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Old 08-01-03, 01:53 AM   #1
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Rack or Trailer-a couple questions on protection from the elements while transporting

I'am having my hitch installed Saturday and will be looking to upgrade my current trunk mounted rack which I don't full trust to either a hitch mounted rack or a small trailer of some type. My wife and I are really starting to ride quite a bit and I want something that provides some ability to protect the bikes from the elements while being transported if caught in the rain. Does someone make a large, heavy cover that is made to go over the bikes while in a carrier or is a trailer the only way to get that protection? The thought of driving in the pouring rain and having our bikes drenched does not appeal to me. Also, I see a Tandem in our future, by next year probably, are they rack-able with a good hitch rack? A hitch rack is my preferred choice but I MUST be able to cover the bikes in some manner. Suggestions?

Also, are there any links for Trailer info? I have a lot of Rack information but not much on trailer options. Whats the best way to go? Thanks!
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I have a buddy who used a small Wells Cargo trailer for a long time. It seemed pretty nice because it gave them a place to change, sleep, lock the bikes up in, etc. It really was a multi purpose solution, and he used it to store his bikes in at home, which kept them from cluttering the garage up.
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Old 08-01-03, 11:18 AM   #3
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Home Depot sells tarps and bungee cords. That's probably your best bet if you want to completely cover the bikes.
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Here's what you might want to try. Get a cover for a large gas grill. They usually have draw string bottoms.
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