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32 in 1 3.33%
34 in 4 13.33%
36 in 14 46.67%
38 in 5 16.67%
40 in 3 10.00%
42 in 5 16.67%
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:04 PM   #11
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Do you sleep sitting up? Many modern thru-axles do not have quick releases and you have to put your front wheels some place, so your simplistic reasoning falls short. Lack of headroom is a drawback but it depends on one’s priorities. Having spent decades in pop top Westfalias we are very used to having limited room in bed.

You are obviously not a biker if you are struggling to remove your front axle. I am currently riding in Hurricane, Utah. Brought multiple bikes along of which only one has a quick release. Sleeping in comfort is a priority for me. The bikes do not complain about their tight quarters either.







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Old 11-12-2018, 02:33 PM   #12
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haha, I'm not struggling to remove my front axles at all. And we still sleep in comfort, if you can believe that.

I love the St. George/Hurricane area; such great riding.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:54 PM   #13
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I also have the AdventureWagon Moab bed. It's one of, if not the best, aspects of my van. I love the adjustability as I need to accommodate mountain bikes and motorcycles, which don't have the benefit of removing the front wheel. Removing the front wheel all the time is a bit of a drag. I've been thinking of getting the new bicycle wheel chock from RB Components, which allows you to secure a bike without removing the wheels:
https://rbcomponents.com/collections...le-wheel-chock

Of course, this means a taller bed height during travel.

I understand AdventureWagon is soon to release a less expensive Moab bed that doesn't use bamboo, but a textured plastic material. I've seen it and it's nice looking. As much as I love the bamboo, I would have gone that route had it been available when I purchased my bed.

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Old 12-02-2018, 09:04 PM   #14
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I also have the AdventureWagon Moab bed. It's one of, if not the best, aspects of my van. I love the adjustability as I need to accommodate mountain bikes and motorcycles, which don't have the benefit of removing the front wheel. Removing the front wheel all the time is a bit of a drag. I've been thinking of getting the new bicycle wheel chock from RB Components, which allows you to secure a bike without removing the wheels:
https://rbcomponents.com/collections...le-wheel-chock

Of course, this means a taller bed height during travel.

I understand AdventureWagon is soon to release a less expensive Moab bed that doesn't use bamboo, but a textured plastic material. I've seen it and it's nice looking. As much as I love the bamboo, I would have gone that route had it been available when I purchased my bed.
Darn, I would have gone that route too! Oh well.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:58 AM   #15
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For the no wheels off install, I really like our One Up mounts.

Early prototype. The final version is narrower.

https://youtu.be/ssLwxF0yJLU
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:06 PM   #16
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I've been thinking of getting the new bicycle wheel chock from RB Components, which allows you to secure a bike without removing the wheels:
https://rbcomponents.com/collections...le-wheel-chock

Of course, this means a taller bed height during travel.
This would be cool to convert from loading the mtn bikes to the fatbikes depending on season. I'll need to look at this some more.

My current plan (not executed yet) it too have the bed height so I can slide the bike in with post dropped and wheel off. Then our most of the time use to have the rear and middle bed platform out, and store bikes in with front wheel on. My thought it that it wont take long to deploy the bed, and the truth is I will use it more for day trips without the bed needed than I will over night stuff.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:28 AM   #17
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If they made a solid electric dropper post I could get the platform lower.....
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:19 PM   #18
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It was suggested to me to see how difficult it was to remove my internally routed dropper post. Turns out it is really easy. I picked up a nice quick release clamp to make it easier.

This takes my bike from 33" tall to 29.2" tall.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:37 AM   #19
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What is a good bed height to accommodate your typical mountain bike setup with front wheel removed and seat post removed? I've read anywhere from 36" to 42". But when I've measured a few bikes and it was closer to 32"
I'm in the process of building a similar bike tray for my Sprinter. I've got 36" of clearance and it's going to be a tight fit for my two 54cm bikes. Something I didn't take into account initially was the inch or so I'd be losing to the actual bike tray. What I'd recommend is taking off your front wheel and throwing your bike into the back of your van. Measure to the tallest point of your saddle, and then add an inch or two.

In case you're still looking for parts:
  • Out of all the locking extension slides I looked at, I found these to be the best deal. They extend to 3x their length, so you don't need to go with the longer/more expensive ones.
  • And Evo makes a good fork mount.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:19 PM   #20
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I have 34" underneath my bed, but no fork mounts or trays yet. I take front wheel off, drop the saddle, place the bike under the bed, then hit the dropper lever to "lock" the bike into place under the bed.

Road bikes and tall people's MTBs are a bit trickier, as I need to put them in at an angle, and they're not really secured. I think when I re-do the bed I'll raise it up to 35" or 36".
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