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Old 10-13-2015, 09:47 PM   #1
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How to secure bikes inside the camper...

I know that there are a lot of options for where people put bikes, but I am currently looking just at people that keep their bikes inside their travel trailer.

I have a 23IKSS and I am looking at keeping some kids bikes inside the trailer while traveling down the road. I am just not sure the best way to secure the bikes so that they are not bumping around and banging things up while I am going down the road.

For anyone that currently keeps their bikes inside the trailer, what do you do to help prevent damage to the bikes and the trailer.

Thank you very much for your help and suggestions. If you have pictures, even better...
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Whilst thinking about how to best reinforce the bumper for a bike rack, one bike just fits against the bed after the slide out is in, and I carefully bungee the second bike between the cabinets in the kitchen area. It all depends on your available floorplan. One bike could actually ride on the bed if placed on top of a moving blanket.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:48 AM   #3
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I am not familiar with your layout, so this may not apply, but I have seen pictures of people who store the DR table somewhere else, and when traveling, they put a 3/4" sheet of plywood (using 2x4 "frame underneath for support) in place of the DR table. And attached to that plywood is "cleats" for bikes. Just place the bikes on the "table" upside down, and secure the handle bars to the "table". You can determine what is the best way to secure them to the "table", but that is an idea if you have that type of set up in your trailer. If you don't have that kind of set up, sorry for wasting your time, but maybe it will help another member of the forum. Good luck
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:54 AM   #4
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How to secure bikes inside the camper

VaTechman, I don't know it this would be of any help to you, but I saw it in the back of some guy's pickup truck. Could it be adapted to the inside of a trailer?

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Old 10-14-2015, 08:56 AM   #5
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My bike carrier mod for a Roo 233s (should work on other models)


Probably the best idea I've seen so far. You could do something similar to hold the forks or just the front tires if you didn't want to remove the wheels each time. Just have to put the bikes in before closing the slide.


Or you might find a small bike rack like the one pictured below to just hold them upright inside.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:53 AM   #6
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I legit just made a big bike pile. I used waterproof sheets between each layer to protect the dinette and bikes from each other. It worked well for 2 years with no damage to anything.

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I legit just made a big bike pile. I used waterproof sheets between each layer to protect the dinette and bikes from each other. It worked well for 2 years with no damage to anything.

^Wow! That looks so much like my trailer.... Same U-dinette.

I do a similar thing. Carry 3 mountain bikes all propped up with back wheel down against the short wall of the dinette, front wheels up on the opposite dinette seat. 6 foot tie down looped around all 3 bikes and leg of dinette table to keep bikes from tipping over in transit.

The key is to make sure all 3 rear wheels ride on the slide floor and not the carpet tongue or non-movable floor. With only the weight of the bikes on the dinette, the slide still pulls in/out without issues. But I may look into building something like kdot suggested....

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Inside trailer bikes

Always been successful with old blankets wrapped around them, just make sure the tires are not rubbing against anything, and the grease from the chains also don't touch anything of value.
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:10 PM   #9
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In lieu of the "bike pile" i mounted fork mounts on the under side of the dinette. I just remove the cushions and flip the dinette seat over and have a stable, safe, free from theif-eyes bike rack.
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Old 10-14-2015, 04:20 PM   #10
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I can stand two full size bikes between the dinette and the jacknife sofa. Works fine for me
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