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Old 06-25-2018, 06:12 AM   #1
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Bike Hitch Allowed?

I have a Sunset Trail 260RL and was looking to buy a hitch receiver and bike rack for my wife and I to carry two bikes to our campsites. In an amazon review I saw that someone damaged their camper because the rear bumper was not welded and not rated for a bike rack. Anyone know if my camper can hold a bike rack and if not, where to find that information? Thanks for your help in advance!
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:35 AM   #2
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What camper do you have? I personally would not put a receiver hitch on the rear bumper. If you add a hitch have it welded to the camper frame. If that thing comes off going down the road best case you loose your bikes worst case the family behind you could loose there life! As I said this is just my opinion. I have a receiver hitch welded to the frame and carry a power wheelchair so my setup is heaver then most would need.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:07 AM   #3
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Sunset Trail 260RL. It isn't for towing or for much weight...just a couple bikes.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:36 AM   #4
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I support the post above, the people behind are the losers. The most weight I would attach to that bumper is the spare tire and with that I have mine mounted in the center. There are some rather brilliant ideals on U tube that are worth the time to view like front mount if your tongue weight can support that option.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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I have a Sunset Trail 260RL and was looking to buy a hitch receiver and bike rack for my wife and I to carry two bikes to our campsites. In an amazon review I saw that someone damaged their camper because the rear bumper was not welded and not rated for a bike rack. Anyone know if my camper can hold a bike rack and if not, where to find that information? Thanks for your help in advance!


You will get different responses however mounting voids whatever frame warranty you have left. The bumper is only to meet DOT regs

Some reinforce with welds and braces, however I would not.


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Old 06-25-2018, 12:25 PM   #6
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To answer your question, "is it allowed", YES. Is it wise to do it, NO!!!
Most rear rv bumpers were designed to hold a sewer hose & for me that's all it would ever hold. Just because they mounted the spare on the bumper doesn't necessarily mean it's been beefed up to handle the vibration. If you want to carry bicycles spend the money to have a hitch welded on heavy enough to hold up to your bicycles shaking constantly while travelling. Or at least use a cable/chain to tie the bikes or spare tire to the frame so at least you'd be dragging them & the folks behind you wouldn't be wearing them
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I would contact the maker. They are the ones who engineered the bumper. Bumpers are ment for protecting the trailer in the event someone runs into the back of your trailer, so they do have to be fairly strong. We have a bolt on receiver on our 250 and have used a heavy tray to cary 3 bikes from Alberta to California and back again without incident but we used ratchet straps from frame of tray back
to the bumpers end tubes to remove vibration.

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I would contact the maker. They are the ones who engineered the bumper. Bumpers are ment for protecting the trailer in the event someone runs into the back of your trailer, so they do have to be fairly strong. We have a bolt on receiver on our 250 and have used a heavy tray to cary 3 bikes from Alberta to California and back again without incident but we used ratchet straps from frame of tray back
to the bumpers end tubes to remove vibration.

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They’re not bumpers on the travel trailers.


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I added a mount-n-lock receiver and bumper supports. Check out their site:
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Thanks Papa T. The answer to all our needs I just ordered up some for added security

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