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Old 07-08-2016, 09:12 AM   #1
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A-Frame Bike racks

I would like to mount a bike rack on the back of my Rockwood A-Frame camper. Is this possible?
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:08 PM   #2
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At least one other member has successfully done it by attaching the support directly to the frame under the camper.

You don't mention the model you have. Most FR AFrames are built tongue heavy so the additional weight of one or two bikes will not upset the balance required for safe towing. But I would weigh the camper first, fully loaded for camping with the tank and water heater filled, just to make sure the mods will not overload the axle. The effect of the mount, the bike rack and the bikes will be greater on the axle than the individual parts on a scale.

Just be sure you know what you are doing with major mods like this because if it falls off on the road someone could get hurt. Lastly, I can't say it won't work or don't do it, only that I wouldn't do it. YMMV
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:58 PM   #3
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I would like to mount a bike rack on the back of my Rockwood A-Frame camper. Is this possible?
If you do a search online for bike racks for pop up campers there's lots of ideas of different designs. I copied one for the front over the propane tanks and the rear wheels rest on the roof area.i towed from fla to calf and back without issues.
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I would like to mount a bike rack on the back of my Rockwood A-Frame camper. Is this possible?
Bike Rack

This is the one I copied
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:18 PM   #5
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i asked, and dealer said anything mounted to the (basically useless) rear bumper would likely void warranty. they offer an expensive rack that mounts over the front hatch, making it essentially inaccessible. i opted for a front mount receiver hitch on my tv (ford van) that accepts a sturdy tray style bike rack from curt. working well so far.

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I thought about this option...has anyone give this a try??


plus something like this...

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that'd probably work great if tv is an open pickup. would likely completely block access to rear doors of a van though.

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I have tried it. since the bikes stick out or your tongue you're turning radius as far as hitting the gas bottles is not good and will cause damage
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Those also magnify the effect of the tongue weight and increase the chance of trailer sway. Now sway is not much of a problem with our campers, but because of that fact, tonge weights are relatively high. Then adding the weight of the device, rack and bikes. You better have plenty of spare rear axle capacity. So read the TV capacity axle sticker and get yourself to a scale to make an informed decision.
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