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Old 02-14-2015, 01:01 AM   #21
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I keep going back and forth on this idea. The cargo box purchase fell apart when the company asked for an additional $460 shipping - That's after I checked out and paid for the box. The box was $579 less $70 coupon ............

So I started planning the door mount idea again.

Then I saw some hitch cargo racks on sale for $30. I don't need the racks but I did want the 2" sq tube with 6" lift A big box would look like it was being dragged behind the van without the lift I think. A retailer here is moving to a new store so they would rather sell their stock rather than move it I guess.



I don't think I'll need the extension in the photo but at $7 I bought 2 just in case (one for each side). They sold out quickly. Looks like I'm going with a large metal box with bikes mounted on top. I found underbody truck boxes at three shops locally and the prices weren't too bad. I think I'll wait a bit to get a box on sale.

I'll reuse the four slides from my other sliding cargo box project. The box will slide away from the rear this time, not side to side.
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:53 AM   #22
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How about a front mounted receiver hitch for the bikes. With one tire removed the bike may be able to clear the headlights. Just a thought!
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That's a good idea for anyone who doesn't want to block the rear doors. You could easily cover the seat, handlebars & maybe cross bar to protect them from bugs.

I've gotten used to having a cargo box for storage and already have that added length on the rear. If I put the bikes upright on top of a box then I won't be adding to the overall length.

The big diesel in my van makes for a heavy front. Front: 4020 lbs & Rear: 3860 lbs when the van is pretty much empty. Front: 4040 lbs & Rear: 4780 lbs when fully loaded including a cargo cargo box and bikes aft of the box on the rear.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:58 AM   #24
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Hello .. ThanX 4 info .. Fiamma bike-carry looks good 4 me !
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