Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Technical Forums > Modifications
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-13-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 24
SUN #57
Richard
bike rack

has anyone added a bike rack to their trailer? any problem?
I would like to add a rack and carry one bike in addition to the spare tire. good idea or not?
__________________

__________________
Richard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 09:02 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4
SUN #58
gracee
When we bought our used 1992 Sunline T-1550 it had a bike rack on the bumper and we were excited to use it. But then we saw on the Sunline site they say it is not recommended, so we took it off. Here is what the Sunline says:

Can I put a bike rack on my bumper?

Your bumper is rated for 100 lbs. We recommend that a spare tire with mounting bracket is all that you put on the bumper. To allow for an additional 100 lbs, Sunline offers a weight distributing receiver designed for bike racks. Mounting a bike rack to only the bumper will void your warranty. Please note that putting too much weight on the rear of any travel trailer can cause sway and compromise the tow-ability of the trailer.

What have others experienced? I sure would like to use it, now it just sits in the garage.

Grace
__________________

__________________
gracee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2006, 04:23 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
SUN #8
camp4fun
I put a bike rack on my sunline and had not have a problem. The rack is lightweight and so are the 2 bikes. I just think you want to use common sense and not overload the back end of the trailer. Otherwise, I have seen bike racks that go over the hitch, that would be an option.
__________________
camp4fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4
SUN #73
VT_Camper
I had a pop-up and had a biek rack that put the bikes right on top of the camper when it was closed. Very handy. I am now looking for a travel trailer and will have to get a bike rack. Do they make any for the top of travel trailers? I don't think I have seen any on the road. Usually on the bumper, but just curious.
__________________
VT_Camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2006, 04:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 854
SUN #115
emam
I dont know if I would want to put the bikes on top of the TT. That is really going to be a lift getting them up there and think about if one of the pedals smacks the window! IT's one thing on a Pop-up, but another on a TT.

We had a receiver hitch added to the back of ours at the dealership (General RV in MI) so I could haul our Dual-Sport motorcycle and one of those universal racks so the cooler and generator could all fit back there and out of the way. Although it was sort of expensive, they said it should be rated to hold around 400lbs! and now at least it's under warranty if anything happens. I'd rather have the bikes on top of the TV, that way if we want to go for a short drive or a day trip, they can go with us and it's alot shorter of a lift difference.
__________________
2007 Sunline T-2499 4" Lift
Rigged Boondocking & Dry Camping

Pat & Cindy Bonish
www.everymilesamemory.com
www.lowkeyhideaway.com
emam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bike rack Irishcamper Towing and Tow Vehicles 5 06-06-2009 09:39 AM
Custom Fabricated Bike Rack emam Modifications 4 10-01-2007 08:36 AM
Custom Bike Rack emam Sunline Community 0 08-14-2007 03:23 PM
Bike Rack used as a Blue Tote Carrier PTHutch Modifications 2 06-28-2007 05:56 PM
Bike rack on Hitch? has anyone done it? precorguy Modifications 4 02-17-2007 09:03 AM


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:52 AM.


×