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Old 03-20-2017, 09:08 AM   #21
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Has anyone installed a bicycle rack on the roof of your truck while towing camper?
I was trying to think of negatives or reasons not to.
No reason not to. Trucks are just a little tall to try and get the bikes up and on there- makes it a bit of a hassle. Otherwise, cost of a good rack will put you into .
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The bike rack I built was only about 18" from the from of the nose cone to the last bike and would hold 4 bikes. Took a bit of a different approach in hanging. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-20-2017, 11:35 AM   #23
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The bike rack I built was only about 18" from the from of the nose cone to the last bike and would hold 4 bikes. Took a bit of a different approach in hanging. Attachment 132297

Do you have any pictures or make/model if the base rack?
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Do you have any pictures or make/model if the base rack?
I completely designed and built the rack (which I still have, but don't use). I found some better pictures.

The hangers were from a Swagman rack
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:13 AM   #25
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THE MOUNT SHOWN IN THIS THREAD IS AWESOME.
Has anyone installed a bicycle rack on the roof of your truck while towing camper?
I was trying to think of negatives or reasons not to.

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No reason not to. Trucks are just a little tall to try and get the bikes up and on there- makes it a bit of a hassle. Otherwise, cost of a good rack will put you into .
I've considered this option, too. I already have some Yakima Raptor Aero bike holders. The bikes wouldn't be any higher than a 5er and you could load them from the truck bed but it would likely take 2 people to secure them. Buying the Yakima rooftop Q Towers and bars would be almost Cdn$500 so for now I'll leave them in the truck bed.
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I've considered this option, too. I already have some Yakima Raptor Aero bike holders. The bikes wouldn't be any higher than a 5er and you could load them from the truck bed but it would likely take 2 people to secure them. Buying the Yakima rooftop Q Towers and bars would be almost Cdn$500 so for now I'll leave them in the truck bed.
I looked at some of the options people suggested for a roof rack and wow they sure are proud of their product.
Not sure I want to invest that kind of money on the roof if you know what I mean.
The pictures shown for the pin box racks seems to be a very do-able option.


ANYBODY HAVE A PIN BOX BIKE RACK THEY WANT TO RELEASE? PM ME!
not trying to create a classified ad page here.....
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I looked at some of the options people suggested for a roof rack and wow they sure are proud of their product.
Not sure I want to invest that kind of money on the roof if you know what I mean.
The pictures shown for the pin box racks seems to be a very do-able option.


ANYBODY HAVE A PIN BOX BIKE RACK THEY WANT TO RELEASE? PM ME!
not trying to create a classified ad page here.....
PM won't let me post a pic. What pinbox? I have my old one on a Lippert 1621 (IIRC). It unbolts. PM if interested.
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THE MOUNT SHOWN IN THIS THREAD IS AWESOME.
Has anyone installed a bicycle rack on the roof of your truck while towing camper?
I was trying to think of negatives or reasons not to.

I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS
THANKS IN ADVANCE
Have you looked at Yakima or Thule roof racks?
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I looked at some of the options people suggested for a roof rack and wow they sure are proud of their product.

Not sure I want to invest that kind of money on the roof if you know what I mean.

The pictures shown for the pin box racks seems to be a very do-able option.




ANYBODY HAVE A PIN BOX BIKE RACK THEY WANT TO RELEASE? PM ME!

not trying to create a classified ad page here.....


I can probably help you out. I'll send you another PM. I thought I may keep it, but really I have no reason.
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Have you looked at Yakima or Thule roof racks?
i have today. looked at roof mounts for flush style (titan) $$$$$$$
thanks for the heads-up
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