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Old 04-14-2013, 02:27 PM   #15
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Thomas G. Do you have a link to point me into the direction of bikes being mounted above the propane tanks? I would like to see it as my brother is looking for bike hauling methods.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #16
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I think Floyd's setup is great, but just check for clearance - a Ranger is not very wide, and Floyd has the Flare side (narrower box with protruding fenders) so it is particularly narrow at the rear. Too much tug width combined with bikes too close means damage. His bikes on his trailer hitched to my van would likely smash out the van's tail lights in a tight turn.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #17
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I think Floyd's setup is great, but just check for clearance - a Ranger is not very wide, and Floyd has the Flare side (narrower box with protruding fenders) so it is particularly narrow at the rear. Too much tug width combined with bikes too close means damage. His bikes on his trailer hitched to my van would likely smash out the van's tail lights in a tight turn.
Should work for any normal sized vehicle. I measured my neighbor's oversized Dodge today and it is 7 inches wider than my Escape at the taillights. That's 3-1/2" wider per side. Unless you are careless enough to actually jack-knife, there is plenty of clearance.
Still ,as with any custom modification, It is prudent to check for clearances and allow for them.Even when fitting oversized tires or offset rims. I doubt anyone would be foolish enough to emulate my design without a tape measure.
The pictures were taken at an extreme angle, in order to show what clearances can be accomplished, wish you could see it in person.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #18
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Floyd , trust me I am not the kinda guy who jumps in willy nilly, if I where to to try and duplicate your rack I am sure it would differ in several ways. I am not one who believes in every post to be gospel, and set in stone across the board. I understand that there are many many variables, whe it comes to custom modifications. I personally think that you nailed it! Your design is great, it seems to work great for you and that's all that matters. Thanks for taking the time to post up the pics !
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