Bike rack recommendation

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  1. cantwaittoseemickey

    cantwaittoseemickey DIS Veteran

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    We just got back from our first camping trip of the season. We are hoping to try Fort Wilderness out in the next two years as that is my dream before our daughter graduates high school. We are looking for a bike rack that goes around the back bumper of our travel trailer that holds 4 bikes and has the slots for them not just the straps.Wondering if anyone has a recommendation.
     
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  3. Trophy Husband

    Trophy Husband Drinking My Beers

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    Search Northern Tool and Equipment's website for "RV Bumper Hitch." You can bolt this to your RV bumper and then use the hitch type bike rack of your choice. Be sure you check the specifications of your RV bumper to determine how much weight it can carry. We have a fifth wheel, and there is a sticker above the bumper that gives the weight capacity rating. Ours is not rated to carry our four bikes, I have to put them in the bed of the truck.

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  4. cantwaittoseemickey

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    Thank you. I did a search on the internet and read about the bumpers not being great for hauling bikes. I think we will just put them in the bed of the truck as well. Instead my husband made a clothes rack out of flag pole holders for the bumper.
     
  5. WDWCP96

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    We haul our bikes (3 of them) on the bumper of our TT with no issues. We just made the 900 mile (one way) trek to FW with our bikes last week with no issues. We have a Thule bike rack for 4 bikes.
     
  6. scoutmom3

    scoutmom3 Earning My Ears

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    It is not recommended to carry 4 bikes on the bumper of a TT. The reason is because they bounce a lot when traveling and can twist your bumper and your bikes could end up in the middle of the road.
     

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