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Old 12-12-2019, 12:44 PM
adventureIII adventureIII is offline
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Default Bike rack on boat trailer

Has anybody attempted to put a bike rack on a boat trailer?

My idea was to fabricate a bike rack opposite the spare tire on the left side of the trailer. Maybe attach another spare tire holder on the left side and then fabricate a trailer hitch to that holder and then slide the bike rack into the trailer hitch. What do you think?
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:58 PM
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I think that it is actually a bad idea.

However, you can get hitch extensions for your vehicle hitch, and put your bikes on the back of the tow vehicle with the trailer behind them.

But, if you do this, you do need to have a heavily reinforced hitch to take the extra stain of the hitch.

When we would go camping with the children and boats, we would just put the bikes in the boat, and unload the bikes before unloading the boat.

Take care
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:36 PM
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You boat hauls people, it will also haul bikes. Throw them inside and go.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:05 PM
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Dual Hitch Extender. Several brands available.

Bike rack goes in the top hitch, ball for the boat on the lower.
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:41 PM
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Dual Hitch Extender. Several brands available.

Bike rack goes in the top hitch, ball for the boat on the lower.
Yep! I don't use it for that, but have one for my ATV. Would work perfect for what the OP is trying to do. They're pretty cheap on Ebay and Amazon.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...hitch+receiver
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:52 AM
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Dual Hitch Extender. Several brands available.

Bike rack goes in the top hitch, ball for the boat on the lower.
This is the best option if you donít want to incur a lot of cost. Another option is to install a front receiver on your tow vehicle, and use a bike rack on the front. This shifts weight forward on your tow vehicle which may be an additional benefit depending on your towing setup and avoids the possibility of exceeding your rear receiver weight spec.
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