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Old 03-22-2016, 12:55 AM   #15
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Funny story - when the bumper failed he dragged them down the road still tied off to ladder for probably 10 miles. Not much left to them. (He was only one on the road).

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Guess those weren't the ones I saw on southbound I-205
in Portland OR some years back then. It was two bikes, still securely attached to the mount, propped up against the guardrail.
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If you're not pulling a 5th wheel or in a MH get a tailgate pad bike carrier. Very secure, won't damage your truck.

Otherwise, keep the bikes inside trailer or MH.

Only other suggestion would be to have a welding shop add some truss/gusset supports to the bumper. The small spot welds currently holding it on won't support much weight. And then get a platform style bike carrier. Bikes won't move around or bounce around with this style of carrier.

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If it were me, I wouldn't. It may be only 80 pounds when the trailer is sitting still not moving but when that back end starts jumping up and down, that is a lot of stress on the welds that hold that bumper on.

I would check around at the local shops first and get some quotes to have a hitch added to the trailer frame.
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I almost lost my bumper last year with nothing but the spare mounted on it. I don't trust my bumper at all now. The welds didn't fail.....it tore the bumper metal around the welds.
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