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    E-Bikes with 2500RL

    My wife and I are the new owners of a 2020 2500RL, just got it last week, and are excited to get it set up and get a trip or two in before winter.

    We have two e-bikes and wonder how folks carry their e-bikes with the 2500RL. We have a roll-n-lock cover on the truck so hauling them in the truck bed is difficult not preferred.

    I have heard of laying one on the bed or standing them next to the stove with blankets and pillows to keep them in place. I have considered modifying a bike rack or building one with PVC pipe to sit on the floor and wedge it between the fridge and stove but not sure if it will be sufficient to control side-to-side movement. If you have any comments or pics, please share. Thanks!

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    Have you looked at the bike racks that go over the truck bed cover?
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    Our friends have the the roll-n-lock type tonneau that has integrated bed rail tracks. They use what I believe are apair of Yakima carriers. One grabs the tire, and other, the frame due to fenders. Their e-bikes are over 60 lbs ea. Just finished 2k mile trip with no problems. Their backup plan was an aftermarket hitch from etrailer, and platform rack, with spare in the truck.

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    I purchased a e bike rv rated bike rack to put on the back of my trailer. The specs and numbers work out, But. After thinking about it Iím going to put them in the bedroom wrapped in harbor freight moving blankets. They are 60 lbs each and I just canít get my head around putting them way back behind the trailer. Bouncing, Dirty, wet, Did I mention bouncing. Maybe just put one back there. Big hassle getting them in and out at each campsite. But. Well. We will see.

    For me, in my advanced years, the 60 lbs on the tonneau cover is a no go.

    I did buy a 15mm wrench to get the pedals off. And I practiced with the left handed thread on one of the pedals. Tricky, that.

    My big idea is to put the rack on the back of the trailer, empty and folded up, for traveling but only use it on the truck when I get to paradise. What a plan.

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    1st off if you don't have shocks and an CRE3000 or equivalent then you'll bounce. With those items the TT will ride smoother. 2nd any of the premium travel trailer rated ebike hitches will be solid.

    https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-...hoCAlMQAvD_BwE

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    Note that the rack linked above is limited to 40 lbs/bike when used on RV. Perhaps this one for the heavy e-bikes:

    https://www.amazon.com/Swagman-SPEC-...s%2C104&sr=8-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyStar View Post
    Note that the rack linked above is limited to 40 lbs/bike when used on RV. Perhaps this one for the heavy e-bikes:

    https://www.amazon.com/Swagman-SPEC-...s%2C104&sr=8-1
    Good catch. I missed the RV part.

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    We (well DW is) are now entertaining getting Ebikes. I'm not sure I'd want to store the inside the TT. To risky in damaging stuff and must be a pain to bring them inside and out. If we do end up getting them, we'll get an EBike RV rated hitch and either have a hitch welded to the back of the tt or add a hitch to the front of the truck.
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    Oh and congrats on the 2500rl and welcome to the group. The 2500rl is an attractive floor plan.
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    I would be concerned about driving in the rain with an ebike in front of the truck. Last time I hauled mine in the rain I needed to cover the LCD monitor and the throttle. I hadn't got my rack yet for the TT and just hauled them in the truck. Water is electrics worst enemy. Not that it can't be done it's just something that will be riskier.
    I always travel with my ebikes covered now whether it's rainy or sunny out. I don't have real expensives ones ($2800 each) compared to higher end bikes but it's still a big splurge for something thats not an everyday item.

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