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KentuckyCampin
post Aug 26 2011, 05:39 PM
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We have a family of 4 and I just put them in the bed of my truck. I just keep a can of WD40 handy to lube up any lube points when needed. Havent had any problems as of yet!


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post Sep 5 2011, 10:59 PM
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Hoo..... I say Hoo BOY ! We just bought an Allen 522RR bike rack ($90) which we have attached to the hitch. The price was right for carrying 70 lbs of bikes (2), but I hadn't thought about the possibility of road grime making the bikes unuseable.

As we've driven around, I've seen some with covers over them.... maybe I'll look into that.
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post Sep 7 2011, 09:42 AM
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We have a popup camper and we currently carry our three bikes on a 'strap-on' rack on the back door of our tow vehicle (an SUV). However, as our popup has the built-in rails to accommodate roof racks, I am seriously considering getting a Thule or Yakima bike rack to mount to the top of the popup and carry the bikes on there, as once the bikes are on the back door or the SUV it is very difficult to open that door.


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post Sep 8 2011, 11:21 AM
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I put the kids bikes forward of the 5er hitch and the adult bikes on a ladder mounted rack. We don't generally go long distances so it hasn't been a huge issue. Going to Myrtle Beach this year, the adult bikes were on a rack on my in-laws SUV and the kids bikes were in the truck bed. They needed some WD-40 on the chain after a week at the beach, but I haven't seen any additional wear and tear. The adult bikes are 10+ years old though, so I'm not as worried, and the kids outgrow their bikes every 3 years at a minimum.
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post Sep 8 2011, 09:07 PM
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Hi folks,

Just a cautionary note to those who use WD40 to lubricate bike chains, gears and bearings, etc. It is also a de-greasing agent. You'd be better of buying a small bottle of chain oil for your bike parts and applying a light coating of that instead.
I ruined my wheel bearings with WD40 after it stripped the oil base from them



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post Sep 13 2011, 07:41 PM
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Wow, didnt know that about WD40!!! So I guess Im going to get me some good chain lube at the local bike shop!! Thanks for the heads up!!


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