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Old 05-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #11
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[QUOTE]Maybe something you should consider selling. Lots of demand for this solution and the only one on the market I am aware is Arvika but it's very expensive, totally proprietary, and not widely available in any retail locations. Your's appears to be a great solution to get a 2" receiver on the AFrame thus allowing any number of already available receiver mount bike racks to be used. [QUOTE]
Each one would have to be custom fit for each trailer as to where the vertical tube would have to be. That would need to be adjustable to sell the rack. Also each person my want a different height.
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Just got back from the first camping trip using the bike rack. Towed about 300 miles. Rack worked very well! Very little flexing while going down the road.
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Can you make a sketch of your design with dimensions?

I like this idea, as I can only take 2 bikes on the ladder on our 28DSBH.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:34 AM   #14
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I gave most of the spec's of the rack on my first post. The width and heigth are all dependant on where you mount the rack on your toungue, and how high it has to be to make it over your propane tanks. In my case I made the bottom square tube 25" to span the mounting plates properly and the overall height needed to be 33" to give enough clearance over my propane tanks and still be able to open the door to access the tank valves.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:32 PM   #15
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Creative thinking on that bike rack. Very good idea.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #16
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How did this impact your tongue weight?
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:52 PM   #17
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Tongue Mounted Bike Rack

Here's my custom version of a tongue mounted bicycle rack. I have built 2 units so far and love them! They are very overbuilt and holds 4 bikes easily. Clears the bed of the truck in the worst possible turning scenario. The bikes don't budge. It took me many many hours to design and build these, but the ease of loading (compared to rear ladder bike rack) and the peace of mind I have (compared to the bumper mounted bike rack) made it well worth the time, money, and effort!
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:00 PM   #18
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Here's my second version of a tongue mounted bike rack.

Here's pictures of the second one I built.
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We have the same bikes - that's where the similarities stop.

Looks like you've welded before....very nice work.
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We have the same bikes - that's where the similarities stop.

Looks like you've welded before....very nice work.
Thank you! My friend is the welder and I designed and cut them. We have contemplated building some on a custom order basis, but we'll have to see how things go. To me, loading and unloading the bikes before and after a trip used to be the absolute worst part of a camping trip. I have thoroughly enjoyed this method as it only takes me a couple minutes now. I feel much safer hauling them this way too!
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