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Old 01-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #11
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I made a pin box mount for mine and bought a rack from Loading Ramps, Hauling, Transport, & Skateboard Ramp Superstore - Discount Ramps.com Here are the pics. I did a write up on it as well.





Have less than $50 in mount and rack was around $149 I believe. With a Sidewinder, you make a 'clamp' with bolts to secure a mount around your flat piece instead of drilling through it. Then use a 'hanging' bike rack and use straps to secure them to the upright post of the rack so they will clear the rear of your truck. A few on here and rv.net have done them with short beds. Just a little ingenuity and you can do it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:35 AM   #12
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I have looked at all of the outside solutions the only one that seemed worry free was the pin box mount but, I have a sidewinder hitch and so I can't use that idea. I think Herk quit using his front bumper mount idea due to it damaging his hood and messing with his mind while driving. When I have my slide closed there is enough room to put 2 bikes end to end in the living room/kitchen area. On the slide there is a sofa and a regular type dining room table with 4 chairs instead of a collapsible dinette. Across from the sofa are 2 swivel chairs I am just looking for some way to make sure that the table, sofa and chairs don't get messed up from shifting bikes.
I quit taking the bikes because my DW could no longer bend her right knee. She has had a knee replacement in October but is in no way ready for bike riding.

We are going to FL this year, but are staying at MacDill and everything there is close to the FAMCAMP is in walking distance OR it is so far away we would need to drive. If we had added Sigsbee Key FAMCAMP, one bike would have been placed inside the camper covered by a moving blanket or similar because the BX and Commissary is within biking distance and a bit farther than I care to walk carrying groceries.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:00 PM   #13
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I made a pin box mount for mine and bought a rack from Loading Ramps, Hauling, Transport, & Skateboard Ramp Superstore - Discount Ramps.com Here are the pics. I did a write up on it as well.

Have less than $50 in mount and rack was around $149 I believe. With a Sidewinder, you make a 'clamp' with bolts to secure a mount around your flat piece instead of drilling through it. Then use a 'hanging' bike rack and use straps to secure them to the upright post of the rack so they will clear the rear of your truck. A few on here and rv.net have done them with short beds. Just a little ingenuity and you can do it.
That looks like a great solution!
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I really do not like having my bikes up in the wind and rock/sand storm of the full headwind. Mounted to the 5er or front of the truck, either way, they get the full brunt of the paint being sandblasted from the frames. Also, the running gear, chains, cables, and tires do last too long bearing the constant onslaught. I have seen people mount their bikes on the back of the rig but only if you have a "smooth coat" TT. Check out SeaSucker | Vacuum Mounting Systems Not cheap but cool. Check out the shots of bike on a stock car at 180 mph.

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