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Old 04-20-2014, 12:34 PM   #11
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I thought it was a good idea until the ladder started pulling away from its mounts. I rebuilt the ladder and left the hanger in my attic at home. I can send it to you if you like.

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Old 04-20-2014, 01:06 PM   #12
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Ladders are not designed for a vibration load which is what bicycles subject it to. If I had to carry bicycles, I would find someway of putting them inside the trailer or mh. JMO.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:15 PM   #13
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I had a 2" receiver installed on the FRONT of my truck to hold the bike rack. Did not want the load on the back of the trailer.
To the OP...This is an easy way to transport among other options
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:38 PM   #14
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My last 5er was a cardinal and I had a 2in receiver installed specifically for a bike rack. Fortunately the Trilogy comes with a receiver.

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Old 04-20-2014, 06:30 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=f1100turbo;591544]6 reasons why you should NOT install a bike rack.




I believe it is well understood that adding a bike rack to the frame of a trailer is done at the owners risk. In doing that the OP is researching the facts to better understand the risk. In my opinion posting pictures of damaged frames that could not have been caused by the addition of a bike rack is a little misleading. To be specific the picture of the frame cracked between the two axle mounts. As for some of the other picture I am still a little skeptical. I have reinforced and mounted receivers on two trailers and never had an issue with either.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:39 PM   #16
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I appreciate everyone's advice and opinions. Next to having a hitch installed on the front of the TV (not sure how that would look), I am going to just carry them in the TT. It might be a pain to get them situated inside, but I think it will be the safest option at this point in time.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:52 PM   #17
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I appreciate everyone's advice and opinions. Next to having a hitch installed on the front of the TV (not sure how that would look), I am going to just carry them in the TT. It might be a pain to get them situated inside, but I think it will be the safest option at this point in time.
IMO, wise decision. That way they are somewhat protected against theft, tampering and definitely out of the weather and not subject to bouncing down the highway and possibly into another vehicle.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:13 PM   #18
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We researched and tried to come up with various solutions. In the end, we just load them inside the TT. Lots safer and a lot cheaper than racks and mounts!
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