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Old 04-16-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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Welding 2" receiver to frame

Wondering if anyone knows what would be a good price for them to weld a 2" receiver on our frame, this to be done by a rv dealer. Taking it in on tues next week, will get an estimate then, using it for a Allen sport bike rack, 2-3 bikes on it. Any suggestions on brand, I like the draw tite one they just put on our car, and rack fits it with bolt tight.
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Personally I would not do this on the Jayfeather series trailers. I don't believe that the frame can take the beating over a period of time. Any reason you don't carry the bikes in the truck bed?

That said its hard to say what a good price is. Depends on what local rates are. I'd maybe check a local welding shop just for comparison. I suspect the RV dealer is going to charge their normal hourly rate with a minimum of 1 hour.
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We don't have a truck bed that's open, have a cap, and have searched a lot of hybrids are doing this and it's been fine as long as you weld it to the frame and don't put more than 2 bikes on. But I see your point, we have debated about it for the same reason you state, but even the jayco dealer had the name of a person who could weld it on for us. Someone on here said he had spent $300, we camp no more than 2 hours or so away from home and go 3 times a year. We also need all the room in the back of truck for other stuff. This dealer that we would have put it on says they do it all the time and no one has ever told them of problems, they said they see a lot of people who don't weld it to the frame and bikes come off or bumper is off down the road. I don't know, like to hear a lot of other opinions on here too.
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Personally I would not do this on the Jayfeather series trailers. I don't believe that the frame can take the beating over a period of time. Any reason you don't carry the bikes in the truck bed?

That said its hard to say what a good price is. Depends on what local rates are. I'd maybe check a local welding shop just for comparison. I suspect the RV dealer is going to charge their normal hourly rate with a minimum of 1 hour.
Do you think the tongue on these campers could handle a tongue mounted rack?
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You can put them on front of the truck
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This is what we plan to install on our 19H as soon as the banker (DW) says I have the money to do it.

http://www.etrailer.com/Specialty-Tr...urt/13703.html

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Look into a welded receiver but decided to just put the bikes in the camper a lot cheaper. Just cover them with some old blankets and lean them against the couch
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Roof rack for the bikes. Yakima, Thule, etc
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