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Old 08-11-2016, 07:52 PM   #11
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:52 PM   #12
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How can we find out for sure what it can actually hold?
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:43 PM   #13
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I looked at the factory ordered bike rack and pass on it. The 1-1/4 receiver was to small to except a decent bike rack and only being able to support 50 LBS was inadequate for my needs.
I purchased a Surco 501BR ladder mounted bike rack from Amazon, this will support two bikes which suits my needs.

I asked theCedar Creek folks throw e-mail when I was ordering my 5er and they respond that the bike rack would only support 50 LBS.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:06 PM   #14
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I have at Thule XT990; fits both 1-1/4 and 2 inch receivers. It's 5 yrs old. It stands out from the hitch a bit, but that allows it to fold up, which I need/want when I have it on my Traverse or Silverado. Note that the instruction say not for trailer or 5th wheel use, but I've got several thousand miles and 5 years on it on the back of my Roo and Mini Lite with no problems.

Get one that uses a pinch bolt, instead of just a hitch pin, so you can tighten it up. Pinch bolts have threads that engage a nut inside the "drawbar" of the hitch and pull it up against the side of the receiver. Makes the rack much more stable. See pic below on the far left.



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Old 08-11-2016, 09:45 PM   #15
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I just find it hard to believe they would make a receiver hitch that can only handle 50lbs, so ridiculous! I mean what would you carry on that, that would weight less than 50lbs? Seems like such a waste! Not sure now I want to even pay for that option.
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What kind of monster bikes do you guys ride, 25 lbs per bike is a lot unless your talking motorbike.


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Old 08-12-2016, 07:46 AM   #17
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Its a comfort bike but they are not lite at all and definitely weigh more than 25lbs, what about the weight of the bike rack that you attached to the hitch, those are not that lite either and weigh something, you have to take that into consideration too. All I am saying is, it seems like a waste to have a hitch that can only hold 50lbs...
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It's simply marketing strategy " there is a receiver hitch on our units" It satisfies the statement, but does little to address functionality. If you were to look at the welds and tube wall thickness on the so called receiver hitch ... you'd hesitate just putting the rack itself on. I cut mine completely off ... fabbed and installed a rear hitch. Yeah I know "you'll void your frame warranty" ... I guess mine's voided.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:03 AM   #19
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My Silverback receiver is rated for 150lbs. I also use the Swagman rack for 2 bikes. I have not weighed our bikes but I can't see them weighing more than 35lbs each.

I had to add a 7" extension to clear the spare mounted on the bumper. You may not have that issue.

Also to give the hitch more stability I use a stabalizing bracket that really helps a lot... https://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Carg...tch+stabilizer
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What kind of monster bikes do you guys ride, 25 lbs per bike is a lot unless your talking motorbike.


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Have you ever actually weighed a bike? Mine's a pretty standard Diamondback mountain bike that you get at Dick's sporting goods. It weighs 30 lbs. My wife's is actually heavier at about 32 lbs.

Most of us don't carry racing bikes around.
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