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Old 07-02-2014, 08:48 PM   #11
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while the bikes are loaded on the rack you can grab the outer edge of the folded down rack when the pins are in place, pull up with your hands and arms, if rack moves up that is how much bounce you will have in the lowered rack I have the same rack on my 2014 275 surveyor and the bounce is very minimal I hope this helps you feel more secure with the rack, I also like to know whats going on back there so this helps me knowing there is not a lot of bounce thanks for reading my post
Just my 2Ę, but I would put some rubber under the rack to make it mandatory to push down on the rack to latch it as any movement in the rack will be amplified with the bicycles on the rack. Any movement of the rack should be eliminated some way or the other.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:44 AM   #12
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Not a great design. Could have firmed up the rack. And would have been better if the spare was mounted to the TT and the rack folded up against it. More for show/sales gimmick than an actual thought out and engineered product. Like most things on these TT.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:23 PM   #13
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Not a great design. Could have firmed up the rack. And would have been better if the spare was mounted to the TT and the rack folded up against it. More for show/sales gimmick than an actual thought out and engineered product. Like most things on these TT.
Agreed, this appears to be a poor design, but there is not enough room for a tire between the rack and the back of the TT when the rack is raised up in the vertical position. I have the same rack on my Surveyor 5er, and the spare tire is mounted in front compartment under the bedroom. Appears to be a much better solution.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:17 AM   #14
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We have the same rack on our 2012 28bh and I have actually been tempted to look into welding up a replacement rack similar to the ones I've seen on other campers which appear to be a similar rack but without the wire floor and instead they look like they have bars spaced out so you can drop a bike in the slots and strap it down and then your good to go.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:19 AM   #16
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When we were looking at new units recently the salesman showed us a couple of units that had the racks mounted on the back bumper. The salesman also told us that these racks had a total weight capacity of 200 pounds. He then told us that the spare tire weighed in at about 80 pounds and the rack was close to another 80 pounds so there was only about 40 pounds left for additional cargo. I asked if he was trying to sell me one if we bought a new unit or trying to talk us out of having one. His reply was that he just wanted us to know that info. I've still got to come up with some way to carry the g'son's bikes so one of these racks is not yet out of the question.
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