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RE: Front Bike Rack

If you want a real bike rack, something an experienced cyclist would use, then you want one that cradles the wheels and hold them down instead of these that have the bike frame hang on the rack. That Swaggared one is a poor imitation. Bicycle shops will have the good stuff. RV stores will have ones you can toss in the trash on the way out after being ripped off. Walmark will have junk. But if your bike is junky then no point having a nice rack. Kuat Saris Thulue and others It should be heavy because the good ones are. Sturdy folding and expensive. pay $400 or more. We used a Swagman that came off of a 4 runner that was situated in the rear and flopped down to open rear door. I adapted it to work in the front receiver when we had our TC's for over 8 years. Was made for 4 bikes but generally we just had 2 but sometimes there were 4. Our touring bikes hung by the top tube and since our MTB have a crazy angled top tube, we just picked up 2 Thule top tube adapters that could fit any bike and hung the MTB so they stayed level. Before this system, we had a custom welded front rack that carried 2 MTB, a road bike and 2 small kids bikes.(early 1980's) Bolted to the frame, no receiver. When not hauling bikes, put my 30HP Mariner on the rack for my Zodiac that was on top of the Bigfoot. Just make sure that no matter what rack you choose, the bikes do not move around if on rough roads. An experienced rider? Would 18,000 KM touring in Europe with all your gear over the high passes qualify. How about last 8 years MTB in the some of North Americas finest riding areas. How about touring in Mexico, Cuba, Northern BC, Hawaii? There is not one rack that fits all. We happened to use a very strong rack that we had and adapted it to the situation.(Swagman) We also have a newer rack for our Rav that is a Thule which cradles the wheels. Also a good unit. Dave
crosscheck 03/22/19 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: How are Novacool fridges? w/ Danfoss compressor / RFS7501

We had the exact same fridge in our TC for 5 years. I have photos of us parking our truck on quite the angle for over 6 hours as we went on a hike and never any problems. Much of our boondocking was on unlevel ground. One very nice thing about the compressor fridges vs absorption is that for the same outside dimensions, they have 1/3 more volume. We had no issues with this unit. Our camping was 99% dry and as long as you have enough battery storage and solar( we had 4 AGM 6V batts and 330W solar), we didn't even run the genny. Turn it on and within 1/2 hour, the freezer is frosty. If our 6cuft absorption fridge conks out in our trailer, I would replace it with a NovaKool 9cuft fridge( same outside dimension) in a heart beat Check out our trip reports on our blog, 2011-2016. Dave .
crosscheck 03/11/19 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Box for two 6v GC2's?

I bought a century plastics battery box to hold 4 GC2's a few years ago. Drilled a couple of holes in the bottom to let any water out and put a locking cable around it. One guy painted his black to match the propane cover. You can get them for 2 GC2's also. Dave
crosscheck 02/27/19 10:12am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tire chains: ok to cut off extra links at end points?

My plow truck has all 4 wheels chained up and all have extra Link's which are secured to the opposite side of the chain by good bungee cords. Have been doing this for 11 years. You might want to sell them somedayto someone who has slightly bigger tires. I have 4 extra Link's on all 4 tires Leave the extra links. Dave
crosscheck 02/26/19 10:15am Tech Issues
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