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Old 08-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Front of truck mounted bicycle carrier..

i know there are some of these front of the truck mounted bicycle carriers out there ..any info would help..brands ..prices ..etc..
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Yes, here's a bit of info and you could PM the owners.

This pic comes from the thread Bicycle carriers. Its post #24





I also know that Herk posted a pic of his setup in Bike rack mount (please help). Post #2.


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Old 08-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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I can't help with brands, prices, etc, but I can offer some help from my experience. Measure the distance from the front receiver to the top of the hood. Get a carrier that will not store the bikes above the front edge of the hood. When I put our carrier and bikes on the bikes stuck up above the hood and drove me nuts while driving. The bike were very distracting.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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I have the same thing on mine. I have a reese hitch (Was about $160) and a Thule carrier (about $300). You can buy a rack for about $150 that will do the job. My bikes were fairly expensive so I don't trust a cheaper rack. The bikes do rise above the hood a little and it is fairly distracting but I got used to it very quickly. It would be hard to find a rack that would have the bikes below the hood and wouldn't scrape. I would hate for you to pole vault.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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Good info. I haven't seen one on the front in a very long time. When I was a kid my Father built one for the front.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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I can't help with brands, prices, etc, but I can offer some help from my experience. Measure the distance from the front receiver to the top of the hood. Get a carrier that will not store the bikes above the front edge of the hood. When I put our carrier and bikes on the bikes stuck up above the hood and drove me nuts while driving. The bike were very distracting.
Never had one, but I think Herk mentioned when he used a front hitch mounted bike rack, he experienced some unwanted heat gain.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #7
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Something like this:

Amazon.com: Curt Manufacturing 31018 Front Mount Receiver Hitch: Automotive
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That is mine in the picture with the gray dodge. It is manufactured by Curt. It bolted right on with no drilling. Pretty easy install although I did have someone help me get it up in the right place from under the truck. I like having the bikes up front much better then at the back of the trailer where I couldn't see them. You just have to remember the nose of the truck is extended by a few feet with the bike rack installed. I bought it through HitchAnything.com for $136.93 delivered..
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That is mine in the picture with the gray dodge. It is manufactured by Curt. It bolted right on with no drilling. Pretty easy install although I did have someone help me get it up in the right place from under the truck. I like having the bikes up front much better then at the back of the trailer where I couldn't see them. You just have to remember the nose of the truck is extended by a few feet with the bike rack installed. I bought it through HitchAnything.com for $136.93 delivered..
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