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Old 10-27-2019, 10:50 AM   #1
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Rear “bumper “ strength?

I have a 2019 Keystone 302FWRK 5th wheel. It has the spare tire mounted and I would like to add a clamp on 2” receiver to carry a carry rack.
Anyone know weight rating for “poop pipe” container?
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:59 AM   #2
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It's all about the strength of the brackets that hold the square tube to the framing of the trailer. I've seen them broken from just the weight of a spare tire.
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Old 10-27-2019, 03:16 PM   #3
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Don’t hang bikes of of it the steel is thin and weak . Bouncing of the trailers in the rear makes it worse .
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Since it is newish know that bolting or welding anything to the bumper and or the frame can void the frame warranty. Factory bumpers are typically only rated for 100-150 lbs. If it is hanging on a receiver hitch it will be less than that. My fifth wheel was out of warranty so I added Safety struts and welded in some gussets. I carried 300 lbs with no problem on a bolt on receiver.
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Call Keystone and ask them :)

Call Keystone and ask them, who in the world would know better?
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:59 AM   #6
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I have a 2019 Keystone 302FWRK 5th wheel. It has the spare tire mounted and I would like to add a clamp on 2” receiver to carry a carry rack.
Anyone know weight rating for “poop pipe” container?
Simplest solution would be to wait until the warranty runs out, then have a =good= welding shop add a completely new rear tube and any extra bracing / plating to support whatever load you want to carry. On my old Komfort, my shop found a tube that was much heavier but was the same OD as the old tube. Welded it onto the existing frame extensions and was able to re-rivet the polished aluminum sleeve over it, which was nice. Because the ID was smaller, none of my stinky hoses would fit inside, which I didn't care about since I carry them looped together in a milk crate. Oh, the reason I added the new bumper was to be able to put a 2" receiver on the back for a bike rack, though the shop said I'd be good to 200 lbs if I did want to put a rack on it. Funny, though; the LCI rack on my KZ, which is anchored to both frame rails, is only rated to 200 lbs. I guess LCI doesn't trust their own construction to give such a beefy-looking rack such an anemic rating. :-/

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