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Old 01-02-2015, 12:01 PM   #11
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ID:	16339 I have carried bikes in Truck bed and on front of truck but this is what I do now and works great

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Old 01-02-2015, 12:37 PM   #12
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I put a front hitch on truck last year and got a rack; I did this specifically to carry the bicycles on the front of the truck. Installing the hitch was not hard and setting everything up was easy. It all worked very well indeed.

However, I lost around 1 mpg on average. I don't know whether this is unique to my truck and truck/trailer, or what the deal is. I did test runs pulling the trailer and without the trailer. Test runs of hundreds of miles on separate trips. This may be unique to me, but that is my experience.

Bicycles are going back inside the trailer.

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Old 01-02-2015, 10:40 PM   #13
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We have been carrying our bikes on the front of the truck for 4 years. This arrangement has worked very well. Our current setup uses a Swagman bike rack that carries the bikes on their wheels. This way they do not shift and the different frame styles do not cause and issue. The first year we had a rack that hung the bikes from their crossbar. This was a pain sine the bikes kept shifting with the wind and my wife's bike had the one wheel close to the ground. The Swagman solved both those issues.

I have not had any indication of airflow problems.

We have used this on trips to Atlantic Coast, Florida, Pacific Coast and now in TX near New Mexico border. Many miles
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:09 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the replys, I have a Jayco 23J Hybrid for a trailer and tow it with a F150. I could mount a hitch to the frame and haul them on the back of the trailer. My only concern is that it bounces so bad that everything in the cupboards is in dissaray when we get to a campground. I would think the bikes would bounce just as bad. I have an equalizer WDH that was set up properly at the RV Dealership and don't drive over 60MPH. So that is not an issue. Has anyone put a bike rack on the back of a 23B or 23J? What has been your experience?

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