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Old 07-06-2022, 07:32 PM   #1
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Bike storage in trailer

I tried to put my bikes (4 of them) on my cargo rack on my artic wolf fifth wheel, and even modified it to make them fit better, but I don't like how they are fitting and was considering storing them inside the trailer. I have a 287BH and my idea was to make something with 4 fork mounts and to secure them in that, and store them in the bunkroom. Then they are out of the way when we need to access the trailer in road mode. Does anyone store their bikes in their trailer that is not a toy hauler? If so how do you secure them?
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Old 07-06-2022, 09:03 PM   #2
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We actually put bikes in our 19' trailer next to the bed or on top of the queen bed with a tarp. A separate room that we could have stored the bike in would have been a luxury. I think we secured them with bungie cords, but can't remember exactly how we did it.
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Old 07-07-2022, 04:55 AM   #3
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Bikes and just about any camper turn into a PITA. I have a 4 bike carrier for the rear hitch on our TT(2"frame receiver capable of 300#'s) and very much dislike putting anything back there. Now they go in the bed of the truck and my (expensive) Trek goes in on the master bed atop a moving blanket from Harbor Freight. It is out of the way should we need to do anything during travel.

Sorry, this doesn't answer your question but you aren't alone in this lol.
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Old 07-07-2022, 07:05 AM   #4
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As i have a U-shaped dinette, i have put 4 bikes on it by lashing two boards with fork holders attached (two fork holders to a board) to the seat boards, one board on the left and the other on the right. the bikes are then loaded head to tail, inserted into the fork holders and then the bikes are lashed together. they don't budge.
these boards can lay on the floor, you may need find a way to secure either the boards or the bikes to keep the whole group from sliding around while underway. i would look into that.
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Old 07-07-2022, 08:06 AM   #5
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As i have a U-shaped dinette, i have put 4 bikes on it by lashing two boards with fork holders attached (two fork holders to a board) to the seat boards, one board on the left and the other on the right. the bikes are then loaded head to tail, inserted into the fork holders and then the bikes are lashed together. they don't budge.
these boards can lay on the floor, you may need find a way to secure either the boards or the bikes to keep the whole group from sliding around while underway. i would look into that.
Sounds like a great idea. I was looking into how that would work. Would to happen to have any pictures ypu would be willing to see the set up?
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Sounds like a great idea. I was looking into how that would work. Would to happen to have any pictures ypu would be willing to see the set up?
i have a picture of my dinette set up.
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i have a picture of my dinette set up.
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Thanks. Looks great. I may to this route as I am not confident enough in the rack on the rear of the camper for 4 bikes.
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i have a picture of my dinette set up.
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Cool. We're currently just laying the bikes in after we've loaded up, as the dinette is already spoken for, but this setup looks so keen I think I'd move stuff around just to be able to duplicate. Neat idea, thanks!
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i have a picture of my dinette set up.
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Thanks. Looks great. I may to this route as I am not confident enough in the rack on the rear of the camper for 4 bikes. Do you do anything to keep the back wheels from moving?
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We NEVER sat at our dinette table (w/ 4 chairs).....and I also needed a good place for my bike.....so
I removed the dinette table and installed simple fork holder in the floor where the table was. Now have great/secure spot for bike AND substantial extra room for other stuff while traveling. For example, my generator will go there whenever we take it along. Don't miss the table (have it in shop if ever change mind but don't think we will).
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Thanks. Looks great. I may to this route as I am not confident enough in the rack on the rear of the camper for 4 bikes. Do you do anything to keep the back wheels from moving?
no, they have not ever moved. i do run straps around the bikes through the frames to hold them all together (like you would on a bike rack).
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