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Offline Dawg25385

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Bumper Bike Rack install
« on: August 26, 2015, 11:34:18 PM »
Our bikes were just getting the crap beat out of them in the bed of the truck so we ordered a 4" bumper hitch and a Curt bike rack. Easy install, nice and sturdy. When not in use, the rack folds up pretty decently.








And here's a couple photos from last weekends camping trip.





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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 08:20:46 AM »
Nice Kyle.  Keep an eye on the rack stem.  The extreme rear of the camper gets a lot of motion and can lead to stress fractures, especially on 1 1/4 inch tube.

I cut the bumper off mine and re-welded a 4x4x 1/4 inch in its place.  Same size as factory but allowed me to weld a 2 inch receiver hitch right to it and a larger bike rack.  I guess I could pull double if I wanted but that's just crazy IMO!
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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 09:21:40 AM »
Thanks Charles, I'll keep an eye on it, and report back with upgrades.

The Curt unit is a little heavy, but 1/3 of the price of the similar Yakima unit. And our next 5er will have the slide out platform on the back so we would likely not use this rack then.

At any rate, thanks for the advice!


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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 10:23:15 AM »
So that's what a real forest looks like. Nice spot.
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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 10:51:25 AM »
That looks an AWFUL lot like the warm beach Christian camp. Tell me you weren't really 2 miles from my house last weekend... oh, and nice bike rack. I'll be doing that before next season for sure w/ Sophie riding like a monster now.
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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 11:03:03 AM »
Negative ghost rider, we were down at Rainbow Falls down off Hwy 6.

Going to be up by Hoodsport Labor Day weekend, and then Lake Cushman later in October.
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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 11:22:57 AM »
west side PNW campgrounds are all pretty much like that. The boulders are what had me twisted. We'll be up at deception pass labor day then we're taking a break till thanks giving and will be heading down to Westport then.
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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 06:26:51 PM »
ken, you know what REAL forests look like, you been to Alaska!
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Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2015, 05:01:45 PM »
Up on Hood Canal in Bobs neck of the woods for the weekend... Not a bad view


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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2015, 09:32:25 PM »
Grilled some ribeyes for dinner



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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2015, 07:38:53 AM »
How did that bumper hold up on longer trips?
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Re: Bumper Bike Rack install
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2015, 10:54:21 AM »
So far so good, no issues


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