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Old 05-28-2021, 07:04 AM   #21
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Mount-N-Lock

Check out Mount-N-Lock. I putthese on a TT and it transfers bumper support to the frame.
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Old 05-28-2021, 09:56 AM   #22
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I have been doing the same, looking for a solution for 4 bikes. I originally was going for the front of the 5th, BUT, I have a Sidewinder, so those are out of the picture. The trailer would move, the bikes would not, so CRUNCH would be the results.

The rear bumper would have to be removed and a receiver hitch welded to the frame, but that may also not be viable. There is a lot of pivot moment on my trailer due to it being 42' long, thats a lot of bouncing the bikes would do back there. Hanging off the ladder, oh hell no!! They are not secure enough for that kind of load, put two 60 pound bikes on it and bounce them up and down for hours on end, and those 8 1" screws are bound to loosen up. Go to climb on the roof, get to the very top and have them decide to pop, and suffer a 13' fall on my back, nope, no thanks, don't want to risk it. Let others who want to risk it do it.

With the slides in, there isn't any room in the rear either, but have found room for 3 inside where they wont damage anything. Would like a better solution though so they can be secured at night when we are sleeping.
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Old 05-28-2021, 11:07 AM   #23
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I had a similar issue with not wanting to mount the bikes to the rear bumper for concern of the welds failing.

I ultimately landed on mounting fork mounts on to a flat piece of wood.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I put some rubber bumpers on the underside of the wood to protect the floor. So far the bikes travel well and are secured in the trailer if we stop on our way to our final destination. Once at camp I secure the bikes to a tree with a pad lock and chain.
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Old 05-30-2021, 01:29 AM   #24
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I installed a thicker gauge 4” tubing and a pair of saddle mounts from 1/4” plate to secure it to the frame of my Rockwood. I used a 2” receiver to mount my Bike rack with 2 electric bikes. It worked fine.
My new 40’ Sandpiper is 10’ longer so I am afraid of the whip action at the back of the trailer. I am going to fabricate a receiver on the front pin box around the air ride hitch. This will have far less movement than the rear.
The Front hitch idea is not plausible for me because of the reduced visibility, also my f-250 has a camera in the front FORD emblem which would be blocked. My only option is over the pin box.
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Old 05-30-2021, 01:32 AM   #25
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great idea
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Old 05-30-2021, 01:40 AM   #26
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the ladder was never designed or attached securely enough to the trailer to handle this extra wieght.
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Old 05-31-2021, 10:44 AM   #27
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Just get a front hitch. They are cheap and easy to put on, plus you can keep an eye on the bikes while travelling.
i put a frame mounted front receiver hitch on the front of my truck. it allows me to mount a receiver style bike rack and then remove it when not needed. AND, you can use the front hitch to more easily move/park trailers/etc...

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Old 05-31-2021, 05:18 PM   #28
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Almost zero airflow blockage

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I put a receiver hitch on the front of my TV. There are numerous styles (and price points) for this type of set-up.
Adds some versatility to the vehicle as well.
The bike frames and wheels barely reduce the airflow at all.

And on the ones I've seen, the bikes themselves hardly peek over the hood at all.
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Old 06-01-2021, 05:47 AM   #29
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We only need to carry 2 bikes so for us we use the front storage bin, mounted the fork clamps on a block of wood drilled thru the floor and they hold well in place. I have to stagger the bikes each facing the opposite direction. the wheels fit in the bin as well. Out of site and out of weather for traveling and also out of the way if not needed.
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Old 07-05-2021, 02:03 PM   #30
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Rear ladder mount

I use a ladder mount rack, paid about $90 for it. Works fantastic, bikes don't move. I use pool noodle slices on parts that may rub together. Works like a charm, and doesn't get in the way. My biggest challenge is lifting them high enough because I'm not very tall.
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Old 07-05-2021, 02:14 PM   #31
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I was able to solve my issue. Turns out the rear bumper on the 3660 is rated at 300 pounds and is well secured. Good solid welds and 16 bolts securing it to the frame, 8 on each side. I got a Swagman receiver adapter and Allen 4 bike carrier. Rock solid stable.
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Old 07-05-2021, 02:59 PM   #32
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Hollywood E-Bike Rack on rear of 2883ws. Factory installed Rack and Bumper rated for 300 pounds. We have traveled well over 6000 miles with the e-Bikes without issue. One unintended benefit is that I can see the bikes while mounted form the backup camera...
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Old 07-05-2021, 03:59 PM   #33
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RV bumpers often come from the factory with fold down cargo carriers and spare tires mounted on them. I can guarantee that they don’t de-rate bumper load capacity if those options aren’t installed. Mount the carrier and be done with it.
Definitely not a good idea. My bumper would not hold bicycles for sure. My brother almost tore his off after hanging his bikes on the rear bumper. Good thing he had straps up to the back of the trailer.
Some bumpers are very thin Guage steel, others may be heavy enough if the manufacture shipped with rack from factory.
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