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Old 03-31-2015, 11:36 PM   #81
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Why would you use a bike rack that the manufacturer says not to use for RV's? BTW, trailers have way more rock & roll on the back than most RV's do.

Orbital Machine Works supplies a rear hitch receiver for Casita's. They have some specific thoughts on bike racks. They have had good results with certain Thule, Yakima, and Kuat models. I don't think they have used 1Up. These guys know their stuff:

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Old 04-01-2015, 12:34 AM   #82
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Why would you use a bike rack that the manufacturer says not to use for RV's? BTW, trailers have way more rock & roll on the back than most RV's do.
I have only used one on the back of an SUV, but I would have not problem using it on an RV. Other than the 1UP, it is at least as strong as any other I have seen. I guess time will tell. I would suggest that anyone with a rack have someone they know follow them and see how it performs. Maybe record it.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:34 PM   #83
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I ordered the 1up yesterday. Will report on how it works out.
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I ordered the 1up yesterday. Will report on how it works out.
Guarantee you will love it, I sure do like mine.

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how do you end up compensating weight at the front of the trailer, for those of you with a bike rack at the back of the trailer? Do you just add 10-15% weight somehow up front, or is there some sort of leverage thing going on that requires even more compensating weight up front?
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More important for single axle than tandem, however we've not had a problem toting two mtn. bikes with either our 17B or 21. The rack weighs 50 lbs. or less and the bikes 35 lbs. or less. Max weight for bike rack hitch is 150. Staying within that limit and our experience makes me think no special precautions need to be taken with loading other than normal considerations- meaning don't overload the rear.
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If towing with the Pilot, I do put as much weight forward as possible. Things like the cooler, and any jugs of drinking water get put all the way forward. I will even move a couple other things from the under the bed area, like the heavy bocce balls. Basically, I look at shifting close to 100 pounds further forward. Using the WDH helps with sway too.

If towing with the F-350, I do keep some weight forward, but it handles the trailer, no problem.
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how do you end up compensating weight at the front of the trailer, for those of you with a bike rack at the back of the trailer? Do you just add 10-15% weight somehow up front, or is there some sort of leverage thing going on that requires even more compensating weight up front?
The weight removed from the tongue could be an issue. I guess it depends on where you start out. I just got my 1Up rack a couple of days back and was considering the same issue. That caused me to get my Sherline tongue scale out for the first time. Sherline recommends a target of 12% of weight on the tongue. My best guess is that fully loaded we are about 4500 lbs. Twelve percent would put the target at 540 lb hitch weight. I will check that when I get loaded up. I also want to hit the truck scale and see where we are on actual trailer weight. I think we are always going to want to put heavy stuff in the front. When I had my HiLo with four bikes on the back I ran with half a tank of water in the front mounted water tank and that seemed to help stability. Just my thoughts.
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good replies thanks. speaking of water, i was thinking about the front end needs if travelling with a full tank of water and bike rack as well. suppose same ideas apply - add some weight up front.
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Escape sells the Sherline scale at a good price. With it, you will know exactly what your tongue weight is.
Beer store sells cases of ballast with handles so you can easily shift weight forward or back as needed.
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