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    Roof mount bike rack for TV

    We have a 2019 Solitude 374TH which we tow with a 2020 GMC Denali One Ton Crew Cab. While we do have a small garage in our trailer, it is full!
    We don't have a hitch on the rear of the trailer and don't really want to add one. Things bounce around quite a bit back there and I wouldn't want to risk much of anything hanging on a hitch.
    I have seen some trucks with roof top bike racks so was looking for anyone that could share their experience with those.
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    Thule and Yakima both make quality roof racks for cars that could be fit for the roof of a truck. The only downside is having to drill into the roof to mount them. The garage would be my first choice but if there is no room it doesn’t sound like that is an option. With that being said, if I had my choice I would rather haul them on the roof of the TV as opposed to on a hitch rack behind the trailer simply because there will be less movement and ‘jarring’ while going down the road.

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    Yeah. Unfortunately, drilling into the roof is not an option. I have looked at both Yule and Yakima and most of their products seem geared toward cars and SUV's. I guess they figure if you have a truck, you have room in the bed.
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    You might be better off with a front receiver on your truck with a rack... Rhino-Racks have no drill options for truck roofs, but I don't know if they'll have sufficient, safe capacity. I carried our bikes on a roof mount for over a decade, and frankly is was more of a PITA than anything else. Beyond the obvious lifting, the wind noise was terrible with or without covers on the highway.
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    Edit...see you have a 5th wheel. Please disregard.

    I installed a Retrax Pro XR tonneau cover since it has integrated rails for rack towers. I had a set of towers and bars so installed those. Just got back from a trip carrying 3 bikes on 1UP trays and the setup was rock solid. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jreagan3525 View Post
    Thule and Yakima both make quality roof racks for cars that could be fit for the roof of a truck. The only downside is having to drill into the roof to mount them..
    Both manufacturers make options that do not require drilling and hold very well. They're pricey, but worth it. I had a Yakima roof rack that was on 4 different cars and SUVs over a 15 year period.

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