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    I drive a Honda Element, so yes they go inside with both wheels on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacksonn View Post
    KJLUED, I don't currently have plans for the rack as I made it as I went along. I used to put the bikes in the van with the front wheels off. However, after getting a new wheel that included a 15mm axle on the front wheel, it made it more desirable to leave the front wheel on. After investigating, it is very easy to put 2-bikes, 29ers in this case, inside a 2000 Honda Odyssey while leaving seating for 3-people. If needed, I can provide more detailed photos with a yard stick laying beside each dimension to help with identifying the design. However, I am currently in the middle of painting the house right now but could probably provide more pictures over the next several days or week.

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    If it isn't too much trouble, that would be cool and I would pass it along to my friends.
    No rush, they are broke students with kids so they aren't in a hurry.

    If you would, please PM them to me if you get the time.

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    2013 Scion FS-R.
    I can fit my medium 2006 Specialized Stupmjumper FSR in the car with rear seats down and front wheel removed.
    It's a tight fit but works fine for me. Actually l tested this before buying this car.
    My road bike is an easier fit (shorter).
    Need a roof rack to carry more than one bike.

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    2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT.

    Two facing driver and passager seats one in the middle facing the rear.
    all three with front wheel off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbr6fs View Post
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    Is that the DH version?
    I also have a Scion FR-S, I take both wheels off my small Yeti SB66C, just fits. The platform pedals make it the most PIA. My Santa Cruz Blur LT with clipless is easier to fit.

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    Does your mountain bike fit/travel "in" your car?

    2008 xterra with 29er and a 26" with room to fold up the seat on the right if needed or room for another 29er.


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    My bike fits inside my Hyundai Elentra Touring (hatch) with wheels on. It's a little tricker to get in than my cross/road bikes...but fits. I did, however, have two questions:

    Does anyone use a tarp to protect the trunk and back of folded down seats from dirt/mud? Or, any interesting DIY to maybe slide the bike in on top of the 'tarp/cover' (what materials, did you cut to fit with a bit of slack, etc.)? I'll probably stuff it all in a padded bag.

    I have these nice storage compartments in the trunk area, what would you store in there (I'm thinking: maps for local trails I frequent, a couple $5 bills for admission when I forgot to bring cash, wrenches, spare tube, towel, duct tape...what else???).

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    Does your mountain bike fit/travel "in" your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by noonievut View Post
    My bike fits inside my Hyundai Elentra Touring (hatch) with wheels on. It's a little tricker to get in than my cross/road bikes...but fits. I did, however, have two questions:

    Does anyone use a tarp to protect the trunk and back of folded down seats from dirt/mud? Or, any interesting DIY to maybe slide the bike in on top of the 'tarp/cover' (what materials, did you cut to fit with a bit of slack, etc.)? I'll probably stuff it all in a padded bag.

    I have these nice storage compartments in the trunk area, what would you store in there (I'm thinking: maps for local trails I frequent, a couple $5 bills for admission when I forgot to bring cash, wrenches, spare tube, towel, duct tape...what else???).
    Any pics inside the car??

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    My son's bike (his first "adult sized bike",a 26"er,he's 12) and mine (between the 26" Troll,700c CX'er or 29"er SS) fit easily inside the back of the Jeep XJ (Cherokee) with the rear seat folded flat
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    Does your mountain bike fit/travel "in" your car?

    I can fit a bunch of bikes under my camper shell on the back if my Tacoma. However I use a hitch rack as I also sleep back there a lot.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    My 2006 Honda Element fits my Framed Minnesota fatbike with both wheels on and seating for 3 easily. I usually use the roof rack for my bikes though just to keep the mud and dirt out of the interior.

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    No. I still have to strap em on the outside.

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    Saw a beautiful red BMW z4 or convertible the other day. I couldn't tell what model BMW exactly but it looked brand new. A brunette milf was driving it and she had her bike in (yes like all weird sitting weird) the passenger side. I was laughing pretty hard. I think it was a hybrid or MTB I couldn't tell

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    My 19.5" Trek Superfly fits inside my F-150 rear cab with the seats stowed. It's great to have it inside the cab on bad weather days and for security reasons. I often only take it out at the trail head for weeks at a time. Kuat NV for when I'm lazy and don't wan to take the wheel off

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    so my bikes have always fit in the back of my car I have a Toyota 4runner and I usually only carry 1 bike the back seats drop flat also and there is ton of room
    I just hate getting my interior dirty my truck is new and I keep it clean

    I was thinking of getting a hitch rack but it will obstruct my license plate and I really don't need a reason for the police to pull me over. Ever.

    am I better off just throwing a sheet or blanket down and save my 500 bucks on the rack there has to be a some of you with new cars what do you do to keep it clean in your trunk or back seat

    does anyone know of one that wouldn't obstruct my plate I think a roof rack would be too tall on an suv

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrateKraig View Post
    Always!
    I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix (the Pontiac Vibe is the same) and can fit 2 mountain bikes & 2 road bikes easily in the back with plenty of room for gear.
    Front Wheels & Seatposts must be removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacksonn View Post
    I just roll my 29er's in the back with wheels and saddles in riding position. Minivans are cool in some ways, check it out.

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    Just a bit taller than my Pontiac Montana I have to remove front tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by resinberg View Post
    so my bikes have always fit in the back of my car I have a Toyota 4runner and I usually only carry 1 bike the back seats drop flat also and there is ton of room
    I just hate getting my interior dirty my truck is new and I keep it clean

    I was thinking of getting a hitch rack but it will obstruct my license plate and I really don't need a reason for the police to pull me over. Ever.

    am I better off just throwing a sheet or blanket down and save my 500 bucks on the rack there has to be a some of you with new cars what do you do to keep it clean in your trunk or back seat

    does anyone know of one that wouldn't obstruct my plate I think a roof rack would be too tall on an suv

    Use one of these Saris triple tracks with their wheel holders, need a dropper post for the RIP9 but a rigid fits fine without one in my FJ. I think that has similar room as the 4 Runner, just throw some cheap area rugs from Home Depot down under the back wheel

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    Wow nice thanks so much that's exactly what I want and had in mind I'm ordering one tonight

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    do you ever have a problem with it tipping over?

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    Nope, there's a couple of twist tie downs to the d-rings built into the floor(click on pic for larger view) to keep it from sliding but once the fork is locked in there's no threat of tipping. The rack itself is also pretty heavy steel construction. If you have a 15mm fork, get some of these Mavic 15mm to QR adapters, I pull the o-ring then use a spare 9mm QR skewer to mount the wheel

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    cool thanks for the info on the wheel
    do you do anything special to mount the 15mm thru forks to the mount or do you just use the 9mm axel it came with

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    I just use this Origin 8 fork mount and use the 15mm skewer, it's obscured by a Delta 9mm fork mount in the pic.

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    thanks so much for sharing your setup socal jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by resinberg View Post
    thanks so much for sharing your setup socal jack
    No problem, snapped a quick pic yesterday that shows my present setup(SS on lunch rides), the last pic was when I was still experimenting where the best position of the fork mounts for the 2 bikes would be.

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    Yup,with front wheels removed,both my On One Inbred 29"er SS and my son's Giant (it's a small framed Giant,which amuses me to no end ) fit the Cherokee easily with front wheels removed
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    Yes. It's 90% why I have a truck with a shell.

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    My interior bike mount in a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

    I purchased a 2000 Nissa Xterra new, they had some great accessories in the parts department and one was this interior bike rack... I've since used it in a couple suburbans, a tahoe and now it's in the Pathfinder. Its a great piece of gear and I was able to inexpensively adapt it for through fork use. I like keeping my stuff loaded up and out of sight, so this works great, I can make a last minute decision to go for a ride, if I have riding gear in the car.... everything is loaded. And though I only did it once, this makes it impossible to drive into the garage with the bike on the roof!Does your mountain bike fit/travel &quot;in&quot; your car?-photo-8.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    Note: The middle seat folds down allowing the left and right rear seats to be used with the bike in place.... This is stuff you need to think about when buying an SUV. If my wife would let me I would get a minivan! As it is I can fold down all the seats in the back and have two bikes mounted inside.... again, they are dry, locked up, and mostly out of sight...

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    That's great idea. It also looks like it's pretty much out of the way when you're not using it. Minivans are amazing. You can carry the same number of people as an SUV, they're lower to the ground for easier loading. The sliding doors make a huge opening and they get way better gas mileage. They're just crazy low on the cool factor.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    No problem, snapped a quick pic yesterday that shows my present setup(SS on lunch rides), the last pic was when I was still experimenting where the best position of the fork mounts for the 2 bikes would be.

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    What year is you FJ? We just bought one yesterday (it's parked right next to the XJ in the pic right beneath yours here,LOL),so looks like I'll have no issue (from your pic) hauling bikes in that too What year's yours?

    We resold our Camry XLE back to the dealer,took the equity check they'd cut us a few days later and bought ours,it's an '07,loving it so far (long time FJ admirer here) So now we have an XJ and an FJ (amuzes me to no end,saying XJ/FJ does :P)

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    Ours do now:

    96 4Runner; my wife and I put fork mounts in it today (Merry Christmas to us!)

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    And voila:









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    Back in college, my mountain bike fit in the back seat of my 1988 Oldsmobile Calais with the front tire removed. It was TIGHT, but it fit. Once I had more money, I bought a Yakima rack and hauled it on the roof. I used that rack on 3 successive vehicles with different clips. Finally, I bought a hitch-mounted rack for my 2008 Chevrolet HHR SS. WOW, what a difference! My bike is not in the windstream getting the grease blown out of its headset, I don't have to remove the front wheel (my Yak rack was from 1994 or so), I do not have to reach over the car and I do not have the 3mpg hit of the roof rack. I LOVE hitch mounted racks. I am using that same rack on my 2015 Buick Enclave.
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    When it's just me, my bike fits easily into my 06 Chevy Trailblazer with the back seats down. If my wife and both kids are going with, she has a Toyota Sienna that we can get four bikes inside of pretty easily without disassembly. (I don't care what anybody says, minivans rock). I have a two-bike Nashbar carrier that fits the trailer hitch on both vehicles when needed, but I prefer to carry inside whenever possible so as not to tempt sticky fingers when traveling.

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    Stock Xterra fits bikes no problem 29er or 26. Also has a hard plastic cargo compartment including the rear seat backs to make for easy cleaning. Next to a Tacoma with tailgate slots might be the next best MTB rig

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    I've been carrying my bike in my 2013 Chevy Volt. The bike fits fine with the back seats folded down. I simply lay a blanket on the floor for protection and remove the front wheel. Even my XL Norco Sight fit. With another blanket laid over my bike I've fit another bike on top. It's not ideal but worked until we got a hitch-mount rack for our second Volt. Gotta love hatchbacks!

    We're trading in one Volt for a new GMC Canyon next month so packing bikes AND gear will become a lot easier.

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    If I'm too lazy and don't have my roof rack on my corolla, my stache hardtail does fit in the backseat foot well with the front wheel off. Don't need to fold any seats down or anything. I imagine if I didn't have a sub in the trunk, I could fit both of my bikes in the back with the seats folded down. That car has a crazy amount of room.

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    Back 10 years ago, I could fit my 1994 Raleigh M40 in the back seat floor of my 1994 Corsica with the front wheel off and handlebars/fork turned backwards.

    We transported a spare Huffy on the rear seat of my wife's 01 Camry with tire off and for backwards.

    The Corollas were/are too small to try that, but I will try fitting it lengthwise in the new Corolla that has fold (mostly) flat rear seats.

    Otherwise we use racks.

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    Interesting stuff.

    2014 Subaru Forester.

    I built a mount for my CX and my wife's hybrid-thingy. One 1X4 with two fork mounts. Seats off.

    My 26" FS won't fit upright like that because it's too tall in the forks. So I take the front wheel off and lay it down. No problems. I just got a new 29er HT and it barely fits laying down. But it fits.

    Has anyone (home) made a mount to sit the forks down in the rear seat foot area? I swore I saw a picture once of that someone had rigged up.

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    Awesome to see this thread alive again. I've been moving my bikes inside my cars for years now, mainly for security, fuel economy, lack of a tow bar and convenience (once you get the system down).

    I just finished writing a piece on it: Best Car for Mountain Bikers - Ride More Bikes

    If anyone thinks I missed an obvious option let me know!
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    Nice piece jas, Like all the photos, very comprehensive.

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    ^^ 2nd that - It was a good read, well done
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    Like lots of the previous posts I have the Gen 3 4Runner (96-02), and I can fit 1 bike (Large 29er or Large fat bike) no problem with wheels on.

    I can fit one bike with front wheel off and one full bike wheels and seat post on, but have to be careful of the rear derailleur of the one standing up. The one standing up I run a herc strap between the right rear oh $hit handle and the right rear cargo tie down point to hold the bike up.

    To do this I removed the right rear forward folding seat entirely. 2 bolts. It's easy to re install if I need to have 3 back seats.

    With front wheel off, I can fit 3 bikes alternating back/front/back together and still fit 3 people and gear for a road trip.

    That said, bikes get scratched, and so does the interior, but with blankets mostly that can be avoided.

    I have a friend with an XL bike and luckily he has a dropper post or we'd have to remove his seat to stand the bike up.

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    My size L 650b AM fits in my 5 door work wagon (rear seats down o/c)...

    My XL 29er? Not so much =(

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    Sprinter van bike setup

    I made 3 of these bike holders using 1up roof racks bolted to two pieces of StarBoard polymer for the "T" shaped front and rear parts. Skateboard wheels on the one end and non skid feet on the other. Then the aluminum poles for the support member that is folds and lock up or down as needed. Works pretty well and bikes are pretty darn stable. I can run a strap over the top of bikes if I am hauling any distance to keep them from any movement if I have to make a sudden stop etc..

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    Honda Element

    I just bought an Element, and yes the bike fits in back, both wheels on. Really liking the new ride so far.

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    **BUMP!**
    I started looking for a new car to replace the aging (and rusting Patriot).
    Anybody with a Rogue 2012 or the newest generation is able to fit their FS upright without the front wheel, seat all the way down (dropper post) and with the rear seats folded down? Either with the fork in-between the rear and front seats or the rear wheel toward the front.
    What about a Forester 2013 or more recent?
    I have been able to do this in a Ford Escape and Flex 2011.
    I would like to be able to do this in case I want to leave the bike in the car while visiting instead of worrying about the bike locked to my bike rack. Also if I can have the bike on one side and sleep on the other all the better.
    I'm 5'11" and ride a large Troy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    **BUMP!**
    What about a Forester 2013 or more recent?
    I'm 5'11" and ride a large Troy.
    I have a 2014 Forester but am 5'7" and ride a med in about whatever.

    You could probably fit the bike in as described with the forks down in the footwell (is that the right word?) of the back seat. I'm certain I did this once with my HT Kona Honzo. It was not a great fit for mine and it would be a very tight squeeze since you're on a bigger bike.

    You definitely cannot do it facing rear.

    That said, if you put the rear seats down, you can easily lay the bike down in the back.

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    Does your mountain bike fit/travel &quot;in&quot; your car?

    I've got a '14 Forester. I had a medium Yeti with the smaller section of the rear seats down. With the front wheel off and a dropper post down, I was able to wedge the bike in the left most corner.

    With the front wheel off, I was able to turn the bar parallel to the frame and wedge that into the roof of the car. They didn't move.

    That was my setup for the time before I decided on a roof rack and for anytime the bike can't be moved inside if it's being left unattended on the roof for an extended period of time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eimkeith View Post
    Ours do now:

    96 4Runner; my wife and I put fork mounts in it today (Merry Christmas to us!)

    Installing rivnut anchors in the rear seat backs:


    And voila:









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    MY bike goes to work with me every day in the back of my 2014 Chevy Silverado crew cab. I have a Trek Fuel EX8 29r and it fits in the back of the cab with the seats folded up and the front wheel off. It keeps the bike safely out of sight in the parking lot all day so I can ride after work.

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    It's nice when you have the room...

    I understand keeping the bikes outta sight and secure. This works great, but obviously not as efficient as some of these other guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    **BUMP!**

    What about a Forester 2013 or more recent?
    2015 Forester with moon roof and I can fit my large SC Tallboy with the front tire off and the seat post (non-dropper) all the way down. THe front tire is bungeed between the upper rear tie-down loop and the LH seat latch loop.

    It's a tight fit with the moon roof, but it you got one w/o the moon roof there would be another 2-3" of headroom.
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    My bike fits inside my Honda Element without a problem, which has been mentioned previously. No front wheel removal which is the handy part. Plus the tailgate is nice for sitting on when gearing up, or enjoying a post ride beer.

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    That is perfectly to your minivan, although not sure how big and many bikes you have but in my end it was fine for my bike and the two bikes of my children.

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    My XL Trek Fuel EX fits in the back of the Golfsportwagen with the front wheel off and the back seats folded down easily.

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    My bike just about fits in the back seat of my FJ Cruiser. Found this out yesterday when I wanted to go riding but my hubby had the car with the roof racks on it. I had to take the front wheel off but it went in without too much trouble.

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    Thanks for the feedback so far. I have somewhat changed the direction of my research. Now I am looking for either a Nissan Xterra or Toyota 4Runner.

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    I didn't get pics of the setup, but I recently stuffed 3 bikes inside my 07 Honda Fit. My 54cm commuter with full fenders and rear rack, my wife's 52cm gravel bike, and my wife's small Santa Cruz Blur XC carbon. Front wheels off all 3, and wheels stuffed between the bikes wherever they fit. 2 facing rearward on fork mounts, 1 facing forward, not mounted to anything. I also had a 16ft canoe on the roof, and the car was on a flatbed trailer I was towing behind a 22ft moving truck. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sns1294 View Post
    2015 Forester with moon roof and I can fit my large SC Tallboy with the front tire off and the seat post (non-dropper) all the way down. THe front tire is bungeed between the upper rear tie-down loop and the LH seat latch loop.

    It's a tight fit with the moon roof, but it you got one w/o the moon roof there would be another 2-3" of headroom.
    Same car as you and I could not fit a med Giant Anthem SX. I can get the back of the bike in with the dropper post all the way down, but as soon as I get to the bars and fork, there's just not enough clearance to get it all the way in.

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    I may be buying an Astro van for this behemoth and for kayaks.
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    Anyone have luck standing your bike up in a Acura RDX? Looking into a new smaller SUV. The old Highlander is getting a little long in the tooth.

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    2012 VW GTi, front wheel off, passenger seat all the way forward, bike fits in perfectly. GT Karakoram 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Sylvain View Post
    Thanks for the feedback so far. I have somewhat changed the direction of my research. Now I am looking for either a Nissan Xterra or Toyota 4Runner.
    Xterras are great vehicles. I am approaching 200k and 10 years in mine.

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    In the rear seat of my 2009 Jeep liberty, front wheel off. Sits back there perfectly. I only found this out when I brought my bike to work on the hitch rack and it started raining. So I think from now on it's going back there for when I go riding after work. But, my bike is a small frame, 27.5" wheels. If I had to, I could have folded the rear seats flat (they sit flush) and it would have fit in that way as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr4eva View Post
    2015 Dodge Ram Promaster City Van
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    I'm seriously considering this as my next vehicle!
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    I have finally settled for a 2010 4Runner Trail Edition at the end of September.

    This is the result.

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    I found it very interesting that there are some people reporting successfully getting bikes upright with both wheels on into the older rav4 and 4 runners. any pics of this would be appreciated! i currently have a 16 mustang gt with a hitch rack and the bike will fit with front wheel off, back seats down, laying on its side. i am looking to get a dedicated camping, biking, dog etc vehicle and would prefer something that can be purchased in awd or even better 4wd. i love the elements but the awd ones are scarce by me, these yotas are everywhere.

    and before someone says it, quiglys are too expensive and minivans do not exist in my world...peroid
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    I recently went down this road too. Promaster City Wagon 5 passenger. Shown here with my fat bike rolled in alongside a big box of kindling for the wood stove. Lots of room to spare!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick d View Post
    I found it very interesting that there are some people reporting successfully getting bikes upright with both wheels on into the older rav4 and 4 runners. any pics of this would be appreciated! i currently have a 16 mustang gt with a hitch rack and the bike will fit with front wheel off, back seats down, laying on its side. i am looking to get a dedicated camping, biking, dog etc vehicle and would prefer something that can be purchased in awd or even better 4wd. i love the elements but the awd ones are scarce by me, these yotas are everywhere.

    and before someone says it, quiglys are too expensive and minivans do not exist in my world...peroid
    Older RAV4 as in 3rd Gen? Here is 2006 model that my wife's now gone RAV4 was able to fit my 29er in without taking it apart.

    Photobucket being stupid, it wasn't showing in my old post and I couldn't even see it when I logged back in to Photobucket. I played around with it and was able to download so here it is.

    I think this trick will work with most SUV that has little storage space under? Like I did with this.

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    I'm considering getting a minivan for my family and so that I can keep up to four bikes securely inside the vehicle during work and then go riding with the four people immediately after work. Does anyone have pictures of their minivans loaded up? Do you secure them somehow or just lay them down with blankets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gangly1 View Post
    I'm considering getting a minivan for my family and so that I can keep up to four bikes securely inside the vehicle during work and then go riding with the four people immediately after work. Does anyone have pictures of their minivans loaded up? Do you secure them somehow or just lay them down with blankets?
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    ^^^ A 10 mpg behemoth with seating for a tribe.
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    Ha, I have definitely considered the huge suvs. The only reason I was leaning towards the mini van was the gas mileage and it seems more comfortable for a lot of people to ride in. I'm not too concerned with 4wd, etc. or looks. I will check an excursion out for sure when I bring a bike(s) for a test fitting.

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    They didn't make the Ford Excursion very many years. Maybe 5 or 6 years. I still see one or two around on occasion.

    I usually see them in the gas station.
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    I guess people are too ashamed to show their minivans, ha.

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    Minivans aren't the sexiest rides out there, but they sure are great for the utility and MPG they offer.

    Who cares what others think. Be the example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Minivans aren't the sexiest rides out there, but they sure are great for the utility and MPG they offer.

    Who cares what others think. Be the example.
    I posted some pics of my Promaster City wagon just above on 2/12/18. Love this thing!!! Almost 48" tall inside, bikes just roll in
    Rated 35 MPG highway, 29 MPG mixed, and 24MPG in town ( imperial gallons ). Nine speed tranny with true slap stick control ( ie will hold gear and revs of your choosing) which is great when pulling a trailer or using engine braking on snow and ice. Comfy heated seats, NAV, back up camera, sonar, remote start etc. View out front is like sitting in a big bay window watching the world go by lol. And I think it's pretty cool looking too, reminds me of the old panel vans of the '50s. All round great road trip vehicle for the cycling and or camping crowd. Traded in a Crosstrek. Here's another pic of the PMC rocking 2 fatbikes, 1 big K9, the Mrs and me...
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    Add to the list 1st gen scion xb aka box, with rear seats and false floor removed. fits my med stumpy 29er and salsa bucksaw. both wheels on, upright, without lowering seat. can also fit in straight allowing for other bikes with front wheels off when the first bike is between the seats with the back wheel slightly sticking out onto the center console.

    These are great little cars get great mileage, can be had for under $2000 and run to 400,000 miles plus.

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    Medium Canyon Spectral. Fits with both wheels removed in a C6 Z06. Just a quick test fit, didnt try to find the optimal placement.
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    2012 Toyota Prius fits my XL 5010 with front wheel removed if I lower the back seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZEEOH6 View Post
    Medium Canyon Spectral. Fits with both wheels removed in a C6 Z06. Just a quick test fit, didnt try to find the optimal placement.
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    Well, I ended up getting the van, a 2017 Toyota Sienna. It will fit four (actually 5) of our bikes, but I have to take the front wheel off of my larger bikes without resorting to extreme measures. Two of the bikes are kids bikes. Any more adult bikes would require front wheel removal. My DJ bike will fit, but my 23.5" commuter/backup MTB and my 29+ full suspension bike will not quite fit upright with all of the other bikes in there. I do strap the bikes down for longer journeys, and there are tie down points on the floor where the third row of seats hook on.

    Having said that, I still ordered the hitch so that I can put my rack on for camping trips or if we want to fit more than 4 passengers.

    In the first picture, the fork for the bike with the jones bars is sitting down in the well where the back row of seats stows away.

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    Well done with RAV4!

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