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Anybody used the Bike Buddy bike rack for caravan?


Chris NewbyFraser
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I had the same issue a while ago. Sprite Splash towed by a Ranger with canopy. My problem was that there was not enough space between the vehicles. Based on my, not so brilliant, calculations I didn't feel comfortable that there was enough space when turning sharply. Was not keen on a rack behind the van either. I ended up with bike racks on top of the canopy. Your fuel efficiency is shot anyway and you're always aware of height restrictions because of the van you're towing.

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If you counter balance the weight of the bikes and rack at the back of the caravan should not be a problem. Also depend on the length of the drawbar as Mudlark said. Just never stuff around with weight behind the axles as things can turn nasty! Hired a car trailer once to go and fetch my dads car which had broken down, no one told me that it makes a huge difference which way the towed vehicle goes, weight of engine tried to Kung Fu the trailer and my bakkie if we went over 60km/h

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Just never stuff around with weight behind the axles as things can turn nasty! Hired a car trailer once to go and fetch my dads car which had broken down, no one told me that it makes a huge difference which way the towed vehicle goes, weight of engine tried to Kung Fu the trailer and my bakkie if we went over 60km/h

Scary as anything. 50kg minimum and about 100kg downforce (weight) on the towball is usually right.

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Can't you just roll the bikes into the caravan and make sure they don't move around?

Maybe build a PVC Bike rack for the dimensions in a suitable space and put the bikes there?

I have done this but one good 'jump' on the road and everything moves, even when packed tight with side tents etc. I've had an mtb tandem slide about and savage a cupboard. Also, when towing with a car/SUV, the space in the van is used for packing stuff, leaving little room for a bike, let alone two. Bakkies solve this problem but............I don't have one.

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