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Old 01-22-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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Bike Rack

In case anyone is in need of an RV rated Bike Rack, I recently purchased one from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is a two bike rack and it has a 2 inch insert for the hitch. It also came with a 4" bumper bracket in case your RV did not have a receiver. The tires fit in loops and a large J hook slides down one notch at a time to sandwich the bikes. We went camping a few weeks ago and my buds behind me saw no movement in the rack.

The rack has an anti rattle bolt that is threaded into the received with a hitch pin. There were two more bottom bolts that stopped all movement.

This is my third rack of different brands and so far this more is the most secure.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:02 PM   #2
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The Swagman stuff is good. But there's ZERO chance I'd trust a bumper mount no matter the maker.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:10 PM   #3
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Yep, unless the receiver is welded AND braced to the frame and bumper, I'd never trust this kind of setup.

People just don't get how the physics of leverage work, when the loaded rack will move down and back while bouncing down the road because nearly all trailers don't have shocks.

My bikes are too valuable to risk in such a vulnerable location, where I can't see them.

But Swagman makes a great product.
My current bike rack is a Swagman.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:36 PM   #4
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I have the same rack but use it in the receiver, works very nice but the paint on mine started peeling of in less than a year.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:17 PM   #5
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Bike Rack

I’ve got about $5k worth of bikes hanging off a north shore rack.
Not many racks accept fat bikes without a ton of adapters.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:51 PM   #6
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As an alternative, we've had this bike rack for more than 10 years :

https://www.amazon.com/59400-Hitch-2...rola+bike+rack

Super easy to mount/dismount the bikes. Very secure. Comes with a built in lock.

Excellent rack.
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North shore all the way. No damage to bikes. Heavy as a tank.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:05 AM   #8
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I would like to install a bike rack, but we tow a utility trailer .

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Old 01-24-2018, 10:08 AM   #9
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When we had a 5th wheel I installed a receiver on the front of my F250. The bikes rode in front. Later I made and installed a receiver mount on the pin box and the bikes rode there.
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