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Old 01-01-2015, 09:55 AM   #11
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Aloha Steve

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou

I wasn't happy with the way the bikes sat on the rack when I put them on the back of our 5.0 last month to drive to KS. My neighbour suggested putting them in the truck bed (6.5 box on our F150) which I tried behind the fifth wheel. I had to remove one front wheel but they fit fine and only problem was on unhooking at our daughter's place the pin dropped out of the fifth wheel and down catching one of the bikes ( covered with tarp) and pulled them back a bit but I was watching so stopped right away!


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Old 01-01-2015, 11:27 AM   #12
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I put 2 bikes behind the cab. I don't remove the wheels, I place each bike opposite the other, and I turn the front wheel. I have an aluminium headache rack, to which I tie the bikes, in an up right position.
The bikes are full size, hybrids. (Rocky Mtn 'Whistlers')
The box length overall is 8', and it's a full size Chev.
I like to be able to see the bikes.
I did opt for the receiver sleeve on the rear of our 5.TA, so that I can place the bikes there, if the need arises.

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