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Old 04-10-2016, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hitch Mount Trailer Bike Rack?

Has anyone used a hitch mount bike rack? I have a pop-up trailer and do not want to mount it on the roof or storage box.

Hollywood Racks HR135 Tow N' Go 3-Bike Hitch Mount Trailer Towing Rack (2-Inch Receiver))
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:13 PM   #2
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Curt also make a clap on bike rack that I am looking into. I have not purchased anything yet.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:18 AM   #3
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I have the following and it has worked very well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PLG7UK/

I also use a hitch extender to get the bike rack higher. Didn't like how low the bikes hung.

http://m.harborfreight.com/dual-hitc...der-69881.html

http://rvhappyhour.com/wp-content/up...7/IMG_1042.jpg
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The OP has a popup. Its bumper isn't strong enough for a setup like yours, since you have a motorhome.

That's why they're asking about a hitch mounted bike rack.
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I would not trust any bumper on any camper!!
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I would not trust any bumper on any camper!!
The OP is asking about a bike rack that slides over the drawbar, NOT on the bumper.
To the OP, the only negative to the Tow n' Go is that it won't work with most WDHs.
If you don't need a WDH, then it should work.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:50 AM   #7
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We've used a Swagman 4 bike hitch mount (slides on drawbar between car and trailer) with a Coleman Utah and Ford Explorer. We have since switched to the Pro-Rack (back wheels sit on roof).

The Swagman made it very difficult to access the back of the car, needed for lunches and overnight stops. It also adds directly to the hitch weight limit of the vehicle. This mount is sturdy, but still found it necessary to tie down the bikes to limit the movement. I prefer the Pro-Rack, even though it means unloading the bikes at each stop.
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If you want to use the type that goes on the drawbar, just make sure you'll have enough clearance as the popup swings when turning. Back when I towed my Coleman popup with our Sienna minivan, I used a 2-bike mount like this that hung on the liftgate and used a 3 bike rack on the roof.
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If you don't need a WDH, here's another option:

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-...an/S64975.html

I used a Reese version for 5 or 6 years with my Dodge Caravan/Coleman Sequoia setup.
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While I can't recommend a good rack to use, I can recommend you stay away from the Thule Apex Swing. Instead of having a pin or bolt that goes through the receiver, it has a hook that is supposed to lock into the hole in where the pin normally goes. I had this rack mounted on the back of my dinghy and discovered it nearly falling out of the receiver after a several hour drive. The bike wheels were less than an inch above the pavement. While Thule was great as far as replacing it, I simply don't trust it anymore.
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