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Old 10-29-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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Two Questions

1. Tried posting 4 pictures, .JPG, received an error message file size exceeded.
Is there a trick to this??


2. Is there a preferable approach as to how bicycles can be brought along and why is one approach better than the other?

a. use a carrier on the TOAD vehicle ( sort of a pain as we have two dogs that normally would enter through the rear door)

b. use a carrier with a dual hitch on the coach ( sort of a pain as access to the engine is hindered)

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The photos were too large.

Try reducing their size.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:09 AM   #3
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1. Tried posting 4 pictures, .JPG, received an error message file size exceeded.
Is there a trick to this??


2. Is there a preferable approach as to how bicycles can be brought along and why is one approach better than the other?

a. use a carrier on the TOAD vehicle ( sort of a pain as we have two dogs that normally would enter through the rear door)

b. use a carrier with a dual hitch on the coach ( sort of a pain as access to the engine is hindered)

Thank you
The easiest way to deal with photos is open an account at photobucket.com or similar. You can upload all your photos there at their original size and resolution, then link to them in your posts on whichever forum you are using at the time. The biggest advantage to this is that if you are posting a question about a part, or somesuch, people get to see the part in question in a much larger picture.

I'd put the bicycle carrier on the coach. In theory at least, you are going to access the engine less often than the dogs are going to get in and out of the toad.
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I have been using the same hitch-mounted bike carrier for more than 10 years, and have never really been annoyed about it getting in the way. Easy enough to check the engine oil when the bikes are not on the rack. If you need better access to change filters, etc., I remove the hitch lock, and slide the Blue Ox tow bar/bike rack out of the receiver, and out of the way. Works for me.
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Thanks- However, how does one reduce the size of a picture??
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Thanks for the hitch replies, that makes sense
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Thanks- However, how does one reduce the size of a picture??
Here's an existing thread that should cover it for you: Tech help!
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I have been using the ladder on the back of the MH.I have seen where you can put a bike rack on the runs of the ladder. Its suppose to hold 2 Bicycles. I am going to look into that sounds like a winner to me.
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I have been using the ladder on the back of the MH. I have seen where you can put a bike rack on the rungs of the ladder. Its supposed to hold 2 Bicycles. I am going to look into that sounds like a winner to me.
The ladder is rated to hold a static load. The rack and bikes hanging from it are not static when moving down the road. I once saw a rack and both bikes still attached on I-205 through Portland OR. Depending on the road surface and bumps 100#'s of rack and bikes may have load of over 300#'s when moving and our rack is only rated for 300#'s. I either carry the bikes in the Odyssey or maybe later I'll put a rack on top or in the trailer hitch.
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Hi,
We had a bike rack on the ladder of our other coach, found it to be difficult to load and unload bicycles. Thanks for the response.
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Thank you for the response and link on reducing size of a photo
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See if there is a bike rack available for the roof of your toad. I see those quite often. We just put ours in the bedroom when on the road.
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See if there is a bike rack available for the roof of your toad. I see those quite often. We just put ours in the bedroom when on the road.
I think I am going with having them in the MH when we head to TX next month. Won't have to worry about theft and no salt from the roads.
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