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Old 10-08-2015, 05:29 AM   #1
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Ladder Bike Rack Carrier - Caution

Beware of danger of installing bike carrier to ladder on Surveyor

We installed bike carrier on factory installed ladder on Surveyor and ladder starting coming loose from camper. We removed bike carrier and tighten screws holding ladder to camper. Good thing we tried on short trip; ladder may have come loose from camper on long trip.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:20 AM   #2
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Beware of danger of installing bike carrier to ladder on Surveyor

We installed bike carrier on factory installed ladder on Surveyor and ladder starting coming loose from camper. We removed bike carrier and tighten screws holding ladder to camper. Good thing we tried on short trip; ladder may have come loose from camper on long trip.
You may want to reseal the ladder mounts. Since the bikes pulled the ladder away from the wall, it broke the seal and water can possibly get inside. Ladders and bumpers are a poor choice (these days) for bikes.
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You may want to reseal the ladder mounts. Since the bikes pulled the ladder away from the wall, it broke the seal and water can possibly get inside. Ladders and bumpers are a poor choice (these days) for bikes.
Makes ya wonder why FR promotes the ladder bike rack. Nether the bumper or ladder is a good choice. Later RJD
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:51 AM   #4
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I don't disagree that ladders may not be the best choice for a bike rack. However, it seem odd that the ladder won't hold 150 lbs. of bikes and a rack.

What's going to happen when a 200 lb. person climbs up the ladder?
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I don't disagree that ladders may not be the best choice for a bike rack. However, it seem odd that the ladder won't hold 150 lbs. of bikes and a rack.

What's going to happen when a 200 lb. person climbs up the ladder?
When this 200 lb. ol' boy climbs the ladder, I don't jump up and down on that puppy for hours on end.
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When this 200 lb. ol' boy climbs the ladder, I don't jump up and down on that puppy for hours on end.
yeah....true enough!
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Makes ya wonder why FR promotes the ladder bike rack. Nether the bumper or ladder is a good choice. Later RJD
I was/am unaware that they ever promoted a ladder bike rack.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:09 AM   #8
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After hearing and reading all the horror stories I whipped this baby up one day, and stained it the next. Used all summer with no issues. Not that pretty but bikes are solid, and used for several 2 hr each way trips. I built it high enough to still load my Smart Tote, BBQ, and firewood in the box.
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I was/am unaware that they ever promoted a ladder bike rack.
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What people don't understand is the physics that occur on the road, with bikes on a ladder or bumper.
Try hanging on the ladder and bouncing on it for 6 hours, for a few days and see how well the ladder holds up.
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After hearing and reading all the horror stories I whipped this baby up one day, and stained it the next. Used all summer with no issues. Not that pretty but bikes are solid, and used for several 2 hr each way trips. I built it high enough to still load my Smart Tote, BBQ, and firewood in the box.
Ok, now that's cool! Great idea!
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