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Old 05-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Carrying Bicycles

Do people have good solutions for carrying bicycles when towing a trailer. The Select 28U we have bought has a rear bumper but it is only rated for 100 lb. The spare tire is already on the bumper.

Our previous trailer was an Award Classic 30 with no bumper. We ended up putting a front hitch on the 2003 Chev truck.

It looks like we may need to do that with the new combination.

Are there any other good solutions?

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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I carry mine inside, leaning against the bed.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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You could use a bolt on adjustable receiver hitch.

http://www.etrailer.com/Specialty-Tr...urt/13703.html
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:58 AM   #4
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Hi Peter,

I know that Jayco makes a bike rack that is an option on some models. I don't know if it will fit on a 28u. I'm sure you could get a fabricator to build something that would fit into the two steel tubes the frame is welded to.
Nice to see someone else with a 28u on the forum. I was surprised to see so few people owned them. With the big rear window I thought they would be more popular. We will be empty nesters soon and that's what made the design work for us. Great for two when we travel but can accommodate more if need be.
I liked the Award trailers and always wanted to buy one. I was sorry to see them close. They were a pretty unique trailer. I think they had their layout similar to the 28u. Search the forum for ideas on bike racks. We put our bikes in the truck. It has a canopy. I take the front wheels off to make them fit. Good luck
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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Do people have good solutions for carrying bicycles when towing a trailer. The Select 28U we have bought has a rear bumper but it is only rated for 100 lb. The spare tire is already on the bumper.

Our previous trailer was an Award Classic 30 with no bumper. We ended up putting a front hitch on the 2003 Chev truck.

It looks like we may need to do that with the new combination.

Are there any other good solutions?

Thanks

Peter
Our fiver has a receiver hitch which we use for our bike carrier- The receiver hitch is frame mounted and is separate from the sewer hose bumper- JMHO- DD
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
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The hubby made a bike rack for bed of truck.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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Bed of the truck for us.
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I use this "Curt RV Bumper Hitch" which mounts to my rear bumper. Recently, due to concerns expressed by others, I had the rear bumper reinforced (sorry I don't have any photos yet)... but what I did was have the existing welds ground down and redone. I then had four pieces of steel welded on a 45 degree angle between the rear cross member and the bumper itself. It's very strong now with no chance of tearing off due to torsion brought on by the weight and bouncing of the bikes.

I will post pictures next time I get the trailer out.
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.....It's very strong now with no chance of tearing off due to torsion brought on by the weight and bouncing of the bikes.....
You hexed yourself by bragging. The bumper will fall off on your next trip....:lizard:
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