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Old 12-05-2018, 11:03 PM   #1
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We have a Kodiak 240BHSL that we tow with a Ford Expedition.

We need a way to transport 4 bikes, but ideally don't want to put them on top of the Expedition or in the Kodiak.

Does anyone know if there's a way to put a bike rack on the back of the Kodiak?

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Old 12-06-2018, 03:49 AM   #2
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From what I understand, the square bumper is not heavy enough to support the bracket ans the bikes.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:38 PM   #3
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From what I understand, the square bumper is not heavy enough to support the bracket ans the bikes.

I hope that is not correct, no offense. Because our 243BHSL spare tire and BBQ mount are on the bumper. I will take a peek at ours tomorrow with my good eye and guesstimate the tensile strengthen haha.






I did see a mount that somehow goes on the trailer hitch area. It seemed to put the bikes up very high as I recall. Will advise if I can find it. But, I am sure some one will have an answer.


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Old 12-12-2018, 11:10 PM   #4
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If it is a welded square it should work for a bumper mount for a hitch bike rack.
I have one I got for $70 and use a Thule bike rack that holds 4 bikes- works great just can’t see if a bike falls off!
I’ve seen racks that mount in the front of a trailer by the propane - not sure how well those work
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:14 PM   #5
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I wonder if you could attach something like this to the back of your camper behind the bike rack. You could keep an eye on it while you're driving.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rear-View...AaApqDEALw_wcB
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:22 PM   #6
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Alternate idea... unless it’s not an option, why not mount a front-facing hitch on your truck, put a bike rack up there?

Google “front hitch bike rack” for photos
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:20 AM   #7
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My vote for that suv would be front mount. Good luck.
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:35 AM   #8
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Bike carrier

I had a welding shop build a hitch with a 2 inch receiver on the back of the trailer for my 4 bike hitch mount carrier.
Hitch is a cross member between the two frame members, a reinforcement on the bottom of the square tube bumper and a 2 inch receiver tube welded to the new cross member and the bumper. Total weight of the hitch pieces is about 30 pounds. Cost about $400 Canadian.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:22 PM   #9
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If you're at all handy they make a bumper brace for RV's that should hold 4 bikes fine(I would relocate the spare tire). I removed my spare tire off of my tube bumper, bolted on a hitch receiver and have been hauling 2 bikes back there for the past 4 years with just the stock bumper. I regularly check the welds and it's held up fine.
I had a front hitch on my first tow vehicle and hated it, nothing worse than staring through bike handlebars on a trip.
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I had a front receiver on my F350. It was the only option. I would go that way only if there are no other options. Visibility isn't great, especially at night. The bikes get covered in bugs and tend to rust.
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