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Old 08-26-2015, 08:24 AM   #11
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The SLX series has a different frame than the other Jayfeather hybrid trailers and from what I understand can hold bikes and/or a welded hitch. The non-SLX like mine cannot.

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I hauled the bikes twice in the back of the pickup bed; we never removed them from the bed those times, so I don't bother to take them with us anymore!
That's too bad. Riding is a major feature of most of our trips. Lots of old railroad grades and county bike trails in WI. Don't know what you ride, but it helps to have decent quality bikes too. We didn't ride much before we got our current bikes. In fact, just like you, we'd take them along and never ride them.
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:25 AM   #12
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There are LOTS of forum threads already on the BIKE topic ... and for many of us, all the wonderful suggestions for hauling them just won't work. We don't want to hang a rack off the TT or TV and the lidded truck bed is already consumed with generators, firewood, and other goodies.

SO ... DH and I went a different route by purchasing 26" folding bikes with bags; we chose the Columba RJ26A that weigh 34# each. Folding bikes are available through Amazon but we purchased ours direct from the manufacturer - 2Ksilver; bike reviews are good and the price is reasonable.
SP26s: Columba SP26S Folding Bike with Shimano 18 Speed Review
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:39 AM   #13
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It is the CURT 13703. Just to tell you will have to drill into the frame to bolt on the hitch. It is adjustable to 72" You can also have it welded on if you prefer. I bought it on Amazon for $250.00. Cheaper than having my bikes and bumper laying on the road.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:42 AM   #14
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There are LOTS of forum threads already on the BIKE topic ... and for many of us, all the wonderful suggestions for hauling them just won't work. We don't want to hang a rack off the TT or TV and the lidded truck bed is already consumed with generators, firewood, and other goodies.

SO ... DH and I went a different route by purchasing 26" folding bikes with bags; we chose the Columba RJ26A that weigh 34# each. Folding bikes are available through Amazon but we purchased ours direct from 2Ksilver; bike reviews are good and the price is reasonable.
Well that's true. It's all about priorities. What's important to each of us on a camping trip. We're avid riders, folding bikes for us just wouldn't cut it. A generator we don't need, we have to buy firewood locally to where we are camping, and for just 2 of us there isn't a lot of need to carry "stuff" in the truck bed.
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:17 PM   #15
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It is the CURT 13703
Thank you. Just a quick question, did you run this past Jayco or Norco before doing this mod?
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Thank you. Just a quick question, did you run this past Jayco or Norco before doing this mod?
I ran it by my dealer as they said that would be the only way to haul bikes and they were good with it.. They definitely told me to not use the bumper to hold any weight.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:54 AM   #17
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SO ... DH and I went a different route by purchasing 26" folding bikes with bags; we chose the Columba RJ26A that weigh 34# each. Folding bikes are available through Amazon but we purchased ours direct from the manufacturer - 2Ksilver; bike reviews are good and the price is reasonable.
SP26s: Columba SP26S Folding Bike with Shimano 18 Speed Review
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Bikes arrived this weekend and boy are we thrilled. They are very sturdy, easy to set-up (10-15 minutes), and can be folded-up and stored in the bags within minutes; during transit they will 'ride' in our TT.
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Folding bikes (no stinkin' bike rack needed)

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Bikes arrived this weekend and boy are we thrilled. They are very sturdy, easy to set-up (10-15 minutes), and can be folded-up and stored in the bags within minutes; during transit they will 'ride' in our TT.
After our first test ride to the grocery where I got a bag of potatoes! Great ride! You can see where they fold - after the wording and before the seat ... takes about a minute to fold flat (pedals fold up, handlebars fold to the side, handlebars and seat are easily detachable). Note: we did change the seats, added the removable basket, locks, headlights, etc.
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It's always nice to see bikes being used at a campground over the usual 50 or so more golf carts wizzing around....
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Nice, I really like the larger tires and the suspension that takes some of the rough out.
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