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Old 05-22-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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Ladder bike rack for Crusader

Thinking about getting this for the new 2014 Crusader: Stromberg Carlson LA102 Universal Outdoor Ladder for RV: Automotive

Do you all think it's a good idea or should I try something else? Just curious to see if anyone has had some experience with them.

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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Ladder Mount Bike Rack - Intersource D10-223 - Bike Racks - Camping World

Camping world has the same one, or similar.

I have no personal experience with this, but the reviews are positive. For me though I'd be awful nervous to hang anything like bikes from my ladder. It just does not seem sturdy enough.

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Old 05-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting this.
I borrowed one of these from a friend and mounted both of our bikes on it. It seemed to work fine and I think that if the ladder can handle my 200#, it should be OK with ~100# of bikes. The bikes need to be sideways to avoid hanging out the side to much as the ladder is mounted to one side.
I plan to try it on the road next month.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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I had one on a SV291 Surveyor for 4 years and transferred it to our Georgetown. Works great with no problems.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:21 AM   #5
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I had one of those on a 5th wheel, it just about tore the ladder out of the back of the rig due to all the bouncing back there. It depends on how sturdy your ladder is installed on your rig. I have seen lots of rigs with them on the back with no problems but have seen other rigs going down the road with the bikes moving back and forth on the ladder due to bolts breaking on the ladder causing the ladder to flex. if you do it, just keep an eye on it to see how it affects the ladder as you cant see back there when you are towing.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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The picture looks like the handlebars would bang intothe back of the trailer.

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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Douglasdh62, this is exactly the reason I could not use something like this. I feel my ladder is sturdy enough for me to climb on the roof from time to time, but I don't bounce up and down on it (I look for my fun somewhere else..). I think that if I hung bikes back there that did bounce around eventually something VERY bad would happen.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #8
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I was thinking of the ladder bike rack as well but I have a hitch type rack and was thinking of getting the receiver that wraps around the bumper. I have heard some things that it isn't sturdy either. Not sure

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