Bus Conversions dot Com Bulletin Board
November 28, 2014, 10:13:07 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: If you had an Online Subscription: By clicking on any ad, a hotlink takes you directly to the advertiser’s website.
   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Bicycles  (Read 4097 times)
Ednj
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 997


Ed & Sue Skiba




Ignore
« on: April 29, 2006, 12:37:25 PM »

How many carry bicycles, and how?

Logged

MCI-9
Sussex county, Delaware.
See my picture's at= http://groups.yahoo.com/group/busshellconverters/
That's Not Oil Dripping under my Bus, It's Sweat from all that Horsepower.
----- This space for rent. -----
El-Sonador
Guest

« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006, 01:06:36 PM »

May be hard to see from this photo, but I always carry two bikes on a hitch mounted bike rack on my tow vehicle. I had this bike rack on the back of the bus orginaly, but toooo much trouble getting into the engine compartment. This set-up works well for me as I take "Mini-Me" [the name I gave my tow vehicle] on shorter one and two week excursions from wherever I happen to leave the bus.

Steve
« Last Edit: May 01, 2006, 05:47:57 PM by El Soñador™ » Logged
jjrbus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2313

MCI5C/N Ft Myers FL




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2006, 05:57:51 PM »

I carry a Linear recumbent in my Ford Windstar toad.
                                                                        Work?/Play safely Jim
Logged

Remember, even at a Mensa convention someone is the dumbest person in the room!

http://photobucket.com/buspictures

http://photobucket.com/buspictures
Merlin
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 125


Run away before the kids come back home.




Ignore
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006, 06:01:47 PM »

May be hard to see from this photo, but I always carry two bikes on a hitch mounted bike rack on my tow vehicle. ...
Steve

I'm concerned that carrying my bikes externally (especially on the rear of a bus) would get them covered with dirt, grit and oil.  Have you found that to be the case?
Logged

Bus conversion is DONE, and now the home for full-time travel.  Look for me parked in front of your house.
Merlin
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 125


Run away before the kids come back home.




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006, 06:05:39 PM »

I carry a Linear recumbent in my Ford Windstar toad.
                                                                   

Ah, a fellow recumbent rider !!  We are a strange lot indeed.  Took us a while to locate a nice toad that could handle two recumbents internally.  Have to remove the front wheels, but that is not a huge deal.
Logged

Bus conversion is DONE, and now the home for full-time travel.  Look for me parked in front of your house.
Timnvt
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 31





Ignore
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2006, 06:55:21 PM »

We carry 8 bikes (or more) on the back of the bus.  It is a double decker unit with 4 locking fixtures on the top unit and a home made unit below that the rest of them are bungeed and strapped. It is carried via the 2 in. receiver.

We did find the bikes were covered in dirt and grime and blended in well with whatever the back of the bus looked like.  Consequently we purchased 2 bike bags from Camping World which zip around up to 4 bikes to keep them from the elements and from the temptations of others.

This has worked very well for us for years.  The protection bags are a must though they can be a challenge to get around the bikes.
Logged

'66 MCI5 6v92 w/HT-740
Ednj
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 997


Ed & Sue Skiba




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2006, 08:44:52 PM »

We carry 8 bikes (or more) on the back of the bus.  It is a double decker unit with 4 locking fixtures on the top unit and a home made unit below that the rest of them are bungeed and strapped. It is carried via the 2 in. receiver.


.
.
Can you still tow with this unit??
Logged

MCI-9
Sussex county, Delaware.
See my picture's at= http://groups.yahoo.com/group/busshellconverters/
That's Not Oil Dripping under my Bus, It's Sweat from all that Horsepower.
----- This space for rent. -----
Timnvt
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 31





Ignore
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2006, 07:37:29 PM »

They do sell the bike racks with the option of having an available 2 in. receiver at the tail end of the rack. It would extend the receiver about 2 feet or so beyond what the existing hitch.  I don't know what the issues might be for trailering where there is a significant amount of tongue weight involved.

For towing 4 down without weight carrying it should be doable but I haven't any idea what the manufacturer’s specs would be on that.   
Logged

'66 MCI5 6v92 w/HT-740
David Anderson
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 844


South Texas in the Eagle Ford Shale area




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2006, 05:40:56 PM »

I carry 3 on this rack.  It could extend for more if needed.  It's all removable and I made it out of sqaure tubing.

Logged
FloridaCliff
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2458


"The Mighty GMC"




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2006, 06:25:48 PM »

On the back in cargo rack with an insert that holds the front wheels.

I am going to heed all of your advice and cover them to avoid the DD signature oil sample. Grin
Logged

1975 GMC  P8M4905A-1160    North Central Florida

"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded."
Mark Twain
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!