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Old April 25th, 2016, 12:29 PM
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If you are putting 4 bikes on the back, there's no better way than a Northshore Rack

North Shore Bike Racks

Extremely easy to load the bikes on. (about 45 seconds to put these 4 on yesterday), VERY solid.. Bikes don't bounce around or rattle. Pivots backwards at the hitch so you can still access inside the vehicle (even with bikes loaded). I have the 4 bike version, even comes in a 6 bike version. There is no better way to move your bikes around than this.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 01:00 PM
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Thanks for the ideas.

The trailer is a pop up camper. It's from 1985 so not the heftiest of campers. I don't think I can lift the roof of the camper to open it with a bike rack on it so then I am committed to taking the bikes off each night.

Leaning towards the roof of the 110, but that just makes it harder to get them down.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 01:08 PM
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If you have to put them on the rear door, put the spare wheel up on the roof rack instead. You're much less likely to have to get it down and trust me, getting bikes on and off roof mounted bike racks is a huge PITA with a Defender. Been there, done that. But if you're in the market for four matched Thule bike racks for roof rails, drop me a PM. ;-)
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Old April 25th, 2016, 02:28 PM
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A quick googling brought up this....

https://www.rvsupplies.com/products/...nt=17121740609
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Old April 25th, 2016, 02:31 PM
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You would be fine with a proper spare tire mount. Nobody should use the door for the spare tire anyway. I would be concerned that there is enough clearance to the trailer with four bikes.

Maybe hang them off a custom rack from the back of the trailer.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 02:42 PM
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Here is what I did of for the back of my Range Rover. I know it does not apply directly to what you asked for but thought it might lead you to some other ideas. We got tired of having to unload the bike rack to get into the back of the Rover. I built it into the swing out. The torque of 4 bikes might be tough but could be something you could overcome. The idea of fitting 4 bikes between the back of the Rover and a trailer could be tough.

Hope this helps in some way.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 02:55 PM
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Nice setup Craig!

How do you like your Transition? I was looking at the Patrol on the weekend. Interested in some real world feedback. Which do you have?
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Old April 25th, 2016, 03:23 PM
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I got the Scout. I have been a 29'er guy for a while but with the really short chain stays on the Scout you can't run a front derailleur on the 29 so I went 27.5 just in case. I am running 1x10 and have not needed the front ring. The bike is a blast. I was on a Kona Satori 29er and it might have been faster overall but this thing is just super fun. Snappy and easy to hop. I have had it about a year and really love it.

The swing out has been working well for us. The black Pelican box has all of our cooking supplies in it and use PTFE (cutting board material) on the tailgate so it makes cooking on the road really easy.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 11:58 PM
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I bought a Yakima 4 bike at REI to attach to the spare. If you have a grinder, you can make the necessary mods and make it work. Mine works great!
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Old November 17th, 2016, 12:31 AM
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I am very familiar with all the rack options I sell them all. Spare tire mount is not good for Defenders due to weight issues. I personally like and use the swingdaddy by Yakima. Very stout and functional. Great way to access back of rover without having to remove hikes first. For trailer application I agree that I would weld a 2" hitch receiver and use a hitch rack. Defenders too tall for top mounting of bikes. Hope that helps.
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