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Old 07-22-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Rear Cargo / Bike Rack

Hello, I am new to this forum but sure could use some help, photos, or tips on a rear rack. I have a 32" Holiday Rambler and have been plagued with rear rack & bike rack issues. I bought a " 'PRO Series " rear rack then added a Yakima 2 bike rack to it. Well have 3 trips, losing my $ 600.00 Trek bike, broken strapps on the bike rack, broken welds on the rack it self I narrowed it down that the so called " Pro Series " rack is way to flimsy to haul a cooler, some firewood and 2 bikes. I have looked at the newer fold down racks but I am not sure if they are big enough. I think I am going to start from scratch and have one built. I have decided since my rear bumper has qty 2 - 2" male tubes sticking out of it I want to make it slide on those with removable pins, and be somewhere around 3'-4' deep by 6' long with a steel mesh floor. I want it to be square steel tube, and make 4 slots for the bike tires to set in and have a removable tube that extends up 4" so I can strap the bikes too thus them setting on the rack vs hanging from a bike rack. I also want to haul wood on this and also a small refigerator too. I think I am done with the bike racks that the hang them in mid air, I have heard ,seen, and experienced enough. If you have any idea or pics of your own back rack please post as I would like to see what you guys have build or bought which will help me design mine.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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IMO, take a close look at the Sabre bike racks that come from the factory for some ideas...the design works great and boast a 450lb capacity.

I use mine for anything & everything, works flawlessly
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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IMO, take a close look at the Sabre bike racks that come from the factory for some ideas...the design works great and boast a 450lb capacity.

I use mine for anything & everything, works flawlessly

Where is the rust?
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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i'm confused.
in this post, you state you have a Holiday Rambler.
but in your other post, you say you own a 2008 Puma.

do you own two different trailers?

i'm asking because you posted a question about a Holiday Rambler, in the Palomino sub-forum.
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Bikenadan, Yes I havea Puma that my dad uses anda Holiday Rambler too. I like the C channel used on Rajon Cajuns back rack for the tires to set in. Once I see what you other guys are running I am going to take that input and sketch it up and have one built a fab shop, then have it Line X coated
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:33 AM   #6
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I was wondering where the rust was too. My 2014 320rs was built in March and I have owned it for 1 month and I am already seeing several areas of rust. Not exactly sure on what I am going to do to fix these rusty areas.
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Pic of my rack is when I first got it home from Dealer...though I have some minor rust spots now, nothing major or a little sanding & shot of black primer can't handle
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I was wondering where the rust was too. My 2014 320rs was built in March and I have owned it for 1 month and I am already seeing several areas of rust. Not exactly sure on what I am going to do to fix these rusty areas.
Rustoleum fixes rust problems
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Rustoleum fixes rust problems
Lol rustoleum hides problems!
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Lol rustoleum hides problems!
That's true as far as the cover up goes but it also, with a good wire brushing/sanding, prevents rust from spreading. That's where it gets its name.
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