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Old 05-10-2016, 01:12 PM   #1
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Bike Rack over Propane Tanks Mod

After hearing about (and seeing) the aftermath to bumpers/frames from bike racks mounted to the rear bumpers of TT's, I decided to make a beefy 2" receiver mount over the battery and propane tanks. Here's some pics (before painting and capping the square tubing):
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:31 PM   #2
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Looks really nice!! Great job!!


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Old 05-10-2016, 09:23 PM   #3
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Great to see you have a 1 Up USA bike rack. I have owned many different bike racks during the 40years that I have been a serious cyclist and 1upis one of the best ,if not the best made (but as you know they are not cheap). Another very good and innovative one is a Sea sucker fork mount rack. You did a nice job fabricating you receiver rack
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Great job.. For those of us not so adapt or tool savvy there is a rack that can be purchased that looks a lot like yours.

I had a 2 bike unit when I had the bumper pull and loved it. When we went to the 5ver I gave it to my buddy who now loves it. Here is a link to anyone interested...

Arvika 2 Bike Attachment - 7000 Series - Black - www.racksforcars.com
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:48 PM   #5
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That looks great, wonderful fabrication, I would like to build something like that myself someday.
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Great job.. For those of us not so adapt or tool savvy there is a rack that can be purchased that looks a lot like yours.

I had a 2 bike unit when I had the bumper pull and loved it. When we went to the 5ver I gave it to my buddy who now loves it. Here is a link to anyone interested...

Arvika 2 Bike Attachment - 7000 Series - Black - www.racksforcars.com
We love our 3-bike Arvika rack. Made in Canada - bonus!

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I just built a custom rack that is very similar. I'll have to get some pics up. I chose not to weld to the frame and instead bolted it on. I'll have to remove it to fill the propane tanks, but it's only 4 bolts and I only have to fill tanks 1-2x per year.
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Looks Great and suspect you could hook your TV cable to it and get good reception. Sorry couldn't resist. Great work.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:20 PM   #9
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Ha...Probably could pick up deep space transmissions with it. :-)

I welded the mounts to the frame but the hitch mount itself is removable. I originally was going to attach the mounts to the
frame with u bolts and a mounting plate but there is so little space that welding the mounts to the frame made it a lot more compact and quite a bit cheaper. I also installed a pin lock as a rack theft deterrent.
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