Hello everyone. I would like to carry 3 bikes on the back of 75 Trillium. What kind of issues are we looking at for attaching & any typye of problems. Any feed back on this would be great.
I think the back of a vehicle or trailer is the most dangerous place to carry bicycles. They become the first point of impact if another vehicle hits you from behind. If improperly mounted, the wheels can drag on pavement when entering or exiting driveways, causing severe damage. (I've seen several examples each type of damage. On a trailer, to maintain proper tongue weight
, you have to then balance on the front the extra weight
that the bikes and rack put on the rear.
I have seen bike racks rigged up on the front of fgrv's. Perhaps another member has done such a thing and can share their experiences with you. Anyone?
Another option is a proper vehicle roof rack system, like Thule or Yakima make. With a roof rack you have to remember they're up there when driving under low clearance (garage or motel entrance canopy, e.g.). I've seen examples of bikes and cars damaged from this mistake.
My favorite place to carry our bicycles (2) is INSIDE the vehicle.