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Old 07-12-2016, 10:31 AM   #21
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And now we add 125# to one side of the trailer. Later RJD
And on the first big bump that 125# on a lever sticking out the back multiplies to about 250#.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:26 PM   #22
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And on the first big bump that 125# on a lever sticking out the back multiplies to about 250#.
Ladder is good for 300 lbs, so make sure all is tight so there is no movement of bikes during travel.........
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:26 PM   #23
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The clamp on the Atwood Rack just doesn't look solid to me. I found this ladder rack at etrailer. It's weight capacity is 75 lbs. I have two mountain bikes and even though I have not weighed either of them, I'm pretty sure they don't exceed 40 lbs. combined. There is also a Youtube video on this ladder rack. It looks pretty good. Cost $85. What is FR charging for the Atwood?

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Moto...s/SP501BR.html
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:53 PM   #24
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I found this Surco rack even less expensive at AdvertureRV.net - $70. I ordered one. It looks great. I'll provide feedback after use.

Surco RV Camper Ladder Mounted Bike Bicycle Rack - $69.56
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:03 PM   #25
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The clamp on the Atwood Rack just doesn't look solid to me. I found this ladder rack at etrailer. It's weight capacity is 75 lbs. I have two mountain bikes and even though I have not weighed either of them, I'm pretty sure they don't exceed 40 lbs. combined. There is also a Youtube video on this ladder rack. It looks pretty good. Cost $85. What is FR charging for the Atwood?

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Moto...s/SP501BR.html
Unless you bought expensive lightweights made of aluminum or something, I think you'll be surprised at what your bikes weigh. Wife and I have Diamondback mountain bikes. Mine's 28 lbs and hers is 30 lbs.
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Thanks...I would not have thought that much. I'll try to get a weight on them tonight. We have two Trek bikes.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:56 PM   #27
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I found this Surco rack even less expensive at AdvertureRV.net - $70. I ordered one. It looks great. I'll provide feedback after use.

Surco RV Camper Ladder Mounted Bike Bicycle Rack - $69.56
Thanks for sharing! We like the looks of this rack as well. I was fortunate to find one on Amazon Warehouse deals for $61 and with it being Prime Day they took and additional $9 off = $55 (including tax) and free shipping!

Thanks again!

P.s., I contacted Forest River today about purchasing the Atwood bike rack. I'll post their cost when they get back with me.

The only other place I saw the Atwood for sale was Parts for my RV $95.70;
http://www.partsformyrv.com/SearchRe...nted+bike+rack
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The 8327ss we bought used had a receiver hitch clamped to the rear bumper. Since I already had a receiver hitch bike rack (4 bike model) I opted to use that. I had 2 adult bikes, 1 kid bike, and a bike trailer on it. 200 miles into our 1500 mile trip I got flagged down by a semi behind us. We lost one of our sewer hoses out of the bumper due to the weight flexing the bumper and the end cap fell off. I do plan on welding a heavier duty square tube between the frame rails underneath the factory bumper to mount the receiver hitch to. Hopefully I get to that in the next couple weeks. Just a word of advice do not mount it to the factory bumper like forest river advises.


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Regarded the Atwood Bike Rack (shown as an optional accessory from Forest River), below is the message I received from their sales department;

The bike rack you are interested in is $150.00. We do have them available here. Our shipping department is about 10 business days out right now. Please let me know if you would like me to place an order for you.
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Got curious, found this site offering the Attwood for a lower price - $85.89 not including shipping - didn't go that far. Amazon didn't bring up an Attwood.
Attwood - Ladder Mounted Bike Rack - 493433 - Explosive Powersports
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