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Old 01-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #15
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I must be really dense today, or maybe I wasn't clear ...

Remove front wheels and put inside, put bikes inside, close hatch of toad. No carrier
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #16
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Some of have to keep the back of toad clear for tools.

Plus those type of bike racks make great locking bike racks on the coach. If we're going to be there for awhile, I remove the tow bar and put the bike rack there.

If we're in a good park, the bike rack sits on the ground under the tow bar and the bikes are just parked beside the coach.

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Old 01-06-2014, 09:37 AM   #17
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Thanks for the link, I just bought one of them.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:19 AM   #18
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One issue I see, and have had experience with rear mounted bike racks, is that using just the tie down supplied with the rack you get a LOT of rocking of the bike rack which will eventually cause metal fatigue and failure of the bike rack. When I used a rear rack I always used additional ratchet tie downs from the bike handles in the front and the seat in the rear and then ran them down at an angle an hooked below the rear bumper to prevent the rocking motion of the bikes and hitch,
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I did not see anything about riding in AZ. The trails are sometimes rough and require puncture proof tubes. Other than that I have been hauling bikes for years on different racks and except for my Yakima all have required supplemental tie downs to keep the bikes in place. Covered or not covered the bikes are a mess when you get to the destination. Just forget about them wash them down and ride. I use a cover now only as added protection for my toad.
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A little cheaper on Amazon, but the reviews aren't very good:
Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Classic Accessories 80-111-011001-00 Overdrive RV Deluxe Bike Cover
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I did not see anything about riding in AZ. The trails are sometimes rough and require puncture proof tubes.
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What about the tail lights??
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If your bicycle has taillights don't worry.... they're legal in AZ!
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Some of have to keep the back of toad clear for tools.
Ah, OK.
I keep tools and such under the back seat of my truck. I'm a hider, LOL.
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Ah, OK.
I keep tools and such under the back seat of my truck. I'm a hider, LOL.

I have 700 lbs of work tools. Sometimes they need to be in the toad, others times they fill the basement.
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We just traveled from Illinois to Arizona with two bikes on the back of our Wrangler. We have a Yakima hitch rack, this is the cover we bought to put over our bikes. Dual Bike Rack Cover Fit Up 1-2 Bicycles w/Large Translucent ends It fit fine over two large comfort bikes made by Giant, no problems with it.
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Boy, those reviews are pretty bad. And I just ordered one myself, from Camping World. At least it was on sale. :/

I am hoping the bad reviews came from people using them behind cars and SUVs. There is a lot less wind behind the RV, which is where our bikes are going.
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We just traveled from Illinois to Arizona with two bikes on the back of our Wrangler. We have a Yakima hitch rack, this is the cover we bought to put over our bikes. Dual Bike Rack Cover Fit Up 1-2 Bicycles w/Large Translucent ends It fit fine over two large comfort bikes made by Giant, no problems with it.
That looks good. Which Yakima rack is that? Thanks.
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I got my Overdrive / Classic Accessories cover, the one linked to earlier in the thread. CW had them on sale. Well, it would not fit my two large bikes, so I sent it back. For my next try, I have ordered the following cover, the same one Calico mentioned above:
Dual Bike Rack Cover Fit Up 1-2 Bicycles w/Large Translucent ends
The same cover is on Amazon and ebay. Reviews on Amazon are up and down. The woman at the company said they are selling version 2 right now, so that might account for some of the earlier mixed reviews.

In their photos, they show it covering two flat-foot crank-forward bikes just like ours. And they show a different photo of my Yakima Holdup rack. So, we shall see. I worry that the taillight blockage will happen. I will report back.
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