Bike-Rack Installation

Q. We own a 25-foot 1994 Holiday Rambler trailer with a spare tire on the back. We would like to know if it would cause undue harm to have a receiver placed on the end of the trailer to enable us to attach a Yakima bike rack. We would be carrying three bikes on this rack.
— S.B., via e-mail

A. A bicycle rack and three bikes are not a great deal of weight, so your plan should be fine. Just make sure the receiver fabrication work is done by a qualified welder/mechanic who can do a reliable job.
— J.J.


Jeff Johnston, TL technical director, started RVing at age 6. During his more than 20 years as a writer/photographer, he has worked for Truckin’ and Four Wheeler magazines before joining TL’s technical staff in 1985. Johnston also has produced an award-winning travel video and TV commercials.

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