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The Long Overdue Bike Hitch

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Kelly and I both have new bikes coming into our possession soon, so it was time to commence a project to allow for additional carrying capabilities.  Airstream does offer their own proprietary bike rack, but it’s ridiculously expensive and is permanently mounted to the trailer — two characteristics I was hoping to avoid.

So, like many of friends, I opted for an entirely different approach.  Specifically, I sought out a welder to fabricate a custom hitch received that is mounted into the bumper, directly attached to the trailer’s frame.

To carry bikes, I’ve purchased a 1Up bike rack that fits perfectly into the 2″ receiver … which also happens to be the same same receiver on my truck.  Now, I can easily swap the bike carrier between the trailer and truck as I please.

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  1. okienomads #

    Several questions…
    Does Kelly ride a Karate Monkey?
    Are you in the Black Hills for a while?
    Also the bike rack looks like it was made for your airstream!

    June 11, 2019
    • Yes, your eagle eye has correctly spotted a Karate Monkey – my recent birthday gift to Kelly.

      We’re actually in Ketchum, Idaho all summer. That Said – Kelly’s dad and his wife have a home in Rapid City and will be spending the summer there … would you like us to make an introduction? 😂

      We’re quite happy with how the Airstream rack turned out. It was defiantly a worthy upgrade project.

      If you find yourself in Ketchum this summer, look us up!

      June 11, 2019
      • Zach Elseman #

        The KM is a great bike. Rachael and I both ride Surlys (DT and CC) and Rachael had a KM for a while. No intros needed, we are in the Black HIlls for June and wanted to meet up with you guys if you were around. If we make it to ID, we will let you know!

        June 11, 2019
  2. Sandra & Eugene Martin #

    Brilliant. And if you want a 4-wheeler?

    On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM Wandering With Purpose wrote:

    > Dave Burns posted: ” Kelly and I both have new bikes coming into our > possession soon, so it was time to commence a project to allow for > additional carrying capabilities. Airstream does offer their own > proprietary bike rack, but it’s ridiculously expensive and is permanentl” >

    June 14, 2019

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