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Old 03-12-2018, 09:46 AM   #11
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For 5 bikes, I’d suggest a roof top rack for at least a couple of bikes. There would be too much weight on a hitch mounted rack and it would stick out a long way.

For a hitch mounted rack, I’d suggest one like those suggested previously where the bike tires sit on the rack rather than hanging on a rail or two.

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Old 03-12-2018, 11:37 AM   #12
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I have the up n front hitch on my trailer tongue. It is more expensive than the others but it is 1000 times better built and once installed there is no movement and it has a 200 lbs capacity. Plus it is not really in the way of anything.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:08 AM   #13
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I purchased a Curt front mount hitch and had it installed at a local trailer supply for less than $300. It has a 5,000 lbs. capacity and 500# tongue weight. This hitch can be installed two ways: with the hitch in a lower or higher position. I placed mine in the higher location since I drive off road quite a bit. For that reason I bought an 8" drop hitch to use when traveling with bikes so that the seats and handlebars are out of my line of vision. The drop hitch is easily removed and installed when not in use.

I purchased a Saris Superclamp EX rack for two bikes but they also have one that will carry four bikes. This cost more than the hitch but after shopping around we found this was one of the most secure models available and it is very easy to install.

I have found this to be a very good system. I really enjoy having our bikes with us and find we now look for towns and sites with bike trails.


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Old 03-15-2018, 12:08 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by davel1971 View Post
Transfer Kuat Racks

I use one of these. Very sturdy. Fold up when not in use. Holds bikes by the tires. Can load both in under a minute. No straps to deal with.
Great rack!

I just installed one on a heavy duty hitch kit on the back of my TT.

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Old 03-15-2018, 12:30 PM   #16
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We also have a Kuat. I love it. So easy. Loads quick and not too heavy at all.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:47 PM   #17
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Front Truck Bike Racks

How is driving at night effected with Bikes on the rack? Seems like there would be some degradation of the light.

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Old 03-16-2018, 08:03 PM   #18
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We use a Swagman XC2 bake rack with a Curt front mount hitch. Bikes don't move at all. Very solid platform.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:37 PM   #19
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Swagman from etrailer. On my 2015 f150.
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