Originally Posted by GoodoleBob
Do you have a photos of the setup by any chance? Are you describing an arrangement by which the wheels positioned far apart act like a tripod in a way and therefore support the entire assembly from tipping?
Thanks for replying too!
Hmm, as I was typing that I knew I was not going to be able to explain it well. I just went ahead and posted anyhow lol.
The easiest place I load one pair of bikes (We bring 4) is against the couch. On that pair, I lay both against the couch but the one farthest from the couch I pull the wheels out away from the couch then the bike nearest the couch has the wheels as close as I can and still have it lean against it. Then I lash them together very tight with a single cargo strap around both frames at a point that they touch.
The other two bikes either lean on the bed or get put creativly next to the dinet. In that case it is usually a matter of whatever darn way I can position them so the handlebars don't threaten anything.
The bigest thing I found was just the lashing of the two bikes together really. I don't know if it's the double mass adding more inertia or the extra stability with more points touching the floor and surfaces but they don't budge a bit when together.
Edit: Thanks for the dog compliment. He is something else. Never had a dog with quite his ... personality... I mean that in a good way... most of the time.