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Old 03-14-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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bike rack cargo carrier

We just bought and spent a chunk of change on the bike rack cargo carrier to be added to our new trailer we ordered. It came in and when we went to look at it (we have 2 bikes that are not cheap) and there is a pole in the back of it and no way or place to secure the bikes. When the dealer asked the Jayco rep about it he told the dealer to tell us to bungie them to the pole. There is no way we are driving down the road thousands of miles with 2 expensive bikes bungied to to a pole. They bikes would be all scratched and I dont want to depend on bungie cords holding them on it. Has anyone purchased this and have any ideas what we can do to safely secure the bikes or did we just throw away a bunch of money?
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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We are in the same situation. We ordered the bike tray when we ordered our and I still have not figured a way to put 4 bikes on it securely.
I feel like there should be another pole that extends back over the tray when it is out so that the bikes could be secured to that ( basically hanging from it then).
Hopefully will have time this spring to work on that.https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/im...lies/smile.png
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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We thought the same thing that there was another pole and they had forgot to ship it. I think Jayco needs to stop calling it a bike rack and stick with just calling it a cargo tray! We checked camping world online to see if they had something that would work with it but had no luck!
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Same situation here...although I bought a trailer that already had it so I knew exactly what I was getting.

My current plan is to build the PVC bike rack shown in another thread here on JOF and see if I can secure that to the platform then secure the bikes to the PVC rack.

If that doens't work -- off comes the rack and I'll will once again weld a frame to frame supported 2" receiver, and go back to the receiver support bike rack just like used to on my previous TT.

@Katy -- if you really do have expensive bikes, the back of a travel trailer is no place for them. Even with the best solutions bikes get pretty banged up back there.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:06 PM   #5
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R u guys serious? I have a specialized bike and 2 performance bikes each valued at 1k each. I have the bike tray on my eagle 334rbts and I've towed these bikes 1,000 miles with no problems. Just get a coiled, stiff bike chain lock like they sell at the bike shops. I'm sure you can take it from there and figure it out. Or I can post a pic in a few months so you can see.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:21 PM   #6
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$1,000 Specialized might sound expensive --- but really its the two $1000 wheels on $3000 frame road bikes I am more concerned about.

Mountain bikes and cruisers are no problem for me.
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I would love to see a picture when you get a chance. Oh and our bikes are just over 500.00 each but still expensive to me and I love mine and dont want it scratched and damaged. Most we have ever spent on bikes. lol
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I think everyone has the same thoughts about the bike rack. Some easier way to secure them as an add on would sell like hotcakes. We have 2- $500. bikes that we bungy and secure with web straps, foam and such to protect the bikes from damage. I have towed them all over and no problems except they get dirty on the road.
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I dont have a bike rack on our TT but could you use a pool noodle over the pole to help protect your bikes?
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Norty1, I agree someone should come up with an add on there must be tons of these Jayco bike racks out there.
wvdusty...thats a good idea and a start..
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