Racks for Carrying Bikes on a 1995 Coleman Pop-up Camper

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We have a 95 Fleetwood/Coleman pop up camper and want to add a rack system to carry bikes. I found the Swagman Roamer LT and think the is the right system. The camper has a rounded fiberglass/alluminum top. I am not sure if there is any structural integrity to the top and expect to drill through and bolt it on. Any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks

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First, check the literature for your pup to determine if the roof is designed for weight carrying and, if so, how much weight. If you go with the Swagman Roamer # S80510 make sure to place the feet of the roof rack as far out as you can because that is where the roof will be the strongest.

Then for a good rack that holds the bikes at the wheels I recommend the FrontLoader # Y02114. If you are looking at fork mount racks I recommend the MountainTrail # RBC035.

Another option is to use the Bike Bunk # CC-275 and a bike rack that works on trailers such as the BikeWing, # B01311. This rack weighs just 12-1/2 pounds leaving plenty of capacity to load 2 bikes (the Bike Bunk is rated for 100 pounds minus the weight of the bike rack used).

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