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Old 10-06-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Has Any One Used The Bike Carrier On The Rear Of The 360 IBL

I am getting ready for our winter Snowbirding and went to put the bikes on the rack provided with the trailer and they went right on and sat on the chains. There was no cross bars for the tires to sit on to keep them up out of the groove and this would damage the bike gearing. I welded some cross bars in and now they set, what I think is proper, up off of the chains and gearing. Just wondering if any one else has run into this ???
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:29 PM   #2
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I have the same problem when loading the kids bikes on there. Don't really like how it is designed. Would like to see a picture of how you did the cross bars.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:21 AM   #3
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Here's a picture of ours. I just have an old lady bike and DH has an inexpensive dirt bike. The tires go through the rails but stop the bike before hitting the chains. So for ours, the tires are what stops them from going down further. DH says he hopes we never hit a bad bump or incline enough to hit the tires. I think he's trying to find some way to keep the wheels up but hasn't figured one out yet.
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The silver pole attached to the bar on the bike rack with zip ties is our flag pole which is totally removed during travel and stored in the basement
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:55 AM   #5
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Made the spacers 2 inches apart then welded them in where they would keep the tires up and off the chains. This was not very costly since I did the welding don't know what it would cost to have this done. The wider apart bars are for the front tires,they can go down farther without affecting anything.

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Old 10-07-2015, 09:57 AM   #6
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Also made a spacer for the bikes to keep them apart

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Old 10-23-2015, 11:42 PM   #7
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Showed pics to DH and he said they are great mods. We have a friend who welds and we might see if he could do this for us
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:22 PM   #8
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If I were you, I'd put the bikes in the two slots closest to the camper, not furthest out, to lessen the torque placed on the mount when you hit a bump.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:12 PM   #9
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I agree and would but other things are going to be tied down on that part of the rack. This was just a practice set up to see if everything would work. We will put our wooden steps that I put together so we don't use the trailers steps and our satellite dish and stand on the front part. The rack will be full when we are ready to leave. Thanks for your concern.
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