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garmp

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Posted: 11/25/20 03:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We ordered our ebikes (2) and are excited to hit the road with them. We ordered a tilt hitch suited for ebikes and the RV. Now we need to find a suitable cover to use while traveling.
We had a scooter we used to carry and simply used a BBQ pit cover, but it did flap terribly and did not protect the underside.
Do you carry bikes and use a cover? Do you like it? Easy to put on? Cost efficient & durable? Any thoughts?
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We put 2 bikes in the back of the car. I got an ebike ( and she's getting one) but it won't fit in the car. I didn't want it out in the weather so now we pull the pickup and the bikes go in it. The cover seems like it would be a pain.





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Get a few moving blankets from Harbor freight or Amazon. Take the pedals off, take the front wheels off, lay a moving blanket down on the bed. Turn the handlebars and lay one bike on the blanket. Put another moving blanket down and put the 2nd bike on top of that. Secure with a strap or bungee cord or rope so they don't move around.


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We carry our ebikes on a rack in the front of our TV without a cover that would obstruct the headlights and license. We cover while camped. We also take the seats off while traveling and while camping.
If you haul the bikes on the back of your RV they will get very dirty.


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Find a local awning shop. They can easily make one for you.

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I have 2 foldable Lectric XP bikes and put them on the rack on the back of the trailer. I also use the packing blankets from Harbor Freight, just wrap them up and secure them with bungy cords. I use the blankets as much for concealment as for protection.
I also use large cable tie downs with padlocks for added security.

* This post was edited 12/03/20 08:31am by Lightning55 *

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I would not carry expensive bikes out side unless absolutely necessary. I carry my bikes in one of my pass trus by removing the front wheel and seat and tilting the handlebars flat. If I bought a smaller unit like a 24 ft Class C I would look for one with a large storage bay in the rear and store them there. As a last resort if the MH had little outside storage I would get a custom cover like the grill cover you mentioned and add snaps on it to snap to the bottom of a carrier to keep the rain off and keep the cover from flapping.

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Posted: 11/27/20 06:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a giant bag from Amazon that protected our 2 bicycles - it completely enclosed them and had straps that could tighten to stop flapping. It was similar to this:
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We’ve traveled 15k+ miles over the last two years with ebikes on a rack using a cover we purchased from Walmart for ~$60 (Formosa brand). The cover does a great job, wouldn’t travel without it unless it was a short drive on a nice day. Get one


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No ebikes but we travel with two Day6 semi recumbent bikes on a hitch that goes into the receiver on the back of the tt. Just ordered the covers with the bikes. Most makers sell covers that are a perfect fit for their bikes be they ebikes or pedal bikes.


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