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Old 07-10-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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TT Bike Rack with no area to mount

I am the new owner of a 2011 Coleman 230BH LTZ (my first TT) and my wife wants a bike rack on it. The issue is, the TT meets flush with the frame / bumper, so I can't add a clamp on receiver.

What other options might I have?

This is for two adult bikes and eventually two additional children bikes.

Thank you!
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Camping World had one that hooks onto the ladder - if you have one. It holds 2 bikes. I recently got one and it works fine.
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When you use the ladder carrier, be very careful and keep a close eye on the bikes. The ladders are not especially strong and the bikes bouncing around can put some pretty severe stain on the ladder.

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I too have a ladder rack. Don't know about strain on the ladder but in my case the handle bars can beat against the back of the rv. I cover the handle bar grips with and old golf club head cover.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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Sadly, I don't have a ladder. I think I may be stuck and will have to use the bed of my truck.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #6
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Go to a hitch dealer and have something put on the back bumper that has a receiver for a hitch. That will solve that part of the issue and then go to Walmart to buy the bike rack.
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Putting a bike rack on the rear may not be possible, Depending on how the frame is built but if it can be done it won't be an easy job.

HOWEVER This page Ball-Mount Bike Racks - Bike Carriers

The top two racks are designed to mount to the truck's ball hitch,, They mount under the ball, there are several other bike racks here too and one looks like if a bike rack can be mounted to the rear, Well this one appears to have a "Cross bar" that would bolt to the rear of the frame rails not to the body of the trailer.

I wish you luck.
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Thanks wa8yxm! There look to be some promising options on that site!
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What do you tow with? A pickup truck or large SUV can be fitted with a front trailer hitch to mount a bike rack. I had a 1996 Suburban and carried 4 bikes up there. I did cut the bike rack down so it didn't intrude so much in to the viewing area.

Note this hitch can also be used to fit the trailer into tight spots. Its really easy to move the trailer when you can look right at it.
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On my tt ( hybrid ) I took the rear spare tire and part of the bracket off the rear wall of the trailer and welded a "L" shaped 2" square with a receiver end. That I then mounted (bolted) to the trailer wall where the spare tire bracket was. So I used the part of the spare tire bracket that was still mounted to the trailer wall and made that "L" shaped bracket that bolted to that. This way I didn't have to attach anything to my rear trailer wall. I carry 3 adult bikes. Hear is a few pictures...

So at the campground I'll take the bikes off, then pull the pin, and that take the bike rack off from the receiver. I have to do this to open up my rear bunk bed.

This is a 05' Aerolite trailer. We are looking at the new 12' Aerolite hybrids that now have a 4" solid bumper. It is stronger that the thin metal bumper I have on my 05'. I believe the Colemans and Aerolites are both made by Dutchman in the same plant. So I'm going to bet are like the new Aerolite's....
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