Bumper Ground Clearance - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Bumper Ground Clearance

I am preparing to add a cargo box to the rear of my ’84 U-Haul 13’er. The StowAway2 box appealed to me because it is shaped very similar to the trailer. I do not recall ever scraping the rear bumper of the trailer when crossing rough ground or entering a driveway, and I want to be sure to maintain sufficient ground clearance back there.

The appropriate dimension to maintain is probably an angle formed between a line from the wheel-to-ground contact point to the bottom of the bumper (or other lowest frame member) and the ground (assuming a horizontal flat plane).

Does anyone know what minimum clearance angle should be used to (mostly) avoid bumper to ground contact?

I could extend the existing wheel-to-bumper line back and keep the box and bumper above that but it might push them too high for practicality.

Any thoughts are most appreciated.

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Old 10-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Craig,

We have a rear bumper box on our Scamp 16. It rests on the Scamp's rear bumper. It also has two 5x5 plastic fence posts that hang from the brackets that support the bumper box. We have never had the fence posts touch the ground. Our Scamp has 13" tires. We plan to upgrade to 14" tires at our next tire purchase. You can see our box under Modification/Preparing a 1991 Scamp at posts 401, 312, 236 and 85.

We have also mounted one on our son's Scamp 13.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Norm & Ginny! You did some very nice work. Rather unique installation with the tire. Looks like it works real well.

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Craig it does work well though it's not water tight. We keep our power cord, water hose and blocks along with a small tool set in the box. We keep a long sewer hose in one of the fence posts.
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