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Old 11-08-2015, 01:01 AM   #1
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Carrying Bikes

I've been looking for a way to carry bikes on my Roo19 since I bought it 4 months ago. Carrying on the back bumper was out because the bumper isn't strong enough for a traditional bike rack. Putting a rack on the front of my trailer was cost prohibitive and I'm not sure the available racks would fit. I found a $40 solution on this forum that worked. Took about 15 minutes to install. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-08-2015, 03:36 PM   #2
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I have been all over this with my Roo 183. Tried to find a rack for over the propane tanks, and found there is no clearance on any of them to open the front bunk. Yes you can put them on the dinette like you did, but I am not good at taking the front wheel of of some of our adult size bikes. My door is directly in front of my dinette so I may eventually adapt something for some of the bikes. This summer I strapped them all standing up in the floor space in the trailer- it took way to long to load and unload. That and I was afraid of scratching my woodwork. I now have a floor stand for 2 bikes, and a bike rack that actually clamps on to my equalizer hitch. The fourth bike, if that person comes, is still getting strapped, I guess. We put kayaks on the car roof usually, so not room for even 1 bike. What to do....what to do....?


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Old 03-31-2016, 10:29 PM   #3
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I've been looking for a way to carry bikes on my Roo19 since I bought it 4 months ago. Carrying on the back bumper was out because the bumper isn't strong enough for a traditional bike rack. Putting a rack on the front of my trailer was cost prohibitive and I'm not sure the available racks would fit. I found a $40 solution on this forum that worked. Took about 15 minutes to install.


This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing! I hope to be able to do the same thing with our 23WS when we get it.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:18 AM   #4
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If you can do without the propane, and I realize that's a big IF for most ppl, but we do and that leaves a great place to carry bikes,.....the front one slides forward and then can swivel side to side to allow for hooking up the WDH,......took awhile for me to get the system figured out, but very pleased with how it works and it gets the bikes out of the camper shell on the truck,.....just another idea, IF you can do without the gas
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:25 PM   #5
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Hope it works out for you. One if the best mods I've done on my hybrid. Just make sure you get thick enough plywood to handle the stresses of going down the road. I think I used 3/4 inch and it does just fine.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:17 AM   #6
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Great tip, thanks again!
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If you can weld, you can get a receiver from a truck and fab it to fit your frame, I have been hauling my bikes on the back of my hybrid for 6 years, here is what I made for my 23 ws.
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Can I come to your house to put one on my 183.....? I can't weld and this seems to be the best solution. We carry kayaks on the TV, and bikes inside camper.....what a pain!


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Old 04-12-2016, 04:59 AM   #9
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If I were you I would give this a try.

Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 22" to 72" Wide Curt RV Hitch 13703
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:09 AM   #10
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Had this installed on my Roo 19. I had it for 3 yrs and I'm guessing it's still going strong on the folks who bought it 2 yrs ago. PDF shows how it was laid out. Installed by my dealers certified welder. It was a bit pricey, though; about $600 as I recall. (But the dealer did the one for my Mini Lite for free!! So I figure I've gotten 2 for $300 each!)
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