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Old 02-24-2014, 09:33 AM   #11
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It is attached to the frame.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:45 AM   #12
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We were thinking of adding one to our 32BHDS, but after doing some research it seems like we would have to beef up the rear bumper of the TT. Most have stated that adding a cargo tray would cause the bumper to bend or break the welds. Has anyone added a rear cargo tray to the 32BHDS? I wouldn't be carrying much weight, just the bbq grill, chairs, and patio rug mostly. Any help would be appreciated. We're starting to gear up for camping season in Texas and the grandkids are adding more and more toys to bring.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:01 AM   #13
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LesBevil, as norty1 said, it's attached to the frame. The Eagles come with the frame mount already factory installed. But if you wanted to go with a bumper-mount, yes, you would have to beef up the welds. Jayco says the bumper is only capable of supporting 200 lbs., and from the look of the unit in the video, I'd say it's close to that all by itself . . . before you put anything on it.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:17 AM   #14
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I had one of these sliding racks on my pinnacle, and I believe that it was attached to the frame. I never did use it to haul anything, but I would think that you would not want to put anything out there that would be damaged by moisture.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:27 PM   #15
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I'm curious; does Jayco beef up the rear bumper at all for these racks? Are they even attached to the bumper, or are they attached to the frame? We looked at a trailer with the rack option, but I can't remember how it was built. 250 lbs seems like a hefty request for the factory rear bumper...
They are attached to the frame and pull out / push in under the bumper.
My 2013 Eagle did not come with cargo/bike rack and I have been kicking around the idea of buying one from Jayco.
I think I may end of buying one because I like that cargo/bike rack better than a bumper mounted bike rack.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:53 PM   #16
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On my 26BH I had a frame to frame welded received added by a local custom hitch shop. Cost $300, and worth every penny. I carried a 4-bike hanging style bike rack most of the time, but I also had a cargo carrier if we needed that opposed the bike occasionally.

The 29QBH I just purchased came with the factory Bike/Cargo tray being discussed. I am not sold on this accessory yet. I don't like that it...

1) effectively lowers the rear of the TT. It isn't actually any lower when extended, but it does increase the rear overhang, and this can be an issue on step driveways or backing up a hill (think driveway or camp site that is elevated from the lane)
2) it does have a single "up-post" that is intended to secure cargo, but it doesn't really have a good design to actually secure cargo/bikes. I see other have done it with a series of ratchet straps and bungies...but this in no way a secure as an aftermarket purpose built accessory.

We have a trip to Yosemite planned for the kids Spring Break. This will be a real test for the cargo carrier -- if it fails I may have one available and for sale cheap and I'll just head back to the hitch shop and have anther receiver built.
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1) effectively lowers that rear of the TT. It doesn't it any lower when extended, but it does increase the rear overhang, and this can be an issue on step driveways or backing up a hill (think driveway or camp site that is elevated from the lane)
This is probably my 2nd biggest worry putting something out off the back bumper. I have a LOT of overhang behind the axles, so I already have to watch that tail swing. I'm not sure if adding to it is the wisest thing to do...
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We have a trip to Yosemite planned for the kids Spring Break. This will be a real test for the cargo carrier -- if it fails I may have one available and for sale cheap and I'll just head back to the hitch shop and have anther receiver built.
If by some chance you decide to sell that cargo/bike rack, I would be interested. Please let me know and we can discuss price.....
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I don't like that it...

1) effectively lowers the rear of the TT. It isn't actually any lower when extended, but it does increase the rear overhang, and this can be an issue on step driveways or backing up a hill (think driveway or camp site that is elevated from the lane)
2) it does have a single "up-post" that is intended to secure cargo, but it doesn't really have a good design to actually secure cargo/bikes. I see other have done it with a series of ratchet straps and bungies...but this in no way a secure as an aftermarket purpose built accessory..
Very good points, clubhouse & Camper_bob, Had thought about the weight, but not the length. Maybe I'll hold off on that until I've pulled it a few times and have a better feel for how it swings.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:55 PM   #20
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Rear clearance is not a problem with a fifth wheel. I am not sure I would favor it on a TT if it reduced rear ground clearance much.
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