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Old 08-21-2009, 03:21 PM   #15
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Normally I only carry 2 bikes but the granddaughter is going on this trip so I added the third.

Yes it is a bad idea to attempt to mount a bike rack directly and only to the bumper of your trailer. My solution is to transfer all of the rotational moment of the rack to the window frame and thus the frame and bumper only see the vertical component
So what's IDTT?
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:32 PM   #16
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So what's IDTT?
A camping club we formed close to 40 years ago. I'll drink to that". We would be sitting around the campfire and someone would suggest lets do "---- " and someone would say "I'll drink to that" and we did.

A slightly less organized group that WBBCI

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Old 08-21-2009, 03:39 PM   #17
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Visit your local bike shop (LBS) and get some folding bikes fitted to your height and riding style. We currently carry ours folded in the back of our TV, but I'm making a carrier out of some old Yakima racks so I can just wheel them under the TV's shell as well as make it easier to get the folding kayak out of the back without having to empty the TV's bed.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:17 PM   #18
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Well the votes have been tallied and the No on adding a receiver hitch to my AS rear bumper has carried the day. Thanks all for the inputs and advice. Its what makes this forum great
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:24 PM   #19
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anyone here who suggested storing the bikes inside the airstream...

Could you please elaborate on how you support / attach / stow the bikes inside your AS? I am trying to do this right now but I can't seem to come up with a good way of doing so without drilling into the floor and/or some part of the furniture.
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anyone here who suggested storing the bikes inside the airstream...

Could you please elaborate on how you support / attach / stow the bikes inside your AS? I am trying to do this right now but I can't seem to come up with a good way of doing so without drilling into the floor and/or some part of the furniture.

We will use one of these, mounted on some square tubing shaped like an "H", and with a riser because we tote a tandem, with rubber feet to keep it from sliding around, then lightly attached to the gaucho with a bungie.
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Tongue Mounted Bike Rack

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I have seen these tongue mounted bike racks at the Tampa RV show and while visiting Can-Am RV center in London, Ontario. They are made in Canada and seem to be very sturdy. I did not purchase one because it blocked the front window and still required me to lift the bikes to about the same height I now lift them to my roof rack. Just another option. http://www.toppoprails.com/Traveltrailer.htm
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