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Old 08-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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bicycle in the back of an unlimited

Hey all,

I screwed up. I ordered a bike rack for my Jeep that plugs into my trailer hitch. But low and behold my new Jeep didn't come with a trailer receiver.

I'll add one soon at the Uhaul shop but in the mean time need to get a bike home from the WalMart. So my question is, will a men's 26inch bike fit in the back of an unlimited with the seats down?

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Hard top or soft? Top down yes, top on, anything can fit, if you could play tetris
A cruiser might give you a hard time with the handle bars, maybe loosen the allen key to turn them to match the wheel

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #3
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Hard top. Top on as there is storms in the area. May just take the wife's Santa Fe. It seems to be roomier.
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If you take the front tire off the bike, you should have no problem getting in the back with the seats down.
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If you are only carrying a bike rack with the hitch, you won't need to install a wiring harness. Save yourself time and money and buy the Mopar hitch and no harness and install it yourself. Its a five minute job involving inserting and tightening two bolts into existing holes in your Jeep's frame.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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We drop the rear seats and put my wife's triathlon bike in the back all the time. She's 5'7" and it's a men's bike. Fits no problem.
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BTW, I fit my XL (63) Cannondale CAAD 10 in the back of my JKU with the seats folded down without issue - and no need to remove the front wheel
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I fit a mountain bike in my TJ, took the front tire off and with a little effort made it fit in the back seat with the passenger folded down, I see no reason why it wouldn't fit in the back of a JKU.
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I fit my 29er into the back of mine with the rear seat down and front tire removed.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #10
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anyone try putting a small fork mount on the back of the rear seats and securing the bike upright with the hard top on?
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I would save the money on the trailer hitch and buy a bike from somewhere other than Wal-Mart. Bike will fit in the back no problem.
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I would save the money on the trailer hitch and buy a bike from somewhere other than Wal-Mart. Bike will fit in the back no problem.
Baby steps I found a bike at WM for about 150. The guy in bike sales said its their best bike. Went online and read the reviews and it seems to jive with what he said. That for the money it's a damn good bike. If I manage to wear this one out I'll look at a better one but having just dropped 40k on a Jeep, 500-1000 for a bike would be a hard sale to the Minister of Finance.
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If you are only carrying a bike rack with the hitch, you won't need to install a wiring harness. Save yourself time and money and buy the Mopar hitch and no harness and install it yourself. Its a five minute job involving inserting and tightening two bolts into existing holes in your Jeep's frame.
Just looked at that hitch. At Quadratec it's 185, and through the Jeep house it's a little over 200. U-haul is installing it tomorrow, parts and labor for 160.00.

A just can't believe how much Jeep charges for the "towing package" on a new vehicle, now that I see it can be done for less then $200.00. Wow!
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I've had a road bike and a 26" full suspension bike in the back laying down with the back seat down, fits fine. For longer trips, I'll pull the front wheel off and use a fork mount.

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I've had a road bike and a 26" full suspension bike in the back laying down with the back seat down, fits fine. For longer trips, I'll pull the front wheel off and use a fork mount.
What did you attach the fork mount to?

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