Originally Posted by RamblinManGa
A friend has a late model AS that an AS dealer put a rear receiver on that I think is affixed to the frame rails. . . just sayin'. . .
AS dealers are far from immune to doing stupid things as are all RV dealers.
To be clear, a hitch mounted to the rear of an Airstream for a bike rack will probably not cause immediate problems. It will likely take many years of use for a problem to develop. It all depends on how long you plan to keep your trailer and whether or not you care about the "next guy." This is why you will hear stories of plenty of owners of newer AS' who have "successfully" installed and used a rear mounted bike rack. Let's hear from these people five and ten years down the road and see what they think.
Having said this, I'm sure that we will shortly hear from an AS owner out there who has been using a rear mount bike rack for the past 75 years on his Airstream with no ill effect.