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William the Conqueror

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Certainly looks the goods! Probably the best engineered component on the trailer.

What sort of weight does it add to your trailer?

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The bike rack weighs 21kgs, from memory there wasn't too much weight difference between that and the hitch receiver set up, so 40kgs all up then add the bikes.

Well there was a comment by the fabricator at the time "the trailer will break before the hitch receiver set up does" we had a laugh, then a few weeks later (old story now) the dramas set in.

All good now though...just have to smile and get on with it [smile]

It was the first thing that I really had to think about at the time, because we used to use a cage trailer and place the bikes in there, so didn't really think about how to transport bikes with the camper trailer until it arrived on the door step and the Leader of the Opposition said "how do we transport the bikes?" and I felt my sphincter tighten.

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Just had a quick look at Fiamma`s bike racks (I mounted one  that holds 4 x mountain bikes on the back of my Commander pictures are on this forum) they make a twin bike rack that they mount on the draw bar, but could you mount it on top of your front box?? as it would still give turning clearance and access to the front box (have only seen a picture of a 390 and it looks like you access the box via 2 x side opening doors??). Would this position still allow you to set up the camper without removal of bikes ?? Could a swing away style rack be mounted on the front A- frame if a position allowed....just thinking outside the square?.
If front loading them is not possible I`d go with something like JRads setup which looks really good. The Yakima racks are really well engineered,some with integrated bike locks, bottle opener anti sway straps etc but can be heavy they have video clips on line of them being fitted.
I built for a mate a rack that sits above his front storage box as I suggested above, his is a hitch mounted one that holds 3 x bikes vertically (sold by torpedo 7 on line) with wheels still attached. It was made to attach to his spare wheel carrier on the draw bar but basically its a 50 x 50mm post with a flat plate welded on the top and drilled to take a 50mm tow ball that then allowed the rack to be easily fitted it hangs over the front box which he can still access and he can open up his camper trailer with bikes attached. this also allowed for the rack to still be fitted onto the vehicle. I have to take 2 x bike racks if we are riding in areas away from our camp site.
With warranty on the bike rack I don`t think they would cover any damaged to your bikes or damage/ harm to a 3rd party god forbid if something failed on your new rack even if you only drove on the black top so if you ride good quality bikes pay extra and get a good quality rack and get someone who can weld properly (small engineering shops etc) to perform your modification needs.
Hitch mounted bike racks will bounce around even more so on the rear of trailers so a firm attachment point is needed as per JRads, mine needed extra bracing under the back firewood rack and down to the rear bumper the first one I made up flexed the rear wall of the camper too much so I had to redesign it.
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JRad, thanks for the pics, that looks very good, and just the type of thing I was looking for.

comjero, the front box on my 390 has the spare wheel mounted on it. I think in later years they moved the spare wheel to the rear door. Over all I think I would prefer the bikes at the back, but I'll take a look at how the spare is mounted though, and if it looks like an easier option to somehow integrate a bike rack into the spare wheel mount I'll definitely consider it.

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hi
I've got a 390 and have a bike rack on the rear. the type that goes onto a toe bar. The rear of the 390 has 2 tubes about 20mm that im guessing is for the tyre jack. I put steel tube through these with hole drilled in the end and then a pin to prevent it from coming back out. I had flat bar welded between the two and an old toe bar and ball welded on and then mount a push bike rack onto that. Its lower enough so the rear door can still open so I Never need to remove it. Works a treat. I do put a strap from the bike rake back over the top of camper to the front draw bar just to take some of the bounce out of the rack. I can carry 4 bikes with no drama at all. Once to camp all I do is take the bikes on the bike rack then remove the bike rack and leave the actual frame set up 24/7
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