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Old 04-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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Re: Another bike rack option

Originally Posted by Spenard
regarding rear of van bike carriers - has any body got a good way to keep the dirt and grit off the bike chain and axles while in transport? Other than those fully enclosed hard shell pods - is there some sort of protection available besides a blue tarp and a a lot of bungey cords?
I've used BBQ covers to protect bikes on the back of a bronco I had in a previous life. There are quite a few different size BBQ covers available. They might be cheaper than having a custom cover made.


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Old 04-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #12
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Re: Another bike rack option

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Does anyone know if the Sherpa (with a bike on) would clear an Aluminess bumper with the generator box on?
I checked for fit using the Blue Ox 8" hitch extender that I used for my Yakima Holdup before I added the Aluminess bumper and box. It doesn't quite make it. You'd need a 10 or 12" extender to clear the box.

I'll add that I hated dancing around the rack to access the rear which is why I spent a small fortune to add the bumper to my rig. It's much nicer carrying bikes on the swingarm. I like the fact that they're higher up off the road and get less dirty as well. And it's easier to parallel park
Thanks for checking.


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Old 04-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #13
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Re: Another bike rack option

Here's a couple of pics of the 1upUSA rack on the bumper swing arm.
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