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Posted: 06/20/12 10:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know if there is a inexpensive way to carry 3 bicycles when towing a fiver without using the rear bumper on the trailer?(too flimsy) don't really want to spend 400 bucks on a pin mounted carrier.


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Will they fit in the trailer? You could set some blankets on the floor and lay them down. i know some who can still fit them in the bed of the truck somehow. They usually pack 2 bikes.


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me.camper wrote:

Does anyone know if there is a inexpensive way to carry 3 bicycles when towing a fiver without using the rear bumper on the trailer?(too flimsy) don't really want to spend 400 bucks on a pin mounted carrier.


Go to a local welding shop and have them make you a pin box carrier. I made mine myself for about $50 bucks then bought a rack from discountramps.com for $139.





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Posted: 06/20/12 11:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My sister carries two bicycles and I notice one more would not matter between their slide area and the fridge in their Montana 5th wheel.

The couch in the slide area is also available to stack a bicycle on ..

They have been doing this for years...

Try it out before you spend a bunch of money for an outside mounting.


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Wow... nice job, nremtp143! Even the bubble is framed in black. I'm betting you placed that to see it in the rear view. Nice job!

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RoyB wrote:

My sister carries two bicycles and I notice one more would not matter between their slide area and the fridge in their Montana 5th wheel.


+1. I have 2 bikes sandwiched between the 2 slides in my LR. Each is covered by a moving blanket I bought at Northern Tool. I would have no problem finding a spot for a 3d bike somewhere in my 5er.

Only cost involved was the moving blankets. If you have extra sleeping bags you don't mind getting ripped a bit, you could use them instead.


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blangen wrote:

Wow... nice job, nremtp143! Even the bubble is framed in black. I'm betting you placed that to see it in the rear view. Nice job!


Thanks! Took ideas from several on here and the "DIY" forum and made my own. I did a write up on it called "Our new 5er bike rack" when I made it. Then had to weld on the upper tube to fit a platform rack for more room above my toolbox. I'm sure a welding shop can do the same. Started with an old 10" piece of I beam and cut, flipped it, cut off one flange, welded it, and put 2 $14 receiver tubes on it from Harbor Freight. I love that they are out of the way.

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Cheapest way would be to put them inside the trailer. Any other way would require buying or building a rack of some type. Could be a roof rack on top of the truck, or a front hitch and hitch mounted carrier, or a hitch on the rear of trailer and hitch mounted carrier, or a hitch on the pin box and hitch mounted carrier....


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With 3 bikes you could put one on a rv ladder bike rack and 2 on an over the spare tire rack. It attaches to the bumper in 2 places and is rock solid (no movement like a receiver type rack). Both these racks are not too expensive and work for me.


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I use a frame hitch on the back of my 5er to haul 2 kayaks with so I was looking for a way to take bikes also. I ran across a post from someone else and used his idea which works pretty well for me. I put the table inside down to the sleeping postion and remove the seat cushions. I istalled 3 of these on the wood seat panels. Cut short sections of 2"pvc pipe with the top section cut off for the rear tires to fit in and mounted them on the opposite side panel. They are very secure,more so than on a rear bike rack and they're inside. When we get to a destination I put the bikes outside and flip the seat panels over so the brackets face down and put the cushions back on. I carry 3 bikes this way, still looking for a spot for a 4th. Bumper mount racks and ladder racks are useless in my opinion for bikes, if you value your bikes or the lives of the people driving behind you. If you're gonna carry them on the back it has to be a solid frame mounted hitch and a GOOD bike rack that the wheels sit into or else they'll beat themselves to death. You'll find a lot who disagree with me on the ladder racks or bumper mounts, I see them on the road all the time. I try not to travel very long behind them. But that's just my opinion.

* This post was edited 06/20/12 02:01pm by bigjettech *


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