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Old 03-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #11
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The 19h (well at least mine), had a crappy light 'c' channel bumper.

I added a hitch to the back of mine.

I put on a 2" receiver, and then had to weld a piece of square tubing right at the 'c' channel bumper, to have somewhere to weld the 2" receiver to. It was necessary to put at least one other cross member in, as it had so much bounce. If memory serves, I had to put a couple of triangle gussets in to stiffen it all up as well.

I was never really successful in getting it "just right", but i found out I could take some of the bounce out by using a ratchet strap to tighten it up.

I did it, we were ok, but I can't say I was ever 100% confident, 100% of the time.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #12
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Before my very ugly falling out with them, I used to work in a RV dealer parts department. We had a very irate customer who came in one day. He had purchased a bike rack that clamped to the square tube rear bumper of the new camper he had recently purchased from us. He was taking a trip and stopped at a rest area. He found that all three of their bikes were missing, the bike rack was less vertical and more sticking straight back to the rear and the rear square tube bumper was twisted like a corkscrew. He was talking to the manager and was pushing for repairs to his camper as well as replacement of the bikes.

To make this story shorter, the rear bumper was fixed under the camper warranty and he was cautioned that since the tube wall thickness was so thin, doing it again wasn't advisable. Soon afterwards the RV manufacturer (Starcraft) sent out a service dept. notice advising that warranty claims would not be honored for rear tube bumpers where any non-factory items were mounted on the tube bumper.

So unless the tube bumper is made of some pretty beefy material, don't do it.

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Old 03-13-2013, 03:58 AM   #13
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Make sure the rack is trailer approved, you will be surprised by how many state not for trailer use
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #14
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Bike racks with hitch are available. I picked up a used one that fits 4 bikes, mounts in the 2" receiver on the TV and can pull up 3500 lb., max tongue weight 350 lb., the brand is Buyers. Hope this is helpful.

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