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Old 03-23-2016, 09:55 AM   #1
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OEM drop-down bike rack

Sabres, Columbus, and a few other offer a factory drop-down bike rack (that mounts to the frame/bumper mount). I think I'm finally ready to get one of these (ironically- not for bikes). If anyone on the east coast from PA to FL has one, let me know.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:13 PM   #2
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You could buy one from Lippert maybe??
Flip Down RV Bike Rack With Spare Tire Bracket
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:11 PM   #3
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I could, but hoping to catch a deal. I'm in no rush and am wandering around the country like a drunken fool.

I want it for my generator project- but now it sounds like I'm not going to need it in October like I expected.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:30 PM   #4
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Here's the only picture I have of the genny setting on our old camper. I had a 48" aluminum tool box mounted next to it. Pulled it a lot of miles and they never moved.I did have to put some spacers on the bumper tube to keep the rack out straight. It did want to sag a little.Hope this helps you a little.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:40 PM   #5
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Doug I am heading to the Elkhart area next week and plan to hit at least one surplus spot. PM me on how much your looking to spend and I can look around, or if not in a hurry wait and look yourself while your at the FROG Rally....hint hint
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:23 PM   #6
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...or if not in a hurry wait and look yourself while your at the FROG Rally....hint hint
LOL, so sad news. Wife needs to be in Orlando @ Disney for a conference. So we'll be back down there.

Our travels are terrible this year:
- Now, Florida
- April, Pennsylvania
- May, Pennsylvania
- June, Maryland & New Jersey
- July, New Jersey to Florida
- August, Florida
- September, New York & Maryland
- October, Pennsylvania & Florida
- November-March, Florida
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:25 PM   #7
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Here's the only picture I have of the genny setting on our old camper. I had a 48" aluminum tool box mounted next to it. Pulled it a lot of miles and they never moved.I did have to put some spacers on the bumper tube to keep the rack out straight. It did want to sag a little.Hope this helps you a little.
Thanks! I'm hoping to have a couple of generator boxes built that they can run in. I've kicked around going for sound deadening material in them and building a quiet box OR just opening flip-up sides to run them... I haven't decided how fancy I want to get. I've seen plans online for both.

And I'll want a space for carrying some fuel.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:36 PM   #8
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LOL, so sad news. Wife needs to be in Orlando @ Disney for a conference. So we'll be back down there.

Our travels are terrible this year:
- Now, Florida
- April, Pennsylvania
- May, Pennsylvania
- June, Maryland & New Jersey
- July, New Jersey to Florida
- August, Florida
- September, New York & Maryland
- October, Pennsylvania & Florida
- November-March, Florida
Ependy,
Not sure where you are going to be in PA but if you are anywhere near me (Somerset area) you are welcome to stay at my place a while. I've got 32 acres with several 30 amp hook-up spots but no sewer. (We also promote a bluegrass festival) We also have a nice small campground across the road from me with hook-ups and a dump station.

I'm in the process of building my own fold down bike rack/storage.
Maybe we could cobble something up for you as well.
Here's the brackets I drew up and cut out a week or so ago.
Haven't got back on the project but hope to soon.
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You could buy one from Lippert maybe??
Flip Down RV Bike Rack With Spare Tire Bracket
I looked at these racks and for the life of me I can't see how the spare tire wont drag when going in & out of a lot of places when its down for cargo.
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I looked at these racks and for the life of me I can't see how the spare tire wont drag when going in & out of a lot of places when its down for cargo.
I agree. There's no way I'd put the spare on the bottom side. I drag places already.
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