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Old 05-29-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Bumper Capacity on 2013 Aspen Trail 2810BHS

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Early last month we picked up an 2013 Aspen Trail 2810BHS travel trailer - we've really enjoyed it. We have a trip coming up in 2 weeks and I'd like to take some bicycles with me. I've got a 5 bike receiver rack that I'd like to use but I'm wondering if the bumper on this unit can handle the receiver and weight. There is currently a spare mounted to the bumper so I *assume* it's more than just some sheet metal but I wanted to find out from anyone on here if the bumpers on these are fairly sturdy or if I need to look at having it replaced. I myself can put a lot of weight on it and don't see bending but I know what will happen if I attach a bolt on receiver such as: Swagman RV 2" Bumper Adaptor : Amazon.com : Sports & Outdoors

Thank you for any advice you can give.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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There has been some discussion on this topic. You might want to check out this thread...

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Old 06-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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The manufacturer did reply back that it can support 200lbs. That thread has also been quite useful to me. Thank you.
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I also just did a 500 mile trip with a bolt on receiver and bike rack and it worked great.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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For any of you driving trucks there are 2" front hitches as well. I had ordered one for my last 1/2 ton and I used it to put the boat in the water (a lot easier than backing the boat in), I was also able to get a unit (looked like a goal post) so I could carry the kayaks out over the front of the truck. Simple install as it was only four bolts to put it into place. This would be a much better place to carry the bikes and not leave them on the road some place.
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