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Old 12-30-2014, 08:51 PM   #11
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Well, I have to tell you, I had a receiver professionally welded to a pop up and carried 3/4 bikes that way from Mi. to Wyoming on too many occasions to count and never had an issue. I just had to insure they were secured to the bumper with straps to prevent them from swaying and load the trailer to limit rear end weight. Now I have a 233s and my dealer had the receiver installed before I even picked up my trailer. Still use straps to limit sway and load with them in mind. I would keep an eye on the welds but no issues to date.
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:53 AM   #12
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Dan and Shawn, I see the picture of your bikes on the front of the trailer. That is exactly what I am trying to do but I do not understand how your bike rack is attached. Is it attached to your truck or to the trailer? Thanks, Doug
Dernst, if you read my previous post and look at the rack pic I posted, you'll see it's a ball-mount rack. The rack mounts to my truck's rear bumper, not to the trailer at all.
check out my pics gallery for other pics of the setup.
or e-trailer has a great video showing the rack and how it mounts.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:12 AM   #13
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The problem with A-frame mounted racks is that you can't take it with you. You're stuck riding your bike in the campground. If you want to take the bikes anywhere, you need something that can be put ON the truck. OR you take two racks, one for the trailer and one for the truck. Some people have put front mounted receivers/racks on their trucks. There are a number of options, but they all have their pros and cons.
Although our fiver came with a factory mounted bike/cargo rack, we wanted the ability to haul our bikes outside the campground if we wanted to. We bought a swagman bike rack that fits in the receiver but it is fairly heavy and bulky so we wanted a better alternative. We ended up buying a pretty slick setup from a company called Rec-Rac that allows you to secure and transport the bikes in the bed of the truck. Although it's a bit pricey, it's very compact and lightweight. We went with the 2 bike economy package. We use it frequently and feel it is a quality product. Here's a link.

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Old 12-31-2014, 09:50 AM   #14
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The down side of the Rec-Rac is that you can't have a tonneau cover over the bed with the bikes in the truck. Therefore you can't really protect whatever else is in the bed. (Not that a tonneau cover provides a lot of protection, but it keeps the honest people honest.) Don't know if the bikes would fit inside if you had a topper on the bed.

As I said above, pros and cons with all of them.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:48 PM   #15
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Anyone have bike rails ON their tonneau cover? I've seen that done and I'm considering that route.
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Anyone have bike rails ON their tonneau cover? I've seen that done and I'm considering that route.
i've explored installing a Yakima rack to the top of my Avalanche's hard bed cover. saw one like it at the Sea Otter Bike Festival.
it would allow me to detach the rack and towers, leaving only mounts that are almost flush.
but i've been able to store them in bed so far. so, haven't needed to spend the money to do the setup.
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Anyone have bike rails ON their tonneau cover? I've seen that done and I'm considering that route.
Someone on here installed those rails that run from the front stake pocket to the back pocket, then built cross rails across them (which would be above the tonneau cover, if it was the rollup kind), then attached Yakima or Thule roof rack type bike holders on the cross rails. I think he made the cross rails out of C-channel that they use for electrical work, see here:

www.grainger.com/product/SUPER-STRUT-Half-Slot-Channel-WP34067/_/N-8ai?s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/5YB79_AS01?$smthumb$


Try doing some thread searching and you might find his pic.
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I found a bicycle rack from Support Rack out of Canada that fit my needs and my 233S perfectly. It took about an hour to install and is very sturdy and solid. I use a Thule bike rack that fits a standard 2" receiver in addition to the Support Rack. The Support Rack is low enough to clear my bunk in the dropped position, so I only have to remove the Thule rack when camped. That comes in handy when we want to bike a trail that is too far away from the campsite - I use the Thule rack to transport the bikes on my truck hitch receiver.

I'm not sure this place is still in business, I could not find an active website when I just checked. If you're interested I probably still have the guy's email/phone number. I talked to him many times before deciding to purchase. I did find a youtube post that is an animation of how the system is installed.

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Old 01-05-2015, 01:28 PM   #19
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This is the model I want. As you found out, they must be out of business. I guess I'll have to go with the Bike Bunk model.
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:07 PM   #20
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Either the Bike Bunk (on sale now at eTrailer)
Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Carrier for A-Frame Trailers - 2" - 100 lbs Stromberg Carlson Trailer Cargo Control CC-275

or the Arvika from Quebec, Canada
Arvika - Home

The Bike Bunk will be a lot less expensive.
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