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    How many bikes in a truck

    Hi guys, I.m planning a 10 days bike trip and we are 5 guys and 6 bikes, we also expect to have 5 baggs and some tents, sleeping bags..etc.
    Does it fit in a regular truck (double cabin).?
    I plan to rent a car so I wont be able to install any rack and everything has to fit in the bed...

    Do you have similar experience, do you recommend a vehicle?

    My second option is to rent a 12 passenger van where I guess everything is going to fit perfectly but but it's way more expensive..

    Any advice

    Thanks.

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    You bet you can fit all that and then some, you just have to be creative. back in 04 when I just got my truck I drove from Florida to PA, five guys and seven bikes. I'll post pictures as soon as I can find my camera.....I had all the stuff like food and sleeping bags inside my tool box to keep them dry and all the tents and gear under the bikes. save your self some money , get creative, it can be done ....this picture will give you an idea of what I'm talking about
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    Get some of those fork mounts like byron has on his tool box and screw them to boards. You can then arrange them however you need to, to fit in the bed. I easily fit four bikes this way on a Ranger with a 6' box and a cap (which obviously tightens up the available space). Unfortunately I don't have any pictures.

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    angle the fork mounts on the board and the bikes can snug up really close.

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    Our club did 5 bikes in a Ford F350 dually with 5 guys in the cab. I think we did three bikes in the bed, two on a hitch mounted rack.
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    just throw the bikes in the back of the truck, it wont look clean but it'll work

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    Here's 8 in a Ram 1500 quad cab. There is plenty of room left behind the rear wheels for baggage and what ever else you may have.
    6 bikes and 5 people shouldnt be a problem in a full size quad cab truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranberry
    Here's 8 in a Ram 1500 quad cab. There is plenty of room left behind the rear wheels for baggage and what ever else you may have.
    6 bikes and 5 people shouldnt be a problem in a full size quad cab truck.

    Exactly

    We had 7 like that, no tie downs or anything, and did 5 hours on the freeway, not a problem. And yup, there will be plenty of room behind the bikes for your gear.

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    Pull the front wheels off, and stack the bikes against the back wall of the truck. 6 bikes will barely reach the end of the wheel well, leaving the area near the gate for gear.
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    Look at the hitch cover!

    Quote Originally Posted by cranberry
    Here's 8 in a Ram 1500 quad cab. There is plenty of room left behind the rear wheels for baggage and what ever else you may have.
    6 bikes and 5 people shouldnt be a problem in a full size quad cab truck.


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