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Old 05-08-2021, 09:19 PM   #1
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ST32FR rear bumper weight limit?

Does anyone know what the weight limit for the rear bumper is? I want to bolt on a hitch receiver for a bike rack, but I can’t find any info on how much it can hold. It looks fairly sturdy and the welds look like they’re in good shape. I just want to make sure before doing this.
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Old 05-08-2021, 10:01 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:45 PM   #3
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Ok. I was just curious. My last camper was a 2006 Forest River Salem 23FBL that I bought from my dad and it had a clamp-on 2” receiver that he mounted on the factory rear bumper. He would either have a bike rack with bikes, or a basket that held a big ice chest or a Honda Eu3000is generator and he never had any issues. When I got the camper I would carry 3 of my daughters bikes on every trip all up and down California.

I sold that camper to my in-laws and we all took our campers out this last week. When I was showing my FIL how to do some things I took a look at the bumper and it looks like the same construction and mounts/welds as my Sunset Trail’s bumper.
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I wouldn’t put any bike rack on the bumper without the Mount-N-Lock safety struts or a custom reciever welded to the frame. Just a matter of time before the bouncing of the bike rack stresses out the bumper welds and it fails. Been there done that!
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