Camper Trailers Tech Tips

Wayne's Bike Rack for his Cub Camper





  Wayne's bike rack
for my 98 model cub

the beginnings

   After being inspired by the bike rack ideas on the’s tech tips pages I set about building my own version which could hinge down flat against the rack so I could flip the hardfloor over.

    I had to buy the 900mm box section. The two pieces of 450mm were bits from an old kitchen chair & the pipe was just a few bits I had laying around that fitted perfectly over the box section.

    I welded a couple bits of the box section to the side of the two pieces of pipe to make a hinge. Slipped those plus one piece of pipe in the middle of the base & welded on the uprights, then the braces.

    I then welded the whole unit onto the existing carry rack of the camper. Fitted a couple of spring clips to the existing carry rack to hold the bike rack in retracted position so I can flip open the camper.

    Total cost to me $20 for the box section, a few welding rods, time & patience.

cutting list

base and uprights - 3 x 25mm box section 900mm long
braces - 2 x 18mm box section  450mm long
hinge - 2 x 42mm outside diameter pipe x 80 mm long
hinge - 1 x 42mm outside diameter x 30mm long




bikes  in transport mode closeup


ready to flip the roof over Wayne's plans - 15kb pdf download


 thanks to Wayne Perry for sharing this idea


july 2010