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We often say that our Ford Transit DIY camper van conversion is built around the mountain bikes, so a proper bike rack storage is expected! Since the very beginning, we had a few requirements: the mountain bikes must be stored inside the van (for thief and climate protection); the bike rack must be quick and easy to load / unload (for sanity); the storage solution must leave enough space for the bed above (for comfort); and as bonus catch dirt/dust/crap and easy to clean… Can we achieve all of that?

We looked around and found that Traipsing About’s slide-out bike rack design was exactly what we were looking for! Here is our adaptation of this mountain for 1 last update 2020/07/05 bike storage to our own Ford Transit adventure mobile.We looked around and found that Traipsing About’s slide-out bike rack design was exactly what we were looking for! Here is our adaptation of this mountain bike storage to our own Ford Transit adventure mobile.

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Material

ItemDescriptionQuantityLink
Fork MountRockyMounts (Fits 12x100mm, 15x100mm, Boost 15x110mm, and 20x110mm thru-axles). 2 Amazon
Drawer Slides (Option A)48″ full extension, 500LBS capacity, locks when fully in/out.1Amazon
Drawer Slides (Option B if “A” is out of stock)48″ full extension, 450LBS capacity, locks when fully in/out.1Amazon
Plywood SheetBaltic Birch (5’x5′), 15mm (~5/8″) thick.1Info
Corner Braces2″ x 2″ (50mm x 50mm). (10 pack).1Amazon
Corner Braces(20mm x 20mm).1Amazon
Wood Screws#4 x 1in (100 pack).1Amazon
Wood Screws#8 x 1¼in (100 pack).1Amazon
Wood GlueTitebond III Waterproof.1Amazon
Watco Danish Oil1 pint.1Amazon
Polyurethane CoatingMinwax. Clear Finish, quart, Satin1Amazon

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Tools

ItemDescriptionQuantityLink
Circular SawDEWALT Cordless Lithium-ion 20V, 7¼ with brake.1 Amazon
Circular Saw BladeDEWALT Precision Finish Blade 60 tooth.1Amazon
Drill DriverDEWALT Cordless Lithium-ion 20V.1Amazon
Screwdriver Bit SetDEWALT, 45-piece.1Amazon
Drill Bit SetDEWALT, 14-piece.1Amazon
Orbital SanderDEWALT, Cordless Lithium-ion 20V, 5″.1Amazon
Sandpaper (Orbit)DEWALT, 220 grit, 5-pack.1Amazon
Sandpaper (Sheet)220 grit, 25-pack.1Amazon

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The drawer inner dimensions are 19"":

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  • Thickness: 15mm (5/8""elementor-element elementor-element-522abeae elementor-column elementor-col-33 elementor-inner-column""522abeae""column""elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated""elementor-widget-wrap""elementor-element elementor-element-508bdde8 elementor-widget elementor-widget-heading""508bdde8""widget""heading.default""elementor-widget-container""elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default""elementor-element elementor-element-56e14f47 elementor-align-center elementor-icon-list--layout-traditional elementor-widget elementor-widget-icon-list""56e14f47""widget""icon-list.default""elementor-widget-container""elementor-icon-list-items""elementor-icon-list-item""elementor-icon-list-text"" x 20""elementor-icon-list-item""elementor-icon-list-text"")

Why Straight Cuts Are Essential

  • SOLIDITY: Glue / adhesive won''t be more square than your cuts!
  • LOOK: Wavy cuts are an eye catcher.
  • BUILD REGRETS: It''s MUCH more work than we expected; there are literally hundreds and hundreds of cut to make... using the right tools would have save us time and frustration (a LOT). If we had to start over, we would get second hand tools and re-sell them afterward:
KREG Circular Saw Track Guide

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for It allows to make precise long straight cuts (50"" with the expansion pack) in plywood, fast and easily. It''s not expensive, so we wish we knew that when we built our van!

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Step 3: Prepare the wood for finish and protective coating

Sand the drawer and the structure using 220 grit sandpaper. Take this opportunity to smooth out the sharp edges!

Oil (finish coating) highlights scratches, so sanding enhanced the appearance of the wood. Smoothing out the sharp edges will prevent cuts when operating the slide-out bike rack...

Step 4: Apply Finish and Protective Coating To The Wood

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We applied 2 layers of Watco Danish Oil:

Bare wood deteriorates with time (dry, swell, get dirty). The finish enhances the appearance of the wood (color), prevent drying, swelling and protects against stains.

We also applied 2 layers of Polyurethane coating.

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for This is an extra precaution because the tray will sometimes be exposed to water, mud and dirt. As opposed to Danish Oil, Polyurethane does not penetrate wood. It dries on top of the surface and becomes a clear, hard finish that provides an abrasion-resistant seal for the wood.

Step 5: Install the extension slides to the drawer

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Step 6: Install the extension slides to the structure

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7.2- Along the interior of the structure, we used 20mm x 20mm corner braces.

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  • We initially installed the bikes in opposite directions, but turned out the handlebars where taking closet space (faroutride.com/garage). We relocated the bikes so that they''t really take more room this way...
  • Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for We initially had fork mounts that requires to slide the axle to secure the bike; we just upgraded for the RockyMounts and we wish we found those from the start!
  • After two years on the road (faroutride.com/two-years-vanlife), we''re just getting started.

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    Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine  In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We’ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we’re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!

    57 thoughts on “Slide-Out Bike Rack Storage for Van: How-To DIY Build”

    1. Great writeup – thank you!

      I want to build the same slide out system. However, I need to make it wider to accommodate 4 bikes. Seeing as the drawer slide rails can support up to 500lbs, I don’t imagine the 1 last update 2020/07/05 there would be a problem just making the platform wider. I was wondering if you could share your thoughts? ThanksI want to build the same slide out system. However, I need to make it wider to accommodate 4 bikes. Seeing as the drawer slide rails can support up to 500lbs, I don’t imagine there would be a problem just making the platform wider. I was wondering if you could share your thoughts? Thanks

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      • Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for I’ve seen many build with one larger drawer, so it should work. However, if you read the description of the product (on the Amazon’s product page): “Load ratings based on an 18″ slide in an 18″ wide drawer”. So the actual weight rating for the 48″ drawers is lower than 500 pound (not sure how much exactly, but I’d say you’re fine)…

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    2. Hey,

      Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Thanks for sharing this build! Would 30″ drawer slides that are 60″ fully-extended work for the drawers? Just curious if you need slides that are close to the length of the drawer. Thanks

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      • Generally speaking, 60″ fully-extended slides are 60″ long, so it wouldn’t fit on a 30″ drawer. But take a look at the slides specifications to find out.

        Cheers!
        antoine

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    3. CAUTION: It looks like there may be an error in the instructions when using the slides provided in the Amazon link. The instructions imply that the slides should be attached to the tray first and then attached to the “structure” second. If done in this order, the back 12″ of the tray prevents access to the front 3 screw holes on the outer slide which means that only the back half of the slide can be attached to the outer structure. And the slides for 1 last update 2020/07/05 components do not detach from each other so that is not an option.CAUTION: It looks like there may be an error in the instructions when using the slides provided in the Amazon link. The instructions imply that the slides should be attached to the tray first and then attached to the “structure” second. If done in this order, the back 12″ of the tray prevents access to the front 3 screw holes on the outer slide which means that only the back half of the slide can be attached to the outer structure. And the slides components do not detach from each other so that is not an option.

      You can still access all the holes on the inner slide after attaching the outer slide to the the structure so that is probably the best order. Attaching first to the tray, like I did, requires a fix. I haven’t fixed mine yet but I see 2 options:

      1. Remove the slide from the tray, attach the slide to the structure, then re-attach to the tray. Or…
      2. Drill a hole in the side walls of the tray just beyond the back of the slide and access the 3 front screw holes of the outer slide through that hole.

      P.S.- I am using flat-head sheet metal screws for mount attachments: inner slide – #10, outer slide – #14

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    4. I live this site and hopefully my purchases through your links are contributing. I have a question about step 6.4- USING THE MARKS FROM THE PREVIOUS STEP, SCREW THE EXTENSIONS SLIDES INTO THE STRUCTURE: The inner slide attaches to the tray and the outer slide attaches to the structure… how do you get at the screw holes in the outer slide with the inner slide already attached to the tray?

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    5. do the Rocky Mounts clamp down onto the spindle holding it tight? doesnt seem much point in having it locked if you can just slide the spindle out.

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    6. Thanks for the write up! I’m am considering adding this to my van. One question I have is how do you like only having 31″ from the top of the bed to the ceiling? Do you ever feel cramped or wish you had more headroom to lounge on the bed sitting up, etc.? Thanks again!

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      • We don’t hang out in the bed really, so we don’t mind having only 31″. HOWEVER, if we had to start over we might go with something like 35″ clearance in the garage (instead of 40″). Just double check with your own bike to find the correct clearance that you need 🙂

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    7. Did you have to bolt your the 1 last update 05 Jul 2020 floor down to the metal floor around the bike slide? I’d be worried about the weight of the bikes on the extended drawer slides creates quite the lever to lift your glued down floor.Did you have to bolt your floor down to the metal floor around the bike slide? I’d be worried about the weight of the bikes on the extended drawer slides creates quite the lever to lift your glued down floor.

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