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Old 05-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #11
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The literature for the rack as well as the dealer said that the support is strongly recommended for 3 bikes. I just got it and put it on with the rack trusting they knew what they were talking about. I can imagine the flex created by 3 bikes would be substantial.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:13 PM   #12
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I ordered my Arvika bike rack on Monday, and received it on Thursday. It only took about 1/2 hour to install and was very easy.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #13
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Looks good!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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Doug,

That rack looks great! After a few months of use would you buy the same rack again? I am really close to ordering one myself.....so close I probably will before I read your reply I have emailed Arvika and it seems I will be able to order directly from them.

Thanks for the information and the utube videos, they really helped me make my decision!
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #15
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No problem Joe! And yes, the racks have been great. I get a few people approach me at set up and break down to check it out. I should apply to Arvika to be a salesman! lol

Only thing I've changed is that I now crank the trailer right down and no longer need a step ladder to reach up. The rack is stable, all the bolts and hand nuts are holding up well after multiple tightening and loosening.

I am happy with this rack!
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:24 AM   #16
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We just got back from a 1250 mile, 8 day camping trip between Colorado and South Dakota. The DFX rack for 2 bikes and no extra supports worked great. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thanks for putting me on this Doug.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #17
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Doug, Dave,
I purchased the rack last week; it arrived Monday. After it quit raining I started to unpack it and install it until dark. Darn work got in the way, had to go out of town the last 3 days I got home late this afternoon to complete the install. It got dark before I could get everything set up the way I want it....I will finish it up before we leave for our week long camping trip tomorrow.

This sure looks like a very well built bake rack. I was a mechaninc for years before I went back to school to become a Civil Engineer. I am sure the bike rack will work out great. I will let you know when we get back. Can't wait to get camping!!!!!!!
Thank you again for the information.
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Any caution with regard to tongue weight?
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i've always wondered why Yakima or Thule haven't come up with something similar, especially Thule, since they've had a line of RV-related items..
Looks like Thule do, check out page 42 in the link. There's one that bolts onto the back of a trailer provided there is support installed, I think if FR hooked up with Thule and installed the backing it would be a great option for them to add to their trailer lines.
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Another link

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