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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question Anybody mount a bumper quad hauler on their travel trailer??

I just bought my son a 50cc quad and i'm trying to figure out the best way to haul it.
I put my quad in the box of my truck and pull a 19 foot travel trailer.
I'm thinking of building a rear rack on the back of the trailer. (Either that or well have to bring a second vehicle)
It weighs 245 pounds, since my fully loaded rig is around 6000 pounds I don't think the weight will be much of a factor.

I couldn't find much for pics but this will be the general idea...

Bolted to the frame... Not the bumper.
I'll fab it up my self, Steel frame and wood deck.

Anybody here try something like this before? Any suggestions?
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first and foremost, this will affect the tongue weight of the TT requiring you to load the trailer differently to get the tongue weight where you want it. That being said, so long as the lights & license plate of the trailer are not blocked and the rack & trailer frame are strong enough for the load you should be good to go. but there in lies the rub. Most TT Frames are pretty light weight because the structure (walls) of the TT are structural and allow for a lighter frame to reduce weight of the TT in general. I'd be taking a really good look at the frame to make sure it's up to the job before I committed to this method.

but there is another option. a Diamondback Toneau cover. they are designed to hold the load of ATV's on top of the bed. leaving the bed available for extra lockable storage, and still allowing you to tow the trailer without any changes to the towing characteristics of the TT. Truck Bed Covers and Tonneau Covers : DiamondBack Truck Covers

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Buddy has a very similar set up on his new 5'er, rated at 500lbs capacity, so the 50 will be well under that. But he still took it to a buddy's fab shop and ran channel 8' up the main frame and capped it under the bumper for additional support since he also double tows his heavy duck boat and just wanted piece of mind.

So completely doable, but obviously smarter to err on the overkill side when bracing it up because of the multiplied forces of the up and down it will get being towed and going over dips/bumps on the road.

I recently installed a hitch on my 5th wheel to drag my Jon boat, tounge weight isn't much so just tied into the existing frame back there and fully welded the drop down extensons vs the stitch welds from factory. I wouldn't tow my 20' trailer with 4 quads on it behind the 5th wheel trailer, but it's fine for what it's intended purpose is.

Have fun, more tinkering to fit bracing than anything.

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