Are Rear Pup Mounted Bike Racks a Bad Idea? The Best Way?

Discussion in 'Cargo Carriers / Bike Racks / Other Storage Option' started by Ryanincc, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Ziggs76

    Ziggs76 Member

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    I decided to take the risk and welded a receiver on the back of my PUP. It is welded and bolted to the bumper and frame and I added re-enforcements under the trailer. I am not suggesting anyone else do it, but it has worked out for me. It have had no issues while towing and no damage to the bumper/frame. Again, it could just be my setup (TV and trailer), but it does work and can be done in some cases.

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  2. jrclocks

    jrclocks Member

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    Nice!

    Any idea what your tongue weight is when the bikes are on the rack?

    JR
     
  3. niagarafam

    niagarafam Active Member

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    We were told by the dealer that our Niagara bumper would hold 150lbs. We're looking at the 4 bike Swagman.
     
  4. Ziggs76

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    Bike rack and 2 bikes weight in at 90 lbs. combined.
     
  5. Buick Guy

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    Lots of good ideas in here!

    I spent time before we went camping the first time trying to make a receiver work on my back bumper but it was a failure and started to bend.

    I figured I would do like Ziggs76 did but my crank unit is there for raising the top.

    I think I will try the dual receiver idea but I have to clear a 35" tire on the back of my Jeep. I have the perfect hitch to modify at home so I guess the welder comes out this weekend if I see that will work. If not I will be off to the store to buy aluminum and build a roof top carrier [:D]
     
  6. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    The dual receiver rear mounts are nice if you have the TV to support it. As it is I already have to be careful how I load the pup because of tongue weight... no way I could support the weight of bikes plus the pup on the rear hitch. So I ended up picking up a Swagman roof rack on Craigslist... low frills but it does work.
     
  7. Gardener

    Gardener New Member

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    Thank you for this and
    thank you for this, especially the pictures!
     

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