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shawnmuir
02-03-2020, 03:05 AM
I have a Big Country 3070RE 2014 and I donor have a bumper. Has anyone bolted a carrier on to the rear of their unit on the underside of the frame? I want to add xtra storage back there and not sure how to tackle this. Any pics and advice would be appreciated. Thanks


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Oregon_Camper
02-03-2020, 11:10 AM
Yes...I have mine bolted and welded to the frame. I carry my WR450 dirtbike on the back and have ~10k miles on this setup and it is rock solid. I use a rear camera (video link (https://youtu.be/Zzi68Njnk-A)) to keep an eye on the bike during travels.

I built this with 2 inserts on the outside of the standard middle insert. This removes any "side to side" rocking motion with single hitch insert systems.



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shawnmuir
02-06-2020, 01:22 AM
Yes...I have mine bolted and welded to the frame. I carry my WR450 dirtbike on the back and have ~10k miles on this setup and it is rock solid. I use a rear camera (video link (https://youtu.be/Zzi68Njnk-A)) to keep an eye on the bike during travels.

I built this with 2 inserts on the outside of the standard middle insert. This removes any "side to side" rocking motion with single hitch insert systems.



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Thanks Iíll take a look at that.


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Fox
02-06-2020, 01:53 AM
Both my former Jayco - and my current Bighorn - had rear mounted bumper carriers, and both occasionally dragged - dependent upon the terrain.
I eventually donated this Jayco rack to a friend and I eventually removed the Bighorns rack. Too much worry about approach/ departure into facilities.

donr827
02-06-2020, 05:45 AM
Good point FOX.

sengli
02-07-2020, 07:28 PM
Another thing to consider, is some, not all towed trailers can have a certain amount of bounce as they go down the road. On our last big horn, the length and axles position must have been just right to have a lot of bouncing as it went down the road. It snapped off three bike racks and dumped our bikes every time. Had it welded and reinforced and it again failed. Had my wife run the rig down the road as I followed and I couldnt believe how badly it shook the bike rack. So I added the curt receiver to the front of the truck, and now thats where the bike rack goes. No more issues.

I have followed other fivers going down the road, and noticed that others dont have any bounce to them at all?

shawnmuir
02-07-2020, 07:29 PM
Another thing to consider, is some, not all towed trailers can have a certain amount of bounce as they go down the road. On our last big horn, the length and axles position must have been just right to have a lot of bouncing as it went down the road. It snapped off three bike racks and dumped our bikes every time. Had it welded and reinforced and it again failed. Had my wife run the rig down the road as I followed and I couldnt believe how badly it shook the bike rack. So I added the curt receiver to the front of the truck, and now thats where the bike rack goes. No more issues.

I have followed other fivers going down the road, and noticed that others dont have any bounce to them at all?

Good to know. I will check that out for sure. Thanks


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TXgearhead
02-08-2020, 10:16 AM
Another thing to consider, is some, not all towed trailers can have a certain amount of bounce as they go down the road. On our last big horn, the length and axles position must have been just right to have a lot of bouncing as it went down the road. It snapped off three bike racks and dumped our bikes every time. Had it welded and reinforced and it again failed. Had my wife run the rig down the road as I followed and I couldnt believe how badly it shook the bike rack. So I added the curt receiver to the front of the truck, and now thats where the bike rack goes. No more issues.

I have followed other fivers going down the road, and noticed that others dont have any bounce to them at all?


Our Oshkosh doesn't have a receiver or a bumper. My local RV repair shop said there wasn't room for a welded rear receiver. T&S RV said they have added receivers, but wouldn't ever call back with a quote. I believe other Landmark owners on here have had receivers added. I do have a Curt front receiver on my truck. Guess I will use that and put the bike handle bars on the passenger side.

farside291
02-10-2020, 07:42 AM
Something to consider when picking a bicycle rack for the rear of your fifth wheel. I spoke to a Swagman representative and he informed me that not all bike racks they sell are approved for use on the rear of an RV. I purchased one of there $150.00 racks and almost dumped both of my bikes on the road, fortunately a trucker pulled along side and flagged me down before catastrophe happened. I purchased this one and have had no problems since. I still worry though and will install a front receiver on the truck eventually. I carry two electric bikes and they are rather heavy, about 75 pounds each.
https://www.amazon.com/Swagman-64689-Bicycle-Carriers-E-Spec/dp/B07DWCNQMJ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2D97LR9H6AMVX&keywords=swagman+e-spec+e-bike+carrier&qid=1581338393&sprefix=swagman+e%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyWkhJMFlMRExTN0pGJ mVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzA3NTc0M0JIUEtWWDZQRTczRSZlbmN yeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDM4ODk5MkRNNU5LNVU1MkdKTiZ3aWRnZ XROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05 vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

CDN
02-10-2020, 09:26 AM
Concur on Swagman.

https://www.swagman.net/product.htm?pid=828205&cat=40497

This is a step up to a heavier non collapsable version. I have a Mountain Bike and DW has a Hybrid. No problems on Bighorn and now Landmark.

Brian

SNOKING
02-10-2020, 09:33 AM
For a 5th wheel this is the best place to carry bikes.

And with a bumper pull now for traveling we carry them on the bed cover.

sengli
02-10-2020, 06:37 PM
Fairside...is correct about the bike racks, and RV use. Everyone of them we found had a dis-claimer in fine print that if used on the back of an RV, the warranty was void. With ours failing every time we attempted to use the rack on the rear of our big horn. We found out why there isnt any warranty. Our bounced apparently , so badly it snapped them off like a twig.

Kbvols
02-10-2020, 07:07 PM
Agree on Swagman Escapee bike rack. Well built rated for RV. Holds our bikes solid.


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