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How to transport bicycles?
400 Posts
May 29, 2012 – 6:03 pm

What kind of set up do you have to transport bicycles? On a htt

306 Posts
May 29, 2012 – 9:35 pm

I pull with a pickup so bikes will go in the bed of the truck for now. If I ever change tvs to an suv or similar, I just plan on putting bikes inside the trailer with a moving blanket and some provisions to protect any furnishings and the floor. We have, what I would call, nice bikes so I,m not comfortable strapping them to a carrier on the back of the trailer for fear of failure of the rack and or straps where the bikes will end up on the road without us knowing.
Moving blankets are relatively cheap.

450 Posts
May 30, 2012 – 7:35 am

Ours go in the truck bed as well and that works great.  But,  it would be nice to put them somewhere else when the weather is bad.  That way I could keep the bed closed and everything dry.

255 Posts
May 30, 2012 – 11:35 am

[quote author=samebutdifferent link=topic=1676.msg13852#msg13852 date=1338328994]
What kind of set up do you have to transport bicycles? On a htt

if you’re thinking of putting them on the back of the trailer, DON’T!
the flimsy rear bumpers aren’t strong enough to stand the flexing a rack full of bikes will cause.
the only way to do this is to have a receiver welded and braced to the bumper AND the frame.
but this mod will void the frame’s warranty.

since you have a conversion van, this limits your options.
a front hitch receiver with bike rack is popular or you could buy the very expensive Toppoprails system for the trailer’s tongue.

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