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Old 08-11-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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rear bumper extention

Now I have in the rear bumper compartment about 100 lbs of extentioncables
and small parts.

I think of extending the frame that mounths the rear bumper abour 8 inch
To carry a light weight sports bicecle on the extended rear bumper .
bike plus material for the extention is about 100 lbs total.
I always travel with empthy gray and black tanks .

And plan on pack the extention cords and parts in the trunk of the tow car.

I have seen older treads about adding extra weight.
but this way the extra weight would be close to 0 .

is this stil a NO NO
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:11 PM   #2
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From what I have learned here and some other places, yes adding weight to the rear of an Airstream is a "no no"

That said, with a little work you can do what your asking about. You will need to re-enforce the frame from the axles back. This will distribute the extra weight along a larger section of the trailer. It is not easy, but can be done.
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
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Is there a way to mount the bicycle behind the propane tanks, on the front of the trailer?
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
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What year trailer do you have? I have a rear bumper mounted bike carrier for 2 bikes, it will fit 70 and up trailers with aluminum bumpers, hold 2 bikes and swings open for access to the rear storage area.
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Our 73 Safari had a 6 inch bumper extension on it when we bought her. It was crude and I didn't like the look of it so put it back to original. We take two MTB bikes with us all the time and they go inside the Airstream. Not much of a problem and better secutity for them. Ti framed bikes are dear.
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