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Old 08-09-2015, 09:27 AM   #11
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I will look into it for sure, were not in a huge rush to get it this year, but for sure next year I want one
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:59 AM   #12
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A large, rubber-backed bathroom mat works really well as a tailgate bike rack. And they're a lot cheaper.
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Old 08-09-2015, 10:28 AM   #13
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There are many posts in this forum regarding hauling bikes around, but here is one you might enjoy reading: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...ice-29109.html
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A large, rubber-backed bathroom mat works really well as a tailgate bike rack. And they're a lot cheaper.

The Swagman I bought was $90, so not that expensive. And it's way more padded than a bath mat, so protects the forks well. Especially where they sit on the edge of the tailgate. It also has straps so each bike is kept in place and doesn't shift while you drive.
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I have a 28 BHBE and had a receiver added from the factory. But even if I hadn't, there are holes for mounting one after the fact. Don't know if yours has those as well, but a frame mounted hitch would be a good option, with a good trailer mount bike rack. Much more secure than a bumper mounted rack. Heard too many horror stories about those coming loose. Before we got the 28BHBE, we also used a tailgate pad and just hung the bikes off the truck. Worked great and kept them nice and secure. Definitely a good option as well.

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Old 08-16-2015, 12:58 PM   #16
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I was pondering how to bring all the bikes too. I used an old bed mat that I had in the basement. Thin, rubber. Flopped it over the tailgate. Covers the whole tailgage and there is enough left for the bikes to be on the mat in the bed while the forks are over the tailgate. 2 26in cannondales, 1 24in ironhorse, 1 20in performance MTB, and 1 20in Barbie BMX. Gone on multiple trips, one from poconos to lake george. No problems with scratches, movement, or turning/backing in. I do run a cable lock thru them to discourage theft. Works great! I still have room in the Tacoma for a large amount of firewood.
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We have a bike bunk (Bike Bunk (Model CC-275) :: "A" Frame Cargo Management :: Stromberg Carlson)

Works like a champ. I like being able to see them.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:45 AM   #18
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We have a bike bunk (Bike Bunk (Model CC-275) :: "A" Frame Cargo Management :: Stromberg Carlson)

Works like a champ. I like being able to see them.
I'm considering buying one of these in a few weeks. I have a 2014 28DSBH. Have you had any issues with it? Depending on your tow vehicle, is turning an issue?
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We have a bike bunk (Bike Bunk (Model CC-275) :: "A" Frame Cargo Management :: Stromberg Carlson). Works like a champ. I like being able to see them.
And how high do you need to lift the bikes to put them on or take them down? And the bikes' sizes and weights when describing your usage and experience would be useful. Thanks.
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We have a bike bunk (Bike Bunk (Model CC-275) :: "A" Frame Cargo Management :: Stromberg Carlson)

Works like a champ. I like being able to see them.
My only concern would be if you are near the max for tongue weight as 2 bikes and the rack could add over 100 pounds to the tongue weight.

I have one mounted on a trailer hitch I installed on the back of our EAGLE and the only problem is lifting them up to mount the bikes.. will be looking at one of those that mount on the rear in a bike tray (bumper height).. should be easier to mount the bikes.

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