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Old 05-24-2017, 09:22 AM   #1
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New to this forum,

Hello Everyone, I have a 2015 Sunset Trail 25rb, I was wondering if the bumper will hold the weight of a bike rack with 4 bikes on it, I currently have the spare tire and the grill shelf back there.

Any thought would be very helpful.

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Old 05-24-2017, 10:03 AM   #2
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I wouldn't do it unless you have gussets welded onto the existing bumper and plates welded on the side. The bumper in thin wall metal that cannot support the cantilever load that bikes / racks put onto the structure.

I have seen pictures of the bumper pulled out of the frame and bike parts all over the road. Have not seen it in person but have heard many horror stories.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:57 AM   #3
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If you do it , do this . Stops all bouncing.

It was a rainy few days at Algonquin Prov park...tarps kept us dry.
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