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Old 03-14-2014, 07:39 PM   #11
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Looked into the bike racks way to expensive a lot cheaper to just store our bikes inside of the trailer just put down some old sheets so that we donít get the floors dirty and youíre all set
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:44 PM   #12
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You'd have to be insane to take a 5,000 dollar bike on a camping trip. Good luck not worrying about theft, etc
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:53 PM   #13
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I have been mounting my wife and my hybrids to the tray with ratchet straps. It takes 2 to secure them, but I put another one on as an added measure. The center pole is useless to mount to and never used it.

I also have a Swagman front mount 2 bike rack that is going to hold 2 of my kids larger bikes this year.

Another option is to build some tire racks out of PVC for the tray to assist in keeping the bikes upright which I might add this year.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:57 PM   #14
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I've looked for awhile, particularly since we nearly lost a bike once using a rear hitch style on our TT. The only problem is the only set up I've seen that looks like it would work well is pretty spendy. The Arvika bike rack systems look nice. Here is a link to a sales site as well as a You Tube video I found.

http://www.racksforcars.com/BIKE-CAR...BIKE-CARRIERS/



I suppose if you are carrying $2,000-$3,000 in bikes it wouldn't be outrageous to safely carry them with a $500-$700 rack. Hard for me to justify for my family.
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The ratchet straps,a few bungs and some foam rubber canoe roof carrier parts have worked well. I have become rather proficient at securing them.

I am thinking on the PVC rack as a addition to the Jayco slider.
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Even though my bikes dont cost near 3000.00 I know there are a lot of triathlon racers who camp where the races are. Much easier than a motel and trying to take a bike in and out of there even if they allow it.
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Problem is I have already purchased the Jayco bike rack not really willing to fork out any more money for another one. Might have to if I cant make it work. Will have to try some of the suggestions
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If your dealer is worth their salt and you really felt the bike rack was not represented to you as you expected, you should be able to get your money back. The issue may still be that mods to the Jayco bike rack could well be your best alternative over the more expensive racks.
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You'd have to be insane to take a 5,000 dollar bike on a camping trip. Good luck not worrying about theft, etc
I agree, further I would never spend that kind of money on a bike. My brother is a serious cyclist and has several $5k+ bikes between he and has wife.

They use their trailer as they travel to races and other cycling events. There is quite a culture who do...and to them $5k is an entry level ride.
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Problem is I have already purchased the Jayco bike rack not really willing to fork out any more money for another one. Might have to if I cant make it work. Will have to try some of the suggestions
There are folks who want that factory cargo rack. I imagine if you listed it here wouldn't be long before someone picked it up. All Jayco trailers capable of the option come with the bracket and there are many dealers who don't order the rack standard for folks to get it after the fact is $1k+ for shipping and labor. As an option it's a few hundred, so I imagine you can get close to the money you paid for it back.
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