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Old 06-02-2015, 08:40 AM   #11
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Do you use a weight distributing hitch? If so, do the brackets for the equalizing bars get in the way of the brackets for the bike rack?
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:32 PM   #12
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Do you use a weight distributing hitch? If so, do the brackets for the equalizing bars get in the way of the brackets for the bike rack?
I needed to alter the mount for the bike rack to the cross member that goes from the corner to the A frame on the HW296. It is only channel steel and needs a board inside the channel to add a bit of stability. This is the same cross memebr that your end bunk support poles atach to I believe.

The HW296 is a bit higher than my previous pop up and you need to fully extend the ProRack tubes to ensure that the bike cranks do not hit the roof corner.

The hitch does not interfere. As you know the hitch mounts to the A frame. The bike rack is mounded to the cross member.

It still works well.

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Old 06-05-2015, 09:21 AM   #13
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I did make new taller poles for my Prorack to raise the bikes a little higher.
It does wobble and sway a bit more than I'm happy with but it works. I am
working on a stabilizer bar to reduce the sway.

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Old 06-06-2015, 02:58 PM   #14
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Your rack height looks like mine. Did you simply upgrade to a thicker post or did you go longer as well to double up within the lower tube?

I think the sway is coming from me mounting the rack to the thin C channel on the front. I need to beef that up.
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:28 PM   #15
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Thanks for the reply, I plan to order the rack soon. On another note, I picked my camper up from the storage lot last week to de-winterize so that we could camp this last weekend. Evidently, I didn't ensure complete dryness when I put it away last fall because there is some mildew that formed on the internal canvas over the rear bed/slider. Needless to say, this brought me down. Do you have any suggestions on removing the mildew? I intend to make a mixture of 1/2 cup of bleach, 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar, and 1/4 hot water in a spray bottle, apply it, then let it dry. This was recommended by the dealer. Have you had this problem? Are there any other methods?
Thank you very much for your time.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:37 PM   #16
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Pro rac is a great rack we traveled from fl to Canada w/ 4 bikes then 5 weeks across the country w/2 bikes,I have 2 gas tanks,batterie & power lift on my A frame It fits great, w/ a bit more work putting the bikes on and off but it free's up a lot of space I luv it and recommend it.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:12 PM   #17
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:14 AM   #18
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No!don't use bleach,use a mixture of baking soda & vinegar make a paste it is a great cleaner for the canvas as well as the road grime on the out side shell of you camper. It gets ride of mildew,sap stains...
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