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Old 07-08-2016, 06:45 AM   #1
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Where to go with Bikes

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?

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Old 07-08-2016, 07:42 AM   #2
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I had a SUV and a pop-up camper and went with a hanging carrier on the back of the SUV. It held them high enough that they didn't interfere with the camper at all. I can't find a picture now, though. It was a Thule Raceway 3.

Otherwise, depending on how many bikes it is- roof mounting them on the SUV is another option.

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Old 07-08-2016, 08:03 AM   #3
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I've seen quite a few trailers with bicycle carrier racks installed on the roof access ladders. Search Camping World and Amazon for them.

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Old 07-08-2016, 03:07 PM   #4
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We use an Arvika rack, made here in Canada. It carries the bikes on the trailer's A-frame.

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Old 07-09-2016, 01:20 PM   #5
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I have a swagman rv bike rack on a double hitch extension between mph and toad. This might work for a trailer or 5th wheel as well. Let me know if you want a picture.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:21 PM   #6
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Hitch with with bike rack built in.

When i was pulling a PUP I had a hitch that had the bike rack built in to it. All one piece it was built so the bikes were high enough to clear the frame of the trailer when doing a tight turn.
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:32 PM   #7
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We are a traveling couple so we only have two bikes. With our 2503S Mini Lite we put the bikes in the trailer. I have an old bedspread which we put on the sofa. The bikes lean on the sofa and the bedspread keeps the bikes from moving as well as protecting the sofa. Once we are in the campground we lock the bikes to the chains on the trailers A frame.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:13 PM   #8
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For 2 bicycles, I'd go with either the type the Ependydad mentioned (we had one with our minvan/popup combo) or the roof rack unless you're trying to keep the weight off your SUV. Both are simple and relatively inexpensive.

If you have bikes with quick release fork mounts, you could put fork mounts on the underside of the dinette seats. Check out this thread:
Dinette Bike Modification

The Arvika system is very nice but extremely pricey so it wouldn't be my first choice, but if you need to keep some of the weight off the Traverse, it is a viable option.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:31 PM   #9
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We have bought folding bikes and bags. JuSt put thme in the back of the 4runner.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:31 PM   #10
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I pulled my Roo 19 one season with my Traverse. Wasn't a happy camper, got a Silverado. Your TT seems about as heavy as mine, but may be a bit more aerodynamic. If you put your bikes (you don't say how many) on either the A-frame of the trailer or the back of the Traverse, be aware you may end up over payload. My Traverse's payload is 1598 lbs. If you's is AWD, it's probably less. Wife, kids, anything in the Traverse, hitch weight of the Wolf Pup, weight of any WDH you may have (and you should have one) plus the bikes and bike rack, will all be payload.

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