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Old 09-12-2015, 04:19 PM   #21
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Here's their lightest duty hitch. They have much heavier duty versions of this:

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you can spend a lot less money by getting a ball-mount bike rack, to get a similar setup.
mine is from Swagman and it folds down. mounts right on the step bumper where the trailer ball hole is.
total cost: $75



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Feeling really good about our dealership right now. 2013 - no sticker on the bumper but dealership let us know about the bike rack issue when we asked which one to purchase to use. Been using the truck bed ever since


Bikendan ..... how do you feel about that swagman versus just using the bed? If you didn't have a bedcover would you still use it?
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:49 PM   #23
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Bikendan ..... how do you feel about that swagman versus just using the bed? If you didn't have a bedcover would you still use it?
i only use the Swagman if we are on a long trip and there's stuff in the bed.
for shorter trips, the bikes go in the bed.

if i had the money, i would get the Yakima Control Tower setup and install it on the hard bed covers.
saw an Avalanche with this setup, at the Sea Otter Bike Festival.
i already have an older Yakima roof rack but the cost for the Towers is way more than my Swagman.
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I find it funny that when someone posts a bike rack problem that others jump on it. Until the dealers start reading the terms of the warranty, buyers are left holding the bag. I bought a trailer and only after six months did I learn a bike rack was bad. When you buy a trailer, you probably have not spent a year reading the forum posts. The old experts will condemn you if you are only a new owner trying to get advice. Help people that are new to camping, don't blast them with "you shoudas".
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:51 PM   #25
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When you buy a trailer, you probably have not spent a year reading the forum posts.
Have to disagree, to some degree.
I spent 2 years researching RV forums before we bought our HTT. And I have seen tons of other people who are on RV forums also doing research.
I did the same before buying my truck.

Why not in this age of the Internet. I don't understand why people DON'T research expensive items, before they purchase it. So much info is available so you can make an intelligent choice.

But I'm not an impulse buyer.
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I totally agree "don't blast mtcyclist". He had a shady Dealer and now he has a problem. A lot of us have been there. I was lucky when I bought my 1st TT, the dealer provided me a lot of does and don't, like not to mount anything to the back bumper... Sorry for your problem...
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Micro-lite pretty much tells you the whole thing is barely enough to not fall apart going down the road. Make everything as good as we think it should be, it would weight 4 times as much.
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Went and looked at my Micro Lite 25DS today and right there on the rear bumper is a tag stating not to attach anything more than the spare tire carrier to it.
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Why not in this age of the Internet. I don't understand why people DON'T research expensive items, before they purchase it. So much info is available so you can make an intelligent choice.

But I'm not an impulse buyer.
exactly. I don't get it either. Or they buy something, post a pic with caption "I bought this today, is it any good?". Doesn't much matter now, you own it.
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Went and looked at my Micro Lite 25DS today and right there on the rear bumper is a tag stating not to attach anything more than the spare tire carrier to it.
And I bet a spare tire weight is more. If you don't get them tied down solid the bounce will kill you. Even FR said it was okay as long as the rack and bikes were the same weight and tighten down. "FROM THE FACTORY TOUR ROCKWOOD MANAGER"
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