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Old 10-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #81
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This is good stuff. Boss is at the Jayco Conference this week.. sending these to him.

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Old 10-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #82
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I think every trailer should have a real bumper that could support 200 lbs of weight. Most people carry their bikes on a rack attached to the rear. It is a shame each one of us has to have someone weld reinforcements to a brand new trailer frame jsut to carry bikes.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #83
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I think every trailer should have a real bumper that could support 200 lbs of weight. Most people carry their bikes on a rack attached to the rear. It is a shame each one of us has to have someone weld reinforcements to a brand new trailer frame jsut to carry bikes.
Ding Ding Ding....... We have a winner!!!!!

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I just hung my spare on the back bumper so I wouldn't have to crawl around on the ground if I need it. Is there a problem with the weight bearing limit of the bumper on my Eagle?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #85
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I just hung my spare on the back bumper so I wouldn't have to crawl around on the ground if I need it. Is there a problem with the weight bearing limit of the bumper on my Eagle?
The bumper is not only thin but it is only spot welded to the frame. I really don't think it will support much weight for long as it comes from the factory. It needs more support in my opinion.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:08 AM   #86
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I just hung my spare on the back bumper so I wouldn't have to crawl around on the ground if I need it. Is there a problem with the weight bearing limit of the bumper on my Eagle?
Not sure about the Eagle bumper but on my Jayflight the spare came from the factory hung from the bumper and its been there for 4 years now with no issues....
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Our TT is down in Phoenix, but as soon as we get down there I'll see if it needs beefing up. If there's a weak point our bad road at home will test it. So best secure it before we come home next April.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #88
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Not sure about the Eagle bumper but on my Jayflight the spare came from the factory hung from the bumper and its been there for 4 years now with no issues....
The bumper on my X23B hybrid is pretty flimsy, only good for storing my sewer hose......
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Use stronger plywood in dinette bench seats/ storage access. Ours have support on only 3 sides of the opening, and the 3/8" plywood flexes and nearly collapses under the weight of an average adult.
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Use stronger plywood in dinette bench seats/ storage access. Ours have support on only 3 sides of the opening, and the 3/8" plywood flexes and nearly collapses under the weight of an average adult.
Wow! You have 3/8" plywood??? Our plywood was so thin it only had one side!
I beefed our up to 1/2" and added supports.
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