Taking Bicycles On The Road

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Sara N.'s Comment
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Anyone on here bring their bicycle with them? I would like some tips on where and how you store your bicycle. Pics Please!!!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Anyone on here bring their bicycle with them? I would like some tips on where and how you store your bicycle. Pics Please!!!

My friend and also the truck next to me have them attached to the deer guard on the front grill

Errol V.'s Comment
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Daniel B wrote quite a bit on Bike Rides

A TT search will get you plenty. Most bikers strap their bicycle behind the cab. Discussion: Bringing a bike with you

Tractor Man's Comment
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I'm thinking of buying one of those Folding Bicycles. I've been looking on Amazon. Need to do some research. It should fit on the floor in front of the passenger seat.

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Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I've been wondering if it's legal to strap a small street legal motorcycle or dirt bike to the front of my rig. Of course getting Swift safety to sign off on is an entirely different matter. LOL

JJ

Errol V.'s Comment
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I've been wondering if it's legal to strap a small street legal motorcycle or dirt bike to the front of my rig. Of course getting Swift safety to sign off on is an entirely different matter. LOL

JJ

I believe I've seen a "Nothing strapped behind the cab." Remember the trailer will need that space in a tight backing situation.

My guess is the front is out of bounds for anything larger than a Christmas wreath.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I've been wondering if it's legal to strap a small street legal motorcycle or dirt bike to the front of my rig. Of course getting Swift safety to sign off on is an entirely different matter. LOL

JJ

I'd also consider that the couple of hundred pounds added to your steers, may cause issues when you're trying to carry full fuel tanks. Aside from whether the company would allow you to mount a rack up front.

Now - one of those motorized/assist bicycles (Motorized Bicycles),

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is only 30lbs, folds up pretty compact and gives you a 30-40 mile range at 20 MPH. Pricey at $800 MSRP, but you could fold it and store it almost anywhere. Problem is keeping it charged (battery operated).

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Already considered the added weight to the steers and I was pretty much joking about trying to get Swift to approve it. LOL

I've seen them on the front of motor homes and racks for motorcycles that go into a hitch receiver on the back are pretty common.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Motorized would defeat my purpose. Really need to pedal! Don't want to become the fat sloppy trucker guy. Plus you can cover more ground than walking, and cheaper than Uber. A win,win,win situation for me!

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What about stowing it on the top bunk?

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