Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2016, 09:44 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 51
Bike Racks

We want to put a bike rack on our new Eagle 355mbqs. Any suggestions on which kind is the best?
__________________

__________________
campingisfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-20-2016, 10:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,264
How are you going to mount it? How many bikes to you want to carry? A receiver hitch bike rack will have to be strong enough to stand the bucking and strong motions of the end of the trailer. The distance from the rear axle makes a long fulcrum to increase the movements at the rear bumper. I'd want one that also had an upper bracket braced against the rear wall of the camper.
__________________

__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 07:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Lanny1763's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Autumn Woods RV Park, Rochester, MN
Posts: 277
I ordered a Swagman bike rack that attaches to the rear bumper. I also confirmed with my manufacturer that this would not void any warranty and they said no problem. I chose this bike rack because I can adjust the wheel holder widths for the two different size bikes we have. It has the two padded hooks that hold the bikes down securely. Of course I add more bungees and tie downs as an extra precaution.

This is what works for me, your situation may be different. Good luck.
__________________
Lanny, Retired GySgt USMC
2016 Vilano 365RL
2016 F350 CrewCab 6.7 Powerstroke DRW
Lanny1763 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 08:03 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lanny1763 View Post
I ordered a Swagman bike rack that attaches to the rear bumper. I also confirmed with my manufacturer that this would not void any warranty and they said no problem. I chose this bike rack because I can adjust the wheel holder widths for the two different size bikes we have. It has the two padded hooks that hold the bikes down securely. Of course I add more bungees and tie downs as an extra precaution.

This is what works for me, your situation may be different. Good luck.
Lanny 1763
That sounds like what we are looking for. How many bikes does yours hold? Do you know the model number? We would like a 3-4 bike rack but would settle on a 2 bike carrier. We don't want to tear up our bumper but want to get some exercise while camping.Thank you!
__________________
campingisfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 10:03 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,264
Check the strength of any bumper on a trailer. They are generally meant to store a stinky slinky or a place to sit, not really strong enough for the torquing motions of a bike rack. Over the years I've seen trailer bumpers, with bikes and rack still attached, on the side of the highway.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2016, 11:22 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 350
Quote:
Originally Posted by BFlinn181 View Post
Check the strength of any bumper on a trailer. They are generally meant to store a stinky slinky or a place to sit, not really strong enough for the torquing motions of a bike rack. Over the years I've seen trailer bumpers, with bikes and rack still attached, on the side of the highway.
agreed....make sure you check and re-check that bumper. I almost lost mine last year with nothing but a spare tire on there.
__________________
0rion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2016, 06:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Lanny1763's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Autumn Woods RV Park, Rochester, MN
Posts: 277
Mine is the Traveler XC2, here is a link, Traveler XC2 - Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack -Swagman. Mine is for 1 or 2 bikes. Swagman does make a carrier that will hold up to 4 bikes.

As everyone else has mentioned, make absolutely sure that your bumper can handle the stress of a bike carrier and bikes.
__________________
Lanny, Retired GySgt USMC
2016 Vilano 365RL
2016 F350 CrewCab 6.7 Powerstroke DRW
Lanny1763 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2016, 07:50 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,346
I really liked the Swagman XTC-2, nice quality.
__________________

__________________
Cummins12V98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bike rack



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bike Racks Hocky MH-General Discussions & Problems 1 05-17-2010 02:31 AM
Ladder Bike Racks Mikeeg MH-General Discussions & Problems 6 03-26-2008 05:17 AM
Homegrown bike racks machman72 iRV2.com General Discussion 2 06-26-2006 06:05 PM
Bike Racks kama iRV2.com General Discussion 5 06-26-2005 09:10 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.