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Old 06-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
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Bringing the bikes

Our TT (27BHKS) has the cargo rack on the back (with the spare tire) and a bar to attach bikes to. We have never put our bikes on the bar. Right now, with the cargo rack up, we use ratchet straps to keep the rack from bouncing. If we use the bar on the cargo rack to carry the bikes, how do we keep the rack from bouncing while it is down - with the bikes on it?
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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Does your rack look something like this?...should be two large pins that hold the rack secure and keep from moving.?


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Old 06-25-2014, 07:17 PM   #3
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Here's how I travel with the bikes on the rear rack. Note the pin at the lower part of the rack next to the rear of the RV. No bouncing here. But I've never ran behind my rig traveling down the X-way to verify.
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Yes, those pins are there. I guess I thought that there would still be bouncing going on. I guess I should put on my running shoes and load up the TT. lol

Where did you find the little bracket things for the tires?
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:19 PM   #5
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I bought them at Camping World, but I just found them on Amazon. See the link;
http://www.amazon.com/Stromberg-Carl...ltra+Bike+Rack

They work quite well. The only down side is that you can't swing the rack back up with them attached as the carriers hit the back of the RV. I just leave it down all the time since when ever we travel, the bikes go with us anyway.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:25 PM   #7
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while the bikes are loaded on the rack you can grab the outer edge of the folded down rack when the pins are in place, pull up with your hands and arms, if rack moves up that is how much bounce you will have in the lowered rack I have the same rack on my 2014 275 surveyor and the bounce is very minimal I hope this helps you feel more secure with the rack, I also like to know whats going on back there so this helps me knowing there is not a lot of bounce thanks for reading my post
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I did this for mine. I took the spare off and stored it under the front queen bed.


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I have this same rack on mine. Was pretty excited about it when we got it but have yet to use it for anything. I had some concerns about the spare tire clearance with the rack down. Did you run into any issues whit this?
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Yep. Too much weight with the spare still on. Bounced enough to lose a bumper cap. Spare is under the bed or in the truck bed.


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