rack for four
have a Trak Shak with a boat rack which I have slightly modified. I went for the
front fork mount brackets for two main reasons 1- lowers the bike, 2 -
better lateral stability.
My first consideration was that the bikes had to
be able to stay in place for an over night setup. The second was that it had to
be very easy to load & secure the bikes, and obviously unload as well.
I investigated the Rhino & Thule options and
found it was going to be way too costly and the accessories in question would
still need some additional modifications.
The rack is fully removable and is bolted onto
the camper with four high tensile bolts.
I used short webbing tie down straps to secure
the rear wheel and two large webbing tie down straps to provide additional
Making the rear wheel channels longer than
appears necessary is so to allow for any size bike, big or small.
The biggest obstacle now is securing the front
wheels while traveling, currently I use ocky straps to secure them to the mesh
in the rack, but we have plans to replace the mesh with solar panels in the
Thanks to David McCarthy for sharing this idea with