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Old 05-16-2018, 07:11 AM   #1
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Know bumper mounted hitch is not good - how about frame mounted

Been reading up a little bit on putting on approaches to carrying bikes on the camper - royal pain loading them inside the camper.
From what I can tell, the approach I used with my Salem for several years (receiver hitch mounted on bumper) is not a good idea with these zingers.
Next approach would be to acquire a Curt hitch that attaches to the frame either by weld or bolts.
Anyone with our line of campers use this approach?
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:58 AM   #2
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Bumper on mine is fine for that. Got to know what you're looking at. Some are not so good. 2 bikes and the spare are fine for mine.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:35 AM   #3
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Yep, a Curt two bike rack such as this:
https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-...rt/C18085.html
For the hitch, I had planned on a bolt-on like this:
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camp...an/S64025.html
But did encounter numerous references to issues so wonder if I would need to have something like this mounted to my trailer frame:
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camp...35-946403.html
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:53 AM   #4
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I would choose the frame mounted hitch & not bolt any more to the flimsy bumper than absolutely necessary.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:10 AM   #5
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Of course, what would be nice, is if someone made a replacement rear bumper for the camper that was of quality construction and could be mounted to the frame either via bolts or weld.
Shouldn't be that difficult and one could already have the receiver hitch as part of the setup.
Just dreaming.
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Of course, what would be nice, is if someone made a replacement rear bumper for the camper that was of quality construction and could be mounted to the frame either via bolts or weld.
Shouldn't be that difficult and one could already have the receiver hitch as part of the setup.
Just dreaming.
I did purchase a replacement bumper through a dealer a few years back and it was a heavier gauge and did bolt on. The original bumper also bolted on.
This is a replacement bolt on aluminum bumper.
https://www.amazon.com/SafetyStruts-.../dp/B01N2MLK0Q
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I would just use the Safety Struts. https://mount-n-lock.com/mnl-cargo-p...bumper-failure
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I went to a fabricating shop that my rv dealer recommended and they welded a frame mounted receiver hitch to the frame rails at the rear. It is very sturdy provides great piece of mind for anything I haul back there.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:01 PM   #9
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I would just use the Safety Struts. https://mount-n-lock.com/mnl-cargo-p...bumper-failure
That is an interesting approach.

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I would just use the Safety Struts. https://mount-n-lock.com/mnl-cargo-p...bumper-failure
This is what I use also. Check out my post on them. https://www.crossroadsowners.com/for...ort-13364.html
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