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Old 02-03-2015, 09:35 PM   #15
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Where to mount a bike rack on a 13' Scamp

We had a 13' Casita and my husband made a bike rack to mount over the lp tanks in the front of the camper.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:43 PM   #16
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Hi, MJS - Great photo, thanks. If your husband recalls details on how to build it, I'm game to try. Was it welded to the trailer tongue?
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:48 PM   #17
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I have one welded to the front over the tank, works great and was built with light weight materials so the combined weight is not that much, maybe 10# plus bikes

Mine looks just like mjs'
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:36 AM   #18
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You can also have a 2" receiver mounted on the rear of the trailer. I did this on my 19 5er. Only you need to come off the trailer frame and have an experienced welder do the job.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:13 AM   #19
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The interior length of 13' Scamp is 10'. The only way to fit 10' kayak inside is to break it in half.
You can put a 5' pipe in a 3'X4' box. You just have to go from corner to corner... I believe Pythagoras was the guy's name... <_<

Using his theorem (10 X 10) + (6 x 6)= 136 sqrt= 11.66'... so if you could
angle it past the doorway you could get an 11 foot kayak in a 13' scamp...at least in theory, My question is, has anybody done it?
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:29 AM   #20
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We had a 13' Casita and my husband made a bike rack to mount over the lp tanks in the front of the camper.
Here a couple more pictures. He bolted it on. We saw a picture of Arvika RV Bike Rack Travel Trailer and adapted it to our needs.
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You can also have a 2" receiver mounted on the rear of the trailer. I did this on my 19 5er. Only you need to come off the trailer frame and have an experienced welder do the job.
We make a bolt-on rear receiver hitch for Scamps....
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A 10 ft kayak inside a 13 ft egg? Ha Ha My kayak is 17 ft....best to go with an origami ORU kayak and stow it inside the trailer - Home | Oru Kayak | Explore outside the box
Marilyn,
That is a great idea! I was thinking, If you packed your kayak before final assembly it would bee a lot easier than pushing gear through a tiny deck hatch! Good discussion as I will be hauling bikes along with my 13' some day too...
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:12 PM   #23
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bike rack

i had a hitch receiver welded to the back of our trailer . we can now put most things back there . tow a boat , or insert a rack , for whatever , barbeque . or outside cook stove. or bike or whatever turns your crank . limited only to your emagination .
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:44 PM   #24
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What do you think of this? Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Carrier for A-Frame Trailers - 2" - 100 lbs Stromberg Carlson Trailer Cargo Control CC-275
Looks like a good option for the 13' Scamp.
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We make a bolt-on rear receiver hitch for Scamps....
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A very nice well designed one at that!!

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Old 02-08-2015, 07:37 AM   #26
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Can you design a rack to put the kayaks on the roof of the Scamp???

Then the bikes can go on the roof of the Outback.

By doing it this way the weight of kayaks, bikes, and racks get evenly distributed across all 6 of the car and trailer axles.

PS.... For years we have been taking the front wheel off the bikes and securing them in the trailer. It works.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:23 AM   #27
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Caution must be taken to insure an adequate turning radius.
Our front rack is mounted as close as practical to the trailer which allows for a full 90 degree turn.
Mounting the bikes facing opposite directions and over lapping allows for a compact configuration, as does getting the bikes high enough to allow the inside bike handle bar to take some advantage of the curvature of the front of the trailer.
I saw one earlier this year on a Casita which broke the taillights on the TV in a moderately sharp turn.
Rack and bicycle damage could also result.
Properly done, a tongue rack is the best way to transport bikes on a small fiberglass trailer.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:30 AM   #28
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As Marilyn stated in the #1 post. They are towing with a Subaru Outback, and adding anything that will increase tongue weight or receiver load may not be in their best interest.


But, that said, the Stromberg Carlson bike rack is pretty cool, but only if tongue weight is not a problem.


And I have seen a very long Kayak in a 13 foot FGRV. It was done by making the back window an opening window, proving that Ol' Pete & his theory was right!
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