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Old 10-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Jayco Bike Rack/Cargo Carrier

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to secure bikes on the Jayco optional bike rack? I have the rack and am having trouble securing the bikes for travel. Do people put the tires down or up? It seems their should be other options with the bike rack to secure bikes. Pictures would be very useful.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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I use a combo of bungy cords and nylon straps over the wheels. It takes me about 5 minutes to secure 2 bikes. I never have seen any specific info on how to do it. Mine stay secure for the long haul.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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Thanks Norty1 I ended up using nylon straps on the bike frames and I think that will work. Will have to see after I take a short trip to my dealer next week.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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I use 2 nylon ratchet straps across the seat posts and front frame. For adult bikes you need to oppose them in order to fit. I can fit a child bike in the mix but that is it. Tires down in the plastic tray liner. They will shake pretty good so make sure they are secure as you can not see what is going on back there. Bungies I think would be too loose IMHO. Maybe as a starter to set the ratchets, but not on their own.
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I have the same trouble trying to secure the bikes on mine. I put the bikes upside down in opposing directions then use bungie cords and hope they arrive at the destination.

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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This is a good question, since it seems Jayco doesn't give enough spots for tie downs on the tray. We haven't used ours yet but I was contemplating on making a cross bar then use that to help keep the bikes upright, besides strapping them down.

If anyone has pics that would be nice. I'll have to wait till spring to do ours.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:42 AM   #7
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I know what you mean about the holes. I use the sandwich clamp under the frame behind the bumper as one of my attachments and run the strap under the bumper. This is the clamp that the tray is mounted too.

I have not had anything wiggle loose yet and when the bikes are not on there my genny and tote are so there is always something back there.

As for the rack someone made a PVC one to go inside there trailer here that I would think could be considered for this tray. Perhaps 3/4 PVC spray painted black would look good and be light weight. You would just need some slots for the bike tires to go into for upright stability, much like a public bike rack as the straps are doing much of the supporting there.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Jayco Bike Rack/Cargo Carrier

Many years ago I bought these bike racks off of Amazon. I have seen them at Lowes, Northern Tool, etc. They fit perfectly into the tray of my back rack slide out on my Pinnacle 5th wheel. This bike rack will support two bikes and allows for tie down very easily. Hope this helps.
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Here are my bikes secure from 3 angles. I use 3 nylon ratchet straps and a bunch of bungees. They stay secure. Towed this way for many miles.
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Thanks for the pics. I came to Mesa with my Coleman grill and Honda gen on the carrier but we bought a couple of bikes that we'll need to get home next spring. The pics are a big help on how you are doing it.
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