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Old 03-16-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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bike racks

I have a 23b hybrid TT and have read on here that you can not mount a bike rack on the back. I pull with a Yukon. We would like to be able to take bikes. We may could put them on top of yukon but not a good easy choice. any ideas?
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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Not sure if this helps....

We had a little Casita and had a bike rack on the square bumper behind the trailer (the one you can store your sewer tube in). We never had a problem with it, but have read recently that you shouldn't put those racks on those square bumpers. We traveled at least 6000 miles with the bikes on back without a problem....but maybe we were lucky? Dunno! With your hybrid, I would guess if you have the same set-up as us that you might have to remove the bikes before you could pull out the back bed?

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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An option would be a front mount receiver hitch for your Yukon. I have one on my van and have carried four bikes up front. It looked like a wreck rolling down the highway with all those bikes hanging off the front.

I think two bikes should be the limit up front. I am thinking about putting a roof top Thule system on again. I ordered all the stuff last year and it was on back order forever. So I decided to order the front receiver hitch.

There was a hitch to that, but that is another story.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #4
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An option would be a front mount receiver hitch for your Yukon. I have one on my van and have carried four bikes up front. It looked like a wreck rolling down the highway with all those bikes hanging off the front.

I think two bikes should be the limit up front.
When we towed our 5'er with the F-250 years ago, we used the trunk mount bike rack from our Honda Accord to attach the bikes on the front of our truck (same mount worked believe it-or-not ! ) They did well up there and we could see fine over them... I wish we had a pic though!

The one down-fall, they sure had a lot of dead bugs on them LOL
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:27 PM   #5
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There are quite a few discussion on other sites regarding mounting bikes on the back of a 23b. The majority advise against it due to the light tongue weight on the 23b and the beating the bikes take back there. Some mount them on front while others are caring them inside. I carry mine inside and can still move around. The attached is a pvc rack that someone else made for the area of the u-dinette.

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Old 03-18-2011, 06:56 AM   #6
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Thanks those are great ideas.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:58 AM   #7
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Here is an idea for you... (I just hope I can describe it right)
you can get a 2" receiver that has 2 2" receiver tubes one mounted on top of the other... put the bike rack on the top one and the trailer on the lower one. This should work as long as you dont go past the hitch max weight..
ahhh here is what I am talking about... there are different sizes and load handling ratings
http://www.princessauto.com/trailer/...itch-extension
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:59 AM   #8
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Thanks I has also thought about that if that was something safe and possible to do
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:33 PM   #9
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I had the front mount bike rack on my 07 Dodge Ram, but have not had the time to see about mounting it on my 2010 Ram. It needs to be modified to mount it. I also had a bumper mount on my old 5th wheel and that turned into a disaster and could have been dangerous if I had not been warned by a passing motorist.
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