Biking and camping seem to go hand in hand. Not only is a great way to get around a campground, but kids young and old never seem to tire from how much fun bicycling can be. A big challenge for RV'ers is getting a single or multiple bikes to a campground or destination while traveling. With so many different types of RV's finding the right bike rack to fit your needs is why we are here. RVupgrades.com carries just about every type of bike carrier made which ensure you will mostly find what you need right here. Our select includes 2, 3, 4 & 5 bike rack carriers with mounting options such as 2" receiver mount, clamp on ball mount or tow bar, camper bumper mount, RV ladder mount and spare tire mount.
Comparing Your Choices for a Bike Carrier to Use with Your RV Purchasing a bike carrier to use with your RV can be a challenge. Each RV setup is different depending on whether you have a travel trailer, fifth wheel, pop-up, truck camper or motorhome and where a carrier can be mounted. In order for you to find a carrier that is fitting for use with your RV, it's important that you keep in mind the size of the bikes and the number of bikes that you will be needing to haul.
While the majority of carriers can hold one to three bikes, you may be able to find carriers that can equip up to five. The size of the bikes will often determine the kind of carriers that you can find. A combination of adult and children bikes can often be held in a carrier that is equipped for several while large mountain bikes may only fit into a two-bike carrier.
Hitch mounts are generally the go-to choice for most RV owners due to how versatile they are and the ability to mount in just a few minutes. Before ordering one of these hitches, it's important to measure the bikes so that they can fit snugly without the risk of falling out.
Another popular option is bumper mounts, although they can only be equipped to RVs that have a square bumper design. Determining whether the bumper is compatible with a particular carrier can ensure that the installation goes smoothly.
Generally available in only frame-mount options, ladder mounts allow bikes to be strapped into the carrier. Keeping in mind the dimensions of your ladder can help ensure that the carrier can be used without any errors in performance or during the installation process.
Our customer service RV specialist are always ready to help you with any questions you may have on bike carriers, feel free to call (866) 332-7881, chat or email us today.