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Old 07-09-2016, 11:59 PM   #21
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I've had beefed up receivers added to my Roo 19 and my Mini Lite 2503S. Used my Roo 19 for 3 years and I'm sure the new owner is, too. I've got 1-1/2 seasons on my Mini-Lite. Here are some pics and a sketch of the Mini-Lite.

I have a Thule TH990XT rack: https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-...e/TH990XT.html
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:54 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=rockfordroo;1253838]I've had beefed up receivers added to my Roo 19 and my Mini Lite 2503S. Used my Roo 19 for 3 years and I'm sure the new owner is, too. I've got 1-1/2 seasons on my Mini-Lite. Here are some pics and a sketch of the Mini-Lite. /QUOTE]

This is almost exactly the design I used for my scooter carrier mentioned earlier. Two crossmembers welded to the frame with the receiver tube attached to them. Mine is also tack welded to the bumper, but the receiver supports the bumper rather than the bumper supporting the receiver..
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:02 PM   #23
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We have a Chevy Traverse SUV & Towing a Wolf PUP 18TO. I have been looking at different options what to do with the bikes while on the road. I did buy a hitch receiver for the bumper, but after reading some Forums, that isnt really recommended. I also found another option for a trunk Carrier, thats high enough to clear the WDH while towing. Anybody else had this problem? what did you do?
When we take our bikes camping, we put them inside the camper! I made a simple wood stand and put sticky rubber on one side to help prevent stand from sliding around (see photos). On the stand I attached (2) Sunlite QR Bike Block Fork Mounts from Amazon ($12.00 each). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The stand bumps up against the cabinets and the carpet of the closed bump-out. I put a large rubber band around the rear brake handle and hand grip to set the rear brake on (see photos). The bikes do not move!!!
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:05 PM   #24
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A RV tech told me RV ladders are not designed to carry weight, even tho racks are sold every day for them
We were told, by our dealer, it would void our warrant and the ladder is not meant to carry continuous weight and will eventually pull off the camper.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:08 PM   #25
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thanks everybody for the great replies. I ended up ordering the trunk carrier for the suv, it will arrive tomorrow, I will end up posting pictures of the end result.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:23 PM   #26
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Per this website: Arvika RV Bike Carriers at Racks For Cars - www.racksforcars.com

They say current exchange rate is $75 USD per $100 CN.

The frame for the Arvika is $300 CN (~$225 USD). A 2 bike rack to put on it is $300 CN, 3 bike rack is $400 CN and 4 bike rack is $500 CN.

So a 2 bike setup would be $450 USD; 3 bikes would be $525 USD and 4 bikes would be $600 USD.
Arvika: Great product, mediocre instructions, substandard website.

That said, it was about CAD 700 for our 3-bike system. At the current exchange rate of USD 0.76 to CAD 1.00, that'd work out to USD 532... pretty close. Our local RV dealer carries the line so we avoided shipping costs.

More about the product... it's very configurable (we've each changed bikes at least twice since buying it), very well built and very secure, both in terms of keeping stuff in place while traveling and keep stuff where it belongs when parked.

We also purchased a hitch adapter that allows us to remove the rack from the trailer and carry it with the receiver.



If you're a fan of Thule or Yakima you know it's easy to drop several hundred dollars on a racking system. I think this one is well worth the money.
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I bought a four foot piece of aluminum (~1 inch wide 1/4"thick) and cut it in two. I then took them and bent them into a hook with a flat side with three holes. I mounted them on the back (underneath) our patio deck. I lift the bikes up to hang the rear wheel on each hook (bungee cord to keep the wheel from spinning)...drilled a stainless ring into bumper and hold all together with horseshoe bike locks.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:19 AM   #28
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Used it yesterday and it worked pretty good with the trailer behind it

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