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Old 06-26-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Having read horror stories of bent ladders, and damage to the back end of the coach due to bikes being hung there on supposedly "good" store bought bike racks, I was at a loss as to how to haul our two beach cruisers. Since I was already close to my wieght limit on the rig anyway, my eyes turned to the toad. I reasearched commercial car top bike haulers. They were all very simple, functional and rather expensive. Being a cheap skate I built my own. You can see the results in my picture gallery. Bike Rack Hope the link works. I attached both bikes to it, and had the DW drive the toad at speeds up to 65 while I followed and watched. They were rock solid the whole way, even on rough roads. Saved about 200 bucks for a Saturday of hard work.
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Having read horror stories of bent ladders, and damage to the back end of the coach due to bikes being hung there on supposedly "good" store bought bike racks, I was at a loss as to how to haul our two beach cruisers. Since I was already close to my wieght limit on the rig anyway, my eyes turned to the toad. I reasearched commercial car top bike haulers. They were all very simple, functional and rather expensive. Being a cheap skate I built my own. You can see the results in my picture gallery. Bike Rack Hope the link works. I attached both bikes to it, and had the DW drive the toad at speeds up to 65 while I followed and watched. They were rock solid the whole way, even on rough roads. Saved about 200 bucks for a Saturday of hard work.
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