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Old 03-29-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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32BHDS Bumper 2” receiver

Hello, Quick question. I have a 2012 32BHDS. I found a bolt on receiver hitch that turns into a 2” receiver that mounts to your bumper.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7256_200317256
I plan on mounting a rack that attaches into a 2” receiver and loading 2 EU2000i’s and one five gallon aux fuel tank. SO, I guess my question is can the bumper hold this amount of weight? Approx 200 pounds?

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:26 AM   #2
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Hello, Quick question. I have a 2012 32BHDS. I found a bolt on receiver hitch that turns into a 2” receiver that mounts to your bumper.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7256_200317256
I plan on mounting a rack that attaches into a 2” receiver and loading 2 EU2000i’s and one five gallon aux fuel tank. SO, I guess my question is can the bumper hold this amount of weight? Approx 200 pounds?

Thanks!

Bill
I don't think the bumper is up for that. They are very thin and that bolt on assembly will put a lot of twist on it. I really doubt it would work well for bicycles let alone a generator or two.

Jayco makes a slide out cargo tray that bolts to the frame of the trailer. We will be picking one up next month on our way home. It is a $420 option when you order a new trailer. The cost after is over $700.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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I think that you are going to find the prevalent answer is no. I am looking to add a receiver myself and am planning on having a welding/fabricating shop tie it into the frame keeping it isolated from the bumper. As soon as it warms up enough here I am going to get my camper out of storage and have it done, I will be sure to post pics.
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No. I used to use the same bolt on receiver on my 27bh for a 3 bike rack. After a season I noticed the bumber bending downward. The bumper may be strong enough but the welds may not.
My 32bhds came with a bike tray option, I use it for bikes, others use it to mount their genny or bbq on it.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
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Short answer no, your bumper cannot handle 200 lbs of additional weight and stress.
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No, I have a 2010 365 BHS. I have the exact receiver on my camper. My camper is in for repair right now, the bike rack broke the welds on the bumper. I was lucky the bumper did not fall off! I would spend the money to have a real receiver installed to the frame. Jayco told me that the bumper is strong enough to hold bikes.
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I would not do it. A better option would be to buy the 2" receiver tube and go to a weld shop and have them come up with something that ties into the frame. Your not going to find an aftermarket bolt on receiver for your trailer.

Then you can buy an aftermarket tray to plug in.

If you search online you can find several outlets for them this is just one for description purposes.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch...ube-97095.html
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Thanks all! I was thinking this was going to be the answer. Looks like it is off to the welding shop.

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I would not do it. A better option would be to buy the 2" receiver tube and go to a weld shop and have them come up with something that ties into the frame. Your not going to find an aftermarket bolt on receiver for your trailer.

Then you can buy an aftermarket tray to plug in.

If you search online you can find several outlets for them this is just one for description purposes.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch...ube-97095.html
Will this not work on a Jayco?

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

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I am sure it will work. Just bolt it on and maybe spot weld in a couple places.
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