MountainBiker wrote:Actually, Thule sells good solid racks, and if they tell me not to mount one there, I will take their word for it. Talking with them actually cost them a sale, because they could not come up with something that would work for me.
I spoke to a trailer dealer at the last trailer show we went to, while I was still looking for ideas to mount the bike and he said that people don't realize how much of a bounce the bikes do get at the back end of the trailer. His suggestion was either mount it on top of the trailer, or on the tongue if possible. Mounting on top of a Tear drop is very hard, though ours has roof racks to carry a canoe.
His best reccomendation was to mount it to the tow vehicle itself.
Oldragbaggers wrote:We had a 2" receiver welded to the back of our teardrop frame also with the intention of using our hitch rack back there, but after talking to a couple of bike rack people we thought better of it. Without exception, everyone we have talked to has advised us against using a bike rack at the back of the trailer for all of the reasons in the above posts.
So we have decided, if they will fit, that we are going to mount two of these on our A-frame tongue. We haven't really gotten to that point yet, but if it will fit, that's the plan.
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