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Old 05-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #11
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Had been using a bolt on reciever but after reading some posts about racks falling off I am going the "front reciever hitch".Priced the Jayco bike rack and my dealor wanted big bucks installed,still in warranty,so some time thi s month will add to my truck.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:02 AM   #12
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The BHLT rear bedroom has a utility door. Both bunks flip up and we can fit 5 bicycle's back there. Using moving blankets and Styrofoam blocks, they stay put and do not mark up the walls.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:03 PM   #13
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we have a front hitch on our yukon which will carry two we also made a bike rake that goes inside the TT which will carry several bikes.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:13 PM   #14
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Installed a front hitch on the truck. Can carry up to 4 bikes. Works great.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #15
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Installed a front hitch on the truck. Can carry up to 4 bikes. Works great.
I tried a front hitch to carry bikes on my previous tow vehicle (2002 Suburban K2500 8.1).

It changed the airflow enough to trip the check engine light. After several trips I abandoned using the front hitch for bikes.
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I had always just put them in the TT, and wrapped them in an old comforter so they didn't rub the inside or scratch it.

Our new rig will have the slide out carrier, but I don't know how much we'll use it for bikes - even with that carrier, bikes for 6 kids (+2 parents) takes up a bunch of space
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #17
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Made a rack for the bed of the truck. Holds 4 standing up.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:18 PM   #18
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I made a rack that bolts to bed rails of Truck and they are 23 inches high put Yakima rails across them and put yakima racks on cross bars carry two bikes with tires on and still have bed of truck to haul wood , coolers or what ever I need works good. Only need to haul two bikes but there is room on bars and would work for at least 4 bikes.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the comments. Last winter we used a front hitch and carrier for our bikes since the Award trailer had no rear bumper.

Since the Jayco 28U bumper is only rated for 100 lb I have now had a front hitch installed on the new 2012 Chev.

We had no over heat issues with the 2003 Chev - hopefully the same will hold true for this one.

I am looking at changing bike racks since the type that hangs the bikes from the crossbars lets them blow and swing too much .

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #20
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This is what we are using. It works really well. Distributes the load across bumper. I've checked my welds after each tow with bikes and they look good.

http://www.amazon.com/Swagman-4-Bike...2&sr=8-1-spell
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