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Old 03-02-2014, 06:57 AM   #11
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xkuzme1 - So your saying I should beef up the vertical support along the same plane as the bracket pointed to in the attached illustration? Click image for larger version

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Old 03-02-2014, 05:30 PM   #12
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No, looking at the picture you posted...

Standing at the bumper looking down...

I'd weld a piece of steel from the little piece of the frame that you can see (on top) extending rearward to the edge of the bumper, overlapping the frame and the bumper with once piece of steal. One or two rosette welds in this area probably wouldn't hurt either (depending on how wide the piece of steal used was).

Do the same from the bottom. But looking at your picture, you may not be able too because the frame doesn't match the thickness of the bumper. In that case I'd put a vertical gusset from the frame rail all the way to the back edge of the bumper. That gusset would be trying to accept some of the load from the most aft moment of the bumper and transfer it to the bottom corner of the frame.

With the gussets you talked about and the welded steel plates stated above, and verticle gussets on the bottom,I believe that the only thing left that could fail would be the actual quality of the bumper. Tensile strength would have been added in both lateral and horizontal planes and weight displaced to the bumper instead of the bolts holding the bumper on.

That is what I'd do.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:11 PM   #13
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:14 AM   #14
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Thanks xkuzme1, got it. I'll give it a try and see what happens.
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I was searching for some information on carrying bike racks on the back of my JayFlight after seeing these guys at the Hershey RV show a couple of weeks ago. I found this thread and it looks like you are proposing a very similar solution.
http://www.mount-n-lock.com/products...e-safetystruts

I thought about buying a pair at the show, but was unsure about how it might work, so wanted to do some research first. Sorry to post on an older thread, but this one came the closest to what I was looking for and I wanted to see if anyone else had used these.

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I was searching for some information on carrying bike racks on the back of my JayFlight after seeing these guys at the Hershey RV show a couple of weeks ago. I found this thread and it looks like you are proposing a very similar solution.
http://www.mount-n-lock.com/products...e-safetystruts

I thought about buying a pair at the show, but was unsure about how it might work, so wanted to do some research first. Sorry to post on an older thread, but this one came the closest to what I was looking for and I wanted to see if anyone else had used these.

Cheers,
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That's an interesting solution! I'd like to hear from the masses on this as well!
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Since this thread was resurrected, it's too bad the OP went AWOL. I'd like to know how this worked out.
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Link to fresh discussion thread in Tech forum:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...953#post238953
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