I was just looking at a receiver at Camping World that bolted to a bumper. I'm sure it's not strong enough for towing but could hold a rack of some kind.
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Thanks for the links. I see they run around $200 or so, and looking at them and the installation instructions, it is apparent that I already have the steel to build my own, really, but I probably will just buy one instead.
I don't intend on using it to double tow or anything like that myself, but I would probably use it to slide in a BBQ grill I want to get that fits inside a 2" receiver, and a place to slide in a tray to hold my generator while dry camping, but not to use while on the road. It will just be used when I am set up camping.
Otherwise, thanks again. These links could also help others who have been looking for one themselves. Maybe the moderator could put the links in a sticky or something in the FAQ page so others could get the links.
While people do it all the time, I just don't think it is a good idea. Most TT bumpers are not made to handle much of a load. If you are thinking of adding a boat back there you are increasing the length of the overall rig to the point you might find it difficult to maneuver in town or for fueling etc. Bill
No, these receivers do not use the bumper. They attach to the frame either welded or bolt on, and do not use the bumper, so they apply the loads to the entire trailer frame itself. With mine, which has 6" box frame steel, it won't make any problems with my application since I won't be double towing, just using the receiver as a platform to mount items I want to keep anyone from stealing, as you can lock them in place. But, even those who want to use them for towing or such, it uses the frame not the bumper.
I looked at the bolt on ones for my TT. I ended up having one fabricated and welded on at a local hitch shop.
Not that I thought the bolt on ones were in any way weaker than the welded one. I just decided that if I had it welded on, I would not worry about it comming off no matter what I used it for, or would the guy who buys my trailer when I trade it in. Just my personal choice.
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