A Bike Rack Solution for your Trailer

So you want your bike while you’re on the road, you say? But you can’t find a good place to put it? Well I had the same problem! Can’t go on top of the car, because I’m too short and that’s where I store things. It can’t go on the hatchback of the car because I don’t want to move them just to open the door. Can’t go behind the trailer because it’s too long and I like my clearance.

Don’t worry! We found a solution that works great on the nüCamp T@B or T@G and would easily translate to any small A-frame trailer. Check out my video and photos below to get the skinny!

Vlog #23: A Bike Rack Solution for your Trailer:

There are two parts to this setup: The elevated hitch receiver that allows the bikes to sit up high, and the bike rack itself which fits into the hitch receiver.

Upnfront Hitch Receiver:

  • They make a specific mount for the T@B.
  • It sits high enough above the LP tank that you can still open the lid.
  • It is a standard receiver and will hold many different bike racks.
  • You can move your bike rack easily from trailer to car when you unhook.
  • No need to drill holes in your frame.

Swagman Bike Racks:

  • The model shown in these photos is the Dispatch.
  • They make bike racks specifically for RVs.
  • There are options for 1-4 bikes.
  • It’s standard mount will also fit in your car hitch when unhooked.


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  1. Reply

    Kim Jacobson

    November 26, 2017

    Thank you for always being so generous with your knowledge!

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      Mandy Lea Photo

      November 27, 2017

      Always! We all work better together when we share!

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    Cookie Davenport

    November 27, 2017

    Great info Many Lea!

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    November 27, 2017

    Thanks for the great video. Still too high for me. Hope to find a solution for my T@G🙄

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    November 29, 2017

    Use the truck…. put bikes in back of the truck, very easy and save money

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    February 7, 2018

    Thank you for the helpful information and for sharing your ideas.

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      Mandy Lea Photo

      February 7, 2018

      Of course! Always happy to help!

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    Jody Hardin Van Domelen

    March 13, 2018

    Hi Mandy
    Love the idea of a receiver but we have the diamond plate storage box for our hoses that fits in the hitch frame. Do you think this would work with that? Not sure how far back the hinge is on storage box or how far forward this is.

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      Mandy Lea Photo

      March 14, 2018

      Hi Jody! That’s a good question. I don’t have the built in storage box and my initial reaction would be that no, they wouldn’t work together. The mount to the a-frame takes up a lot of space that I think that storage box does as well. I’m not 100% sure, but I don’t think they work together.

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    Terry Van Domelen

    April 24, 2018

    Hi Mandy, We love your blog and sharing your travels. We were inspired by your bike rack and went ahead and purchased both the base and rack. I have the base on and opened the rack box. I find that that your vertical post ends in a U shape, where the one we received is a Z. I can see that you would just have to change the connections and turn the top unit around. Our horizontal bar is longer and the only way I can make it look like yours is to push it in farther than the default connector and drill a new lockpin hole. Then I would cut off the excess. Is that what you did? I’ve paused at this part to wait and see what you say about this. If I ordered the wrong rack (don’t think so), we will get the right one. Otherwise, we will proceed with the irreversable cutting and drilling. I think my wife might have messaged you. Is so, sorry for dual questions. Btw, we love your calender and look forward to the two rallies we are signed up for this summer.

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    Sara H

    April 29, 2018

    Hi Mandy – this is a great set up. We have a different receiver hitch and wondered how far that bike rack extends past the center mounting hole towards Rocky? That might work for us as well, but I can’t tell.

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    Terry Van Domelen

    April 30, 2018

    Well, all we ended up doing was to reverse the one piece so that the end faces the camper, instead of the truck. It seemed to be okay with the length and thus we were able to use the predrilled and threaded hole.

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