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Stromberg Carlson 2 Bike Carrier for RVs - Ladder Mount - Aluminum

Stromberg Carlson 2 Bike Carrier for RVs - Ladder Mount - Aluminum

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  • Motorhome
  • Towable Camper
  • Fifth Wheel
  • RV Ladder Rack
  • Hanging Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Locks Not Included
  • Frame Mount
Transport up to 2 bikes securely on your RV ladder with this lightweight, rustproof aluminum rack. The bike-carrier arms clamp to the vertical support bars of the ladder. Pivoting design allows full use of ladder when bikes are not mounted. Lowest Prices for the best rv and camper bike racks from Stromberg Carlson. Stromberg Carlson 2 Bike Carrier for RVs - Ladder Mount - Aluminum part number LA-102 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Stromberg Carlson RV and Camper Bike Racks - LA-102

Transport up to 2 bikes securely on your RV ladder with this lightweight, rustproof aluminum rack. The bike-carrier arms clamp to the vertical support bars of the ladder. Pivoting design allows full use of ladder when bikes are not mounted.


Features:

  • Ladder-mounted bike rack lets you bring up to 2 bikes with you on the road
  • Sturdy arms clamp onto 1" diameter vertical supports of your RV ladder
    • Rubberized brackets won't scratch ladder
  • Bikes hang vertically - with front wheels toward the ground - for secure, streamlined transport
    • Seat posts sit in cradles on carrier arms and secure with straps
    • Rack accommodates bike frames up to 2" in diameter
  • Pivoting design allows for full access to RV ladder when bicycles aren't mounted
    • Remove pull pins to swing rack arms away from ladder
    • Reinsert pins to lock arms in place
  • Lightweight anodized aluminum resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 25 lbs per bike
  • Bike-rack arm dimensions: 24" long x 14" wide
  • Distance between arms: depends on width of RV ladder
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


Stationary Chair Arms

Stromberg Carlson's two-bike carrier for RVs easily clamps around the vertical supports of your exterior ladder. The non-marring material on the clamps helps to keep the carrier from scratching your RV ladder. Simply insert the included pins into the brackets to secure the arms in place so the rack does not sway while you are driving. With your bike's front wheel hanging toward the ground, place the seat post in the cradles on the carrier's arms. Then secure your bike in place with the straps on the cradles.


Pivoted Rack Arms

When bikes are not mounted, the carrier's arms pivot out left and right to allow access to your motor home's ladder. To move the rack arms, just remove the pull pins from the top of each bracket. Swing the arms out and reinsert the pins so that the arms are tightly secured in place. This allows you to use your RV ladder without having to remove the entire bike rack. When you are ready to use the carrier again, the arms easily pivot back in place and secure with the pull pins.



LA-102 Stromberg Carlson Ladder Bike Rack - 2 Bike Carrier





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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Stromberg Carlson RV Ladder Mount 2 Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Stromberg Carlson Ladder Mounted 2 Bike Rack for RVs. Part number is LA-102. This ladder mounted bike rack is going to allow us to easily transport up to two bikes to wherever we're headed. It offers a light weight aluminum construction, it's going to stand up to the elements very nicely. We've got two sets of cradles, of two a piece, these are designed to hold the down tube of the seat of the bike. The rubber strap is easily removable. It's got a good length to it, this is going to allow us to get up to a two inch diameter bike frame taken care of.

The construction of it, nice heavy duty but still light weight. It's going to give us all the way up to twenty five pounds per bike for a total of fifty pounds. The inner liner of the cradle is a rubberized material. It's got grooves or indentations all the way in it to help get the cables and stuff like that of your braking system down out of the way so they don't get crushed. Then to adjust for different size bikes or different widths of bike, we have the fully sliding cradles. Just giving them a little wiggle forward and back is going to allow us to get those adjustments made.

Installation is simple, you've just got eight small lock washers and screws that we have to put in. Those will go in through the rear into our clamps here. The inside of those are ribbed to try to help protect the ladder from any scratches or any damage. As you can see here, at our top mounting location, we put this on top of the rung of the ladder. In the instructions, they kind of had it up here in the middle a little bit, I just like having it right above there to give us some extra support. Do what you wish with that.

Pulling the pins that we have here at the top, this will allow us to swing out our arms. We'll then reinsert our pins to hold it there in that position. With our rack swung out of the way, as you can see, we're now going to have access to get onto our ladder and get up to the roof or whatever we need to do. Now we're ready to load up our bikes. We'll start on our inside cradle here. We're going to release the straps on both of our cradles.

We can then place our bike right up into our cradles. We'll be using the down tube of our seat. We'll rotate our cradles up into position. It may move a little bit when we're putting our bike on, when we bring our straps around and we can hook it right in. As you can see, we've got our tire mounted towards the inside of the RV. That's going to keep any overhang to a minimum. We've got our handle bars and our seat both well inside the rear of our RV, so we're not going to have anything hanging out. Let's grab our second one, place it right up in there like we did the first. Again, as you can see, those adjustable cradles make it nice. We've got these out here on the end, allowing us plenty of room to get our bike on. There we go, we're ready to head down the road and enjoy our next ride. That will complete today's look at the Stromberg Carlson Ladder Mounted 2 Bike Rack, part number LA-102. .


Customer Reviews

Stromberg Carlson 2 Bike Carrier for RVs - Ladder Mount - Aluminum - LA-102

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

Transport up to 2 bikes securely on your RV ladder with this lightweight, rustproof aluminum rack. The bike-carrier arms clamp to the vertical support bars of the ladder. Pivoting design allows full use of ladder when bikes are not mounted.

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Haven't installed yet but the service and shipping - AWESOME. Prices don't even compare with the local markets here in the metro area. 554001



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Very satisfied with the Product and the timely delivery. I will definitely Order from etrailer again.... Thanks for great service !!!! 330650



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Product shipped very quickly... excellent service etrailer ... impressed with quality of product... well designed and sturdy... nice looking components and make a fairly unobtrusive addition to my ladder assembly... wished the bolts for the mounting brackets screwed in from the front instead of the back however... 78308


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Still impressed with product after a year of use... would purchase again if needed

Mark E - 04/29/2014

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Received product in great condition. Easy to use directions. 83776


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Our bicycle rack is working perfectly. We carry our bicycle on all of our RV trips. My husband loves it.

Vicky H - 12/11/2014

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Delivery was quick. Bike rack is easy to install. I have not loaded or used it, so I can’t report on function, or I would have rated it higher. 490479



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Appears to be good quality, fits well on my trailer. Product is pretty much exactly what I expected. Installation was fairly simple. Bolts were a bit short as others mentioned in their reviews. Start by getting a few threads on one side, clamping the other side together with vise grips makes getting the nut on the other side of the clamp much easier. Have a 10mm wrench handy. 300978



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I drove almost 3,000 miles with one mountain bike, a reclining deck chair and captains chair on the rack, and it didn't move at all. For assembly, I did need to get longer screws as the ones sent with it weren't long enough for attachment around the ladder uprights. They are metric screws for anyone else running into this problem. I also used locking washers and nuts as a precaution against them coming loose during all the driving. It's easy to swing the arms out of the way, as I did need to climb onto the roof of the camper after the trip. 99771



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Rack installed really easy only issue was with the screws being a little hard to get in once you started the first one but with the help of a pair of small vice grips i was able the pinch the two pieces of the bracket together to get the second screw started. The picture of the parts shows plastic mounting brackets but mine came with aluminum guess they upgraded for the better from what the older models came with. Haven't had a chance to use it while traveling but all in all looks well made and would recommend to others. 202844


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Made a couple trips with it and has held up nicely.

lance j - 06/11/2016

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We installed the bike rack on our class A motor coach. Product is as described. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is that the Allan wrench is difficult to use because the end is 1/4 too long to be easy to use on the inside screws. 523320



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1. Had I not read earlier reviews and did not purchase longer screws, installation would have been even worse than it already was. 2. The metal used arrives "marred" and the padding on the bike arms has discoloration spots. 3. There is protective material (plastic wrap) on both arms. However; the material is not the same on both arms. why would you wrap the arms in two differing types of plastic wrap 4. Screws were metric as was the nuts. Makes it tough to "hold" locking nuts if you don't have a metric wrench or rachet 5. Normally when you have a bolt and nut situation, the attachment process proceeds from the outside to the inside......bolt goes through the brackets (towards the RV) and the nut is on the backside (nearest the RV). The quality of the engineering made getting a "grip" on the bolt was almost impossible (no room for wrench heads) and having clear access for the hex wrench was all but impossible. In order to sanely complete the installation, the bolt had to come through from the backside and the nut was on the "outside" of the install. Even from a safety standpoint this makes no sense. The working surface of the rack faces outward and now you have unprotected bolt ends creating a potential injury producer. 6. If you are seeking good help from the instructions, you won't find it. Black and white photos clarity and detail leave much to be desired. 7. If it looks to good to be true, it probably is. Run when you see this product - or at the very least be prepared to be an octopus during the install. 282032



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This product was great, would have been simple to install with 2 people, but I managed to get it done by myself. I was particularly impressed with etrailer.com's quick shipment! I placed the order on Tuesday night and forgot that I needed it by Friday morning before I chose economy shipping. I went back to the site Wednesday midmorning to see if I could have it 2 day shipped instead. It had already been shipped. My original thought was "great it is already on the "slow boat to China" Much to my surprise it arrived Thursday mid morning! Truly impressed with the efficiency of this company! 156410



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Yes I did receive the racks and they look great, my husband put them on and his comments were he wished the screws were longer, and the latch down loops were tough to get hooked over the bikes. Also we thought it would be nice if it came with some pads to keep the bikes from banging together or against our spare. Overall we lke the product, and the construction it seems sturdy and we like that it swings out of the way for ladder access. Your service was very prompt, which is always appreciated. 100583


Comments

I recently purchased this bike rack. I am disappointed in the engineering of the mounting and tie downs. First of all, the customer should not have to wish the screws were longer. You can start one screw, but there is no way to get the second screw started due to the angle the bracket sits at. I enlarged the holes and had to install new bolts in order to fit around the 1 inch diameter roof ladder Most people just dont have metric screws the right length needed laying around the house. Secondly the durometer of the latch down hoops is so stiff that it is impossible to stretch the holes over the pins they connect to. I found the only way to hook them is to use a vice grip and leverage to pry them over the pins. If you mount the bike rack high on your RV ladder, you will find yourself on a step stool cussing out the poor design and material ion. I would not recommend this bike rack to anyone.

-- comment by: Rick H - 09/30/2013

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Overall well designed product. We have electric bikes and wish it could handle 100lbs and the rubber strap for securing bike frame was longer to accommodate bigger frames. 639166



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Sorry but this bike carrier was of no use to us; our bikes are too heavy 620437



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Received in good condition. I am using the Ladder Mount Rack LA-102 on my RV to carry my pedal assist, Sondors Electric bike. Due to the location of the battery box in the triangle portion of the frame, I have to carry the bike upside down. That is with the front wheel up and using the seat post frame but on the opposite side. I think this will work well except for not being able to use the rubber straps because the space between the battery box and frame post is too small. I have to use a total of three bungee cords to hold the bike on and in an upright position. I have included pictures. Please let me know if you think there will be problems using the rack in this manner. 558787



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Does exactly what was expected. Love ordering from etrailer! Easy to setup less than 15 minutes. 548676



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Works great. 514022



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good product Thank-you 494598



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Instructions could be better. 481988



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Arrived on time and as described. The box and contents were in great condition. 476698


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Great

Mark - 02/17/2019

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Well made a substantial, appears to be a sturdy, easy to install and convenient design. Not yet using as it is the winter. 461329



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Well made and easy to install 443719



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This ladder mount bike carrier is so simple a design and easy installation that's it's amazing how wonder it is and so stable for carrying bikes. Have had one on my 5th wheel for awhile and needed another carrier for 'Big Blue' 42 gal 4 wheel blackwater tote. Worked through many options and decided if it ain't broke stick with it and ordered another of this same bike carrier to modify to carry 'Big Blue'. Heading up into the northern Rockies for 6 weeks with bikes on one carrier mounted high on the ladder and 'Big Blue' just below the bikes on this new adapted carrier also on the ladder. All this is well w/in the load limits of the ladder. So simple, so easy and so effective. If I need to carry anything else under 50lbs I guess I'll just have to mount a new LADDER! 415148


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Still going strong and both carriers, one carrying two mtn bikes and the other carrying 42 gal black water tote, working like a charm. So simple a design and very adaptable to carrying gear other than bikes.

RKS - 08/04/2018

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The carrier is well made and is easy to attach but it does not hold all size bikes. It works well for my mountain bike but will not work with my wife's bike so I have to carry hers inside the RV. I may try adding the cross bar on her bike. (Being a lady's bike it is a step through) I also wish it had come with Velcro straps to help hold the bikes in place. 403166


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It has held up ok but the straps holding the locking pins are deteriorating and wont last much longer. Works well for my mountain bike but thats about it.

Glenn M - 08/09/2018

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have not used it yet but installed on trailer very easy put two bikes on it seem to be pretty sturdy 388083


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Great

Doug - 06/02/2018

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found dificulty on setting bike rack up. Could not get bikes to set on hooks properly. one of the bands btoke when trying to load both bikes on. Bikes are normal his/her 10 mountian bikes. There was nothing special about the bike that they would not go on correctly. After bending a hook and breaking a band we ended up throwing out bike rack. We would not tell any one to buy this type of bike rack. Thank you, Sandra Wagner 377882



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Went on the camper, very easy. 375609



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Product works like it should great buy and free shipping over $99.00 355067



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Would be better if the strings holding the pins didn't dry rot so soon. Very good product, holds two bikes well. 340781



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Looks good, installed yesterday and have two bikes on it. Plan to use it for our RV trip in Feb. I may add something from the bike to the ladder to keep the handlebar from hitting the tail light. I do not think I want the bike to rock on the holders. 335919



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arrived timely Great customer service Would recommend to others THANKS 328729



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Boom! This rack is gonna be great. I can't wait to install it. Super fast shipping. Awesome. 323319



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strong carrier 319340



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I've mounted this rack to my ladder with no problems. Would have been handy for the mounting screws were just a little longer. Overall will give it 4 stars and a thumbs up. 306940



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Needed this rack as I could not use a hitch rack as we tow a boat. Putting bikes in the boat works but takes more time. This rack solved it. Easy install, and Very pleased how the bikes quickly mount and travel on the road. Also purchased the Foam blocks that space bikes apart so they don't rub and makes it easier to mount them quickly. Some have commented about weight capacity. We used it for two adult bikes and simply run a ratchet strap from outer bike or ends of support bars to an upper ladder rung as a precaution, which I would have done anyway. 279406



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just installed the bike rack. It appears to be sturdy and made well however as in all the other reviews the screws were not long enough. we had to make a trip to the hardware store to get longer screws to use on one side of the bracket. we had to use the original screws for the other side because it could only be accessed with the allen wrench. It took 2 hours to put together including the trip to the store. Hopefully it will hold up! 274821


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The bike rack is adequate. We keep our camper in covered storage. The cord that holds the pins in is faded and is showing alot of wear. Also one of the the pads that you set the bike on is tearing. It still holds the bikes in place well but I wonder about the longevity of this bike rack. I dont thinks it will last as long as I hope

jill g - 07/23/2017

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All parts are of good quality. I had to use the outside bike mount and strap the tire to the ladder to have the handle bars clear the RV. Can't see how it would work if I had two instead of one to carry. One note on the hardware. The mounting screws are too short to make a simple assembly. I had to clamp the saddle clamp parts together to have enough thread length to start the nuts. Longer screws would fix this. I am pleased that it will serve my needs. 272639



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Piece of junk asked to return immediately, the screws are way to small, scratched up my ladder, needed 2 people to assemble, to hold the clamps tight for screwing together, don't buy this product 271686



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This rack seems sturdy. It was easy to install, though we proceeded more based on common sense than based on the instructions provided. The rack arrived very soon after I ordered it, was well packaged, and appropriately priced. Communication from eTrailer.com was clear and friendly. We look forward to hauling bikes on the back of our 24-foot RV. 246770


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The bike rack has worked well for us. To make sure nothing gets damaged bike or RV, weve had to apply lots of bungee cords, foam, and other materials, but the rack itself is sturdy and has served us well. Thank you for writing,

Nikki - 01/30/2018

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I bought this in the fall and have just got back from my first trip from Oregon to Arizona with the bikes on the back of the motorhome. Worked great and did not cover the tail lights. 240812



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Ordering my bike rack was simple, it shipped within 24 hours and arrived by ground 2 days later, This is not my first purchase from eTrailer and their customer service is by far the best I have encountered. Encourage you to try them. 207026


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Wonderful, 2 trips to Cancun!

Ken T - 06/24/2016

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I placed the order via phone ,they helped me as to what type of rack required. the order was shipped next day and received within 3 days. good service 192703



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I ordered the RV ladder bike rack at Christmas time, and received it before promised (5 days). It was easy to install. Although I haven't used it yet, I am planning to order another one (I need two sets for 4 bikes). 166259



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Ordered this one day and delivered the next. Can't beat that. Seems like it will do what I want it to do. Had to purchase longer screws. 161959



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Screws were to short to install on my latter. Had to spend $4.00 together new screws. Why don't you tell manufacturer to supply longer screws. 148423


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do you remember what size screws you had to buy? thanks.

-- comment by: tom p - 03/11/2016

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Haven't used it yet, but mounting was straight forward. After reading other reviews I went to the hardware store to buy longer screws before I attempted to mount it. looks sturdy...we will see. 145382



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Great product, install instructions left a little bit to be desired. Etrailer service was excellent! 144315



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Product cannot hold two bikes safely. It is apparently designed and advertised for two bikes however the weight restriction is 50 total lbs. Adult bikes weigh more than 25 lbs each. Many kids bikes do as well. It is lightweight and looks nice, however, not very strong. I didn't feel comfortable putting both of my young boys smaller bikes on the rack together. 136031



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Good price and quick delivery. 132226



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Received my order today. Haven't tried to install yet but appears to be a quality product. I'm amazed at how prompt etailer has been processing/shipping all of my orders. 122593


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  • Because many RV/trailer ladders are located more left or right of center, you will hang the bikes vertically so they do not overhang the side of the RV or trailer. The bikes will hang from the part of the bike frame that holds the seat post. I have included a picture showing this for you. All of the ladder mounted racks that we carry, see link, hold the bikes in the same way. There are other racks that can be used at the back of an RV or trailer. I have linked them for you as well. The...
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  • Recommended Bike and Vespa Motor Scooter Carrier for 2018 Winnebago View
  • For your 2018 Winnebago View, I recommend you start with the trailer hitch receiver. I recommend the Curt Adjustable RV Trailer Hitch Receiver - 18"-51" Wide - 2" Drop # C13701. This hitch is rated for up to 500 lbs tongue weight. If your motorhome comes with a hitch, you will need to make sure it is rated for at least 350 lbs. Your Vespa 150 scooter's weight of 250 lbs will work well on the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier # MT70101. You will also need straps like #...
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  • Availability of Adapter for Bike Carrier on Front Hitch Receiver
  • There is no adapter designed for bike racks on a front-mounted hitch for your Chevy pickup. The high-low adapters are only for use with a tow vehicle that will be flat towing another vehicle with a tow bar. Because the tongue weight capacities are very low on these adapters they are not designed or intended for use when towing a trailer, cargo carrier, or bike rack. I can not recommend using this part for your application. The problem with bikes mounted to the front of a vehicle is they...
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  • Can Stromberg Carlson 2 Bike Carrier for RV Ladder # LA-102 Be Used With Two Electric Townie Bikes
  • The Stromberg Carlson 2 Bike Carrier for RV Ladders # LA-102 has a maximum weight capacity of 25-lbs per bike. I contacted Electra Bicycles to find out the weights of their various Townie models (as this is not provided on their website) and they advised that their lightest models in the Townie series are 35-lbs. This makes the Stromberg Carlson RV rack unsuitable for your particular bikes. We offer a similar ladder-mount RV bike rack from Surco, part # SP501BR, that offers a higher...
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  • Need 2-Bike Carrier for Use on 2006 Itasca Navion Motor Home with Hitch Cargo Carrier
  • Bike racks suitable for use on RVs and motor homes are designed specifically for use on such vehicles because those racks will endure much more vertical and lateral force during normal driving. The longer the distance from the rear axle to the carrier the more sway and bounce the rack will have to tolerate. You can think of the difference in riding comfort from a seat at the front of a bus compared to a rear seat, which has a much bumpier ride. The motor home bike carriers we offer include...
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  • Can Stromberg Carlson Bike Carrier for RVs Work With Rectangular Ladder Rails?
  • We have bike racks for RV ladders that are going to work for you, but the Stromberg Carlson 2 Bike Carrier for RVs - Ladder Mount # LA-102 uses a 1" circular mount to attach to the rails so it would not be a fit. What I recommend you use is the Swagman RV and Motorhome 2 Bike Carrier # S80630. This rack attaches to your RV's ladder rungs with hooks and uses cradles and straps to secure your bikes. I've included a link to a video review of this rack for you to take a look at.
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  • Ladder Rack Bike Rack Recommendation for Trailer Ladder with Thick Side Rails
  • I have a ladder rack bike rack solution for you, but the # LA-102 that you referenced would not work for you since it is designed to work on ladders with 1 inch diameter supports and you have 2 inch diameter supports. There isn't an adapter available either. Instead you would want the Swagman RV Ladder Bike Rack part # S80630. This rack will hook on the rungs of your ladder and will provide you with a 2 bike rack. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • How To Cut Down the Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder Part # LA-401
  • Yes, the Stromberg Carlson RV Exterior Ladder part # LA-401 can absolutely be cut down to fit the exact dimensions of your coach. The ladder comes in two pieces, a top portion and a bottom portion. The part of the ladder that gets trimmed is the downtube between the top and bottom portion. Basically, you will want to cut both or one side of the downtubes until you have the correct size, then insert the hinges and attach to the coach. I unfortunately don't have any videos or write-ups...
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  • Will an RV Ladder Experience More Stress when Using Ladder Mount Bike Rack LA-102
  • A ladder and/or the mounts would experience greater than normal stress when using a ladder mount bike rack such as # LA-102. However it isn't anything the ladder or mounts can't handle. The ladders and mounts are designed to support a person and that weight would exceed the weight of a loaded rack even when you consider additional load periodically applied to the ladder when driving.
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  • RV Ladder Bike Rack Recommendation
  • We carry a couple ladder mounted RV bike racks that would work well for you, but none of them attach to 1-1/2 inch vertical ladder supports. The part # LA-102 will attach to 1 inch supports but not 1-1/2 inch. Check out the Swagman Ladder Bike Rack part # S80630. This should work well on your RV ladder as it attaches to the ladder rungs. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • How do the Bikes Load on the RV Ladder Mounted Bike Carrier
  • Take a look at the video I have linked on the ladder mount bike carrier # LA-102. We load two bikes on it in this demonstration video. Basically, we put on the second bike the same as the first bike.
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  • Fitment and Compatibility of Stromberg Carlson 2 Bike Carrier on a 2001 Ford Class B Trail Lite 22ft
  • I can help you find out if you will have proper clearance for your rear door on your 2001 Ford Trail Lite with the Stromberg Ladder Mount Bike Rack # LA-102. I would recommend measuring from the bottom of the bikes down tube, just above the gears, to the outer most point of the front wheel, see attached image. This measurement will be the further point that the bike will sit when on the rack and is going to tell you if there will be interference with the rear door. You will want...
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