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Old 03-24-2014, 01:31 PM   #61
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THULE makes a great rack. I use them on my F150. The bikes are secure, I have a step tailgate to put them up/off. I am tall at 6 ft 4 so i just reach up and pull them down and use the truck side step to put them up.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:04 PM   #62
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These are rear cargo rack mods to my Columbus and Grey Wolf. Worked very well and safely transported bikes. On Grey Wolf, spare tire was placed, tied down, in truck bed. Pic shown with Grey Wolf was not rigged for transport as tire is on rack. When underway with bikes on rack, the spare would, in my opinion have too much weight in movement moment for the rack. Grey Wolf rack - 250# limit, Columbus rack - 450# limit.

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Old 03-27-2014, 03:17 PM   #63
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looks like a rainy day would fill that tire cover up pretty quick
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:38 PM   #64
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OK Aqua that is a pretty cool mod! Is it DIY or purchased?
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:25 PM   #65
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OK Aqua that is a pretty cool mod! Is it DIY or purchased?
BamaBob, I've got a ladder-mounted bike rack and I used it once on a 1,000 mile trip. Two bikes on it, with no problem. I made sure that the bikes were strapped securely to the ladder so there wasn't much bounce. I think I'm going to try to sell it, though, 'cause I'm looking at the Bodiak front mounted bike rack. Attaches to the front tow hooks on my Silverado 2500 with no drilling.

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Is anybody using one of these? If so, does it work as well and install/remove as easily as the company's web site indicates? I'd appreciate any feedback, please
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:40 PM   #66
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here is another front mount option from Camping World:
The Bike Bunk - Stromberg Carlson CC-275 - Bike Racks - Camping World
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here is another front mount option from Camping World:
The Bike Bunk - Stromberg Carlson CC-275 - Bike Racks - Camping World
I thought about that one for 10 seconds then realized u still gotta buy the bike rack too!!...little pricey for my cheap tastes...lol

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here is another front mount option from Camping World:
The Bike Bunk - Stromberg Carlson CC-275 - Bike Racks - Camping World
The "Bike Bunk" won't work on a V-nose trailer like our Windjammer or a V-Lite. It is designed to fit onto the A-frame of the trailer, over the LP tanks, but our LP tanks are concealed inside the V and it is all fiberglass up to the back of the battery tray and the electric jack.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:17 PM   #69
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LOL - if all us bicycelers had planned ahead, the "best" solution would have been to buy one of those folding bikes and store it in the bed or basement (or inside the rig itself)
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BamaBob, I've got a ladder-mounted bike rack and I used it once on a 1,000 mile trip. Two bikes on it, with no problem. I made sure that the bikes were strapped securely to the ladder so there wasn't much bounce. I think I'm going to try to sell it, though, 'cause I'm looking at the Bodiak front mounted bike rack. Attaches to the front tow hooks on my Silverado 2500 with no drilling.

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Is anybody using one of these? If so, does it work as well and install/remove as easily as the company's web site indicates? I'd appreciate any feedback, please
Capt Mike, that Bodiak setup is awesome! I just tried to call them and got no answer...bet they are out in the shop trying to keep up with orders! I also just shared it with my son and told him Father's day is coming up. Wife and I only take 2 bikes with us. I don't think they would interfere with truck cooling. What do you think?
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