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Old 11-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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Is your tonneau cover a soft roll up?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #12
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I have a tonneau cover on my truck too but I made a rack to put them in my bed. Works great and was very inexpensive.

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Old 11-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #13
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You might want to either ditch or store the tonneau cover until you reach your destination. That's what I did when I had my TT. Here's a photo of a bike rack I made out of some 2x4's over a weekend. It was cheap and really worked great. One of the vertical 2x4's was secured at the base with only one bolt so it would swivel and was secured at the top with a bolt and wing nut thus pinching the front tire so it was secure. The front and rear of the bikes were additionally secured to the truck bed with bungee cords. The 2x4's framing a box was so I could store other gear without it sliding around and banging into the wheels. You could fashion it for more than two bikes if you choose.

Here's the youtube video I used to fabricate my own.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #14
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I'm a dinette carrier and what you propose is a good idea- we just don't have the floor space with the way our slides are.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #15
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lloydg - Nice build!
ependydad - Ah, I see. my Roo 183 has no slides and thus a bunch of floor space. I forget this is not really the norm.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:18 PM   #16
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Just curious, it is always mention not to mount a bike rack to the rear frame of a hybrid because of the light frame. It is said that the overhung weight of the bike rack bouncing is not good for the frame.

If you think about it isn't the bed hanging off the end of the unit an overhung weight extending even further out than a bike rack and supported basically by the same frame. To take it one step further put an overactive couple in that same bed and the bouncing could even be worse than the bikes.

Personally I mounted a rear bike rack to my previous pop up and I have one on my 23IKSS and have not experienced any problems with either
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #17
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Just curious, it is always mention not to mount a bike rack to the rear frame of a hybrid because of the light frame. It is said that the overhung weight of the bike rack bouncing is not good for the frame.

If you think about it isn't the bed hanging off the end of the unit an overhung weight extending even further out than a bike rack and supported basically by the same frame. To take it one step further put an overactive couple in that same bed and the bouncing could even be worse than the bikes.

Personally I mounted a rear bike rack to my previous pop up and I have one on my 23IKSS and have not experienced any problems with either
I don't think you tow with people in the bed when it is extended. Big difference and the bed is not tied directly to the frame.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:45 PM   #18
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I don't think you tow with people in the bed when it is extended. Big difference and the bed is not tied directly to the frame.
No I don't tow with people in the bed but the point is the bed is supported by the frame, not directly to the frame but still supported by the frame. It is an over hung load even further out than a bike rack and supporting even more weight than a loaded bike rack when two full grown adults are on it. The last time I check the bed were rated in excess of 750 lbs. Whether it be the bikes bouncing while in transit or the bed bouncing while entertaining there is still a shock load to the system.

Even with the big difference being the bed is not tied directly to the frame then if you were to create a support off the frame and mount the bike rack to it them it would not be directly to the frame so it should be OK?

My point being and my two cents is that I have no issues with properly supporting a receiver off the frame to mount a bike rack and use it to carry two adult bikes.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:35 AM   #19
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If you think about it isn't the bed hanging off the end of the unit an overhung weight extending even further out than a bike rack and supported basically by the same frame. To take it one step further put an overactive couple in that same bed and the bouncing could even be worse than the bikes.

Personally I mounted a rear bike rack to my previous pop up and I have one on my 23IKSS and have not experienced any problems with either
i don't think you understand how a hybrid is engineered for the bunk door and its supports. the ends of the trailer's frame are designed to support those forces.
putting a loaded bike rack on a barely welded bumper is not the same.

can you have a receiver welded and braced to the frame AND the bumper and be successful. probably but most of us like to have our 5 year frame's warranty. doing this OR putting a bike rack on the bumper, will void the frame's warranty, but obviously you aren't worried.

personally, my frame's warranty is up but my bikes are too valuable to put on the back of a trailer, on a bike rack welded to an ultra light frame.
i prefer to keep them where i can see them and where i can see them if something begins to fail.
when something fails on the back of your trailer, you won't know it until you see the bikes and rack bouncing down the road, in your rear view mirror.
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And let's not forget any poor soul who happens to be traveling behind you when the rack and bike(s) let loose. Lethal. Do the right thing.
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