Author Topic: Rear Frame Extension?  (Read 989 times)

Offline srosa707

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  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D20
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Rear Frame Extension?
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:40 PM »
While looking under my D20 last summer I found this SUPER SKETCHY frame extension piece.  Is this factory or homemade?

Offline Elandan2

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  • Chassis: Dodge M500
  • Engine: 440
Re: Rear Frame Extension?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 04:24 PM »
That was definitely added by Winnebago and they should be ashamed!! Personally, I would be upgrading that before I did any towing.
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Rear Frame Extension?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 05:45 PM »
THAT right there is why I am always harping on the towing limits of the Winnebago. That is from the Winnebago factory, They get a standard length chassis from GM.

Offline Sasquatch

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Re: Rear Frame Extension?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 07:01 PM »
A good welder can reinforce that properly pretty easily and cheaply.  I would do it even if your not towing.

Offline srosa707

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Re: Rear Frame Extension?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 10:27 AM »
That is scary that the factory would cobble something together like that and pass it off as usable!  I've got a buddy with a D18 who owns a fabrication shop that will be building a rear section for both of our rigs.  I might have him do something for the front bumper, too.  Ill report back when its done (Winter '18 project?).

Offline uglydukwling

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Re: Rear Frame Extension?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 07:16 AM »
They knew it wasn't adequate. Mine has a factory hitch receiver. It also has a sticker that says not to tow anything. Apparently the receiver is just meant to mount a bicycle rack or some such thing.

 

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