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Removing rear bumper pro/cons

 
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:59 PM
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Removing rear bumper pro/cons

Hi all,
I have a 1988 F350 crew cab dually. I almost exclusively drive the vehicle with the truck camper mounted in it bed. I'm considering removing the rear bumper as the overhang from the camper prevents it from doing anything useful. I'm pegging the bumper, brackets and around at 100 lbs dead weight. My only real concern is, does the bumper play an important part of the frames stiffness?
Would the Magnum Superhitch that I have pulled between the frame rails be significant enough to take up the slack the bumper does play a part?
Thanks for your thoughts.



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Old 04-12-2016, 02:29 PM
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I don't think you'd have any problem removing the bumper. I've got a camper in the back of my truck too, and it rubs on the bumper. Both are garbage though, so I don't care.
 
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The bumper is doing absolutely NOTHING in your case. I would remove it and save 100lbs
 
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You can safely remove that bumper... there is a frame cross member close to the end of the frame rails that holds everything together and you got the hitch on there too.
 
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:12 PM
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Thanks guys!
 
 
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