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Old 07-01-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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Best bike rack for the back receiver of the 33IK silverback

Anyone have any experience with the rear bike rack receivers. It seems like a small receiver on the Silverback 33ik and I always see those fifth wheels with the bikes that seem jus to hang on when they go over any kind of bumps.....it makes me leary of the safety of those.

Any brand or suggestions would be great.

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Old 07-01-2015, 09:16 PM   #2
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I recommend this rack: TRAVELER XC2 - Swagman or this one http://www.swagman.net/product/xc2/
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:52 PM   #3
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I purchased mine at Walmart, hold 4 bikes, very solid, no bounce. $150
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Sorry, plus you can remove one set of arms and only carry 2 bikes.
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:18 PM   #5
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We have a Swagman and love it. Bikes easy to load and stay firm. Rack does sway a bit but seems to be the way. Our rack goes from the small receiver to larger one on truck with adapter that came with it.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:20 PM   #6
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This is my bick rack that I had on my Wildcat for three years. It spreads the weight over a larger area than just one point. I did have to purchase another U-bracket for the upright post so could bolt it on the bumper. I then transfered it to my new Silverback. I have not had any problems. I do add straps to secure the bikes to the upright post and ladder. I also put a sponge on the end of the handlbars so it does not mark the back of the RV. I have two Trek bikes. Others at the FROG rally have liked my setup.
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:14 PM   #7
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I have a Thule TH990XT: Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount Thule Hitch Bike Racks TH990XT

Bought a "2 bike cover" from somewhere (don't recall where) but it wouldn't fit two bikes with trail bike type handle bars (probably would have fit the drop style). I went to The Cover Store® | Patio Furniture Covers | Car Covers | Grill Covers and got a grill cover. It works great, but you can't see the tail lights through the cover.

So I put LED's on the bike rack. See pics.

LED's are STL79RB from etrailer.
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I have a 5th wheel and a class "C". Have tried several different racks, including ladder racks, and my vote if for the Swagman XT series. Big selling points: 1) designed for RV use, 2) adjustable to be able to carry two DIFFERENT size bikes at the same time, and 3) not dependent on the sex of the bike - supports at the bike wheels, not the top bar. Recently fabricated a 4 bike carrier for top of my truck using Swagman parts, so can now carry a total of 6 bikes - all solid.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:47 PM   #9
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I think one attached to back bumper would be the better choice
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:37 AM   #10
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After reading this thread I decided to order a Swagman XC2,,, I was quite impressed with the quality of this Bike Rack,,, sorry to say I am not easily impressed these days,,, in the throw away world we live in !!!
So as I am putting it together I am thinking it was made in Canada,,, after I get done I see on the box it says made in Taiwan,,, oh well,,,
still very happy with quality !!! LOL !!!
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