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Old 10-01-2014, 10:21 AM   #15
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I modified a rear bike rack to haul our two bikes on the back of our 31' Sovereign using the Airstream rack as a guide.

We've been on the road since July 13 and have used hte bikes twice.

I however, have worked around those bikes to get in the rear trunk, empty the holding tanks, get out the electrical wire, get out the sewer hose,....etc.

Next trip we're leaving the bikes at home.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:50 AM   #16
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That's a strange concern. Google up Receiver mounted bike racks. Yakima, Sears, Walmart, Thule ALL sell them. Hard to imagine them going after an illegal market.
I don't think that they are going after an illegal market. I think that generally the receiver mounted racks are used on the rear of the vehicle, not the front. I have heard of some folks using them on the front, then the question always comes up if it could be a violation in some states because of obstruction of the headlights, etc. so I was just asking the question.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:23 AM   #17
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Thats the type of bike rack we're looking at. The Montague folding bikes have a strange cross tube setup. Not a tube, but a large oval that won't clamp where a tube will. So we need something that supports the bikes using the wheels.
This is the Reese one I was considering, largely because I know Reese, this looks to be what I could use, and the local Walmart has them in stock.

http://http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ree...Bikes/17043482

Gringo, I have Reese top carriers and Yakima receiver carrier for our travels and like them both. The receiver rack is much easier to load and unload. I added a front mounted receiver to our Yukon and it works for an array of different things, best decision ever. You may want to look at the Yakima Tube Top TubeTop | Yakima or go to there website and search Part # 8002531. This little jewel will allow you to use the standard receiver carriers with your folding bikes or any bike with no top tube. Happy travels
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:38 AM   #18
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Here is a photo of us heading out with the Reese carriers on top and the cargo option in the front receiver.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:28 PM   #19
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We have the Fiamma rack, and love it. For those times when we're off recreating with just the TV, we keep a light receiver-mount rack in the truck.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #20
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We use the Airstream rack. Easy, secure, protects bikes from flying road debris and bugs. We find the bikes useful at most places we visit, so it's really handy to get to them and put them back.

It also mounts the bikes on the rear of there trailer so they do not add to the truck's payload, and subtract from the trailer tongue weight. A little less weight distribution needed, a little less tension on the w.d. bars, a little less stiffness in the connection. It adds up.

When taking bikes with the truck only, we have a little 2-bicycle stand that the wheels slip into, put a strap over the bikes looped around each one and secured to the truck bed hooks. When at camp we use the bike stand to park the bikes.

It's an ideal solution for our long trips and frequent use, and doesn't look too shabby either.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:08 PM   #21
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I don't get the impression that these trailers are a good bet to bolt anything with any weight or "spring" to them. They're built really light. The truck is made to take the weight. The back of the airstream, well, maybe.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:13 PM   #22
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To date we have put our 2 bikes inside leaning into the front couch and use a nylon strap to secure it to the couch armrests. Have had no problems, they have stayed secure over some rough roads and are the first thing out of the trailer when we set up. Out of sight, dry, and no weight added in the rear. Suprised no one has commented on doing it this way.....
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:42 PM   #23
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I have the Fiamma on my 28' Intl. I will not put one on my new Classic. Main reasons: it takes a contortionist to get into the trunk and retrieve electric cord, water hose, etc. if the Fiamma is installed. Even worse if the bikes are on it. On my 8,200 mile summer jaunt, the Fiamma suffered a broken aluminum part (upper brace that screws into the trailer). Even though my Trek bikes do not exceed the recommended weight, I conclude that the cast aluminum piece that broke wasn't sufficient on the Indiana Toll Road (see my previous whining about this 'highway'). Cost to replace this one little brace: $56. So, I am going to buy two Dahon folding bikes. I can (almost) buy two of them for the price of the Fiamma -- the only bike recommended for A/S trailers. Can't use the pickup. No real estate there.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:25 AM   #24
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To date we have put our 2 bikes inside leaning into the front couch and use a nylon strap to secure it to the couch armrests. Have had no problems, they have stayed secure over some rough roads and are the first thing out of the trailer when we set up. Out of sight, dry, and no weight added in the rear. Suprised no one has commented on doing it this way.....

Gilmurr - How do you strap your bikes to your couch? Marty
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:38 AM   #25
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Depends on the bikes too. I would never travel long distances with my bikes outside the vehicle or trailer. But then my bikes are a high priority, I ride a fair amount.

Attaching fork mounts to boards gives flexibility inside the vehicle, and you can find places in most trails using them too.

I put a fork mount on the front of the night stand in our twin, for example.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:45 AM   #26
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Sorry to sound ignorant, but can't envision where your fork mount is located. Please describe. Great idea, though!
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Marty.....to use the strap on the couch I lift the armrests and put the hook there, around the bikes and to the armrest on the other side. I don't tighten too much so as not to put stress on the coach. Have not had an issue to date. Also make sure the bikes are clean and that no grease comes in contact with the coach (old blanket). The strap I use is a friction grip with hooks on each end.

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Old 10-02-2014, 08:41 AM   #28
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Here's how I do it. The fork stays are attached with wing nuts so I can remove them quickly without tools if I want.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcurri...7627846705267/


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