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Old 03-20-2015, 04:47 PM   #15
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This is a bike rack I made for our last trip. It is mounted to our tongue box but could be mounted to your box. The rack is simple to make once I came up with a plan.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:12 PM   #16
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Nice work, too! Good to meet you at the rally last week.

What did you use for the upper clamping arms?


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Old 03-20-2015, 05:33 PM   #17
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There is a commercially made bike rack that mounts on the trailer tongue and above the propane tanks. Item #72004 at Camping World. About $250. One could be made cheaper I'm sure. I'm considering doing one for our Casita. May downsize to 11 lb propane tanks to offset the extra weight.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:13 PM   #18
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The upper arms are from Fiamma the people that make the awnings that come on Scamp and Casita campers
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:33 PM   #19
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No one says bikes have to be carried outside... not on the front or rear of the trailer or inside the tug.

Depending on the value of the bike(s) perhaps you want to protect that asset. From theft or road rash. What it does, is make the interior of the trailer almost unusable during travel. You can't just pull over and fix a sandwich or use the "facilities." It may be worth it to you or not. This solution is cheap and secures the bike(s).
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:32 AM   #20
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No one says bikes have to be carried outside... not on the front or rear of the trailer or inside the tug.

Depending on the value of the bike(s) perhaps you want to protect that asset. From theft or road rash. What it does, is make the interior of the trailer almost unusable during travel. You can't just pull over and fix a sandwich or use the "facilities." It may be worth it to you or not. This solution is cheap and secures the bike(s).
I've got this same Casita floor plan and I think if someone were to carry bikes inside like this a small change would help. Move the bikes all the way to the rear up against the dinette. Should leave you plenty of room for the facilities. A few sandwiches and drinks in an ice chest would do for a quick bit of chow. I've done this many times but it was in motorhomes, a PITA for sure but did fill the bill.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:32 AM   #21
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What did you use for the upper clamping arms?

What I did on one rack I made was buy the post and hooks for a Swagman bike rack. A bike has to go on each side of the post, a padded hook slides down the post and over the bike frame to hold it in position. Look up Swagman XC rack to see how it works
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:39 PM   #22
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Bike rack for camper trailer.
Camping season is around the corner. I am in the process of completion my bicycle rack. Camper is 1980 Trillium1300. Bike rack is home-made with different optional uses and capable for 4 bicycles. When completing the work ( next 3 days ) I would post all photos for members to see. Optional uses are:
-With TV is full size truck or minivan, rack will be installed in front of camper(b/t TV and trailer) due to the capability of stronger rear suspension of TV.
-With TV is small car/cross-over 4 cylinders and WITH HEAVY CARGO INSIDE TRAILER, rack will be installed at the rear of trailer.
-With TV is small car/cross-over 4 cylinders WITHOUT CARGO INSIDE TRAILER AND FOR LONG HAUL, rack will be left at home and all 4 bicycles will be stored inside trailer. See you, members in the next 3 days with photos in details. Cheer.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:23 AM   #23
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Bike Rack considerations

Hi Jackie,

I'm till considering options for a hitch mount type rack. Just took the plunge and purchased a 1UP USA Double Heavy Duty quick rack for the Tow Vehicle. The big plus with this rack is a quick load and unload and no contact with the bike frame. I'm still leaning towards a fix like Glenn and David have mentioned in their posts.

BTW ,Glenn and David would you have any pictures showing the attachment configuration?
My train of thought is to have a receiver fastened/welded like you gents have done, then just switch the whole rack to the trillium for trips with the camper.
I'll try to add a picture of the remaining frame at my bumper-which will likely get cut off or reinforced as per Glen and David's set up.
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Nothing fancy, just a hunk of 3 in. channel I had laying around. Hard to see here, but I also added another piece of angle iron to the original under-the-dinette crossmember, to have a flat surface for the leveling jacks as well.


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Old 04-13-2015, 11:20 PM   #25
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I had a rack on my rear bumper that took so much torque that the weld ripped. BEWARE. I got a triangle of metal welded on both intersections of bumper attachments to add strength. Do a search on here, I have posted pics before.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:28 PM   #26
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Swagman makes one

Swagman makes an RV bike rack that looks pretty great. It just clamps onto the bumper of the boiler/trillium/camper. It's available in Canada through MEC, and I'm sure a place like REI would have it in the US.

Swagman S/O 4 Bike RV Bumper Rack - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available
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