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07 Mar 2014 @ 12:08:18 pm
HannesP
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Good day fellow campers. This is not a discussion of right or wrong. This is only to post pics of your bicycle racks at the back of the caravan. Home built or Thule or whatever.
Much appreciated
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07 Mar 2014 @ 14:24:20 pm
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Hallo Hannes. Ek persoonlik hou nie daarvan om fietse agterop die karavaan te sit nie, hulle hop verskriklik. Ek het ekstra "bol" aan my "drop plate" gesit. Dis nie om 2 goed op eenslag te sleep nieSmile.  Ek hak die karavaan onder en die Thule fietsrak klamp om die boonste bol. Die fietse hang gemaklik tussen die Hilux en die woonwa. Wees net versigtig vir baie skerp draai. Verskoon die engels tussen in.

 

NB. Ek weet die towbar is skeef, net gou ingeskuif vir die foto.

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07 Mar 2014 @ 19:47:25 pm
Heindrich
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Ek dink jy het n uitstekende patent hier beet.......
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08 Mar 2014 @ 04:37:22 am
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Hi Hannes, welcome to the forum.
Regards ELNOR (Else & Norbury)

Happy camping
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08 Mar 2014 @ 07:46:31 am
BrianB
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Hannes 

Welcome to the forum. Most bike racks I've seen have been between the vehicle and the van, not many at the back of the van. Although I have not really looked for it so may have just not noticed.

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08 Mar 2014 @ 08:47:12 am
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Hi Hannes, here are a few photos of my home made bicycle carrier. It
fits onto the caravan tow bar.Very simple, I had no problems with it.
Enjoy.
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08 Mar 2014 @ 15:17:57 pm
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Here I need to add my 5c worth.  I have once nearly collided with a bikers vehicle that totally obscured the rear lights with 4, yes 4, mud plastered bicycles hanging on to his car.  

If the vehicles tail lights and number plate are in any way obstructed, or not fully visible, by what's hanging on the back, it is illegal. 

In the pictures above you will note that the number plate and the left tail light is obscured.  

As far as I am concerned the only legal thing to do, is to buy a Thule type cycle carrier that provides for visible tail lights and lighted number plate.   If not, the carrier should be "eliminated" from the roadway.

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08 Mar 2014 @ 19:05:14 pm
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On this one I will totally agree with you Butts. Do it the right way, you may end up with a fine. It is not legal as it is.

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08 Mar 2014 @ 20:14:26 pm
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It is also not legal if your tow hitch ball covers your no plate. ie see photo above. Neill got a fine.
Neill & MArg
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08 Mar 2014 @ 22:46:12 pm
Kurt
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Hallo Marg.

I wrote "NB. Ek weet die towbar is skeef, net gou ingeskuif vir die foto." I dont drive with the tow bar if I am not towing.

I agree it is not legal if used as it is.

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09 Mar 2014 @ 08:28:19 am
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Yes, you are all correct. Many cars are also guilty of the same thing. The solution is to tie (with straps) a light cheveron board with lights and number plate to the bicycle.
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09 Mar 2014 @ 19:42:01 pm
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Thx for the info, photos sent and welcoming messages from all of you. I personally have a thule as a bicycle rack but are a bit worried about putting extra weight at the back of the van. I have also almost lost a bike frame due to putting the bikes between the car and the van.The picture with two towbals could help but I think the caravan will be too much nose down which could lead to scraping the caravans' jockey wheel at small ramps or bumps in the road. I have dropped the towbar before without the bikes on it but then saw the jockey wheel was far to close to the tar.

Till later then.

Happy camping!!!
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10 Mar 2014 @ 10:07:21 am
Micha El
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Thx for the info, photos sent and welcoming messages from all of you. I personally have a thule as a bicycle rack but are a bit worried about putting extra weight at the back of the van. I have also almost lost a bike frame due to putting the bikes between the car and the van.The picture with two towbals could help but I think the caravan will be too much nose down which could lead to scraping the caravans' jockey wheel at small ramps or bumps in the road. I have dropped the towbar before without the bikes on it but then saw the jockey wheel was far to close to the tar.

Till later then.

Happy camping!!!

Hi Hannes,

A solution could be to sandwich a drop plate between the hitch and towbar using suitable bolts of the correct length. The drop plate should be fitted to rise rather than drop, so that your caravan hitch height stays correct, but the bicycle carrier is a little higher. 

Kurt has used a drop plate to both lower his caravan hitch and raise the bicycle carrier mounting - a very good solution!

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10 Mar 2014 @ 10:14:41 am
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Just my 2C worth, I was informed by my insurance that any home made aparatus be it tow bar or cycle carrier attatched to my caravan will make all claims invallid. I suggest thet  before you attach anything to your caravan clear this with your insurance. 

"Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
-James Baldwin-
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10 Mar 2014 @ 11:00:36 am
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Michael. Dit wat jy se om nog n drop plate in te sit sal werk, die jockey wiel se handvatsel is in die pad as die fietse op is. Ek sou die 2de drop plate eder buite opgesit het as tussen in. Voel vir my of die drop plate wat die karavaan se bol aan is, teen die sleepstang moet wees.

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11 Mar 2014 @ 13:16:37 pm
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EK HET OOK MY EIE TOW BAR EN FIETS RAK GEMAAK VIR VIER FIETSE AGTER OP MY SPRITE ESCAPE 2,WAT EK WEL DOEN IS OM DIE WIELE VAN DIE FIETSE TE VERWYDER EN SODOENDE DIE GEWIG TE VERMINDER.WAT DIE NR PLAAT AANBETREF EK KRY GEEN E TOL REK !!!!
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11 Mar 2014 @ 14:05:37 pm
Anonymous

Jammer wil nie die draad kaap nie, ek het 2 e-tol rekeninge gekry R243.00 elk. Raai waar le dit, my skoonseun het dit in my "driveway" opgetel en vir my gegee, ek het dit oop gemaak gelees, en in file 13 gebere vir "recycling" Ek het 'n posbus maar straat aflewerings? jammer ek kyk nie eers nie, want dis gewoonlik gemorspos. Iemand se my hulle gaan my swartlys.. hahaha ek koop nie opskuld nie. Sel foon al jare op kontrak, landlyn jare en munisipale rek al 30 jaar.

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11 Mar 2014 @ 14:10:58 pm
stoney
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ek stem johann,ek moet nou net iets doen om die voorste nr plaat te verbloem want hulle neem fotos van voor en agter af
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