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where do you put your bicycles when you tow your tent trailer

Discussion in 'Towing' started by JUJtacoma2010, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. JUJtacoma2010

    JUJtacoma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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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.
     
  3. JUJtacoma2010

    JUJtacoma2010 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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 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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    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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    My trailers frame and bumper are aluminum. I was thinking of this
    [​IMG]
     
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    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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    here another pic
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    Ok you convinced me enough. Decided to sell our heavy bicycles for folding ones.
     
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