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Old 07-13-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Downsizing and Storage

I'm not new to RVs, but this is my first time ever posting in a forum. I sold my house and began full-timing in 2010, figuring I'd be rolling along till the end, but I fell in love with Arizona's low humidity and the endless, sunny, winter days. Now I stay here for about 5 months and travel during the rest of the year.

I recently purchased a smaller MH and have decided not to tow a vehicle. I purchased Aero's 34 cubic foot hitch cargo carrier, and everything fits-- I also have room for my folding bike, but .... I need some way of lifting the heavy bike up and into the container. Any suggestions? Perhaps there's some kind of a hoist I can attach to my ladder to help me load the bike? Would appreciate ideas.


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Old 07-13-2013, 03:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to irv2. I didn't know what an Aero cargo carrier was so I googled it and took this photo so others can give you the advice you requested.

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:02 AM   #3
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from NH. Wish I could help. but I know with the minds here I think you'll find help. Good luck and safe travels.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch here!

Sorry I can't help with your questions. Enjoy the forum!

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Old 07-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #5
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Your bike weighs how much?

Build to order a folding bike less then 25 lbs
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Gosh kiddo, I just got a bike rack with an tow hookup that fits around my bumper. Good luck and keep us informed of your 2 years of full timing so far.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #8
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I don't have a lot of upper body strength, so I can empathize with the difficulty of lifting a heavy object from the ground into a container. Perhaps you can do it in stages and lift up along the steps of an unfolded step stool.
Rubbermaid RM-3W Folding 3-Step Steel Frame Stool with Hand Grip and Plastic Steps, 200-Pound Capacity, Silver Finish - Amazon.com

or support it on a stool, then a chair, and then a table - that is how I lifted a tube type TV onto a TV stand back in the day.
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Welcome, I don't have the answer to your question other than as suggested above to take it in stages.
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No answer either but


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