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Old 01-15-2015, 04:58 PM   #15
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Since our 2 bikes are outside everyday I am thinking of making a pvc rack to tent a tarp for protection with stakes and tie downs. Have tried the bike covers..tear easily. Anyone do this and have ideas that would help?
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:25 AM   #16
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We also struggle with taking bikes and kayaks, and considered making an inside rack for the Airstream. What we're using now is Thule racks mounted on our tonneau cover. See pic. The downside is that the bikes are outside in the weather, but it doesn't seem to hurt them much (take the seats off, plug seat tube with drain stopper).

For kayaks, we bought Trak folding kayaks, they fit inside a big golf bag and go in the pickup bed. TRAK Kayaks


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Old 01-17-2015, 01:41 PM   #17
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How do you keep the wood plate from sliding around? Many times I will lean a bike up against the couch. Good idea to keep them out of the weather and off the back of the trailer.

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I bought a set of 1 1/2" sticky pads at the local hardware store and put 8 of them on the bottom. They seem to prevent forward-backward movement most of the time. On the trip out, mostly freeway, the platform didn't move. On the way home through very curvy, fast, mountain turns, it did slide forward, as we did some pretty hard braking. It was restrainbed by the bathroom wall projection. I've toyed with the idea of using some hold downs that would jam against the kick strip below the cabinets. I'm just waiting to see what's needed based on experience.
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:44 PM   #18
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Can you get to the bath area with the bikes in the way or do you have to remove one or both of them?

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It's really pretty easy with the bikes mounted facing opposite directions. They can very easily be swiveled enough to allow easy passage to the bathroom.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:21 PM   #19
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Very clever!

Your setup keeps your bikes out of the weather while on the road as well. Pretty crafty.
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