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Old 09-08-2014, 07:33 AM   #11
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Love the bike rack! Is it from canada? Can you still fold down tent end after removing bikes?
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:52 AM   #12
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The bike rack is a homemade job. A buddy at work did the welding. The actual rack that holds the bikes comes off by pulling pins leaving just the tongue mounted part. The bunk end clears it by about 3/4", which is how we designed it.
The rack itself is this one with the part that goes into the hitch being cut off. I can get more pics later on if you're interested.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:07 PM   #13
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Love the bike rack mod. I would definitely be interested in more pics!
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:17 PM   #14
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The bike rack seems to have generated a good bit of interest. I will get more pics and post them later this week.
Got a piece of 4" PVC conduit off the scrap pile at work to make my sewer how storage. That will be the next mod.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:43 PM   #15
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Howie,

Nice group of mods, and seems the bike rack is drawing some interest

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Old 09-09-2014, 02:18 AM   #16
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With 3 bikes it adds about 110 pounds. The bike rack has by far been the most convenient mod for me. The wife never understood my griping about loading bikes before.
Can you give me the make and model? Thanks.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:35 AM   #17
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Can you give me the make and model? Thanks.
It is this rack, but it too has been cut and modfied. I wil get more pics later in the week.
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Nice group of mods, and seems the bike rack is drawing some interest

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Thank you! I must give credit where credit is due.The bike rack idea was stolen from some others on this site. It isn't the exact same thing, but the basic idea came from here.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:56 AM   #19
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For those that were interested here are some more pics.
We measured, cut and welded everything together. This is what the base looks like.
The 2 middle angle iron pieces on the bottom could be removed to reduce weight. Since my battery box still fits right in there, I decided to not cut it out.
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It fits into the angle that the battery box sits in. I removed the battery box, slid this in, bolted it down, then put the battery box back in this base.
I messed up the order of the pics.
#1 is the battery box "tray" on the trailer tongue with the battery box removed.
#2 is the bolt used to bolt it in place with teh base already slid in.
#3 is looking down on it after the battery box was put back in.
#4 is how the base slides in the battery box tray.
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