Originally Posted by pwb01
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.