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    nhlakes Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you pay attention to the amount of tongue weight your putting on that minivan.
     
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    +1 for the ProRac.
     
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    looks good and is safer than rack on rear popup bumper
     
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    theseus CamperMod Addict - Thinking about the Dark Side... Silver Supporting Member

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    Anything is safer than the rear bumper ;)
     
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    i did exactly what nhlakes did, mounted a receiver up front, 20 minute job, bikes fit great, no problem . also tow with 04 Avalanche
     
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    nhlakes Well-Known Member

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    Front rack can also hold more than just bicycles. ;)

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    This is my diy rooftop bike rack. It is a 2x4 spanning across the top of the camper with some quick release bike mounts that you can buy on Amazon. I painted the board white so it did not look too homemade. I bought some rubberized toolbox drawer liner and cut it to fit the parts of the wood that come in contact with the camper top and I glued the liner on, just to protect the camper top. I have since added eye bolts to the ends of the 2x4 so that I can hook on the ratchet straps better. I have driven 2 hours down the interstate with this setup and it holds up perfect.

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    Does this set up block your sensors? We have a Toyota Sequoia and trying to figure out how to front put a front hitch on. Thanks!
     
  11. nhlakes

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    With the motorcycle rack up front, perhaps, with the bicycle rack up front, doubt it, but I'm not really sure. Doesn't really matter for me since I only use the front hitch when the camper is on the back hitch - which requires me to turn off the sensors (otherwise it'll sense the camper the entire time it is connected)
     
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    tzmartin Not here for a long time but here for a good time! Diamond Supporting Member

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    Is it hard to drive at night with the bike blocking the lens?
     
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    nhlakes Well-Known Member

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    With the motorcycle up front the seat partially blocks the driver side headlight. Not difficult to drive, but not ideal. With the bicycles up front, no issue.
     
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  14. Amanda G Balderas

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    I tried that and the bottom ball was to high and hit the bike rack. Did not work for me. Also, when I put it on I noticed it would hot the stuff stored on the tongue ( propane, battery, crank). I am still trying to figure out a way to make this happen.
     
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    My solution that has worked great for us this year: a Hollywood hatch-style rack to carry 3 bikes, and depending on the trip, another 2 inside my Sienna minivan.

    Bikes on the van only get in the way a tiny bit sometimes when making really tight turns while backing in to campsite - in that case I remove them before backing in.
     

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