Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-26-2010, 06:23 PM   #43
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESCAPE POD View Post
After further searching, I found a Yakima product, the BlockHead...
hi jerry, yep i've got 3 block heads too...

look carefully there are 'disc brake compatible' versions and regular fork versions...

they can be mounted to almost any thing (boards, bars, even the truck bed rail (sideways carry) with bolts or U bolts.

infact i've used a block head ON the beddy jo because it has a better/more secure LOCKING mechanism for the fork

it's basically just a fork clamp so yes that part takes up less space, but by the time one attaches them to something else...

you've got a home made version of a beddy jo and the same space used...

even straight bars have clearance issues INSIDE the truck bed (with windows/doors on a shell)

because once the front wheel is removed the frame is TILTED down/forward...

so the handle bars/brake levers are FORWARD of the headtube/fork...

this just means that the bike/rack needs a little space front/rear inside any covered truck bed.

you'll have to go to a bike shop and play around or look at some pictures of BIKES mounted to see this minor issue...
___________

there are LOTS of options inside a truck bed for racks...

even trough style racks that mount on ROOF rails can be used in a truck bed (i've got those too)...

look at the yak'/thule/saris/colo' FORK mount offerings for those too...

one advantage to the trough/roof rail/fork clamp approach is that it can also be use on TOP of the truck cab,

or on top of a hard toneau cover on the truck bed...

AND can be used on other cars/suvs in the family fleet...

or, god forbid on the back of a trailer...
_________

so many racks, so little time and it sure is fun equipping a NEW truck!

cheers
2air'
__________________

__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:22 PM   #44
Rivet Master
 
boondockdad's Avatar
 
2008 30' Classic S/O
Dearborn , Michigan
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,295
Images: 21
Air, you forgot to mention 'roof mounted shopping carts'...
__________________

__________________
boondockdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:29 PM   #45
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by finalcutjoe View Post
Air, you forgot to mention 'roof mounted shopping carts'...
hi fc'

shopping cart, that's TOO funny.

and that is the ONE yak/thule thing i don't own...!

but i do love the look of those things and have been close to grabbing one several times...

look at ALL of the options and ways it could be used camping!

or imagine 3 or 4 of those mounted on TOP of the 'stream...

cheers
2air'
__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 07:35 PM   #46
3 Rivet Member
 
2009 25' SS International
Pasadena , California
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 147
i got a pace-edwards rectractable cover with "explorer rails", so i can put a roof/bike rack "over" the bed/cover... works great for me and keeps the bed open for luggage and more weather sensitive items...
__________________
flmgrip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 11:40 AM   #47
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Boulder , Colorado
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
Bike rack

Quote:
Originally Posted by 85MH325 View Post
There are a variety of reasons for not carrying bikes on the back of an Airstream, but the best one is that it beats the bikes to death. They're exposed to weather and are an easier theft target.

We bought an inexpensive floor rack, and "garage" the bikes inside the trailer when on the road. When we park, the rack goes outside, and so do the bikes; locked together and to the trailer, with the rack, under bar-b-que covers for weather protection.

Roger
Can you be more specific about the type of floor rack you have?? Did you buy it at a bike shop???
__________________
sdkornfeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 11:44 AM   #48
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdkornfeld View Post
Can you be more specific about the type of floor rack you have?? Did you buy it at a bike shop???
see posts 19, 23, 27, 32 for the floor stand in question.

the yakima beddy jo can also be used in this way (inside trailer or outside/stand) with front wheel removed.

cheers
2air'
__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 07:36 AM   #49
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Boulder , Colorado
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
I wrote you on another page, but since I am new to the process not certain where to look for a response. Perhaps this will work. I am interested in more specifics about your bike rack which you put into your trailer.
We are picking up our new 27'FB today and would like to travel with bikes. Thanks, Stan
__________________
sdkornfeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 05:49 PM   #50
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,101
Images: 21
Here's my indoor storage solution:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bikerack1.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	107.7 KB
ID:	105194   Click image for larger version

Name:	bikerackclose.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	121.8 KB
ID:	105195  

__________________

__________________
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bike Friday / Swift Folder / Airnimal folding bike? 85MH325 Off Topic Forum 47 09-26-2008 07:21 AM
Mtn Bike Weekend Airstream Ambassador WyoRacerX On The Road... 30 08-29-2008 08:23 AM
Guy on bike pulling airstream tanyajeff 1959-69 Tradewind 7 04-23-2008 12:52 PM
Any ideas for bike racks on a Bambi? Tink&3Girls 1997 - 2004 Bambi 3 10-11-2006 03:01 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.