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Old 06-14-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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X213 bike rack

Has anybody put a bike rack on their trailer.
kids small bikes fit inside for now, but soon i would like to take 4 bikes with us camping.
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:17 AM   #2
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Has anybody put a bike rack on their trailer.
kids small bikes fit inside for now, but soon i would like to take 4 bikes with us camping.
I just fold up the bottom bunk and put the bikes there while traveling. Do not use a bike rack.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:10 AM   #3
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^^^ X2 ^^^

Pretty sure thats why Jayco put the small door on the street side with the flip up bunk design.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:47 PM   #4
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Kinda hard to fit 2 kids bikes and 2 adult bikes up front along with camp chairs, mat and BBQ.
Think I am going to make a hitch mount on the frame at the back.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:19 PM   #5
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Love that floor plan. I wish they had it when we bought our 20BH. One thing I would suggest is add a 2" tube steel to the back of the frame and weld a 2" receiver to it as opposed to putting the rack on the bumper. I welded mine on in about 20 minutes. I've seen a couple bumpers snap.

Just a suggestion.
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:53 AM   #6
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The frame is pressed steel C section, so I an just going make a hitch and bolt it to the frame.

I was driving behind a motor home a few years back that had a bumper mount hitch rack on. He lost his bumper, spare wheel and bikes on the highway and just kept on driving. I don't even think he knew they were gone until he got to camp.
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I use the Arvika (www.arvika.ca) 2" receiver mounted on the front A-frame with Thule DoubleTrack carrier. A lot smoother ride for the bikes in the middle of the setup than they get whipping around on the back bumper. You would have to remove the bike rack before opening the slide, but if the slide is the same height as our bunk (pretty sure it is as both clear the dinette and J-Steel) then the Arvika can stay mounted; although it does come off quite easily as well.


Sure it's more expensive than making your own, but it is also quick to install. And since you see the bikes at all times, you won't be wondering if they are still hanging on back there.
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I have a welded on 2" receiver hitch on the back of the htt. The welder had to weld on some steel flat stock to brace the frame before welding on the hitch assembly. A good welding shop can do it correctly and for a much cheaper rate than the dealer.
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