Bike on a traveller?

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Bike on a traveller?

Postby JonathanS » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:26 pm

Hello

I would be extremely grateful for any advice about a product/ way of attaching a bike rack to a traveller?

I suspect that the two of us, a cat, cat basket and provisions for holiday without going into any shops (we must still shield), might preclude room in the rear bay for my bike and wouldn't want to miss some hilly rides!

Many thanks,
Jonathan

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Re: Bike on a traveller?

Postby Propshaft » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:12 am

You can now get a bike rack that fits onto a tow ball there very good and really secure I have used one on my motorhome for a few years with no problems. You obviously need a tow bar fitting and the racks aren't cheap

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Re: Bike on a traveller?

Postby ManyMinors » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:13 am

Propshaft wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:12 am
You can now get a bike rack that fits onto a tow ball there very good and really secure I have used one on my motorhome for a few years with no problems. You obviously need a tow bar fitting and the racks aren't cheap
A much better option than using the roof though - particularly on a car like a Traveller where the roof has dubious structural strength.
I have used roof racks on my Traveller in the past but was never entirely happy about it.

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Re: Bike on a traveller?

Postby Matt » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:31 am

I would suggest a towbar mounted bike track too!

How well does the cat travel in a traveller?
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Re: Bike on a traveller?

Postby Myrtles Man » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:18 am

Get yourself a folding bike. :wink:

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Re: Bike on a traveller?

Postby Edward1949 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:46 am

Propshaft wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:12 am
You can now get a bike rack that fits onto a tow ball there very good and really secure I have used one on my motorhome for a few years with no problems. You obviously need a tow bar fitting and the racks aren't cheap
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOWBAR-TOW-B ... SwDNdViUWO

We've carried two bikes regularly on one of these cheapos - very easy to clamp on.
Back in the day I used to carry bikes laid flat on a Traveller roof-rack & tied on with baling twine.

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Re: Bike on a traveller?

Postby philthehill » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:59 pm

I would not fit a bike carrier to a tow ball as there is the possibly of the rack moving on the ball.

This is a better style of bike carrier and is much more secure.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tow-Bar-moun ... Sw1PZfeElo

The mount bracket fit between the tow bar bracket and the tow ball.
I have a similar bike carrier and have carried my bikes over several thousand miles with no problems or difficulty.


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Re: Bike on a traveller?

Postby KeithL » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:28 pm

We regularly carry two bikes on a Thule bike rack on our tow bar and the rack has never moved on the ball. This was on our modern car, not on our Traveller.


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Re: Bike on a traveller?

Postby Propshaft » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:51 am

I have also used my Thule ball mounted rack for the last 6 years I find it very secure and after many thousands of continental miles it has never moved


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