RV bike rack over propane tanks
Fixing your RV bike rack over propane tanks can serve you multiple purposes. Firstly you can use the unutilized space above the propane tanks, Secondly, the rear hitch is left free for attachments, and thirdly you also avoid the risk of attaching racks to RV bumpers. In pursuit of an RV bike rack that can be installed over propane tanks, we have seen a lot of forums where people have built custom structures to have a hitch receiver above the propane tanks and batteries.
A tongue bike rack is also known as the camper tongue bike rack or camper bike rack front because it fits at the front of the trailer and on the tongue jack. This rack allows you to view your bike from the rearview mirror while driving. The company has introduced several features to protect the bike and rack from getting damaged. Overall, a unique design that might be useful for people who want to place the bikes in a viewable spot. This is a popular and highly rated product on Amazon.
We have reviewed a couple of other bike racks as well.
Let’s get arrow Jack-It | RV tongue bike rack| Popular Choice
This rack can carry almost 80 pounds of bike weight and weighs 25 pounds. An excellent popular choice for most A-frame travel and cargo trailers. It comes with a wing, to mount bikes, which attaches to the power tower and to the final part which is the tongue jack
- Pros: Saves space, avoids bounce, anti-sway, no motion minimizes bounce
- Cons: Capacity of only 2 bikes
- 2 Bikes
Lets go Aero has a bike rack known as Jack it for carrying two bikes. This is a camper tongue bike rack that fits at the front of the trailer and on the tongue jack. This rack does not hinder the sight of from rearview mirror so you won’t have any driving problem. The company has managed to introduce a number of features to protect the bike and rack from getting damaged. Overall, a unique design might be helpful for people who want to place the bikes in a viewable spot. This is a popular and highly rated product on Amazon.
*This rack will be able to clear most propane tanks and in some cases covering the propane tanks can become an issue. In the case of covers, they would need to be covered before installing the rack and while taking off the cover you might have to take it off.
Consider a heavy-duty electric trailer jack Weize Tongue Power Jack for the space between the tongue jack.
Rating 4.6 out of 5
Price Around $250
Futura GP | travel trailer bike rack over propane
The best option for an RV bike rack over propane tanks. It’s a complete system for biking and camping enthusiasts. Bike rack + central bar and brackets, bolts, tools for installation, and padlock. Very simple and easy to install and capable of carrying most types of bikes. The load capacity of 80 pounds with a max of two bikes. The trailer tongue adapter is included.
- 2 Bikes
Let’s get arrow BikeWing | RV tongue | Travel Trailer bike rack over propane
This rack attaches to the bike base or bumps it (also sold by let’s get arrow). These bases are essentially tongue adaptors that allow you to carry your bikes on your RV tongue. The attachments act like a hitch receiver and you can attach BikeWing to them.
Approved for use on RV
Pros Suitable Placement
Cons Carries two bikes only, Add-ons have to be bought separately
Rating 4 out of 5
Price Around $200
CAMCO RV Ladder bike rack | Ladder | RV bike rack over propane tanks
Perhaps the most economical bike rack we have reviewed. It covers the basics of cradles, straps, and folding as well. It holds up to two bikes and fits onto standard RV ladders. Specifically designed to fit on the ladder behind the RV.
Also, check the Swagman RV ladder bike rack.
Pros Good price
Cons Lack of high-end features
Rating 4.1 out of 5
Price Around $100
Adapter: You can convert any bike rack to fit over your propane tanks provided you have a mount adapter. The mount adapter such as the Stomberg Carlson allows you to attach any 2-inch hitch bike rack to it. It can support up to 100 pounds and acts as a raised receiver on the A-frame. Consider an economical Allen hitch bike rack for the adapter
Why would you want to fix an RV bike rack over propane tanks?
- To use the spare space over the propane tanks
- The back hitch can be used for other purposes
- If RV bumper rack is not suitable