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Old 08-11-2011, 06:59 AM   #11
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This is my dad's solution on his 23B. I'm not sure I'm crazy about this idea, but it's not like him to do something like this if he thought it would be a problem. What do some others think of this solution?
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so far I've just been bringing a couple of the kids bikes, so I've put them in the trailer on a blanket. I'd like to be able to bring mine as well, though, and there will come a day when all the kids will want bikes brought along. Not sure where I'm going to go with 5 kids bikes + mine and my wife's. I was also thinking about getting a roof rack for the van for them.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:32 AM   #12
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goeffdaddy- Just to clear up a couple issues. 1. I don't think there are any tt's that have shocks. Our lightweights have torsion axels that provide the suspension.2. You don't have to weld anything to your unit, you can bolt on what ever you need to hold your bikes as long as you box the the bumper and tie it to the rearcross member as I did, with my toolbox in the mods section. My dw has traveled behind me and advised that the box does not move. Just my .02$ Larry
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #13
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A friend of mine put a bike rack on the 4 in square tube bumper on his 2006 Jayco and it ripped the thin metal and layed the bikes down on the road these bumpers are not strong enough for bike racks I was told that they would only support 100 pounds and with a spare tire there you are down to about 50 lbs and when the bikes bounce that puts a lot of strain on the bumper.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #14
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Old blue-- You are probably correct as far as the 4'' sq tube goes. The "c" shape bumper must be boxed and tied to the rear cross member to provide the support required.As an fyi Our spare tires are mounted on the tongue. I happen to see a hybrid wit the same mount as el.jefe shows in his pics. I t look very secure and was not moving as I passed it this pm. Larry
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:23 PM   #15
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we made a bike rack out of pvc for inside of our 23b to carry our bikes along.
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As an fyi Our spare tires are mounted on the tongue.
Correct, and I am sure there is a reason for that.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #17
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Geoff,

I have a 17C. The bumper is nothing more than a cosmetic piece of sheet metal. My little girl's tricycle could dent it. I add my bike-rack/rack to the frame.It's pined in 4 places to 4 receivers welded to the frame. No shaking/ rattling of the bikes as we head down the road. Bike racks fold flat so I can leave them on. I have added running lights and a extension with taillights so I can carry our go-kart up to the mountain.
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Nice setup! That would be really nice. We generally leave the bikes at home since it is such a pain.

PS - I like the Cozy Couple parking lot
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #19
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Check out the "Mods" section for my solution to the incredibly weak rear bumper. Just posted it.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:14 PM   #20
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This is the solution I finally settled on:
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