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Old 07-05-2014, 08:30 PM   #11
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Thats an idea. It would also help me park my TT in tight spots.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:20 PM   #13
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Jammer3025,

Here's another front-end rack that requires no cutting or drilling, and supposedly attaches and comes off very easily.

Bodiak Hitches

I looked at this, and I'm also looking at folding bikes from Camping World, that I could carry inside our RV or in the pickup with our tonneau cover in place.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:39 PM   #14
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^^^ Thats hands down the way to go. I'm going to give them a call. They don't list the 2014 Ram. That thing is sweet. easy on and off. Thanks for the link.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:59 PM   #15
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That Bodiak company may not be around. If there not the Curt hitch also looks like a really well made hitch. It's tucked away real nice also. It's a more or less permanent mount compared to the Bodiak, but it's probably stronger. I have lots to think about. I do think the receiver hitch is the way to go. I would also be able to put my mobility scooter on it as well. I know thats not very sexy, but I can't walk very far anymore. besides it's cherry red and matches my pickup truck. Ha Ha.
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Jammer3025,

Here's another front-end rack that requires no cutting or drilling, and supposedly attaches and comes off very easily.

Bodiak Hitches

I looked at this, and I'm also looking at folding bikes from Camping World, that I could carry inside our RV or in the pickup with our tonneau cover in place.
I like those folding bikes also. We already have our bikes though. I love to ride. I can't walk very far with all the hardware I have in my knees, but I can still ride.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #17
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The advantage of something on your truck is that you can take the bikes to a bike trail or to ride around a park or small town, or anywhere where your trailer ISN'T.
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Yes you are right. I definitely have a lot to consider. I want it all. Ha Ha. I also would like to have those inexpensive racks that hang on your rear ladder to hold our two relatively heavy zero gravity chairs, but then I wouldn't be able to put our bikes back there. I'm pretty sure I have eliminated the bicycle rack on the ladder. I always say listen to wisdom, so I should listen to those who have been there.
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I don't mean to confuse your decision, but I just talked to a guy this afternoon at the park who said the bikes bounced around like crazy on the front mounted hitch. Says it scares the wits out of his wife. Maybe someone else could comment how driving with bikes on a front hitch is.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:59 PM   #20
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Sometimes bouncing bikes (or bouncing luggage racks) is due to the hitch of the rack being a bit smaller than the receiver. You need to get something about 1/8" or so into the gap to keep it from moving. Even with a pinch bolt, my rack can bounce due to this gap.

Here's a few versions, but I haven't tried one:

http://www.amazon.com/Hitch-Clamp-TI.../dp/B0042VNBP4

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FSsSMwodvHUAEg

http://www.hitchrider.com/nowobble.htm
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