Well, I did what you are not supposed to do. I put a bike rack on my back bumper. We traveled about 2200 miles without a problem but one time I walked around to the back and found that the bumper was just about to fall off. I took the bikes off and put one in the trailer and the other in the back of the truck for the remainder of the trip. When I got home I had a welding and fabricating shop tear the old one off and put a heavy duty one on. The new one is all 1/4" steel and should work. He removed everything back to the frame because the factory metal was very thin. Probably added about 100 lbs to the rear end. I'm very happy with the job and posted some pictures to share. I also had to remove my rear stabilizer so he had room to work. I'm in the process of re-painting it before I put it back on.
*2016 CAF25SE Cruiser Aire 5er. *2020 Chevrolet 2500 HD Custom
*Ted & Tricia (Mimi and Boo - Poodles)
*I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne