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Old 02-21-2015, 11:23 AM   #21
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I just installed the ProRac on my TT I it works very well. I am impressed with
how well it was built. Assembly and install took less than an hour.
It could be a little taller but works fine on my HW296. I am never a fan of
removing my front tire but this really is the best system out there for a TT.
A lot of people complained about all the tie down straps but I designed my own
system using a single ratchet strap and tiedown loop straps (link below)
around the bottom tube near the cranks. zig zagged the ratchet strap through
the loops and around the top tube of the rack is easy and there is
only one tension point to maintain. It only takes about 15 minutes to load or
unload the bikes.


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I use the same bike rack on the same camper. lol.

Could you post a pic of the strap system you use? I still use the one that came with the pro rac and it does take quite a bit of time.

I agree with you that I wish the unit was taller. It worked better on my HW256 model. The HW296 has a higher roof and it gets a bit wobbly. I use tie down straps to hold it to the frame - just in case.

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Old 02-21-2015, 11:51 AM   #22
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Thanks for all the ideas. I appreciate it. I wouldn't mount anything on the rear bumper. I can only imagine what it looks like now as it is under 4 feet of snow!!! I was thinking of using a duel hitch,curt makes one that has a ball hitch at the bottom and a receiver on top which I will use for my bike rack. Anyone use something similar?
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:01 PM   #23
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As soon as I can get it out of the garage where I can put the bikes back on it I will snap some pictures of my tie down system
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Thanks for all the ideas. I appreciate it. I wouldn't mount anything on the rear bumper. I can only imagine what it looks like now as it is under 4 feet of snow!!! I was thinking of using a duel hitch,curt makes one that has a ball hitch at the bottom and a receiver on top which I will use for my bike rack. Anyone use something similar?
Like this
Besides the tongue weight, the thing to consider is how close the bikes will be to the battery, tanks or box when turning. The hitch racks by design are going to be a little far away from the vehicle with that ball mount. Ideally, you want the bikes as close to the vehicle as possible to give the most room for turning. The sleeve mount racks do this.
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The very best configuration for my popup was to get a longer shank on my hitch and mount a Hollywood bike rack from e-trailer on it. We did everything to my old popup, we had wide roof mounted bars, Sportrack, from Thule in Canada, on them we put Kayaks, and bikes. We would stand on the popup to load everything. We now like how our Kayaks travel in j hooks on the roof of our Explorer, much more secure......and are selling the old popup.


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It all fits nicely.
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