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Old 09-22-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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How do you carry your bikes?

Right now we have 3 bikes but willl have 4- 2 adult, 2 children. What kind of carrier do you use? We have a ladder in the back and I might strap them into that until we get a carrier. any suggestions??

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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Finding a place to store bikes seems to be quite a dilemma. We have a jayfeather which does not support a rear bumper hitch or is it recommended on the rear of our light weight frame. If you tell us your model you might have some suggestions from others. We store one bike in the bed of the truck and one next to our queen bed.

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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We store ours in the back of the truck too. My Tundra has an accessory rail and we got the adapters to fit the front fork of the bike on to. Works well.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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We have two folding 20" Dahon bikes that are kept in the bed of the truck. I made the rack (shown below) out of PVC pipe to hold them. The hollow bicycle seat post slides over the pipe perfectly and requires no additional hardware to keep them attached to the rack. They can put on or taken off on in seconds.

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Old 09-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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We had a hitch receiver installed on the front of the truck and carry the bikes on a bike rack mounted there.

This arrangement has worked very well.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #6
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Re: How do you carry your bikes?

I built a pvc bike rack that holds 5 bikes for about 35 bucks. It goes right in the bed of the truck or I can put it in the garage. Bikes stand upright without removing the front wheel. Just search the Internet for pvc truck bike rack. Good luck.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:02 AM   #7
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I also carry mine out front. Works very well and saves room in the bed of the truck. I like to be able ta carry everything and still have my bed cover on. Here are a few pics...
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:38 AM   #8
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When we ordered our new TT we ordered the slide out bike tray. If the bike tray was not an option I would have had a receiver hitch welded to the TT frame or ordered one of those over the propane tank mounted bike racks.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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With a Fiver, the bed of the truck isn't really an option for our bikes. I purchased a bolt-on hitch reicever for the back bumper of the RV from etrailer and use it to mount a bike rack as well as other things. I've got a tail-gating table that goes in the receiver and I'm eventually going to build my own clothes drying rack for the receiver and a cargo carrier. If you have the back access ladder, etrailer has a bike rack that mounts on the ladder itself. For me, the bolt on receiver is the way to go...no drilling or welding and it is very versatile for mounting what ever fits a standard 2" receiver hitch.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #10
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Don't put all those bikes on your ladder.Thats allot of wieght bouncing down the road would not be good. You could also damage your roof if the ladder starts to pull away from camper. I also odered my trailer with the built in bike rack that slides out. I would look to see if that is an option for your trailer. Or I would mount the reciever to the front of the truck. The rear bumper of a travel trailer is not made to support all that wieght. If you do mount somthing to the bumper I would look into having it also welded to the frame for more support.


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