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Old 03-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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Bike Rack??

We would like to buy a used bike rack for our "03 25' Classic"
If you have one and would like to part with it let us know!
Wasn't sure where to place this but at least here it will
be seen!
Have a great day and happy trails.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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Hard to believe no one has a used bike rack to sell????
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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Most do not put bike racks on Airstreams..mine are stored inside when traveling. Everyone or some of us are afraid of floor separation from the bouncing.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:01 PM   #4
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Considering Airstream only started selling their bike rack a couple years ago it's actually hard to think that any active member would be selling one. Especially when you consider taking it off would leave holes in the shell of the Airstream.

Unless you want an aftermarket one.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:39 AM   #5
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Didn't know AS has just started selling the racks! Looks like
inside is the answer. Thanks for the reply's .
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:05 AM   #6
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Or a tongue mounted one from Arvika

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Old 04-02-2014, 10:27 AM   #7
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I you want to make your own the main consideration is to support the rotational force created by the rack and applied to the bumper. The pictures show mine and the clips I used to take that load.

While the rack was made for 2 bikes sometimes an extra grandchild is on board and a third has to be carried.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:18 AM   #8
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I have a great folding bike rack I can offer you. It fits on a hitch ball and has extra lights.

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You would have to figure a way to get a hitch ball on the back of the trailer. It is the right color though.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:31 PM   #9
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We're thinking of spending the money on a folding bike to carry in the truck bed along with husband's regular bike to avoid the hassle of a bike rack.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:00 PM   #10
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Take one for a ride before you buy.
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Not to hi-jack your thread... But I have a pick up with a soft tri-fold tonneau cover that I would like to find a way to carry 3 bikes above the bed with the cover on. Does anyone know of a company that sells a mount that might work in this situation or has built their own? Thanks...
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We're thinking of spending the money on a folding bike to carry in the truck bed along with husband's regular bike to avoid the hassle of a bike rack.
I used to have a Dahon P8 folding bike. It was great for a commuter bike in the city. When I got the AS, I sold it and bought a hybrid bike. The problem with the Dahon was that is was a really stiff ride, and every little bump in the road was almost painful. Ok, I exaggerate a little. But I knew it would suck for riding around campgrounds and trails.


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Not to hi-jack your thread... But I have a pick up with a soft tri-fold tonneau cover that I would like to find a way to carry 3 bikes above the bed with the cover on. Does anyone know of a company that sells a mount that might work in this situation or has built their own? Thanks...
I recently saw a guy with a bike rack mounted on his tonneau cover. It was really nice. Pretty sure it was a Yakima. He said it was made specifically for mounting on tonneaus.

OK...just googled it. Looks like Thule as makes one specifically for tonneaus too. Other companies came up to, but I like Thule & Yakima.
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I guess I will concentrate on finding a comfortable senior ladies bike whether it folds or not.
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May I suggest you look at a folding recumbent trike in the tadpole configuration? They are a blast to ride.
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