Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Beginning RVing: bike rack on ladder
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > bike rack on ladder

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Raife

Texas

Full Member

Joined: 07/21/2020

View Profile



Posted: 08/16/20 06:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Evening everyone. Has anyone used a bike rack that attaches to the rear ladder? I need a way to bring kids bikes along. Sounds like I could get a hitch welded to the rear of the frame, but not appealing at this time.

ladder bike rack

Any experiences or thoughts are appreciated.

Thank you.

Lwiddis

near Jawbone Canyon, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 08/16/20 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many bikes? Low quality equals heavy. And bouncing every flex in the payment. Bad idea.


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, 300 watts solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL pole for flags. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, USF&WS, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet - 11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560)


Lynnmor

Red Lion

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 08/16/20 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My opinion is that the rear wall will take a beating. I suggest getting folding bikes and carry them inside the RV or truck.





Gonzo42

California

Senior Member

Joined: 01/29/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/16/20 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, I had a ladder-mount bike rack for two kid's bikes and it worked well.


MOTHER SHIP Winnebago View 24H (2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 Chassis, 2008 Body)3.0 L M-B Diesel V6 bought used with 24K miles. Toad: ROCKY the Flying Squirrel.

Raife

Texas

Full Member

Joined: 07/21/2020

View Profile



Posted: 08/16/20 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would find a way to protect the rear wall. Folding bikes for the kids is not viable given cost and how quickly they outgrow them. They already have bikes...

dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/16/20 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just bought a platform bike rack (tires sit in hoops and are locked down with a post). I had a hanging bike rack for years. Never again will I use a hanging style bike rack. Find a platform bike rack for RV trailer use it.


Wife Kim
Son Brandon 17yrs
Daughter Marissa 16yrs
Dog Bailey

12 Forest River Georgetown 350TS Hellwig sway bars, BlueOx TrueCenter stabilizer

13 Ford Explorer Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000, VIP Tow>
A bad day camping is
better than a good day at work!


Raife

Texas

Full Member

Joined: 07/21/2020

View Profile



Posted: 08/16/20 09:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 1Up hitch platform rack for normal use. The kids bikes will be going on the hanger type...I will likely get a roof tray for my bike...

RobWNY

Jamestown, NY

Senior Member

Joined: 02/28/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/16/20 10:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had the ladder bike rack you show in the link. We didn't have any issues with the bikes hitting the rear wall but we did have issues getting both bikes on the mounts. the horizontal bar should be a couple of inches longer. It would be perfect for kids bikes but adult bikes can be a challenge getting them mounted. It's possible but takes some trial and error. Once mounted, we used short bungee cords to prevent the wheels from spinning and used a couple of larger bungees to make sure the bikes were really secure to the ladder. Keep in mind the bikes will get scratched as will the ladder over time.


2020 Silverado 2500HD LT, CC, 4X4 6.6 Duramax
2021 Grand Design Reflection 311BHS

You can't put a porcupine in a barn, set it on fire, and expect to make licorice.


Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/17/20 01:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you’re scratching everything up, you’re not doing it right.
I just hauled 2 full size full suspension mtbs a 27” and 29 er all over 3 states. No scratches. Nothing wrong with a ladder rack. Not as nice as a standing rack but we’re not talking 10 grand worth of bikes here, right?


"Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes." -Bert A.

BarneyS

S.E. Lower Michigan

Moderator

Joined: 10/16/2000

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 08/17/20 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used a similar one for many years to carry not only bikes but also my blue tote from Michigan to Florida and back home every fall and spring. It worked great and was just left on the ladder all the time.
I could easily work around it if I used the ladder to climb up to the roof occasionally.
Barney


2004 Sunnybrook Titan 30FKS TT
Hensley "Arrow" 1400# hitch (Sold)
Not towing now.
Former tow vehicles were 2016 Ram 2500 CTD, 2002 Ford F250, 7.3 PSD


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > bike rack on ladder
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.