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Posted: 09/12/20 08:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, we are adding another truck camper to our group and we are looking for recommendations for carrying bikes inside of a Hallmark Guanella TC.

We prefer to carry them inside to protect them from road debris. Any help or pictures of what you have done would be appreciated. Yes, I did a search and came up blank.

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Bryan google bicycle soft travel case. you will find some good options. I put mine up by the step to the cabover bed and lean it to the side


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Yah, I tried the same thing, bungee cords are what I used and Or straps... I eventually just got a bike rake and a cover.. but I had a heavy bike RAD 65=lbs... so I had a better reason to carry outside.. too much for this old sole to lift and pull up the steps... good luck..


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This is how we did it in an older camper of ours. Arctic Fox 1150. Cushions just stowed on the bed.

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I think a sliding carrier would work well. Check this example out from FitRV for a small trailer.

https://youtu.be/H-QPQHD6aDo

Btw, they are hardcore cyclists, so you can probably see other ideas on their youtube channel.


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work2much wrote:

This is how we did it in an older camper of ours. Arctic Fox 1150. Cushions just stowed on the bed.

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Sell the bikes you have and buy Dahon foldup bikes. They can be folded up and stored like a piece of luggage.


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Dick, there’s a whole world of difference between a Dahon foldup and a real bicycle, road or mountain. Circling the campground and taking a real bike ride are two different things.


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I did a similar setup to Bert the Welder. The only major difference I think is that I used a removable board to hold the bike clamps and then used velcro attached on the board and the seats. That made it fairly easy to remove everything once we were in camp.

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Posted: 09/13/20 10:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use one of these for my bike inside the camper when I'm solo:

https://www.amazon.com/Bikehand-Floor-Parking-Storage-Bicycle/dp/B07D64KTRH

Otherwise, I have a Thule Swing-Away receiver hitch bike rack that works very well for multiple bikes.


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