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Old 05-24-2018, 06:17 PM   #1
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Bike rack with a tow bar?

So after a couple trips that parked us with a bit of a hike to the showers, the wife wants to start taking a pair of mountain bikes along for in-campground transportation. Problem is we also pull a toad with a Roadmaster falcon 2 tow bar. The toad is a Liberty and has it's spare on the back so a bike rack there is out of the question.
Has anyone used a two bike rack/carrier on the back of a class C while flat towing? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:56 PM   #2
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Check out E-Trailer for a rear bumper mount bike rack, this is what I use. It doesn't interfere with your tow vehicle. There is actually a receiver that you mount on the rear bumper and insert the bike rack into that, much like inserting it into your hitch.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:01 PM   #3
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Here's a link from E-Trailer, they have a lot of variations of this, but they work great.

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-and-Camp...35-946402.html
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:27 PM   #4
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for just two bikes you might be able to hang from the ladder

what I would do most likely, is look into a rack for the toad. that way if while at a destination you want to tote the bikes to a trail or something, it's no big deal....More versatile I think...

I don't know why you think it would be out of the question.... I've seen tire mounted racks before...or a hitch extender.... or a roof rack. Probably lots of options.
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We have a Vegas and tow a 370z with a bike rack on the RV. Use a splitter in the hitch receiver with tow bar in bottom and bike rack in top. Bike rack tilts so the RV slid out the back has no issues. Our bike is a tandem but the rack can hold 2 bikes. No issues yet.
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Might try one of these
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or as suggested put them on your toad.
Personally would not add anything to the bumper or the ladder, the load plus vibration could be disastrous.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:10 PM   #7
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Thanks for the great ideas! I knew this group would have some ideas.
blw2, I though about putting it behind the toads spare but am just a bit uneasy with having things hanging further back. New to toads I guess.
E-Trailer looks to have about anything, I like the splitter idea a lot.
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If you have the rear camera on while driving you can watch the toad and the bikes on the rack.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:07 AM   #9
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So after a couple trips that parked us with a bit of a hike to the showers, the wife wants to start taking a pair of mountain bikes along for in-campground transportation. Problem is we also pull a toad with a Roadmaster falcon 2 tow bar. The toad is a Liberty and has it's spare on the back so a bike rack there is out of the question.
Has anyone used a two bike rack/carrier on the back of a class C while flat towing? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

There is also a spare tire bike rack mount.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:06 AM   #10
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We use a bike rack that mounts to the ladder.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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or as suggested put them on your toad.
Personally would not add anything to the bumper or the ladder, the load plus vibration could be disastrous.
I looked at these double hitches and couldn't find one with a tow rating over 4,000. Not enough when you have a toad
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Roof top carriers for the toad are also available. Most of the time you have to remove the front bike tires to secure them but a good option. Plus, you can take them safely anywhere you take the toad. Now, that's what I'm taking about!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:18 PM   #13
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I looked at these double hitches and couldn't find one with a tow rating over 4,000. Not enough when you have a toad


E- Trailer has them
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E- Trailer has them


They have them rated for 10000#
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They have them rated for 10000#
Yes they do.....just found them, thanks.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:35 PM   #16
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I tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/spare rear tire mount.

We also bought a SportRack2 bike carrier. Works great.
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I tow a Wrangler with rear mounted spare... Thought it would be an issue to use my Yakima '4 bike' rack - so much so that the car dealer threw in his used '2 bike' rack that he knew would work when we bought the Jeep. Turns out the Yakima works just fine too - no extra extensions needed to clear the spare tire.
I've had 3 bikes hanging off the back (honestly difficult to get 4 bikes on a '4 bike' rack') with no issues.


The 'dual take off extension' is certainly an option if rated properly for what you are towing. It will move things back a bit - so if cable lengths are close, might need to replace/extend too.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:05 PM   #18
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Keep the ideas coming and a big thanks to all that have chimed in. I'm beginning to thing mounting a rack on the toad is going to be the better way to go.
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