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Old 04-22-2019, 11:58 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I just thought I would share my recent project. The bumper on my Bigfoot was rotten so I was worried my tire mount might break off one day. Picked up a new 4" square tube and welded it up. I have been thinking about making a BBQ mount on the bumper so while I was at it I welded in a tube at one end that one day might be for that. I also added some braces and mounted stabilzer jacks to them at 45 degree angle to the bumper. I was surprised when I cut the old one off that it wasn't made from a tube but instead was folded from a sheet of steel then welded in several spots. Here are some pictures without the spare tire remounted.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:41 AM   #2
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Well I got my BBQ mount finished today. New tire cover. I can't decide if the BBQ should stay on while driving or remove it. Right now it is bolted on.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:02 AM   #3
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I wonder how the BBQ and it's mount will fair after it has been bouncing up and down while on the road traveling.

I have a trailer hitch on the back of my Casita and had a cargo box in it. A friend drove it a short distance and when he pulled in the driveway I noticed just how much the darn thing oscillates. I took it off and hope to never put it back on.

If you decide to keep in mounted have someone pull it over a bump while you watch from the side. Then decide.

You certainly did a great job!
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:19 AM   #4
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If bouncing becomes a problem you could add a folding brace that attaches to the bumper and attaches under the grill on the brace for added support. You did a nice job, looks professional and factory done.

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Bouncing is my main concern. I was thinking of having someone tow it while I follow to see how bad it is. If I remove 4 hex nuts the BBQ comes right off so it's not really a big deal. I just like not having it in the camper. Next up I am running a propane line from under the stove to the back bumper so I have a quick connect for propane. I have already replaced the stock valve on the BBQ that has a built in regulator with one that has no regulator.
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