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Old 06-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #11
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I agree- I would not trust the welds or the material. I travel with mine in the truck bed.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #12
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I agree- I would not trust the welds or the material. I travel with mine in the truck bed.
I certainly like the way yours is mounted better than mine.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:03 AM   #13
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this is how I did mine:
My bicycle mount
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:49 AM   #14
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T Biker, what is the name of the wheel mount you used inside your trailer to connect the front tire to he aluminum frame? Would love to do this in mine. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:54 AM   #15
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T Biker, what is the name of the wheel mount you used inside your trailer to connect the front tire to he aluminum frame? Would love to do this in mine. Thanks.
Yakima blockhead...I found mine on Ebay, but they can be found at almost any bike shop. Thule makes a similar mount would work just as well.

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #16
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I like the inside mount idea too. I tried the rear bumper mount as well with two adult bikes and one child bike and I found that it really made the TT sway considerably more. It just didn't seem worth the added anxiety. On to plan B...
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:48 AM   #17
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Herk's close-up pics of the bumper welds, are pretty standard bumper and welds on most ultra-lite trailers.
if you've got something different, i'd like to see pics of it.
Dan, my Surveyor came with an extra "C" channel welded on the inside of the I beam. Still don't carry my bikes back there, but I do carry 2 battery boxes for my chock blocks.

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Old 06-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #18
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Here is how I went with this. I had them on back of TT till I noticed welds splitting. Then thought of putting a front hitch on truck. Then I remembered the time I had to almost kiss a tree with my truck to back in to the state park campground spot. (Lots of trees) So I went for the roof of the truck. I have room for my fifth bike up there when he gets out of training wheels. Overall it works well for us. You just have to have lite weight bikes! Just loaded up for 4th of July trip to Half Moon Bay State Beach!
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #19
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Have a windjammer 3006w, with the spare mounted to rear bumper. Looking for suggestions ad pics if available in what others have used for bike racks. Would like to carry 2 bikes, and not relocate the spare. Thanks in advance!
I too have been searching for a bike rack and found one. For $40 at Camping World I bought one that holds two bikes vertically and mounts on the roof access ladder. The ladder's good for 300#, Perfect! It takes 5 minutes to load or unload the bikes and seems very sturdy. It takes seconds to install or remove the rack, just hang it on a rung, The only thing I do for a better fit is swing the handle bars 90 degrees.
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I too have been searching for a bike rack and found one. For $40 at Camping World I bought one that holds two bikes vertically and mounts on the roof access ladder. The ladder's good for 300#, Perfect! It takes 5 minutes to load or unload the bikes and seems very sturdy. It takes seconds to install or remove the rack, just hang it on a rung, The only thing I do for a better fit is swing the handle bars 90 degrees.
If I were a betting man, I would wager you will have problems. The ladder may be good for 300#, but that is for climbing only, not the constant vibration caused by the road and being exaggerated by the bikes.

Hopefully your setup will not break and leave the bikes on the road and possibly causing a bad mishap for some poor unsuspecting family.

Best place to haul bikes is in the bed of the truck, on top of the tv or on inside the trailer. End of sermon, will get off my soapbox.
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