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Old 06-15-2014, 02:13 AM   #1
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Bike storage

We would like to bring two kids bikes on our Airstream adventures. However, our tow vehicle does not have sufficient space. I've been reluctant to purchase the bike rack for the Airstream. Has anyone had experience storing the bikes inside the airstream trailer? I know that the Eddie Bauer edition was designed to do such things. Any pointers?

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Old 06-15-2014, 04:55 AM   #2
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I have stored bikes before inside our trailers. I put down an old quilt on top of the bed and lay them down and cover them with another old quilt. Doesn't hurt to check them every now and then when you make that nature stop.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:00 AM   #3
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We carry ours a variety of ways. On our 31' Sovereign we have put down an old quilt and just laid the bikes on them in the front seating area. We have since switched to folding bikes (which will grow with a child ) they are small enough to tuck away just about anywhere.

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On our last two trucks I have installed a front receiver hitch to use with a bike rack.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:56 AM   #5
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Ours has the sofa up front. We just do as others and put a quilt over the sofa so the bikes just lean against it. Bungee chord them together and lock the brakes. Being up front, there is very little movement. Never had any trouble doing it this way.
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Quilt and bikes inside the trailer.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:55 AM   #7
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We use this. Works like a charm, with tie-downs. $28 from Amazon.
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We use this. Works like a charm, with tie-downs. $28 from Amazon.

I like this suggestion because it not only keeps the road salt off but also with the aid of a chain and a lock, provides security at your destination. The down side is that if you want to go cycling that requires a trip once you get to your destination, you still have the original dilemma. My roof top rack and your stand will do it all. Jim
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:30 AM   #9
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Here is how I travel with mine.

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Old 06-15-2014, 09:23 AM   #10
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We have twin beds and place the bikes in between them with furniture moving clothes on side of each bed..never a problem.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:30 AM   #11
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Thanks all! I had planned to do the padding as outlined - so I appreciate the confidence. Just arrived - and all in place! Love the other solutions and will consider for future trips. Thanks!
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post #6 shows how I did it in my 20'

In our 25' twin, I'll probably put a fork mount on the front of the night stand between the twin beds.
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Rails on top of camper shell, Yakima braces and cross rails--ladder is required in route. Cosco four foot ladder.
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Huh? That would be awfully tall.
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