When it comes to traveling with a travel trailer, safety should always be a top priority. One aspect that is often overlooked is the selection of bike racks and cargo carriers. Many individuals make the mistake of assuming that any rack or carrier will suffice, only to face potential damage to their bikes, equipment, and other gear. Below, we highlight the importance of using properly rated racks and carriers for travel trailers and showcase our TwinTube which is a reliable and durable system specifically designed for the harsh environment of travel trailer hitches.
The Pitfalls of Non-Rated Racks and Carriers
It's crucial to understand that not all bike racks and cargo carriers are suitable for travel trailers. These vehicles have unique towing dynamics that can subject racks and carriers to significant stresses. Using a non-rated rack or carrier puts your valuable belongings at risk, compromises overall safety and in some cases leaves you and others at risk for injury. Here are some of the potential issues you may encounter with non-rated systems:
1. Inadequate Structural Integrity: Travel trailer hitches are subjected to continuous vibrations and jolts. Non-rated racks may lack the necessary structural integrity to withstand these harsh conditions, increasing the risk of failure. A failed rack can result in damaged bikes, equipment, and even cause accidents.
2. Insufficient Weight Capacity: Travel trailers can place additional strain on racks and carriers due to their larger size and weight. Non-rated racks may not have the necessary weight capacity to support multiple bikes, e-bikes, or heavy equipment securely. Overloading a rack can lead to damage, instability, and accidents on the road.
3. Limited Protection: Many non-rated racks and carriers (and even some rated) offer minimal or no protection against the elements. Travel trailers often encounter rain, dust, and road debris, which can damage bikes, generators, luggage, and other gear. Investing in a rack or carrier designed for travel trailers ensures your belongings remain safe and dry.
The TwinTube Platform
The Twintube has emerged as a leading platform for travel trailer bike racks and cargo carriers. The innovative system offers superior strength, stability, and protection. Built specifically for the harsh environment of travel trailer hitches, Twintube based products are designed to withstand the rigors of the road and keep your belongings secure. You can learn more about the TwinTube Platform here.
Check out these Twintube based products rated for RV's & Travel Trailers:
||1. V-Lectric PRO & FAT PRO Bike Rack: Let's Go Aero's V-Lectric bike racks are an excellent choice for travel trailer enthusiasts with e-bikes. It features a robust construction and adjustable wheel cradles for easy loading and unloading of standard and fat bikes. With a weight capacity of up to 75 pounds, it can accommodate both traditional bikes and heavy e-bikes.|
||2. GearDeck Cargo Carrier: The GearDeck cargo carrier offers ample storage space for generators, camping gear, and other equipment. It utilizes the TwinTube platform, providing enhanced strength and stability. With a lockable and weather-resistant design, your gear remains protected throughout your journey.|
||3. GearSpace Enclosed Cargo Carrier: Let's Go Aero's GearSpace enclosed cargo carrier takes protection to the next level. Ideal for carrying bikes, luggage, and other valuable items, it offers weatherproof storage and a rear-access door for easy loading and unloading. The TwinTube platform ensures superior stability, even on rough roads.|
||4. BlackBox & BlackBox PRO Enclosed Cargo Carriers: For those needing larger cargo capacity, we recommend the BlackBox and BlackBox PRO enclosed cargo carriers. These spacious carriers are designed to accommodate large equipment, multiple bikes, and e-bikes. With their rugged construction and aerodynamic design, they are the ultimate solution for travel trailer owners.|
When it comes to travel trailer adventures, selecting the right bike rack and cargo carrier is paramount. Non-rated systems can lead to damage, accidents, and compromise the safety of your belongings. Our TwinTube platform provides the ideal solution, offering durable, reliable, and properly rated racks and carriers for travel trailers. Whether you need a bike rack, cargo carrier, or enclosed storage, Let's Go Aero's products are engineered to withstand the demanding conditions of the road, ensuring a worry-free journey for travel trailer enthusiasts.
Upgrade to Let's Go Aero's TwinTube platform and experience the peace of mind that comes with using a premium-rated bike rack or cargo carrier designed specifically for travel trailers. Your equipment, bikes, and overall safety deserve nothing less.