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Old 04-27-2018, 10:04 AM   #29
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I have a $100 Curt front receiver from Amazon and carry bikes on the front of the truck.
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:19 AM   #30
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Banderabob,
With the Avika rack shown, are you able to easily remove your two batteries for 4 stage charging when you are storing you A.S. long term?
I am also evaluating the Stromberg / Carlson front rack. Finally, with the added weight did you have to readjust you weight distribution hitch ?

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Old 04-27-2018, 02:37 PM   #31
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What I find interesting, is that with all of that, no one in my family knows a single person who has been ticketed for it. My two sons have been mountain biking, racing, and working in the bike business since they were kids. My daughter mountain biked, raced, did race photography, and then branched into other work. Same with my DSiL, mountain biked from childhood and then worked in the business, although he moved out of the business a year and a half ago and now welds for Union Pacific RailRoad. He and my daughter still bike, and so does my granddaughter, the littlest one will be getting a pusher bike soon.

If people were regularly ticketed it would make sense to build a bracket that you could hang across the back or front of the bikes with lights and a plate, and sell it. But it just not happening here.

Iím still not sure why itís an issue in the front of the vehicle. Cops always come from behind to read your plates.
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:21 AM   #32
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Here are a few pics of inside bike rack. When I load up bikes next week I will add pictures.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:11 PM   #33
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Here are a few pics of inside bike rack. When I load up bikes next week I will add pictures.
This looks like what Chris had on his old truck side boxes, he had to take the front wheel off and put the fork into something like that. Is this on a wall or floor?
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:27 PM   #34
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This is on the floor . The front wheel comes off and forks go in. I stablize with a tie down web strap hooked to wall and door assist handle. It works well for me.
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where did you get the hole/inserts/ bushings/ for the bolts to go in and what are they called? Good job on this.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:38 AM   #36
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Here are a few pics of inside bike rack. When I load up bikes next week I will add pictures.
Looks like a great solution!
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:53 AM   #37
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Home Depot. Called threaded inserts. Inner threads need to match the threads of truckbed mount kit. I place a foot stool in front of couch to cover inserts when not In use. The bike mount unscrews and lives in over couch cupboard when not in use. I thought it was a pretty good solution too. The tie down was added to keep any movement at bay. I just had new floor installed and wanted to keep it pretty!
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I added a hitch receiver to the front of my RAM 2500, then put in the Thule rack. Then started dragging it when going into parking lots! The receiver sat below the front bumper, and the rack stuck pretty far out.

Now it sits in my shop, a waste of money and space.
hmmm, I have a Curt front hitch that sits low, below the front bumper too. I was planning to get the Thule rack. Is your truck 4x4?
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We put all 5 of our bikes inside our Van TV - lots of room and they stay dry & clean.
Please tell me more 😃 What van (details please)? Pictures of bikes inside van?? 😃😃
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:57 AM   #40
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This was Oshkosh last summer, I don't have pictures of the bikes inside the van, but you can see 3 of the bikes, the van and our A/S. We put the bikes in vertically on their kickstands and used our luggage, chairs and coolers to keep them from falling over.

FWIW - I towed for years with trucks of every size, but since buying a van I am a van lover for life, it is a much more versatile tow vehicle.
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Bike rack on front of TV?

Attached pictures are bikes secured in AS 30 ft Classic W/SO.
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