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Old 12-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #11
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X2! That's an excellent rack. I have one and love it. I don't use it on my 5er, but use it on my Escape and there is no interference with the rear lift gate. Camping World has it on sale for 149.99 right now and lists as RV Approved.
XC Hitch or Bumper Mount Rack - Swagman 64663 - Bike Racks - Camping World
That is exactly the one I was looking at getting! it is one of many things on my list...maybe Santa will hook me up
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:12 PM   #12
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Thanks for the pics - looks pretty good!

How have things gone with hurling the bikes? I know the Swagman has those clamp-down ratchet mechanisms that help hold the bikes down, but I've read so much about if bikes might hit the trailer (handlebars, pedals), bounce, "whiplash" effect due to length and distance from tow vehicle, etc.

Many were concerned about after-market bumper mounted receivers and all, but with the CC having the receiver frame mounted from the factory, I would think by design that things would work well. With the receiver only being 1.25", it clearly wasn't designed for much more than bikes,
Pulled my CC about 3,000 miles with the bikes on the Swagman. Several trips on I-65 through Birmingham which is really rough, bouncing up and down about 16 miles each way and the bikes made it fine. Swagman is a great choice.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:15 PM   #13
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Thank You Lloydg for the heads up at CW.
Just ordered it.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #14
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Thank You Lloydg for the heads up at CW.
Just ordered it.
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You'll like it. Maybe I should ask CW for a commision.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #15
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Pulled my CC about 3,000 miles with the bikes on the Swagman. Several trips on I-65 through Birmingham which is really rough, bouncing up and down about 16 miles each way and the bikes made it fine. Swagman is a great choice.
Thanks for the info - I greatly appreciate it!
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RET2006, thanks for the pictures! I am leaning toward the Swagman. Just got back from a three week trip to Florida, and my bikes were bounced all over the place with my current rack, which hangs the bikes by their crossbars.
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RET2006, thanks for the pictures! I am leaning toward the Swagman. Just got back from a three week trip to Florida, and my bikes were bounced all over the place with my current rack, which hangs the bikes by their crossbars.
One of the things I did not want is to have is the bike wheels spinning around at mach speed when running down the road.
The one I ordered today the weight of the bike is on the tires.
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IMO, hanging bikes from the crossbars is very hard on the frames. That's why I have a Swagman. I have another rack that holds the bikes from the crossbars and I use that for a work stand.
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IMO, hanging bikes from the crossbars is very hard on the frames. That's why I have a Swagman. I have another rack that holds the bikes from the crossbars and I use that for a work stand.
X 2 Although I use a Hollywood because my recumbent does not fit in a Swagman.
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So the Ups guy just dropped off the Swagman had to put it in the basement till the weather warm's up enough to put it on.
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