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Old 05-29-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Bike Racks

Need to haul 4 bikes with us when we go camping. Dealer told us that our TT (Apex Ultra-Lite 259BHSS) couldn't handle more than 100# on the back bumper or it would void the warranty. Past 2 trips I've been sticking the bikes inside, but already made one scratch that's driving me crazy...don't want to have the bikes doing any more damage.

I've seen one 4-bike rack on-line that sits above the propane tanks, but it didn't look like it was worth the $500 price tag...

Suggestions?
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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roof rack for the tv.....or front hitch mount?

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Old 05-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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I had 4 bikes on the bumper of our 5th wheel & it had extra support weld on & we stopped for coffee walking back looking at bikes they were on a funny angle. Started checking the 4 inch tube bumper was just about ready to fall off. The only thing holding was the extra supports I had put on.

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I had 4 bikes on the bumper of our 5th wheel & it had extra support weld on & we stopped for coffee walking back looking at bikes they were on a funny angle. Started checking the 4 inch tube bumper was just about ready to fall off. The only thing holding was the extra supports I had put on.

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Did you happen to take any pictures? I am always interested in photo documentation on this topic. There are tons of "anecdotal" stories of why bumper mounts are a horrible idea, but a photo is worth a thousand words.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:11 PM   #5
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roof rack for the tv.....or front hitch mount?

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Front hitch mount?? Not sure I know what you mean....
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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I purchased a front receiver hitch for my truck on EBay. Works great for hauling bikes.
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Our truck with front mount.
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Interesting....never heard of this before!!
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Interesting....never heard of this before!!
never heard of what? Bumpers falling off campers from racks? Happens more than you realize.
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hard to see what you used for tow vehicle, in your profile pic, but the best system for 4 bikes is a roof top rack system, like from Yakima or Thule.

and they can easily be converted to carrying cargo, kayaks, skis, snowboards and other stuff.
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