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Old 04-25-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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Do you know this type of bumper... ?

Hello,

At the moment, I've a strange rear bumper, do you know this type of bumper ?

For me... it's strange and I don't understand the utility... ?





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Old 04-25-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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Looks likes home made bike rack. Loose it.
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It is hard to say what someone was thinking when they built that. Maybe it was a spare tire holder? A bike rack? I would guess the big square tube might have had caps on the end, and was used to carry the sewage hose?

Anyway, extra weight on the back end is a bad idea. I had a Bambi that had a spare tire holder and other accessories on the back, and it caused rear-end separation - when I looked under the cabinets in the back I could see daylight coming in between the floor and the shell! I hope yours has not suffered any damage.
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Many brand "X" trailers and motor homes use that square tubing as a rear bumper and as a storage area for a sewer hose.

A square rubber plug slipped into each end.

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Oh ! Ok thank you for your replies,

Yes, perhaps for bike rack or store accessories (sewer hoses...)

I'm restoring the Overlander and the chassis needs little reparations and I'll not fix something when it will be restored

I thought to a bike rack but finally no.

But the problem is to recover a good bumper because this square tube was welded !

I'm not going to complain, the caravan is globally in very good condition (for a restoration of course...)
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Ask a good welding shop

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Oh ! Ok thank you for your replies,
But the problem is to recover a good bumper because this square tube was welded !
A person good at welding should be able to cut the square tube loose from the bumper and then weld in metal to fill the damaged areas. Some work with a grinder to shape the new welds to the profile of the bumper and then paint. It would take some work, but it could be done.
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Yes yes, I'm going to file and sand correctly in order to have a good base to repaint it

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