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Old 05-15-2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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Bike Rack and Rear Slide Clearance

Does anyone use a trailer hitch bike rack on their 2400R or other model with a rear slide? I'm wondering if there is enough clearance with the rear slide fully extended.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:09 PM   #2
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My Yakima bike rack folds down to allow the rear slide to come out all the way and I have a label at the rear slide switch to remind us to check the bike rack. Otherwise, you find out the hard way!
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:11 PM   #3
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Does anyone use a trailer hitch bike rack on their 2400R or other model with a rear slide? I'm wondering if there is enough clearance with the rear slide fully extended.
You can use a step down for the hitch if needed to clear the slide.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:02 PM   #4
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Mike, the strp down hitch then leaves the bottom of the hitch at a point where it will drag on any incline. I looked at a 3-4" drop hitch and decided it was just too vulnerable. And my bike rack (Thule) tips down as well. This is a decent but not entirely satisfactory solution. I have a scratch on the slide out where is touched the handlebars of the bike just as i remembered they were there...
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Mike, the strp down hitch then leaves the bottom of the hitch at a point where it will drag on any incline. I looked at a 3-4" drop hitch and decided it was just too vulnerable. And my bike rack (Thule) tips down as well. This is a decent but not entirely satisfactory solution. I have a scratch on the slide out where is touched the handlebars of the bike just as i remembered they were there...
I have a 4" drop for my tow bar and have not had any dragging problems. May depend on the hitch set up.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:43 AM   #6
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Thanks for the insight guys, our 2400R is still at the factory so I guess I will have to wait until we get it to see which way I want to go with the bike rack. Have the same clearance concerns with a motorcycle trailer, wondering if a V-nose trailer will have enough clearance. I will have to do some measurements with that before I get one of those too. I use an open trailer now but would like an enclosed one in the future.
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We need a 4" drop for our tow dolly for our Solera. We live in Colorado (moved here from St. Augustine 5 years ago) and we do have issues with it dragging on our steep circular driveway. We learned the hard way to only go down in one direction after carving a trench in the steeper side. Just came back from a trip to Virginia and we have not had any trouble on highways but were on the lookout for speed bumps that might have caused trouble.
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