (6.0 l gasser)
2003 Mountain Star 890SBRX Truck Camper
harley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 12:39 PM   #8
Full Time Camper
 
OhioMark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: United states of america
Posts: 1,540
Called a year ago on my 2013 300BH. Customer service said voids warranty. Didn't get a name though. Doesn't necessarily mean you can't do it, just may need to reinforce the bumper and that requires a mod.

My buddy down the road did have his bikes bounce off and detach on the interstate on his rig and didn't notice it until someone pulled up and waved him down. Fortunate for him, he didn't cause an accident..bikes were toast though.
__________________

2017 Ford F350 Super Duty 6.7 King Ranch Crew
2016 Crossroads Sunset Trail Grand Reserve 32BH
OhioMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 03:23 PM   #9
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 545
I had a 2004 Crossroads Cruiser 27Rk with the STD. bumper. We wanted to haul bikes so I had a new bumper added and it was strong enough that I pulled 17' boat also. Planning to do the same on my 2011 Cruiser 32RK.
__________________
Lee & Jane and Black Lab Zoey
2008 Ford F250 CC Lariat 6.8L
2011 Crossroads Cruiser 31RK
Faribault MN
LeBo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 04:20 PM   #10
Full Time Camper
 
coastn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Breckenridge,CO
Posts: 874
Back in '08 during my shakedown cruise I attached my bike rack to the rear bumper receiver as I had done with my previous Dutchmen trailer. Along the way I noticed that the bumper wall was so thin it was bending down on itself at the frame welds. Took the ST to a nearby welder who removed the bumper, then reinforced it top and back with 4"X6"X1/4" metal on the two spots on the bumper and reattached to the frame. I knew I was voiding the warranty but wanted to use the trailer as I saw fit. It's still holding fine after roughly 40,000 miles even with a substantial Yakima rack.
Here's the pics:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Sunset Trail 017.jpg (180.5 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg Sunset Trail 027.jpg (196.5 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg Sunset Trail 018.jpg (221.7 KB, 13 views)
__________________
CAMPGROUND "DRIVEWAY"

Breckenridge, CO
'08 ST30BH Traded
'15 Canyon Trail 31FBHS 5er
'16 Fox Mountain 235 RLS 5er
'14 RAM 2500 4X4 CTD
coastn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.