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speediq99

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Posted: 03/18/21 12:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on the best way to carry 2 bikes and the spare.

I have a bumper mounted spare
I also have a Hollywood Rack for two electric bikes on its own 300lbs hitch in the back.

The problem is I can't move the spare to the side far enough to get the bikes and spare to ride together in the back (bikes handlebars hit spare)

I have looked several options but I am not sure which is best or what issues could arise. I am not for overloading bumper either therefore I bought a trailer with a 300lb hitch.

1. 4-6 inch Extender for hitch to clear bike. Concerned with torque that extension will put on hitch welded to frame.

2. Under the frame mount towards front of trailer. Concerned with ground clearance and tongue weight.

3. A tire carrier for the bumper that will raise the spare clear of bikes handlebars. Concerned with too much weight on bumper.

4. Throw spare in back of truck. Pita to take in and out after trips and consumes space in bed.

Any other suggestions or gotchas with the ideas listed above would be appreciated. I prefer a solution that does not put more weight on the tongue of the trailer but I am open to that if it won't impact truck.

Mike

* This post was edited 03/18/21 12:29pm by speediq99 *

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Posted: 03/18/21 12:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have mine mounted on the spare tire at the back of the RV (assuming this is what you are asking).

The bike rack comes in cheap from Walmart and mostly straps and steel tubes.

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Posted: 03/18/21 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“bikes handlebars hit spare“

Most bicycle handle bars can be loosened and then turned without the front wheel moving.


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Posted: 03/18/21 04:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What type of camper? TT? I would try to mount it to the toung, your bikes on the back will compensate for the toung weight. Depends on what you got up there and what your willing to move. Some put them on the side of the frame. Some under, other mount the batteries lower and go over them. Maybe a picture would help?


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Posted: 03/18/21 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mount tire carrier and use bike rack that fits on tire. It hooks over tire and straps to it and bikes fit on it. Very simple and light weight.

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Posted: 03/18/21 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could always mount them to the front of the TV also.

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Posted: 03/18/21 11:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is a 2021 Palomino Puma 26rbss.
At present bikes are on the back rack and tire on the tongue between batteries and propane tank.

These bikes and rack are heavy (200 lbs total).

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Why not turn the handlebars parallel to the front tire? Extra steps, but they will be flat against the spare.


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Wow , electric bikes on the cheap , toy bumper . Several thousand dollars bouncing and torquing back there ! An extender will make them weigh more . Sounds scary to me !

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Posted: 03/19/21 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please note that there is a 300lb tongue weight hitch welded to the frame. Bikes are 120lbs combined. Not carried on the bumper. That number barely holds the spare.

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