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Old 02-06-2002, 04:47 PM   #1
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I have seen a few bike racks on fifth wheels that mount to the front of the trailer I think on the king pin some-how. Does anybody have a rack like this and does it work? I've dropped bikes off the back bumper twice now at 70mph on the interstate and it as not pretty. Supplier's name and manufacturer would be great.
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Old 02-06-2002, 04:47 PM   #2
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I have seen a few bike racks on fifth wheels that mount to the front of the trailer I think on the king pin some-how. Does anybody have a rack like this and does it work? I've dropped bikes off the back bumper twice now at 70mph on the interstate and it as not pretty. Supplier's name and manufacturer would be great.
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Old 02-06-2002, 08:21 PM   #3
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I know that you are looking for something to mount to the front, and I can't help you there, but I thought I'd show a pic of the class III receiver mounted to the 5er rear bumper for the hitch mounted bike rack.Click here for picture

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Old 02-07-2002, 04:38 AM   #4
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aplusfrank -

That is an option we are investigating, too.

What I have learned is that these are really nothing more than a 2" square receiver welded to the top of the extended kingpin box, then a standard bike rack of the type Ken's picture shows is installed or removed as needed. The trick is the receiver has to be customized to fit the angle of the pin box, and the whole assembly has to extend far enough forward to clear the front cap of the fiver.

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Saw just the set-up that Boz describes.. 5er next to me in the fuel pits at Flying J had a receiver welded to the side of the pinbox. Wasn't much of an extended box either.. the rack then extended away from the trailer. It will work
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Old 02-07-2002, 08:39 AM   #6
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Check this link.

http://www.multimania.com/liensutiles/toppop.html

I have one of their racks and I'm satisfied.

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Old 02-09-2002, 08:01 PM   #7
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I made a bike mount for the front of my fiver as described above. A piece of receiver tubing welded to a piece of 1/4" flat steel, and bolted to the kingpin box. My thule 4 bike rack works perfectly. But this will only be true if your tow rig is a long bed.
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aplusfrank,

There was a post quite awhile back that featured the very bike rack you are talking about. In fact, I even emailed the people to ask them some questions. They were located in Montreal. I was thinking of going with one, but then thought about all the bugs that are on the front of the fifth wheel after a trip and decided I didn't want to clean bugs off the bike after each trip.

For the life of me, I can't find the website or former post on this. I have search the web and this site for some clue and have come up empty. They looked like a well made unit from that standpoint.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aric Peake:
I made a bike mount for the front of my fiver as described above. A piece of receiver tubing welded to a piece of 1/4" flat steel, and bolted to the kingpin box. My thule 4 bike rack works perfectly. But this will only be true if your tow rig is a long bed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you have pictures please forward to kinmondg@telusplanet.net.

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I have build a receiver based rack on my king pin hitch which works great but the one big draw back is that it is difficult to lift the bikes on and off and it is near impossible to do so when hitched up. If I had to do it over again I would put the generator up there and the bikes on the back. But then refueling would be harder so I guess the king pin isn't a great place for anything but the level.
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For those of you who have the front mounted bike rack. What do you do about bugs collecting on the bikes? The smooth cap is hard enough to clean.
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