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Old 12-13-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Taking bicycles on or in a Surveyor

We are looking into start taking our bikes with us when we go camping. How and where do you transport and store bikes in a Surveyor?

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Old 12-14-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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We put our two bikes beside the front bed attached with a short bungie cord to the bed side (just under the lift up). We lean the bikes against the bed with the front tire against the lower front wall. No tire or grease marks in the past 8 years.


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Old 12-14-2014, 09:14 AM   #3
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My Surveyor is only 18.5 feet long so our 2 bikes go in the box of our F150. I remove the front tire and 1 pedal on each bike and stack them in the box. They fit nicely, I keep the one wrench I need with my blocks. After much practice I can assemble or disassemble both bikes in 5 minutes easy. My trailer bumper is nowhere near strong enough for a bumper mounted bike rack.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:37 AM   #4
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Have you considered a front receiver hitch from e trailer. Don't install on bumper of trailer until you do your homework..very controversial subject.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:34 AM   #5
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No more bumper bike carrying !

Way to much bounce at the back of a 35' trailer.
Almost lost the whole 2 bike rack + bikes once because a pin for fold up storage broke due to bounce.
No more...I keep the expensive bike in the trailer while travelling now.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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Look up Bodiak. They have a hitch that bolts onto the front tow hooks of your truck. I think it's rated for 500 lbs. It only takes a few minutes to bolt on. We then purchased a Swagman RV 2 bike carrier. We carry our bikes on the front of our F250. Easy to take on and off and you don't have to worry about all the bounce in the back. We went from NJ to Fl. and back with no problems at all. Also took them all camping season and had no problems,
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:40 PM   #7
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Yes, I am well aware of the bumper bike mounts are a no go, thanks to this site. Right know we are just looking for idea that are easy to do for three bikes. I have thought about mounting something to the top of my hard tonneau cover. Again I haven't decided on anything, but I may have to try the beside the bed trick to see how that will work for us. Sounds easy and rather painless.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:14 PM   #8
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I installed a front receiver on my f-150 and love it. Bought a Curt receiver and bike rack on Amazon. They have install videos on sight. I can keep an eye on the bikes as I am driving. Wife would not put dirty trail bikes in the new trailer.

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Old 12-14-2014, 05:21 PM   #9
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We have a SV235RKS so we have the whole fold-up bunk area in the front of the trailer for bikes, telescope, whatever. Not sure what the layout of a 294 is but a fold-up bunk area works great.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:34 PM   #10
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I have a 21' Mini Lite. I know I can't put a bike rack and 2 bikes on the bike bumper. I don't want to carry 2 bikes inside my smaller TT. I don't have a pick up truck bed. My solution was the Bike Bunk from Camping World. I had to modify the cross bar by cutting 2 inches out of the cross bar on each side of the receiver and then welding back together. This shortened the cross bar which allowed me to keep the cross bar closer to the front of my TT. This gave me enough space behind my Durango so that I could carry 2 bikes. The mfg. should make that cross bar adjustable.

Very well made product. It comes with enough bolts to rebuild the Titanic. It carries the bikes above the propane tanks so somewhat of a chore to get the bikes up and down off the rack. But it works. The best solution I could find so far.

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