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June 5, 2017
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Libacon
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A typical bumper mount for a bike rack will invalidate your warranty. Has any member had a frame mounted Reese® hitch installed to properly hold attachments? Any pictures please?

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June 7, 2017
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I am looking at the tounge rack style for my 181B.  My biggest concern is turning radius.

August 24, 2017
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A.J. said
I am looking at the tounge rack style for my 181B.  My biggest concern is turning radius.  

Thanks for posting. I went with truck mounted roof racks.

February 28, 2019
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I see this is an old thread, but wanted to throw in my two cents since I have seen this question come up in alot of RV forums. I too had this bicycle dilemma, as I am a full-time-RVer and have a folding bed cover on my truck to protect stuff from crazy Texas weather. So carrying bike around in the bed is not an option. Neither is mounting anything to the trailer bumper. I have seen too many pictures of failures when people attempt that setup. I put bed-rails on my truck, and purchased a Yakima bike rack setup which I can mount to the bed rails, allowing the bike to be carried above the bed. Cannot open the bed cover with the bike rack on, but I only keep the rack installed up there when I’m actually using it. The only drawbacks to this setup are that this kind of rack is not cheap whatsoever (but I really love my bike!), and it is also a small workout for me to get my bike up there on the rack (I am wimpy and my bike is made out of pot metal.. ha!)

Hope this helps someone out there. Happy Trails.

March 9, 2019
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We ended up picking up a pretty awesome bike mounting system that wraps around the gate of my truck.  It is from Fox Factory.

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If you have a truck, I feel it is a great option.  We carried six bikes across the country (almost 11,000 miles) and still had plenty of room for our generator, and other random items. The attached photo shows what the gate looks like without the bikes in the bed.  Every picture I have with the bikes seems to be too big to attach and I am not smart enough to figure out how to make those photos work.

 

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A.J. said
We ended up picking up a pretty awesome bike mounting system that wraps around the gate of my truck.  It is from Fox Factory.

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If you have a truck, I feel it is a great option.  We carried six bikes across the country (almost 11,000 miles) and still had plenty of room for our generator, and other random items. The attached photo shows what the gate looks like without the bikes in the bed.  Every picture I have with the bikes seems to be too big to attach and I am not smart enough to figure out how to make those photos work.

 

A.J.  

Very nice!

May 16, 2019
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I am pulling my Retro 177SE with a Pathfinder SUV so the truck options don’t work for me.  Anyone else find a solution for carrying two adult bikes?

May 31, 2019
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There is a company out of Canada that produces a rack system that sits about your propane tanks.  You could also do a roof rack system on your Pathfinder.  Another option we considered, but didn’t love, was storing the bikes in the trailer while in transit.  I actually hated the last suggestion but we love our bikes.

June 15, 2019
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The Yakima rack I described above is designed to be mounted to crossbars on the roof of a car or SUV. I just had to buy crossbars large enough to span the width of my truck bed instead because I didn’t want the bike on my roof. My truck is tall so it is hard enough getting the bike up on the bed.

This webpage link has good pictures and even a video if you click on the “installation” tab: https://www.yakima.com/highroad

If I could figure out how to share a photo of my own setup, I would.

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