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jonlee1150

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Bike Rack
« on: May 15, 2020, 11:15:45 AM »
Hello,

Have a 2016 Jayco 12HSB A Frame pop up camper. I am looking for way to carry four bikes. I know the manual states not to add/weld a hitch mount to the back, I am questioning adding a rake to the roof if it was not installed at the factory due to the impact on the roof structure and water leaks. I don't have a lot of room up front with my battery and two propane tanks unless I move something.

Looking for thoughts, experiences and ideas. 

Boat Addict

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Re: Bike Rack
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 11:25:45 AM »
Do you have an open bed pick up truck? If so I can post some pictures of what I have done to deal with carrying bikes. It would work for four bikes, but it will take some work to do so. I built a storage box for the bed and added bike tracks with locks on top.
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jonlee1150

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Re: Bike Rack
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 11:31:29 AM »
I don't have a truck we pull the camper with a Jeep Cherokee and I know we could put them up on the roof but that is where the kayak goes. 

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Re: Bike Rack
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 11:38:34 AM »
Well there are folks that install a receiver on the front of their vehicles and carry bikes up front. I don't know if four bikes would fit up there.  But can you improvise a rack on your pop up with a support pipe from the hitch area and one off the bumper in the back. You are not adding much weight in the back bumper that way. Then just put a cross member on top of each upright support and that will allow you to carry your kayak there. Simple galvanized pipe works great for that job. And you can add 45 degree supports to each side of the cross members. Then put at least a couple of bikes on top and two on the front rack.
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ChasA

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Re: Bike Rack
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 12:34:59 PM »
There are double receivers that fit into the existing receiver on your jeep. This will allow you to add a bike rack on top of your trailer hitch.
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jonlee1150

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Re: Bike Rack
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2020, 12:58:29 PM »
Do you have a link or manufacture. Does this extend the trailer back then?

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Re: Bike Rack
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2020, 01:06:04 PM »
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ChasA

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Re: Bike Rack
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 01:07:18 PM »
https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=Double+receiver+adapter&furl=-pg-Hitch_Adapters
There are others elsewhere search for double receiver adapter.
Yes the extend the distance to your trailer slightly.
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SpencerPJ

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Re: Bike Rack
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 01:54:57 PM »
They make bike racks that mount to the front hood too.  My question is, you seem to want to take everything including the kitchen sink.  That's ok, many of us do.  Are you sure your Jeep has the payload capacity to do that?  There is a yellow sticker in the drivers door that says how much you can put in/on the vehicle. 
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