our old soft floor camper we carried two bikes on the A frame but this is
not an option on the KK. We don't have the boat rack option on the KK so are
limited to removing the bikes to set up camp. We started just lying the
bikes down and tying them in place but this is awkward, not too good for the
bikes and far from elegant!
wanted the simplest and quickest way to load and unload the bikes and
preferably carry them upright. Looked at the various roofrack options from
Rola and Thule but they all seemed too much cost and too much trouble.
the end, the solution was much simpler. It consists of a few strips of
velcro and two upright square gal posts joined by a cross piece at the top
held together with thumb screws. We remove the two rear legs from the roof
rack and insert the two vertical posts. One bike goes against each upright
and is held in place by three velcro strips - one holding the head stem or
cross bar to the vertical post and one holding each wheel to the side rails
of the roof rack.
add a chain for security if we'll be away from the camper at any time during
travel. Adding more bikes would be easy, either adjacent to the first two
bikes or with extra uprights at the opposite end of the camper. The cross
piece is really just for a bit of lateral support but, if its the right
height, could be used to anchor other bikes at the handlebars.
Removing the bikes and posts is simple and quick - the posts/crosspiece fold
together and can be stored with the poles.
Thanks to Ken for sharing his idea with us