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  • Motorhome
  • Towable Camper
  • Fifth Wheel
  • Hanging Rack
  • RV Ladder Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Surco Products
  • Locks Not Included
  • Frame Mount
The arms of this unique bike rack attach to any RV or van ladder that has 1" diameter vertical support rails. Pivoting design allows for full use of ladder when bikes are not mounted. Durable, lightweight aluminum is sturdy and rustproof. Lowest Prices for the best rv and camper bike racks from Surco Products. Surco 2 Bike Carrier for Vans and RVs - Ladder Mount part number SP501BR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Surco Products RV and Camper Bike Racks - SP501BR

The arms of this unique bike rack attach to any RV or van ladder that has 1" diameter vertical support rails. Pivoting design allows for full use of ladder when bikes are not mounted. Durable, lightweight aluminum is sturdy and rustproof.


Features:

  • Rack attaches to vertical support bars on almost any van or motor home ladder
    • Brackets clamp around 1" diameter tubing - no straps necessary
  • Arms mount individually to either side of ladder - spread depends on width of ladder
    • Arms pivot for full access to your ladder when bikes are not mounted
      • Pull pin out of top bracket to move arm
      • Replace pin to secure arm in place
  • Bikes sit vertically - seat posts attach to cradles
    • Rack holds up to 2 bikes
  • Cushioned, rubber cradles have flexible straps to keep bikes in place
    • Lock bikes to the rack and to your ladder with a cable lock (sold separately)
  • Lightweight, heavy-gauge aluminum construction is durable and rustproof
    • Bright-dipped, polished finish
  • Capacity: 75 lbs
  • Made in USA
  • 90-Day warranty


Surco Ladder-Mounted Bike Rack

Surco's ladder-mounted bike rack attaches to the vertical supports of your RV's ladder instead of to its rungs so that it can fit a wider variety of applications. In addition, the rack arms have a unique, built-in pivot feature that lets you swing them away from the ladder. Now you can maintain complete access to your ladder - as long as no bikes are mounted at the time - with no need to remove the rack.


Surco Ladder-Mounted Bike Rack Swing Away

To pivot the arms of your rack to the side, simply remove the pull pins from the top brackets of each arm, swing the arms out and replace the pins to secure. Now you have full use of your van or motor home ladder. To use the rack, pivot the arms back and secure them in place in the same manner.


Surco Ladder-Mounted Bike Rack Clamps

The arms of the rack attach to the ladder supports with sturdy, secure clamps that hold the rack firmly in place, eliminating the bouncing and jostling that can occur with racks that simply hook onto your ladder. Just attach the arms, individually, to the 1-inch-diameter posts of your ladder, and you're good to go.



501BR Surco Ladder-Mounted Bike Carrier




Video of Surco 2 Bike Carrier for Vans and RVs - Ladder Mount


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




Video Transcript for Surco Van and RV Ladder Rack Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Surco ladder mounted bike rack. This is designed to mount on any RV, motorhome or van that has a ladder with a one inch tube on it. The part number is SP501BR. The lightweight heavy gauge aluminum construction is durable and rustproof. They have a bright dipped polished finish on it to protect it from the elements. As you can see, the rack's going to have a two bike capacity, has got nice rubber cushion cradles and flexible rubber straps that are going to securely hold our bike. Also, as you can see, the cradles are designed so they'll slide up and down the length of the cradle arm. This is going to help us to adjust for different styles of bike.

Each half of the rack is designed to fit onto the down tube of the ladder. The spread of the bars is going to be determined by the width of the ladder. Our arms will pivot, as you can see, out of the way on both sides. We'll reinsert the pin to hold them in their new position. As you can see this is going to give us the access we need to get right past the rack and use our ladder. Now that we've gone over some of the special features of the rack I'm going to show you how to load up the bike. First step's going to be to undo the cradle straps.

Then we'll grab our bike, we'll place it right up into our cradles. We want the cradles to rest right here on the seat down tube and we'll want the tires to be facing towards the middle of our RV. This will give us the minimum amount of overhang this way which might accidentally block our mirror or something like that. With it in the proper position we'll bring our cradle straps around, pull them tight and get them connected. As easy as that we've got our bike loaded up. Now that we've got our first bike loaded we're going to load up our second. Of course, we'll first undo our cradle straps. We can then grab our bike and we'll position it on there the same way. The down tube is going be our connection point that sits on our cradles and we'll have our bike or the wheels facing towards the inside of the RV there.

Position our cradles where we want them. We'll bring our straps around and make the connection there as well. With our two bikes loaded up we're going to take our provided strap, we'll run it around the ladder, both bikes and then through itself. This is going to give us just a little bit of extra security and keep our bikes from moving around as we're heading down the road. Something else that is available is a ten foot long cable lock that makes it very easy to secure these and lock the bikes to your ladder preventing any theft. That part number is CAB-10. It is sold separately.

You can check it out on our website. The bike rack's going to offer us a 75 pound weight capacity. It's made completely in the United States and offers a 90 day warranty. Keep in mind, you may have difficulty installing the dual suspension bike with the alternative frame on the rack, either because they may not have a straight seat tube, or maybe the seat tube may be too short. Now that we've gone over some of the features of the rack let me show you how to install it. With the front of our clamp sitting at the front portion of our ladder we'll bring the rear portion of our clamp, place one of the Allen bolts through it and we'll tighten that down just loosely for now. We'll place our second one in here at the other side and then we'll tighten them down from side to side equally until we have them nice and snug. With both of those tight it's as easy as that to have the rack installed onto your RV, your van or your motorhome. That's going to complete today's look at the Surco ladder mounted bike rack part number SP501BR. .


Customer Reviews

Surco 2 Bike Carrier for Vans and RVs - Ladder Mount - SP501BR

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (86 Customer Reviews)

The arms of this unique bike rack attach to any RV or van ladder that has 1" diameter vertical support rails. Pivoting design allows for full use of ladder when bikes are not mounted. Durable, lightweight aluminum is sturdy and rustproof.

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I purchased this rack after spending considerable time on the phone with the eTrailer.com rep. She was very knowledgeable about all types of racks, including hitch and ladder racks. I might have gotten this rack for a few bucks cheaper on eBay, but the support from the rep more than makes up for that! The rack went on easily, although it was help to have a second pair of hands to hold the clamp during installation. The only problem I had was installing the two rack pieces in reverse. I wasn't aware until after I tried to pivot the rack off to the side that there was a definite left and right side. I don't think I saw anything about this in the instructions. But luckily, it was easy to remove and reinstall them on the correct sides. Our bikes (Trek) fit fine, although we had to remove my husband's water bottle cage, because it was installed on the vertical part of the frame where the bike rests on the rack. We reinstalled it on the diagonal part of the frame (as in product photo), where it doesn't interfere with the rack. We'll be heading out soon with our bikes on the rack and don't anticipate any problems. 56738


Comments

Thanks for the follow up. We used the rack a few times and it worked fine. However, we have since sold the RV it was attached to and left it on the rig for the new owners to enjoy.

-- comment by: Deb i - 04/10/2014

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Pretty Hoakey ! Bikes are 35lbs. Each. In order to clamp bikes on carrier as instructed it bends the chain derailer. Do you cover camper damage & how is your money back guarantee ? Not really impressed. 135416



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So far have only installed the unit and found that it installed easily as described by etrailer and is of good quality. I am looking forward to using it on my next trip when I can better assess its usefulness and ongoing quality. 230735


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I have used the bike carrier multiple times in the past year including a 5 week road trip. It has held the two bikes I carry very securely and it was easy to get the bikes on and off. Overall very pleased with this product.

Bob S - 10/24/2016

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I recieved the Surco 2 Bike Carrier Ladder Mount #SP501BR today and had no problems attaching to the Ladder on my Wolf Creek Truck Camper. The bike mounts easily and is secure. I may have to fine tune the mounting to adjust the bike so it doesn't hang out the right side so much. Also, when locked in the storage position the inner rack blocks the door. Perhaps another pin housing could be added to allow the inner rack to swing to the right and be locked out of the way. Otherwise I am a "Happy Camper" and would recommend this device to other Truck Campers to carry their bicycles with them. 101355



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Package arrived quickly. The materials were very light weight, but seems pretty sturdy and adequate for out two bikes. Assembly was very straightforward and took about 10 minutes. 193971


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The product has worked well for us to this point. We will be using it on our new RV unit this season.

Dan B - 06/07/2016

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Assembly was quick - directions suck a little - note: the arm with the "brand name sticker" goes on the left side as you look at the ladder. Works best if bike "seat bar" is placed in the right hand rest and the frame - (just above the derailer) is placed in the left hand rest. Bike tire when mounted almost blocks our (Freelance Class C) right turn signal - but not a real issue. Well designed because the arms and lock out of the way of accessing the ladder. Covered my ladder with black foam "pipe" insulation between the rungs firsts to prevent any scraping/noise from the bikes - worked well. Etrialer rocks too! Right parts, first time, very quick!! Would recommend both to anyone! 74877



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I use a 29' travel trailer. The back bumper has this big warning label against mounting anything over and above the spare tire on it. The internet is full of pictures of broken welds on back bumpers so I heeded this warning for a bike carrier. This carrier mounts on the ladder easily and holds my 2 bikes. Good product - well made. There are a couple of spots where the bikes touch parts of the ladder. Application of a little electrical tape and some sheet gasket material help protect the bike frame. I also found that with the bikes off the carrier the carrier makes a perfect spot to mount the "Cube" satellite dish (pending view of the southern sky.) 311469



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The order was shipped quickly, and as it turns out, was complete. The day I received it, I couldn't find the mounting hardawre for the trailer hitch. In all, I sent Jason J three emails (about the hitch hardware) over the next few days, none of which were returned. I finally called and talked to a very helpful person named Steve. Within minutes he was able to inform me that there wasn't a separate box for the mounting hardware, but it was rolled up and placed inside the hitch receiver itself. Now I'm good to go, the quality is excellent as I have come to expect from ETrailer. Mark - 408075



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Very nice product. Appears to be very well made of high quality materials. Needed to get this while on the road in Alaska. Likely would have bought it from Amazon but they could not get it to me and there is of course no 'live body' to speak with. etrailer had it stock for slightly more, and 'live body' Bridget was most helpful on the phone and got it to me to the wilds of Alaska on time as promised. I am very pleased with the service provided by etrailer. I used to own a small business and employees are expensive hence the slightly higher cost which appears well worth it... 219618



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Delivery of the product was exceptional with the staff at etrailer.com providing email notification of order receive as well as shipment. Delivery was also timely. Installation was easy but help from another person just to support the bar while getting the screws started in the clamps made it easier when I didn't have a ladder to stand on while attaching to my RV ladder. I like the aluminum mounting clamps on this model as opposed to some of the plastic ones I have seen from other companies. Have not yet tried carrying my bikes yet but I don't forsee any issues. 133764



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Excellent experience. I was a little late getting this rack ordered before a big trip. I called etrailer after my order to see when they thought it would arrive. The sweet woman "rushed" my order to ensure I would receive the rack before we left, without additional costs or hassles. The rack arrived on time, was a breeze to install, and worked beautifully. We traveled over 1,600 miles and had no issues. My only suggestion - put a pad between the two bikes to help with jostling issues. 142691



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I ordered this bike rack on the Internet and was'nt aware it was out of stock until a customer service rep made contact with me. She gave me some other bike racks that etrailer had in stock and that could immediately supply me with, .but felt the one I ordered was of better quality. Two weeks later it was at my door and it was well worth the wait. This rack is truly a step up on the others of the same style that I've seen. 186906



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Giving this 4 stars because I haven't travel with the bikes on it yet. Went on easily. From reading other reviews I knew ahead of time there were a left and right sides saving me time attaching it to the ladder. It would have been nice to have another person holding it during assembly because its awkward starting the screws while hold the brackets together. I will update this review after traveling with the bikes. 404280



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This bike rack worked very well and kept the bikes from hitting each other and the RV. The only thing we had to do was use a couple bungee cords to strap one of the bikes to the rack. I was able to use 3 of the 4 rubber straps to hold the bikes on the rack. Overall, it is a great rack and worked great. We used this in conjunction with a platform rack in the hitch to haul 4 bikes to Florida. 75907



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Purchased to carry 2 bikes on 5th wheel ladder. Did not want to use the bumper as it would cause too much stress on the welds. Have used it for over a year for over 1,000 miles without any issue. I love the fact that it swings out of the way so I can still easily use the ladder and it attaches firmly to the ladder. I do use a ratchet strap to hod everything in place as well as a cable lock. 395728



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Everything i needed was in the box. Went on in 20 minutes. It helped that I read the reviews before hand. I know what to watch out for as far as which side went where. Grat addition to the RV. 432871



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A rubber button down multi holed strap broke and my bike is gone. I loved that bike. Cannot say I loved the rack. I noticed the design flaw but neglected to back it up with one of my own bungee cords. I should have been more careful. I had the bike two years and had to buy another one of lesser quality. The good model I had is no longer being made. The strap on the rack is awful though. 496080



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The RV ladder mount bike rack was easy to mount and appears to be made of quality material. The 2 bikes that we will be using it for are 18 speed mountain bikes and they do not fit with both arms of the rack between the top and bottom frame of the bikes due to the sprockets and derailers. I have to mount the bikes on the racks with the seat post in one cradle which will work OK. 114145



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So litghtweight it suprised me. No worry, it is very sturdy. Instructions are a bit thin but being of reasonable intelligence I installed it fairly quickly. My two Mountain bikes hung well. The unit comes with an adjustable strap that you are left to figure out its designed purpose. I assume to strap the tires together to keep them from spinning, or maybe something other??? 168346



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Installation was a snap. Hung our bikes on it easy enough, I was worried because mine is a beach Cruiser with huge handle bars, they fit with no problem. I have not actually used it for hauling, I do think it is over priced but well built. I do like the way it hangs on the vertical part of the ladder rather then the ladder rungs. As always, customer sevice is the greatest! 68987



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Nice, sturdy rack. had no trouble carrying 2 bikes on it. However, it wasn't easy to strap the bikes in the carrier. Because of the frame design of our bikes, we had to thread one strap through the gears, which took a lot of time and effort. We decided it was easier to remove the front wheels and lay the bikes in the bed of the truck 474466



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This bike rack was very easy to install on our motorhome and it holds our two bikes very nicely and securely. It does not interfere at all with the vehicle we tow on a car dolly behind the motorhome. Have been on several trips with it already and no problems have occurred. We also received it within days of placing our order. 294191


Comments

Great. No negative issues. Easy to install and works just like we had anticipated.

Chas J - 09/13/2017

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Wow this was a great fit and works great. The price was right and thanks to the mount being on step, the carrier is rock solid. Just a note, it says in the instructions to center the bike on the axle. Not correct wording - center the bike(s) on the frame next to the rear wheel and not the axle. Thank God for the picture! 40627



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Product is good, mives out the way to climb ladder great, pins if not moved in a while have to tap them so they can be taken out but no issue, I have two 26" aluminum bikes, ladder seem to be sagging on 2017 Motorhome, but cannot recall if it was like that prior to putting rack on. Rack is ok, no issues yet. 352240



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We have a large tandem that actually fits on the back of the trailer. Awesome product! 64999



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Easy install and quality construction. I have installed our two full size bikes and the rack accepts them well. Perfect clearances all the way around. Have yet to travel. I expect the rack will perform well. I like the way the rack rotates to allow ladder access. Nice feature. 135235



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We looked a long time before we found this bike carrier that should fit on our slide-in pickup camper. We mounted it and loaded the bikes on it, but we've not taken a camping trip with it yet. If we find any issues, we will share the info. Thanks! 216069



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Easy to install. Easy bike loading. I have been looking for a long time for something to use to haul my bikes. My hitch is used for other things so when I found this rack I knew it was what I needed. I recommend this product highly. 273380



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My bicycles do not fit properly on rack. I cannot get two bikes on rack and the one that I can get on has to be refitted to hold tightly. Also, holes did not line up properly and one hole had to be forced to get screw in. 182635



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My wife and I installed the bike carrier in about thirty minutes, no problem, I am 66 my wife 65. I would recomend this product. We had great service, ordering it was no problem, was here in three days. I would do it again. 78926



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As useual very pleased with trailer. Products came really fast. The ladder mount bike rack is great and was very easy to install. Much better than the one that goes on the bumper of the 5th wheel. Sooooo pleased. 410736



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Well constructed, relatively easy to install. Have only tried one bike on the rack, hoping the other will fit as easily. I chose this more expensive product because of the all metal brackets rather than plastic. 108156



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Etrailer went the extra step when the product was back ordered. Kept me informed and delivered the product once it became available in a timely manor. No question, will do business with them again. 203057



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Surco 2 Bike Carrier For Vans And Rvs - Ladder Mount . Good product, high quality and easy to mount onto the ladder. Also, it is easy to maneuver out of the way in order to utilize the ladder. 362666



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The bike rack worked pretty well. We drove 15,000 miles with it attached to the back of our truck camper and two bikes on it with no real problems. You will need to add a bungee to snug things up. 310527


Comments

It still works ok a year later. I would recommend it again. Might need a leather man to stretc the rubber tie down in cold weather.

KB - 10/25/2017

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Appears to be well made and a fairly easy install. Only problem I had was installing the first one on the wrong side. There is a left one and a right one that is not mentioned in the directions. 199090



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There was nothing really wrong. It just didn’t fit our bikes. My bike seemed like it was going to be bumping the back of the camper. We are returning it and hope they are good about refunds. 456780



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We bought this bike rack for a road trip from Alaska to Arizona and back again. We put this rack through its paces and it served us well and will keep rolling with us for a while, yet! 353221



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Good construction, works well, no issues. Instructions could be a little clearer. There is a left and right piece and they are not interchangeable. Would buy again if needed. 144431



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Just got package and everything looks fine and will install before I head to Florida in Feb. Will go on Motorhome and will try to fit maybe 2 bicycles and maybe a ladder on it. 326929



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We installed it despite the fact that the directions were totally inadequate. Product seems to be good quality, but we haven't driven our RV with the bikes on the rack yet. 97356



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This bike rack works great for my Electric bike. I use a couple of small bungee cords, and everything stays perfect. I have also carried two bikes with no problems. 387049



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Made in u.s.a stainless steel hardware, a very well made bike rack. I got my order in 3days,also got e-mail updates which is nice. e-trailer I will be back,thanx 132915



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Well built and good design. Holds 2 adult mountain bikes without ussue. Can now carry bikes with us all the time without trying to figure out how to fit them in. 487704



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Have not taken it on the road yet but I think with a little padding and a bungee or two it will be secure. I like we can take the bikes and tow the car now 371561



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We used this bike rack for the first time with only one bike. It had to be tied down because the bike would slide. It may be more stable with two bikes. 201054



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Love the bike rake. Use it on the ladder of our 5th wheel RV. Works great, I only put on bike on the rack, even though it's designed for two. 283400



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Wow- can I say FAST shipping. Thrilled with our bike rack. We will be using it on our next trip in a couple weeks. Quality product. 233554



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Easy installation. Quality parts. Holds bikes securely. No fear of finding them on the interstate. Thanks for a good product.. 102466



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Seems well built compared to some I have seen and works well on my fifth wheel. I was very happy with the service of etrailer... 138629


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  • For an extender that long you will need a 2-1/2 inch receiver and an extender like the Titan Hitch Box Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2 inch trailer hitches # RP45292. If your hitch is not a 2-1/2 inch receiver you cannot use the Titan extender. You need to keep in mind your limitations when using an adapter or extender. Using a hitch extender on a 2-inch hitch will reduce your trailer hitch tongue capacity by 50 percent. So if your trailer hitch is rated for 350 pounds of vertical load,...
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  • Advisability On Using Extensions With a Tow Bar
  • Although it would seem like an ideal way to carry the items you wish to carry, I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and they told me that they strongly advise against adding additional extenders to the hitch. Adding the reducer on your receiver does not reduce the towing capacity, but the double receiver does. Normally, adding extensions to your receiver reduces the towing capacity by 50%. Adding an additional extension would certainly reduce the towing capacity by another 50%. With that...
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  • Is there a Bike Rack Available that Will Not Block the License Plate
  • That really depends on where the license plate is located. Since you were looking at the Surco bike rack, # SP501BR, I assume you have a van or RV that has a ladder with the license plate in close proximity. What I recommend is to use the bike rack you want to use (trailers and RVs can only be equipped with certain racks, see link) and relocate the license plate to an area of the vehicle, trailer, or RV that is more visible. For a license plate bracket, if you need one that has...
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  • Weight Capacity and Mounting Configuration of Surco Ladder Mount 2 Bike Rack Part # SP501BR
  • The Surco RV Ladder Mounted Bike Rack you referenced attaches to the uprights of the ladder, not the rungs. As long as your uprights have a round profile, the ladder bike rack will fit regardless of the profile of the rungs. I have edited a photo for you that shows this. As long as the ladder is not right at the edge of the 5th wheel, the fact that the ladder is on the drivers side should present no problem. The rack itself has a weight capacity of 75 lbs, which might work for you if...
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  • Availability of 2 Bike Rack on 21 foot Big Foot Travel Trailer with RV Ladder
  • For your 21 foot Big Foot Travel Trailer I recommend a Swagman RV bumper 2 Bike Rack, # S80605, if you have a 4 to 4-1/2 inch welded steel square bumper. After checking with Surco, The Ladder Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, # SP501BR, is 9-1/4 inches wide at the top which would fit the ladder on your trailer.
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  • Carrying Bike Rack and Spare Tire Carrier on Front Mounted Hitch on Motorhome
  • Even with a dual hitch extender like # MT70070, you would not be able to fit both a bike rack and a hitch mounted spare tire carrier into your hitch receiver. Also using a hitch extender will reduce your tongue weight capacity by half. Instead I recommend going with a hitch mounted universal spare tire carrier # C31006. This carrier does not have a specific weight limit. As long as you can get two bolts through the mounting plate of part # C31006 you would be able to secure your spare...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Carrying Adult Trike Behind RV
  • We do have a couple options for standard hitch-mounted bike racks that are specifically designed for adult trikes, such as the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1000R-TRKADP. The issue though, is that only certain bike racks are rated for use behind RVs and trailers, and the available trike racks are not rated for this application. This is simply because of the extra movement that occurs on a bike rack that is mounted to the rear of a trailer or RV, as opposed to behind a standard passenger...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Hitch Be Used with Hitch Extender Like MaxxTow # MT70070
  • A hitch extender or adapter, like the dual-receiver MaxxTow # MT70070, cannot be used with weight distribution (WD) systems. As you note, use of ANY adapter has the unavoidable side-effect of cutting your hitch's capacity by 50-percent. An adapter would prevent the WD system from doing its job of shifting trailer tongue weight forward to the Dakota's front axle to keep your braking and steering performance intact. But we do have better alternatives for you. If you have an a-frame trailer...
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  • Recommendations For Carrying 6 Bikes On Back Of 2015 Coachmen Catalina Travel Trailer
  • We do offer a 4-bike carrier for the back of an RV or camper. It is the Swagman 4 Bike Carrier, part # S80600. This bike rack does require that the bumper is a continuous welded steel square bumper is between 4 and 4-1/2 inches wide. Aluminum or spot-welded bumpers are not an option for this bike rack. The bike rack does limit the weight of each bike to 30 lbs. If you have the room, you may be able to also use a ladder-mount bike carrier like part # SP501BR. This will work with any...
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  • Differences Beteween Surco # SP501BR and Stromberg Carlson # LA-102 RV Ladder Mounted Bike Carriers
  • The primary differences between the Surco # SP501BR and the Stromberg Carlson # LA-102 are as follows: The Surco rack has a 75 lb capacity, while the Stromberg Carlson model has a 50 lb capacity. The Surco rack is manfuactured in the USA, while the Stromberg Carlson model is manufactured overseas. Both racks are covered by a warranty, the Stromberg Carlson is covered for one year, while the Surco model has a 90 day warranty. Other than those differences, the racks are pretty similar....
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  • Motor Home Bike Rack Recommendations for Two Manhattan Beach Cruiser Bikes
  • The first issue that you will run into when trying to carry your Manhattan beach cruisers on a motor home or trailer bike rack is the weight capacity. All of our motor home and trailer bike racks will only accommodate bikes that weigh no more than 35 lbs each. I did some research on your bikes and it looks like most cruiser style bikes weigh between 40 and 60 lbs. If your bikes weigh 35 lbs or less, then we may have a solution for you. The Surco 2 Bike Carrier, # SP501BR, can support...
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  • Will Surco RV Ladder-Mount 2-Bike Rack # SP501BR Carry 2 Beach Cruisers Without Trailer Contact
  • Beach cruiser-style bikes typically have wide handlebars that will almost surely come into contact with some part of the rear of your trailer if mounted on a ladder-mount type rack. For this type of bike a better option may be a bumper-mount rack or a hitch-mount rack. If your RV has a 4- to 4-1/2-inch continuously-welded steel bumper (not a spot welded or aluminum bumper) then you can use a bumper-mount carrier like the Swagman # S80605. This rack bolts on with included hardware and...
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  • Surco RV Ladder Bike Rack Bicycle Cover
  • I have a solution for you, but there isn't a directly designed cover for the Surco Bike Racks, part # SP501BR. The two covers mentioned in the question you looked at are the Classic Accessories Bike Bag, part # CA80111 and the Let's Go Aero Bike Bag, part # B01571. Between these, I think you'll do the best with the Let's Go Aero Bike Bag. It has an overall sturdier design and it seems to be able to adjust a little better to the vertical orientation of the Surco Bike Ladder Rack....
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