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Old 04-10-2015, 07:44 AM   #1
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Looking to add a bike rack to back of TT. Leaning towards adding a hitch mount and getting a rack to fit that....not sure about the ladder rack style.....needs to hold 4 bikes (2 adult, 2 child). What does everyone else do?

My rear bumper has spare tire on left and grill with swing arm in middle...may make hitch rack interesting to mount/fit in.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:49 AM   #2
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You might as well do a search on the forum for "Bike racks". There is a lot of information to be aware of before attempting. ie: broken welds, voided warranties, etc. There are options though,
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:22 AM   #3
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Looking to add a bike rack to back of TT. Leaning towards adding a hitch mount and getting a rack to fit that....not sure about the ladder rack style.....needs to hold 4 bikes (2 adult, 2 child). What does everyone else do?

My rear bumper has spare tire on left and grill with swing arm in middle...may make hitch rack interesting to mount/fit in.
Sounds like your bumper's capacity is already maxed out.

You might want to look at a front mount option.
Frame and bumper cracks are no joke.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:54 AM   #4
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Didn't think of this.....so I may have to go with front mount or ladder rack. I think ladder rack is rated for 300lbs
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:03 AM   #5
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Didn't think of this.....so I may have to go with front mount or ladder rack. I think ladder rack is rated for 300lbs
Think again, the ladder is rated for a static load ONLY!
I think the ladder rack would be worse then the bumper.


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Old 04-10-2015, 09:05 AM   #6
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I agree. Let me search around and see what's available.
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I agree. Let me search around and see what's available.
Turbs beat me to it.

4 bikes on the ladder would most likely loosen it to failure in just a few trips.

Perhaps inside for the 2 kids bikes and front of (or ON) the truck for the 2 adults. If a travel trailer, there are more options like a trailer tongue mount or truck bed.
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Yes, right now kids bikes are inside camper, dont have adult bikes yet....but eventually prolly will have them..

Never seen a trailer tongue mount.... Any pics or links?
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Yes, right now kids bikes are inside camper, dont have adult bikes yet....but eventually prolly will have them..

Never seen a trailer tongue mount.... Any pics or links?
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Truck mount solutions abound:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...2F%3B800%3B600
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Nice. I like that option. Thanks!
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