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Old 01-24-2014, 08:10 AM   #1
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where do you put your bicycles when you tow your tent trailer

So I have a pop up tent trailer and would like to take 5 bicycles with me when we go camping. 3 are kids and 1 for and and 1 for my wife.
normally there are stuff at on the truck bed so not sure if I can put it on top of everything and then strap them down.
any ideas? is there a bicycle hithch that I can put on top of the trailer hithch?
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That's tricky. One camping trip I had 4 bikes to transport so I put all of the gear in my travel trailer and put the bikes in the bed with the front wheel hanging over the tailgate with a blanket underneath. But it looks like it's going to be more difficult for you since a tent trailer doesn't have as much storage space as a TT.

I would probably suggest a roof rack. You can fit 2, maybe 3 bikes up there, and then put the rest in the bed with all of your gear.
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roof rack is a nice idea. I never thought of that
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Yeah I'd see if you can fit 3 up there - 2 facing forward, and 1 in the middle facing the rear. Or vice versa
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What about something like this? a hitch rack that has another hitch to hook up your trailer to.

http://www.discountramps.com/towing-...FecRMwodHk4AVg
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What about something like this? a hitch rack that has another hitch to hook up your trailer to.

http://www.discountramps.com/towing-...FecRMwodHk4AVg
I'd be careful with something like that, especially if it's a trailer behind it. Sharp turns or turning while backing up can cause the bikes to hit the trailer.
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What Brand Topper is there
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I have same dilemma; I have bad shoulders to lift a bicycle above my head so a roof rack is outta question. Besides my bikes are heavy. I like either a front hitch or a rear hitch carrier that has a pass thru for the ball
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I have same dilemma; I have bad shoulders to lift a bicycle above my head so a roof rack is outta question. Besides my bikes are heavy. I like either a front hitch or a rear hitch carrier that has a pass thru for the ball
If I were you, I'd add a rear receiver hitch to the trailer and use a hitch rack for bikes off the back of the trailer.
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If I were you, I'd add a rear receiver hitch to the trailer and use a hitch rack for bikes off the back of the trailer.

My trailers frame and bumper are aluminum. I was thinking of this
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My trailers frame and bumper are aluminum. I was thinking of this
Don't , you'll bend or twist your bumper. Alumium is not strong enough to support the wieght.
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I was looking for why to mount my bikes and I decided to do it this way
it on the ghetto side but works very well. If is fixed so it cant be moved around but I only carry 3 bikes facing forwards and I can carry 2 back facing the rear
Here what I did


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Don't , you'll bend or twist your bumper. Alumium is not strong enough to support the wieght.

Ok you convinced me enough. Decided to sell our heavy bicycles for folding ones.
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