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Old 05-22-2013, 11:05 PM   #16
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I did it with one bike, with two, you will have to make a platform big enough to carry the two bikes with an "eye" to lock into the fifth wheel. otherwise whatever you put up there will be rocking on the fifth wheel assembly.
Should be easily made with the right material.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:28 PM   #17
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There is no fifth wheel on this truck, just rails. It's a bin roll off truck. Would two sheets of 4x8 plywood maybe u-bolted to the rails be enough? Mounted long ways across. Then eye bolts through plywood for tie downs? Bikes side by side, similar to your picture. I'll have to measure but I think the wheel base will have the axles far enough back to allow this. I have to see if I can get a picture of the truck. Not a common thing in the regular world I'm guessing.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:55 PM   #18
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I have a 1955 Mack that I've been restoring for the last 10 years or so. Once in a while I load my Trials bike on the back. I have a piece of 6" aluminum channel with a hoop bolted to one end for the front wheel. I use 6 tie downs to hold it place since if it falls over it falls off.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #19
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Thanks for fast reply. Love this site!
There is no fifth wheel on this truck, just rails. It's a bin roll off truck. Would two sheets of 4x8 plywood maybe u-bolted to the rails be enough? Mounted long ways across. Then eye bolts through plywood for tie downs? Bikes side by side, similar to your picture. I'll have to measure but I think the wheel base will have the axles far enough back to allow this. I have to see if I can get a picture of the truck. Not a common thing in the regular world I'm guessing.
You would do better to make a platform, think like a wall (studs 12" on center) then plywood over the top. This will give you a place to load the bikes to, use wood the block the wheels in place and make a small platform for the skidplate to rest on.

Bolt everything down from there. Plywood alone wont be strong enough for a journey of that length with that much weight.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:16 AM   #20
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Argh. Couple days before we were to take off they got someone else to do the job for the "experiance". He flew down to get the truck. What a waste! These kind of deals come up for me very so often but usually in winter, so no bike.
Cool 'ol Mack Penguin! Great to see the old iron still rattling down the road.
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