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Old 03-31-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Bike Rack on 13' Scamp

I need to attach a 2-bike rack on to my Scamp 2010. I can't use my usual rack that attaches to my 07 Forrester, not enough room between trailer and vehicle. I don't have a trailer hitch on the back of my scamp.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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There have been previous discussions about bike racks, with all kinds of opinions. You may be able to find them by doing a search. I've built several bike racks on trailers but it's a topic I won't get involved in anymore. Gather info, go with what you think is best for you.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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If you do a search, use the google search at the bottom, the regular search is pretty worthless.

Whether or not you have a receiver hitch is a big start.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:16 PM   #4
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Have you considered putting the bikes inside the trailer (less chance of theft and no road rash!)?
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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Plenty of room for my Escape or my Ranger...
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:29 PM   #6
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You can buy an aftermarket hitch receiver at amazon ("Scamp Hitch Receiver") if you want to mount them on the back of the trailer.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:47 PM   #7
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You can buy an aftermarket hitch receiver at amazon ("Scamp Hitch Receiver") if you want to mount them on the back of the trailer.
Pretty decent price. I'm using a different bumper, and I want to pull a trailer with it, so I'm building my own. If I wasn't, I would do that. I only know of two scamps that can (legally) pull a trailer, so it's a pretty moot point.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #8
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You can buy an aftermarket hitch receiver at amazon ("Scamp Hitch Receiver") if you want to mount them on the back of the trailer.
Noah, from Orbital is a commercial vendor here at FiberglassRV: Our new webstore is open
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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Plenty of room for my Escape or my Ranger...
Where did you get your bike rack or did you have it made?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:02 PM   #10
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We had the hitch put on the back of the Scamp when we ordered ours, tried bikes on it once and had so much extra sway that we said never again.

Floyd, that is a cool bike rack! It looks perfect!
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Where did you get your bike rack or did you have it made?
I made it from the scrap pile in my shop, the sides are the legs from a very old box fan, the crossmembers are pieces from a discarded bed frame and the racks are off the shelf rails designed for roof rack applications. They were attached in opposite directions to conserve space and mounted high enough to allow the inside bike to follow the contour of the Scamp. This rack has served us well for 9years now.

The racks used were of a similar design of the one pictured below...
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We had the hitch put on the back of the Scamp when we ordered ours, tried bikes on it once and had so much extra sway that we said never again.

Floyd, that is a cool bike rack! It looks perfect!
Thank you for the kind compliment!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #13
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Plenty of room for my Escape or my Ranger...
Hi Floyd, Saw pictures of your bike rack on the front of your Scamp, did you buy this or did you build it especially for the Scamp. It is just what we have been looking for. Thanks for sharing your info. Sue
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:15 AM   #14
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Floyd! That is awesome. You should sell those.
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