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Is there a list of vehicles that can be used to haul a tandem inside?

Old 10-23-18, 10:31 PM
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Ultimate Tandem Hauler

Ultimate Tandem Hauler, Winnebago ERA 170 C, Tandem fits in the cabin through side sliding door and you can take a shower and make lunch after your ride. Winnebago has discontinued the ERA 170C in favor of the 170M you can still fit a tandem in the 170M but you have to extend the slide before loading the bike. Overall we prefer the 170C regardless of tandem hauling abilities. Picked this one up used with only 7000 miles on it.

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2018 Pacifica

Swallows tandems and asked for 2nds, 3rds, +. Even the Ventana ECDM (10" longer than the Calfee) has room to spare. Pacifica interior is longer but narrower than the Grand Caravan we previously had. In that, the Calfee just barely sat behind the driver seat, but in the Pacifica the Calfee leaves a lot more room between the tire and seat.

Prefer bikes inside vehicle for winter travel, but also have a 1UP hitch rack for tossing on dirty bikes in the summer. I hacked a 1UP tandem roof rack to work as a fork mount/rear tire holder rack on the 1UP hitch rack (mtb tandem measures vehicle width + 6" on passenger side). Will post pics of this next time we use it.

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We have put our Trek T900 in our 2018 Subaru outback a couple times. the first time we did it we also had a weekends worth of camping gear and I dont think most people would say we travel light.

Naturally the wheels had to come off. I'm not a big fan of that. We have since picked up a sidewinder rack.

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Ford is coming out with a 2020 "crew" version of its Transit van this fall. It will offer AWD and a second row of 3 seats. It sounds like it will compete with the Mercedes Sprinter crew van, but at a much lower price point. Depending on whether there is a gap between the rear seats or space on the ends of the seats, this might be a good option for transporting a tandem intact.
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Volkswagen Passat, Peugeot 508, 2018-2019 versions. Both of these are sedans whose back seats fold down. 2013 Ford C Max. I assume the 2018-2019 versions will fit a tandem but don’t know that for sure. You will have to take both front and rear wheels off to get a tandem in these vehicles. In the C Max the passenger’s seat will have to be moved forward a couple of inches. Like the Passat and the 508 the C Max rear seats fold down. These are vehicles we’ve rented in Europe. We put our Bike Pro Tandem case in first and lay the tandem on top of it. With the handle bars turned sideways we need right at 72” of space for our tandem to fit inside. The Passat and 508 have 80” of space. The C Max has been the easiest to get the case and tandem in and out of.
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