Originally Posted by dsaxon22
Trying this again.. Posted this in the wrong forum.
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with having a custom 2 inch receiver hitch installed to the bumper of a Bambi (installed to frame of course). It would be used to attach either a bicycle rack OR to pull a small jetski. We really miss having that with us during our weekend summer trips to the area lakes.
If the frame held up the shell, then you might get away with that weight on the rear bumper.
However, the principal type of manufacturing of an Airstream trailer, is called "monocoque."
It means that the shell is load bearing.
The shell holds the frame up.
Therefore if you add weight to the bumper, the frame will pull away from the shell, resulting to start with, a rotten floor at the rear.
In 3 words, DON'T DO IT.
Or, in a differnt 3 words, "we told you."
Or, in a different 4 words, "You will be sorry."
This subject has been gone over and over again. The vast majority of owners, agree with the above.
There are a few that disagree, but they also still don't really believe that 2 and 2 is 4, because of the lumber industry, who say that a 2 x 4, is not really a 2 x 4.