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Old 03-20-2007, 01:34 PM   #15
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Suppose you could hang two on the front of the trailer and two on a rack on the back.....Benny

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Old 03-20-2007, 01:35 PM   #16
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I agree that the roof is the best place for the bikes to ride, but I also understand that Candi is talking about a van, and that roof is high. It would be awkward to get four bikes up there.

If the extended hitch type of rack works for clearance, the next issue is hitch height. I have a moderate rise in my ball platform to put the top of my ball at the right height for my Boler's coupler (16"). The Scamp likely has a different (lower?) height. The Cabela's rack does not have an extended receiver box; instead it is a long ball platform with a very small rise (probably 3/4" or less). If that is not quite high enough, an extra-tall ball can be used (further compromising clearance), but more than a couple of inches of rise requirement calls for a different hardware approach (such as the one Peter described).

If that Cabela's unit is the selected design...
Cabela's house brands are normally available under other brand names. In this case, the linked model appears to be SportRack towing hitch bike carrier Frontier A30414TW200. Canadian Tire carries these here, and I'm sure there are many other sources.

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Old 03-20-2007, 04:15 PM   #17
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On second thought, maybe I'll make the kids take their scooters instead of their bikes. Or, we can just rent them when we get there.

Thanks for all of your replies.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:09 PM   #18
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Kids and bikes kinda go together Candi. Here's a topic, where I posted some pictures on carriers that you can build to carry bikes inside the trailer. Maybe two in the aisle way, and put a blanket or tarp down on the bed and carry the other two there?

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purchasing/carrying bicycles, what kind is best/carry inside camper?, suggestions please

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Old 03-20-2007, 06:36 PM   #19
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i have a small Dahon folding bike which is easy to take... its not the size for long biking but its a good little bike to putt around the grounds with.......


they arent cheap .... got mine at a garage sale for $60...

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