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Old 07-02-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Bicycle Rack for a Windjammer?

Does anybody know of a good bicycle rack for a Windjammer 3025W? I see a lot of RV's with racks mounted to there rear ladders. Usually there holding 2 bikes. That's what I'm interested in. I've read somewhere, that wasn't a good idea. Maybe it was the lightweight models. IDK. A ll I know is that we need one. Thanks for help.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:26 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan of having the bikes mounted where I cannot see them from the TV while towing... I don't have the same TT but after considering all options I decided to mount our bikes inside the TT to the Dinette where they are safe from the elements & where I don't have to continually wonder if they are still with us...

Based on others' (forums) suggestions, I am replacing the original (very thin) dinette ply with thicker ply & adding (4) bicycle fork mounts to them (2 per side). When the bikes are removed, the ply is flipped upside down so the fork mounts disappear into the storage space when the dinette cushions are in-place. This also keeps the weight of the bikes near the center so I do not have to worry about tongue weight when we take our bikes vs. when we leave them at home...
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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Thats one option, but sounds like a bit of a hassle for me. I would prefer a store bought mount for the bumper or ladder.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:52 PM   #5
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Yes , that is the exact one I was just looking at. It has a rating of 75 lbs, unlike the other one that looks just like it but is rated at 50 lbs, and is a bit cheaper. Thanks for the help. I think I have my mind made up on this one.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:11 PM   #6
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Yes , that is the exact one I was just looking at. It has a rating of 75 lbs, unlike the other one that looks just like it but is rated at 50 lbs, and is a bit cheaper. Thanks for the help. I think I have my mind made up on this one.
I wish you luck. Ladders on rv's are not designed for the dynamic, vibrating load of bicycles nor is the attaching method used to attach the ladder to the rv.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:30 PM   #7
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I assume you have a pick up as a TV and would suggest something like in the picture. I made this out of 2x4's over a weekend and it worked great! One vertical board for each tire is secured with one screw at the base so that it can swivel back and forth from the tire and is tightened down at the top with a screw and wing nut. The base between the bikes was so I could store stuff and didn't have to worry about banging up the tires. Good Luck
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:47 AM   #8
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^^^Hmmmmm! Thats very nice indeed. I do have a pickup of course, and I have a rig that I built that also holds the bikes in the back. However I also have a 100 lb Lab that I like to put in the bed of the truck when the wx is nice. In order to have the best of both worlds I'm leaning towards the ladder rack. I have read that the ladders are not designed for this, and that is my only concern. It has a weight rating of 300 lbs.
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How about a front hitch and bike rack?

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Thats an idea. It would also help me park my TT in tight spots.
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