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Old 03-23-2014, 10:11 PM   #11
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I had a Trail Harbor by Trail Lite for 14 years the frame on it was light years ahead of this Rockwood I have now and I hauled bikes and sewer tank on it and never has any problems at all never new if ther was a warning on not but i do not think there was no doubt things have changed and I missed that on the frame on this one but I do understand the reason for the lite frame it is now called green energy. I should been more aware and looked for one witha real frame under it. Not bad mouthing the Rockwood really like just wish I had checked out the frame more.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:41 AM   #12
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You could also consider a front mounted trailer hitch (class 1) and then you can use a receiver-style bike rack. Many manufacturers make front hitches for this purpose, and I've seen them used by a number of people over the years to deal with similar issues.

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Old 03-24-2014, 09:06 AM   #13
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I see a lot of people hauling there bikes on top of there cars. Maybe you can do that if your TV is not a pick up. I put my wifes bike in the back of the truck.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:02 AM   #14
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Seems like your options are:

1) Inside the camper (we do this- we just lay them on their sides on top of the dinette with waterproof sheets between each layer).

2) On top of the tow vehicle with a quality bike rack

3) If pulling with a SUV, you might be able to hang them from the back of the with a trunk mount rack. (I did this with our pop-up pulled by a Durango).

4) There are mounts for over top of the propane tanks/batteries on the trailer's tongue.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #15
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I'm not sure why people don't just put them in the camper. Why spend any money or fret over how to mount a bike rack somewhere. Just rig something up inside the trailer so they don't get thrown around or leave dirt or mud everywhere.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:33 AM   #16
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I should been more aware and looked for one witha real frame under it. Not bad mouthing the Rockwood really like just wish I had checked out the frame more.
I love my Rockwood Ultralite.
After 6 years and 10s of thousands of hard highway miles it has absolutely
no structural issues.
Can't fault that!!
My fully loaded with half tank of water and food and gear and LP on the
way to the camp ground weight is 4300 LBS. This is a 25 foot trailer!
It IS ultralite.
We haul bikes and or motorcycle in my PU bed. If you have suv get a bike
mount for over A frame as you mention.

I would not want our heavy bikes hanging on my ladder but would
consider putting a smaller portable sewage tank there.
Our old school bikes weigh 40+ Lbs each.
A small/medium portable dump tank weighs 20 Lbs.
Not a problem to me!
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:40 AM   #17
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I'm not sure why people don't just put them in the camper. Why spend any money or fret over how to mount a bike rack somewhere. Just rig something up inside the trailer so they don't get thrown around or leave dirt or mud everywhere.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:22 AM   #18
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I strap my portable tank to the ladder but any and all weight is on the rack/bumper.


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I'm not sure why people don't just put them in the camper. Why spend any money or fret over how to mount a bike rack somewhere. Just rig something up inside the trailer so they don't get thrown around or leave dirt or mud everywhere.
That's the reason we carry ours in the truck bed - they are usually fairly dirty. Plus, it's easier to get them in and out of the bed than it would be to get them in and out of a small door - at least in our situation.

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Old 03-24-2014, 01:09 PM   #20
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I strap my portable tank to the ladder but any and all weight is on the rack/bumper.


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Hey Turbo,

Did you add the expanded metal to your rack, or did it come that way from the factory??
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