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usercruiser
Posted: 20 August 2018 9:13 AM
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My wife's worsening arthritis has finally forced us to put her bike up for sale. Hopefully, I'll be keeping mine for at least another season. This means that there'll be a one-bike space on the two-bike rack on our MH.
We were wondering if anyone out there has dicovered a storage unit of any sort that would fit nicely in that space? It would be handy for the folding chairs etc. Something similar to the roof-rack boxes that are so popular now, but obviously flatter, and more of a square or rectangular shape.....just a thought. Any ideas?
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Posted: 20 August 2018 5:55 PM
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Have you thought of one of the older twist throttle e-bikes? New ones have to be pedalled, but there are several out there that were sold before the law changed and you can get about by just using the battery.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283112960600

Edited by Billggski 2018-08-20 6:01 PM
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Posted: 21 August 2018 11:39 AM
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Billggski - 2018-08-20 5:55 PM

Have you thought of one of the older twist throttle e-bikes? New ones have to be pedalled, but there are several out there that were sold before the law changed and you can get about by just using the battery.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283112960600

Good idea this and in fact it is not against the law in the UK. Many are still produced with a throttle including well known cheaper makes like Woosh.
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Posted: 23 August 2018 8:01 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion, sadly the general activity of using any bike is causing increasing discomfort for my wife, so we'll pass on that idea.
Still looking for a handy rack-size container though!
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Posted: 23 August 2018 8:32 AM
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cruiser - 2018-08-23 8:01 AM

Still looking for a handy rack-size container though!


I've seen a couple of MH's with chairs stored inside a large zipped waterproof bag stowed on the bike rack. Would that work for you?

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Posted: 23 August 2018 8:22 PM
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Now there's a thought. I've been thinking hard-case container, but maybe some sort of soft-walled alternative would be an option. Thanks!
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Posted: 24 August 2018 1:32 PM
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The following link is to a company that advertises bespoke covers and bags

https://bags4everything.co.uk/product-category/made-to-measure/covers-bags/

Also offered are ‘soft’ storage bags to go on a rear bike-rack, but you’d need to confirm whether any of these would be suitable to carry your chairs and/or too deep to fit on the rack with a bike being present there.

https://bags4everything.co.uk/product-category/bike/bike-storage-bags/
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Posted: 31 August 2018 5:11 PM
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Can't recall seeing anything on the market.
I would contact a local sheet metal worker to see if it's feasible to make a bespoke "box" in aluminium.
Some years ago I had a bespoke "box" (long & thin) made which fitted in bike rack to carry fishing rods.
I can't remember cost but it must have been what I thought was reasonable at the time.


Edited by flicka 2018-08-31 5:14 PM
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Posted: 31 August 2018 6:17 PM
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cruiser - 2018-08-23 8:22 PM

Now there's a thought. I've been thinking hard-case container, but maybe some sort of soft-walled alternative would be an option. Thanks!


I have such a bag, wich as we have sold the MH, is now surplus to our needs . We used it for chairs/table and other nits and bobs. It is Green. very soft, so we placed a piece of ply in the bass
PM me if interested
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Posted: 31 August 2018 6:18 PM
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flicka - 2018-08-31 5:11 PM

Can't recall seeing anything on the market.
I would contact a local sheet metal worker to see if it's feasible to make a bespoke "box" in aluminium.
Some years ago I had a bespoke "box" (long & thin) made which fitted in bike rack to carry fishing rods.
I can't remember cost but it must have been what I thought was reasonable at the time.

We had a box but it was heavy so changed to a bag
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