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Old 08-20-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Bike case

Who makes a good zipper bike case to keep the road crud off when it's on the RV?
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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I started searching around for a bike cover several years ago. The general consensus at the time was that none worked that well and that a great deal of them blocked the tail/brake lights of a vehicle, when used on a hitch mounted bike rack. If you use a rack attached to the back of a MH, you might be ok, but a cover may easily block the tail lights on the back of a smaller toad. That was my setup, so I decided to go without one.

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You can always "Home brew" if you wish. NOt that hard to do.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #4
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Bike covers are generally more trouble than they are worth. And that's coming from a guy that travels with a $5k road bike and rides 4-5k miles a year. Whatever road grim you pick up can easily be rinsed off at the CG.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:28 PM   #5
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Funny you ask I was measuring yesterday to maybe get one made from clear plastic like they use on old convertible windows with Velcro strips around the outer side edges. One piece between the bikes and towing vehicle and then the other piece attached with the Velcro on the other side of them sandwiching the bikes between the plastic. I just don't really have all the angles figures out yet.
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We have our bikes on a rack attached to the rear of the coach... No problems with tail lights. We use a great zippered cover from Campers World ( around $60 ... I think) Works great!
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:54 AM   #7
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A lot depends on how the bikes ride on the coach.. I use a Draw Tight carrier that grabs the top bar on the bike.. I could put a bag over the entire bike and rack but as noted, it would get in the way of the license plate. Thus it's a no-no.

If your bicycle is caried on the ladder, you'd have to have a hole in the "Bag" for the rck, or at lest some kind of allowance.. I know of no one who makes such bag.

Basically, If I were buliding a bag I"d likely use a "Flat" bag.. That is a piece of plastic or waterproof fabric big enough so with the bike tires sitting on one edge I could bring the other edge up over the handle bars to (And over) the center bolt on the handlebars.

Then a 2nd identicl piece

Sew one long end and both short ends. (Turn inside out before sewing)

Zipper on the other long end.

Seam Sealer (Cougan's tent supply) on the sewn seams.

You could add enough fabric to slip the bike over a ladder rack if you did this.
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We use the hitch mounted bike cover by Camping World. This does cover the lights on the Toad so I use magnetic tow lights that go on the top of the Jeep. works good but the cover will only last about two seasons. The wind really wears on the cover.
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