My solution for carrying bikes & towing the ttt

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Re: My solution for carrying bikes & towing the ttt

Postby Camp4Life » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:36 am

I have two ideas floating around. I might pick up a dual receiver

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My rack sticks out quite a bit so I'm not sure if it'll interfere with pulling a trailer

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In case you're wondering about the cargo strap, I hit some really rough roads with holes and washboards. The rack is very solid and doesn't move much, but I wanted it to be extra tight for reassurance that my bike won't get dropped :frightened:

My other solution is to add a receiver to the back of the trailer on a swing arm so it can be moved away without removing it.
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Re: My solution for carrying bikes & towing the ttt

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:16 pm

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Postby TimC » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:45 pm

Fenlason wrote:I prefer to carry my bikes inside.. out of the rain.. and bug splatter.. and out of site.. of vandals

Until gas went to $4.00 a gallon I used to have a 15 passenger Ford van for them.

We also ride tandems a lot... so the extra length was good for that.

We also carried a 21 ft tandem kayak with it.

it was a great toy hauler


Like Fenlason, I carry my bike inside my tow vehicle whenever possible. It stay clean and hidden away. I don't have a real big TV, it's a Ford Edge. I usually take the wheels off and I have a fork mount with a homemade extension that holds the rear up off the floor. It works well and I think I will build a wheel holder as well to keep them from being tossed around. Don't fear the wheel-less bike reassembly! Once you learn the tricks to put them back on you'll probably like the idea. I even turn the handlebars 90 degrees when I am rally packing tight in the Edge.
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Re: My solution for carrying bikes & towing the ttt

Postby Fenlason » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:08 am

We are actually back to a "big" van again. A year and a half ago we purchased a Ram Promaster. It's my combo bike hauler / lumber carrier / daily driver. The engine is a smaller turbo diesel so it gets better milage than my wife's Honda minivan. I have some cabinets in the back. and I then mounted old Thule bars. and put Rockymount roof top bike carriers on those. I can carry 4 bikes on that, and still have room for a bit of lumber or other building materials underneath this.

It is also tall enough I can stand up to change inside.
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