Newbie Needs help!!!

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  1. Wescam

    Wescam New Member

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    Hi, we just bought our pop-up, and had our first camping trip over the weekend.
    Looking for tips and tricks on how to store stuff.
    Do I add a rack to the top of the pop-up? If so which one?
    Can a cargo hitch be added to the back of the pop-up? If so how?
    We have 5 people camping at all times. My wife and I along with three kids (2, 7, and 12 years of age).
    Any and all information would be great!
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the portal.

    The year, make and model of your pop up would be helpful in answering your questions.
     
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    Wescam New Member

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    Indeed it would, sorry.
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    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    It is not suggested to add a hitch to the rear bumper of the trailer. It is not designed for one and it is not sturdy. I have seen some added, but in those cases the person added quite a bit of support for the bumper by welding braces to the two frame rails.
     
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    Ditto on not adding a hitch. Do you have AC on the roof?
     
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    I noticed that Walmart has the college dorm storage stuff on sale now.

    This past summer when we had 6 in our camper, I used a collapsible storage unit with 6 sweater/shoe shelves. Each person had their own shelf for whatever - flashlights, change of clothes, books, stuffed animals, etc. It hung from a built-in hanging rod in the roof. It helped keep things organized and folks liked having their personal shelf.
     
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    What are you needing to carry? The answers may be different depending on if it's bikes or just gear (clothes, etc).
     
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    That is what I thought.
     
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    four bikes and some other random stuff that doesn't fit in the SUV. Nothing majorly heavy.
     
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    I do have A/C on the roof
     
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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    From what I can find on the internet, the maximum amount of weight a pop up roof can carry is around 300#. Your AC unit probably weighs between 75-100 lbs, so you could probably put a rack on the top and carry about 150-200 lbs max. putting your four bikes up there would put you pretty close to the max.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    New to the PUP world, so forgive me if I am talking out of my a$$. Wouldn't putting a bike rack on a hitch like this risk "pinching" the bikes between trailer and TV when making a hard turn?
     

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