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Old 04-18-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Bike rack over LP tanks

I've new to the camper world. Just bought my first camper - Salem 30QBSS. Just got back from our first weekend of camping. All went well...however I NEED A BIKE RACK! I have 3 small kids (6, 3 & 2) along with my wife and I...so 2 adult and 3 kids bikes to haul. Threw them all in the back of the pickup this time,but I don't want to do that anymore (need pickup box space for firewood etc.).

I have read all the bike rack posts and have decided that I like the looks / functionality of the style that mounts above the fron LP tanks on the hitch. However, I've only seen the ones made by Arvika - http://www.toppoprails.com/Traveltrailer.htm. However, they are pretty expensive! Or are they...what exactly does From CA$490* to CA$690* mean!? I assume it's $490 to $690 Canadian!?

So, anyone have any sources for similar style bike racks for less money!?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:21 AM   #2
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I've seen those too and yes, that's Canadian. I've considered building my own but haven't done it yet.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:23 AM   #3
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Our dealer quoted $550 for that rack, and I believe it'll only hold 3 bikes at most. That's the rack that I'd like as well, but need to save a few more pennies first. I believe they have a version that can come off the trailer and also mount to a hitch mount on your truck for more use. I checked with a Camping World in NY State, and they did not have the product in their catalog.
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