Originally Posted by jarjar
I want to put the spare tire in the storage compartment and put a hitch on the bumper to carry 2 bikes total weight less then 200 lbs. Is this ok? My first time on any forum and not sure if I posted this properly
I've had two types of bike racks, one single arm and the other a double arm. Both carried three bikes, but believe me, it's a struggle getting them on and off. Also a bike rack it pretty high up requiring a chest-high lift to place them on the carrier. This year I changed over to the platform type carrier. The price is comparable, even less than the cost of a good double arm carrier.
If you have a receiver (square tube) hitch, I'd say that would be the way to go. 500 pounds on a factory bumper, is a bit heavy. By the way, you're bikes, unless they are motorbikes, shouldn't be weighing in at more than 50 pounds max, each. Mine are about 25 pounds each.
You could give the factory a call, I'm sure they could tell you what the suggested carrying weight of the bumper would be.
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