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Old 07-05-2017, 05:58 PM   #1
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Bike rack

Has anybody installed a receiver adapter to carry a bike rack. Had one on old trailer but not sure how it would work with fold down rack on 274dbhClick image for larger version

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Old 07-05-2017, 06:00 PM   #2
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Bike rack

Will not be able to put down the rack. I have the same problem but some racks are attached to the drop-down rack that you have to take off each time you fold it up. Pain in the butt
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:01 PM   #3
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That will work if you don't need the cargo carrier
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:04 PM   #4
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When we got our 274DBH the salesman made a point of telling us that mounting to the bumper would void the warranty. At least for the bumper. The metal is just not strong enough
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:59 PM   #5
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They make tire mounts that mount right too the existing rack.
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:52 AM   #6
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They make tire mounts that mount right too the existing rack.


Got any links or pics
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:32 AM   #7
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This is what I have but you can't put the rack up while installed.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B007VUXP..._N9HxzbP01TZHB
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Exactly what Thumper posted. Sorry was logged in from my phone and too hard for me to find, copy and paste links without wanting to drive off a bridge.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:28 AM   #9
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This is what I have but you can't put the rack up while installed.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B007VUXP..._N9HxzbP01TZHB


Cool. Might have to go this route. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:23 PM   #10
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I looked in to those but once you install them you can't put the rack back up.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:22 PM   #11
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We have a 2017 274DDh with the fold down rack. I bought two Hollywood bike fork hold downs and bolted them through the fold down rack with bolt and large diameter flat washers. Just remove the front tires from your bikes and secure the forks to those mounts. Works great. I cut up an old car tire sidewall to make some spacers to put under the fold down rack to take up the play/slop in the fold down rack, and to take out the bounce of the rack. I also add a couple of tie downs around the bike frame to the fold down rack. We haul two Electra Townies one facing one way the other facing the other way. It has worked great, without any making any changes to the fold down rack, and it still folds up when the bikes are off. We do remove the spare tire from the fold down rack and store it in the storage area.
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We have a 2017 274DDh with the fold down rack. I bought two Hollywood bike fork hold downs and bolted them through the fold down rack with bolt and large diameter flat washers. Just remove the front tires from your bikes and secure the forks to those mounts. Works great. I cut up an old car tire sidewall to make some spacers to put under the fold down rack to take up the play/slop in the fold down rack, and to take out the bounce of the rack. I also add a couple of tie downs around the bike frame to the fold down rack. We haul two Electra Townies one facing one way the other facing the other way. It has worked great, without any making any changes to the fold down rack, and it still folds up when the bikes are off. We do remove the spare tire from the fold down rack and store it in the storage area.


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Old 07-07-2017, 09:57 PM   #13
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I got them to my User CP area. Lets see what hapens now. I'm not good at adding pictures.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:07 PM   #14
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I can't get them where they need to be. If you can get to my user deal there are two pictures there. One of bikes on rack. My old Schwinn and DW's Townie. Got my Townie later. Sorry for being bad at the adding pictures to a post. I did it once before, but have slept since then and lost that knowledge.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:35 PM   #15
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Bike rack

Trying to add a picture. I think I got it, finally.
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Cool. Thanks. And rack will still fold up with those attached
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Bike rack

Now its just going to my head. I'm not too old to learn. Sorry for wasting so much space.
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The fork mounts stick up less than 1/2" above the rack. I probably looked around for a few weeks before I went with this. I didn't really want to remove my front wheels, but now I am pleased I went this route. I have plenty more pictures if needed. LOL.
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Thanks buddy
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I did the same thing. Works great. Swagman fork mounts. $20 something a piece and some hardware. I took the spare off as well because I didn't like the clearance on it. I stow it under the bed. Click image for larger version

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