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Old 02-14-18, 06:19 AM
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Transporting a triple tandem

Looking for ideas on how to transport a newly acquired triple tandem. We have a minivan and would love to travel with it to different areas of the country (or other countries at some point).
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What minivan do you have? We have a Dodge Caravan and a Chrysler T&C. With both of them we remove the center console (easy to remove and replace) and put the triplet in with the rear wheel between the seats with the front wheel off. It's easy to load and unload. We have had the triplet and tandem in the van at the same time with seats up for 4. We have also had the triplet in the van with seats up for 5.
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We have a Honda Odyssey and the middle console breaks down without removing it. The bike hasn't arrived yet but I'm glad to hear it is possible. Are there roofrack options too? It is a nice tandem that may be worth having s and s couplers put on in the long run.
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We carry our tandem on an ATOC Tandem Topper. Also sold with Thule name.
Tandem Topper One-person Loading Roof Top Racks "The TT-105 model is the rack for triplets.."
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Put it in the van, of course.
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We take the front and back wheel off and put it out back in our hitch rack.

within the width of the mirrors on our Sienna.
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We take the front and back wheel off and put it out back in our hitch rack.

within the width of the mirrors on our Sienna.
That must be one short triplet.
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
We carry our tandem on an ATOC Tandem Topper. Also sold with Thule name.
Tandem Topper One-person Loading Roof Top Racks "The TT-105 model is the rack for triplets.."
This is how we do it.
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Well that is a great solution!
$600 is a little steep for carrying a bike but we may go this direction if I can't get it inside the van.
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We carry our tandem on an ATOC Tandem Topper. Also sold with Thule name.
Tandem Topper One-person Loading Roof Top Racks "The TT-105 model is the rack for triplets.."
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We have a Santana Cabrio triplet (full-size with 700c wheels) and it fit in our previous 2008 Honda Odyssey and our current 2016 Odyssey. I roll it in backwards and remove the front wheel and it fits fine.

Remove the second row jump seat and fold down/remove the front center console. You can still get two people in the rear seats, and even another if needed in the small third-row seat.
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We use an ATOC Tandem Topper that has been modified with an extra section so it will work with a triple. Because the spacing between load bars was too short on our car I use a hitch mounted Load Extender to hold the back of the rack. This system is super stable and works well but it does take two people to load the bike.
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Originally Posted by davidmcowan View Post
Well that is a great solution!
$600 is a little steep for carrying a bike but we may go this direction if I can't get it inside the van.
The Triple version also comes with a stabilizing strut that you attach to the bike (seatpost, handlebar, stoker stem) as well as the crossbar to help stabilize it side to side. It is very well designed and holds the triplet securely up to 95mph, I mean 75mph officer...

I load the triplet on the rack solo; the wife wanting to help out usually makes it more difficult.
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