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Posted: 05/11/21 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

capacitor wrote:

How about a headache rack at the front of the bed and stand the bike on the back wheels and strap it to the rack?

This sounds like the best idea to me.[emoticon]
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Posted: 05/11/21 05:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Build a ramp that starts in the truck bed and extends over the cab. I have 2 friends that carry a 16' boat and trailer on a truck this way and the ramp for a lightweight bike would be a lot less involved.


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Posted: 05/12/21 05:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wouldn't strap a 50 dollar bike to the back ladder let alone a 5 thousand dollar one. The ladder on the back of any trailer, 5er or travel trailer is like the end of the line on the old "crack the whip" kids use to play. The lateral "G" force on any small move left or right in & out of traffic at 65mph is huge. Also the up & down "G" force going over bridge "expansion" joints on about 75% of every interstate bridge is the same. I have thought how is the 5er still hooked up after crossing some bridge expansion joints and that is just behind in the bed of the truck, not 43 feet behind the hitch..
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That kind of a bike on the ladder is a bad idea. The ladder will eventually pull out of the wall with the stresses put on it from a gigantic bike bouncing around while traveling around

* This post was edited 05/13/21 07:34pm by deltabravo *


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Talk to the folks at Arctic Fox and they say the best solution if I cannot use my truck bed (have a topper) is to get a welding shop to weld a hitch receiver onto the trailer frame and mount a suitable rack for the bike
on that. Looks like that is what I will be doing.


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What does the back of your RV look like?

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Just remember hanging anything on the back will reduce your tounge weight, which can lead to sway.


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