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Old 04-23-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Question Bike Rack

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Looking for recommendations on a good quality bike rack.
Has to hold at least two bikes.
Also how easy is it to install & detatch.
Any downfalls.
Thanks for any input.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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Where do you plan on mounting it ?
I hope not on the rear bumper....

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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Where would you recommend?
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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Where would you recommend?
Bed of truck.
In the camper.
Front truck mounted bike rack.
Hitch mounted bike rack.

I mounted a bike rack on the rear bumper of my flagstaff only to have the bike violently thrash to the point of banging into the back of my camper ruining the fiberglass.
Bikes were completely solid to rack.
Bumper and frame flex was astonishing!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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You'll get plenty of pictures and comments of good ways to mount your bikes.
Keep watching.


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Old 04-23-2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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I think he has a motorhome Turbs and likely one with a receiver that will accept many good bike racks on the market. Important thing is to ensure a secure and tight fitting of bikes on the rack.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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I think he has a motorhome Turbs and likely one with a receiver that will accept many good bike racks on the market. Important thing is to ensure a secure and tight fitting of bikes on the rack.
Oooooo.
I feel like an idiot.
Thought that was a tt number.
Open mouth insert foot.
Carry on.


I see now it say sunseeker

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:55 PM   #8
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Very happy with Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack, available at both Amazon and CW. You can check out the many reviews at both sites. I purchased mine at a CW store and was told I needed a female to male bar adaptor for use with the rack. It was NOT needed.

It is easy for me to lift bike into the tire supports of the rack. When not in use, the rack folds to a vertical position.

My local mechanic installed it for me but it didn't look that difficult to install on the hitchy thingy....
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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Oooooo.
I feel like an idiot.
Thought that was a tt number.
Open mouth insert foot.
Carry on.


I see now it say sunseeker

Turbs
Whew....I was about to ask the same "ummm, does that count on class Cs?"
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:33 PM   #10
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Our 5th wheel has a factory mounted cargo/bike rack on the back but we also purchased a receiver mounted bike rack that we take with us on camping trips in case we want to hit a bike trail that is not in the immediate area. We bought a Swagman XTC2 and it is fairly simple to use. Thule also makes some good quality bikes racks as well. Regardless of which brand you go with, I would highly recommend getting 2 locks. One to lock the bike rack to the receiver, and one to lock the bikes to the rack or receiver. We use a cable lock to secure the bikes and it works well for us. Thule makes a rack that has built in locks for the bikes but I don't know how well they work.
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