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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.


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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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Posted: 28 October 2018 6:40 PM
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Hi Pjay.. only just saw your reply (the Forum doesn't notify OPs when replies arrive apparently)
I'm fixed up now, but thanks fir the kind response, much appreciated...and no lack of courtesy intended!
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Posted: 27 May 2019 8:36 PM
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I bought a back box several years ago and and put it on the bike rack and put bikes on a towball mounted bike rack and this worked a treat. It wasa Thule and got it with its own towball mounted rack but managed to convert the box to fit the bike rack using its own hook type fittings. The box weighed approx 11kgs and the bike rack it was mounted on took 35 kgs and it took the chairs and all sorts and it was waterproof and lockable which is a must nowadays I think. I just weighed every item I put in it to be safe.Most modern rear mounted bike racks now carry up to 60kgs so this would make it more viable. Fiama also do a good range however the Thule was more roomy and cheaper at the time.
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