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    Posted: Today at 1:56pm
After 6 seasons camping with 2 bikes on the FR recommended rear bike rack we have not had a problem. Spare tire goes in the back of the pickup with all the other junk I take with me but never need. We bring the bikes on about half of our trips. Caution your results may be differentSmile

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I put a bike rack on the back of the TT and driving through Indianapolis I had someone pull up next to me on the highway and inform me that I was about to lose a bike off the back. Had to pull over and secure it on a pretty busy highway. I am new to trailering and didn't realize how much the trailer will bounce during travel...Including how secure things inside need to be or they will get tossed around. 
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We've been carrying our bikes on the back of our trailer since we got the new one and they've fared just fine.  As long as you make sure your weight is properly balanced, the bike rack and receiver are adequate for the forces imposed on them, and the bikes very well secured, it shouldn't be a problem.  On the other hand, if the receiver and rack aren't up to handle the forces or you don't secure the bikes well, it can get pretty awful.  As for trailer weight balance, that's a must regardless of bikes on the back.
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