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Old 02-24-2014, 07:49 PM   #21
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I've put all kinds of things on mine and haven't had a problem with it yet. I've drug it across the ground pulling out of parking lots and such and it's made it through just fine. I've loaded it up with firewood and other heavy items without any problems thus far. I usually keep all of my jack pads and leveling 2x10s in there just to keep them out of the back of the truck.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:22 PM   #22
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does Jayco have a specific part number for this? or are there different makes for different models? we just got our trailer and need to figure out our bike transport. we only had the camper since october and camped twice. we put the bikes in the camper because we had no choice but that will not work especially if it is muddy....
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:22 PM   #23
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I believe it's only available on Jay Flight and Eagle lines of TT. Can't confirm, but I was told by a sales rep that the "lightweight" and "ultralight" lines didn't have a frame to support the carrier. Even in some of the conventional built lines, not every floor plan can have the option ... Likely has to do with tank location.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:13 AM   #24
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Another idea may be a front mounted hitch on your TV or a bike rack that sits above your propane tanks on the TT.
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We have the factory rack on ours and have had no problems with clearance. If memory serves me, I think the total extended length from the rear bumper is about 24 inches or so.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:46 AM   #26
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Bike Rack/Cargo Tray

Thanks to everyone who posted to this thread. A lot of good comments and suggestions. Most of the comments "pro" were from people using it as a cargo tray - which is what I plan to use it for. Most of the "con" comments (including those on a different thread) were from people using it as a bike rack.
All of them helped make my decision easier, and I went ahead and ordered it from my dealer on Thursday. To avoid the $100 shipping charge, they're going to try having it shipped inside the next Jayco they have delivered to them. Should be a couple of weeks. Then I'll have them install it.

Since I'm going to use it to store my generator, tool box, waste tote, etc., it will free up my truck bed for my small "Bass Chaser" boat. Once it's installed, I think I'll be ready for full-timing.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:12 AM   #27
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It's Here!

Got a call from the dealer yesterday afternoon. My rack is in! Taking it in on Monday for the install. Service guy says it should only take a couple of hours . . . ya, right!
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:38 AM   #28
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^^^install should only take 20 min. Its literally attached to the frame with 6 bolts into pre-tapped holes. They will have to un bolt the rear stabilizers bolt on the rack and then re-attach the stabilizers.
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Got a call from the dealer yesterday afternoon. My rack is in! Taking it in on Monday for the install. Service guy says it should only take a couple of hours . . . ya, right!
how much did they charge you for the rack? Our 33RLDS has the mounts for it and are thinking of getting one.
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how much did they charge you for the rack? Our 33RLDS has the mounts for it and are thinking of getting one.
Whistler was correct - unit runs $666.68 + $125 for installation. My dealer was able to have it shipped inside another Jayco trailer they were getting delivered, so I was able to avoid the $180.00 freight charge (it's a heavy sucker). It only took a week to come in. Yes, I probably could have built one for less, too. But do I really want to? NO! Then who'd be responsible if it fell off?

There's another thread on here that talks about using it as a bike rack, and most posts don't think real highly of it for that purpose. It only has a tilt-up post for securing the bikes. I, however, think it would be an excellent base for the PVC bike racks that a couple other forum members have come up with.
Since I'm going to be using it for generator, blue tank, tool, & ladder storage, I think it's going to be great. Will use ratchet straps to hold everything in place, and a heavy wire bike lock for security. Should take a little tongue weight off my hitch, and free up loads of room in my truck bed.

I'll post some pics of it next week when I finish up my other mods & post pics of them. Let us all know what you decide.

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