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Old 11-27-2015, 06:03 PM   #1
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Bicycle Hauling on TT

have a Jay Flight 22FB.

Would like to take our two lightweight bikes withn us this winter journey. It is my understanding that the rear bumber is not designed for this.

What options do I have? Best?

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Old 11-27-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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I would carry them inside. Do you have space you could do something like we did? https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...213-29518.html
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:01 PM   #3
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Not really, so considering a nfront receiver hitch and rack.
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:12 PM   #4
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What do you tow with? There are some nice truck bed solutions. Both raised and in bed.
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What do you tow with? There are some nice truck bed solutions. Both raised and in bed.
Towing with a Chev Silverado 1500. But Ihave a topper in it andd will be fairly full. Might fit there. Will have to check.
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I have a light weight (rather expensive) Road Bike. Although we don't camp a lot of places which warrant me taking the bike, on the few times we have I just pull the wheels and lay everything on the table. When we get to the campsite or place where we are parking the TT, I put the bike in the shower. We have people offer to sell me a rack for the truck bed or suggest I get a rack for the ladder.
Potato pahtahto, slight pain getting into the back of the truck to get the bike out, or putting the bike on and taking it off a rear rack or moving it onto a bunk if someone wants to use the shower, etc. Keeping it inside keeps it safer.
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You might want to look into a tongue-mounted bike rack, that mounts on the A-frame of the trailer. It keeps the bikes safe and sturdy, stops the rear bumper from getting over stressed, and keeps the cargo area of your TV free. Here's someone on this very forum who made one, but I know they're available commercially.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...mod-13176.html
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Put a bike rack on the topper.. if it is a quad cab you could put the rack on the truck roof...
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Howdy Frjeff!

We were faced with a similar problem. Bikes in the camper shell eat up too much room.

Dahon makes a very respectable folding bike and clean used ones are available on Craigslist. Lots of folks use them for their sailboats and airplanes.
DAHON Bikes USA:*Dahon Folding Bikes

We use bikes to putter around the campground and light trails. The kids are long gone... So we ditched the mountain bikes. We have a Broadwalk seven speed and a D8 eight speed too.
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Dahon makes a very respectable folding bike and clean used ones are available on Craigslist. Lots of folks use them for their sailboats and airplanes.
We also went with folding bikes (26" alloy Columba) - see pictures of what we got at https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...k-29843-3.html. Reasons? After seeing a 'ready to launch' bouncing bike rack on a TT, not wanting a rack on the front of the TV, and hearing about bike thefts although locked-on to racks, we decided it was easier/safer to store folding bikes in the TT or under the TV's bed lid. We are VERY pleased with our decision and also recommend this solution.
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