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Old 11-21-2017, 06:11 AM   #1
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Hauling Bikes

I've read about the way many of you have made custom racks.
I really don't want to void any warranty or create some unknown issue with a home made rack.
Our 3731FL has no receiver and this model has limited storage. I'm wondering on what others are doing.
Open to all suggestions.
Thanks this is a really great place to research and learn from.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:25 AM   #2
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Have you considered a receiver for the front of your truck. I did it that way for a while and it worked fine.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:57 AM   #3
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Our daughter has a 30 foot 5th wheel, a Sunset Trail. She is able to put the dinette table down and puts the kids’ bikes there with a tarp under them and she stands her bike up somewhere else where it fits.

I guess you have to be creative. If we bring our bikes, they go in the back of the truck. It’s one of the advantages of having an 8 foot box. My bike is a fold up one so it takes less space.

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:32 AM   #4
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I asked a similar question on the MOC a few years ago. Lots of good recommendations. We carry 2 adult bikes. I decided to not do the following:
1. Put them on top of the truck. To much to load and unload.
2. Not going to put them on the back of the Monty. All kinds of issues.
3. Back of my short bed truck--to small.
I did the following.
1. Settled on installing a front receiver on the truck and carry both bikes there. Over the past 3 years it has worked very well for us. Easy driving with full view of the road. And I can watch the bikes. Also easy to load and unload. I have a Thule bike support system. I leave the Thule on the truck when I am home. I have no reason to relocate the Thule to the rear receiver.
When ever I unload the bikes, I always secure them to the front landing legs with a steel cable and pad lock.
Hope that helps.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:06 AM   #5
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Hauled mine for several years in the truck bed in front of the hitch in my long bed. Would lay fairly flat by removing the front (quick remove) wheels.
Got tired of that and made a bolt on pin box mount. Up and out of the way and no bouncing.
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