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Old 08-04-2007, 03:11 AM   #21
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I think this rear bumper no no is not based on anything, I haven't seen anyone post anything negative other than an opinion.
This is an engineering question, so unsupported opinion is, as you imply, of no great help. If you are comfortable with simple Newtonian mechanics, we could discuss levers, moments, angular accelleration, torque reversal while travelling over humps, moments of inertia etc. If that's not within your field of expertise, I suggest a good source of experience would be from someone like Inland Andy (is there anyone else like him...... ) who has spent his working life dealing with these issues. If you put "andy frame separation" into the search box you will find 31 threads, some of which are particularly relevant:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...iler-2614.html
I suggest his statements are based on "experience", rather than "opinion".
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:46 AM   #22
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roof rack

We carry 5 bikes on the roof of our Excursion. I had a front hitch placed on the Expedition that I had previously but it was unusable as it caused a distraction while driving and interfered with the headlights. If you have aluminum bikes its not too bad loading them on the roof. We have a yakima rack and are very pleased with it.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:01 AM   #23
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OK henw.... you've inspired (or challenged) me. We have a tandem and I have yet to try getting it inside my 22' CCD. I would prefer to transport it inside the AS, so I'll give it a try. When we carry the bike inside the bed of my truck (with a topper) it needs to go in diagonally with the front wheeel removed, and just takes up too much bed space there. So, the perfect solution would be to transport it inside the CCD. It's a tight fit around the door, with the dinette, bed up front, etc, but I'll give it a try and report later.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:07 AM   #24
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Over tanks?

We were camping with forum member, doorgunner, this week. He told me of seeing a bike rack that held bike(s) over the propane tanks on a 'box trailer'. Hopefully he will have the opportunity to get a photograph of it before it or he leaves the campground soon.

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Old 08-04-2007, 02:56 PM   #25
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For those of you who pull with a pick-up, check out the Access Roll-up cover and rack combo at Agricover.com: Truck Bed Covers and Caps - Pickup Tonneau Covers.

Please excuse me if this has been posted before.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:13 AM   #26
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Another cover

RedTruck, I sure like the appeal of the women on the website that you recommended. However, the system that I prefer meets my needs better. (the bedcover not the females.) Roll-N-Lock_ the most advanced retractable truck bed cover available. I had one on my F150. Just put it on the F250.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:11 PM   #27
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...and yet another cover

Here's the cover I have: Pace-Edwards. I purchased it with the explorer rails. Then from Yakama, I purchased landing pads for the rails, towers, bars, and bicycle racks. Our bikes ride upright in the racks, over the bed of the truck, so I still have the cargo capacity of the bed and the cover keeps it secure.

I noticed that when I just have the bikes mounted, that the handelbars being up in the slipstream behind the cab cost me about 1.5 mpg. When Daisy is hitched up, my mileage is about the same with or without the bikes in the racks.

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Old 08-08-2007, 05:40 PM   #28
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This should make a few of you cringe... There is a 20' Argosy for sale on Ebay right now. On the rear bumper is a heavy metal storage box, a spare tire, and a hitch ball. All we need is a bike rack to run the gammit of no no's.

eBay.ca: Argosy Camper Travel Trailer -- Airstream Vintage (item 290147525999 end time 14-Aug-07 17:00:02 EDT)


Oh wait a minute. I just a a second look at the image. Could that black tube attached to the back bumper be a bike rack support????
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:49 AM   #29
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check this one out

Sorry I do not know how to purchase this thing. The owner said he would give me the info but when I went back inthe morning they were wheels up. Made in Canada. To view the pics go to the top of the page, click on reviews and then click on hitches, its the only place that was close for a review.I'm planning on making one up for myself this winter. You could also! DG
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:29 PM   #30
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Bike rack mount

The PO of my '86 Sovereign had a U-channel welded to the frame and a receiver tube welded on. You can see that he had a steel strap formed to go over a PVC pipe which houses the sewer hoses and it was bolted to the rear bumper. It looks sturdy and he said that he had a couple of bicycles on a rack which fit into the receiver tube. I have some rear belly pan work I need to do because he obviously ran over something that dented in the rear pan a couple feet in front of the bumper.

Rather than leaving an open receiver tube, I had an aluminum 2" tube welded onto an aluminum plate to mount my 75th Anniversary license plate.
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