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Looking for a storage solution for a bike rack ramp. advice welcome!


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I bought a 1–Up roof rack and mounted it on my Ollie’s rear crossbar in place of the cargo basket. I also got a Super Duty Single for the Land Cruiser. That rack has a place to store the ramp, a couple of big studs on the rear support piece. The roof rack (tray) has no provision for attaching the ramp. The ramp is 2” x 4.5” x 48” steel channel. I do not want to drill any extra holes in it, the powder coat will be compromised. I prefer to mount it vertically, on edge, forward of the tray, so as to not hinder access to the sewer area. I wonder if one of these would work?

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I can fabricate a sort of cradle from aluminum angle and rubber, and just use a ratchet strap, but I was hoping for something premade and a little more elegant. Any ideas? If I had a pickup truck, the ramp could go in the bed. I do have a roof rack, but prefer not to carry the ramp up there.

Thanks for any comments. I’ll post a thread about the rack system when I am done. I am still drilling, my shop is a mess ….😳

John Davies

Spokane WA
 

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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  • The title was changed to Looking for a storage solution for a bike rack ramp. advice welcome!

Well, never mind. I ordered the "tap plate" plus the security bolts that the ramp attaches to on the regular Super Duty rack, it will work great to secure the ramp on my setup. You just slide on the ramp "keyhole" slots and tighten the bolts with a special allen wrench that has a pin in the center of the hole.

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John Davies

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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