For the 4 years we've owned our AS I've puzzled over how to transport our tandem bike safely. It's too long to fit inside the bed of our pickup, and I really don't want to put a rack on the shell. I've considered most of the suggestions found here on the forums, and then, as I was preparing for a recent trip to Yosemite, I tried to fit the tandem inside the Airstream. With a little maneuvering, going in front wheel first and lifting the bike over the dinette as it went in, my wife and I were able to get the tandem inside, where it rested comfortably and safely. We towed about 450 miles round trip to Yosemite, with no dings, dents, or bugs on the bike. This is a pricey piece of rolling stock, so it was reassuring to know it was safe inside the AS. Try it, you might find it to be the easiest, and best, solution.
2002 22' CCD
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi