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Old 06-22-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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Carrying bikes

Has anyone rigged the interior to carry a pair of bikes? I use my pu bed for other stuff and was thinking that some kind of interior support would hold bikes in position.

Wondered if anyone had done this.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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Lowes sells a nice bike stand for about $25.00 that holds 2 bikes in place, and would work inside the trailer. No need to remove the front wheel either. Just set it on the floor and put the bikes in it, and I guess, strap the bike wheel to the stand.
I carry mine inside my truck bed , otherwise, I would get the rack/stand from Lowes.
Do a search on this site. A lot of people were posting ideas last week on this subject and some posted pics of the Lowes rack and part number.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:57 AM   #3
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Here's how I carry one. I'm thinking of doing something like this for two. Maybe a wider board and stagger the brackets. I use a double one in the back of my SUV.

This very secure, I've never had it move during transit.
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Here's how I carry one. I'm thinking of doing something like this for two. Maybe a wider board and stagger the brackets. I use a double one in the back of my SUV.

This very secure, I've never had it move during transit.
So you had the bracket built that the forks sit into? Or do the forks bolt onto a bracket? Not sure on the detail.
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It's a fork mount that you can get at bike stores. It's usually used in the bed of a pick up.
Here's one:

XPORT Universal Bike Mount - Bike Transport
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very nice

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Here's how I carry one. I'm thinking of doing something like this for two. Maybe a wider board and stagger the brackets. I use a double one in the back of my SUV.

This very secure, I've never had it move during transit.
Good idea. I like that

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Old 07-16-2010, 02:03 PM   #7
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We used the Lowes bike rack mentioned above for a trip we just made to Traverse City...worked beautifully!
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We use the same bike rack in the back of the truck as well. When you get setup at your campsite you also have a place to keep your bikes as well. (Flamingos not included)
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I do it LOW TECH: either carry a Dahon folder behind the front seat of the pickup or if taking a full-sizer, just pop the wheels off and put them in truck bed, put frameset on an old blanket - to protect carpet and sofa from grease and grunge, and lean it agianst front sofa. Never had one move, never had a problem.
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If you only need to carry one bike Target has a single bike stand similar to the one from Lowe's. Price is $19.99.
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We love the two bike rack. We put them in the back of the camper and then use them at the site for outside storage.
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We also have the Lowe's two bike rack. On a brutal tow through some very ugly road construction there was zero movement. Impressive, easy to get out of the way when camping, can be used at home for off-biking season parking as well.
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We have no room inside the trailer for four bikes (ours plus the two kids'). Currently, we carry the bikes inside our camper top on our tow vehicle, but it gets really crowded in there, especially with other camping gear (kayaks, etc.) Before next summer we plan to mount a front hitch on the truck (Ford F250) and put the bikes on a rack up front.
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Lowes sells a nice bike stand for about $25.00 that holds 2 bikes in place, and would work inside the trailer. No need to remove the front wheel either. Just set it on the floor and put the bikes in it, and I guess, strap the bike wheel to the stand.
I carry mine inside my truck bed , otherwise, I would get the rack/stand from Lowes.
Do a search on this site. A lot of people were posting ideas last week on this subject and some posted pics of the Lowes rack and part number.

Since writing the above, I have taken my own advice and bought the Lowes stand. I find it easier than using the truck bed for bikes.
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