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Old 07-11-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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Bike Rack on a rear radiator DP

I have rear radiator DP and I need to know if you can used a receiver hitch bike rack. I'm concerned about the heat damaging the bikes or the motorhome not cooling properly.

The grandkids want to take their bikes and we have never used it on this motorhome.

Thanks for the help, bye Dennis

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Old 07-11-2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I've used a Blue Ox three bike rack on the hitch of my rear radiator 40DP for several years and there's been no problem. I had a pretty good cover for the bikes but they still pick up some grime but not bad.

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Old 07-14-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by RickO View Post
Hi and welcome to the forum.

I've used a Blue Ox three bike rack on the hitch of my rear radiator 40DP for several years and there's been no problem. I had a pretty good cover for the bikes but they still pick up some grime but not bad.

Best of luck

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Old 07-14-2014, 11:03 PM   #4
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Just be cautious if any of the bikes are high end carbon fiber frames since the heat can weaken or soften the resin used to make the frames. Other than that I have been carrying my non carbon bikes for years with no problems
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:27 AM   #5
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Rick, or others that are using a bike rack on a rear radiator coach, does your bikes and bike rack get pretty hot?

I made my first trip with this setup last week, and when I made a rest stop and checked the bike, the bike and bike rack was very hot to the touch. Almost hot enough not to be able to hold on to it very long.

Is this normal?

PS - I run the Silverleaf VMSpc program and my coach temp never exceeded 210 and would then cool down when the fan came on as normal.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:18 AM   #6
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I put one on mine for the grandkids. I have only made one trip but did not see any problems

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