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Old 11-15-2016, 11:11 AM   #21
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Shanks come in 12" and 18" lengths.

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If you can get a bike rack on a lengthened shank, you probably don't want a platform rack, but a hanging rack. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen a platform rack that will slide onto a shank.
I have a platform rack that I would use with the Stromberg-Carlson set up. I am wanting to get the Swagman on bottom I think. Just not sure how safe the Stromberg-Carlson set up is? Just don't want anything to come crashing down on my trailer, truck, or the road while driving.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:15 AM   #22
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I have used the swagman for the past 9 years without a problem and most always had two bikes on the unit. Friends followed us a couple of times and indicated that there was no sway in the rack while driving.
Never had a problem with the bikes coming loose but would suggest you also use a locking cable to secure them to the bike rack so they cannot be easily lifted and the rack and all taken.
Where do you have it installed? Near the TV or on back of trailer? Also, is yours an ultra lite, or standard TT?
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:21 AM   #23
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I love it. Did you put in front of or behind the axles?
I put mine in front of the axles. Offsets the bike rack on the receiver hitch I had welded to the back. Plus, my grey and black tanks are behind the axle, so it wouldn't have fit there anyway.

See post #4 here for the receiver on my Roo:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...hod-91660.html

See post #12 here for the receiver on my Mini Lite:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-107358-2.html

My dealer installed both of these.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:24 AM   #24
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I put mine in front of the axles. Offsets the bike rack on the receiver hitch I had welded to the back. Plus, my grey and black tanks are behind the axle, so it wouldn't have fit there anyway.

See post #4 here for the receiver on my Roo:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...hod-91660.html

See post #12 here for the receiver on my Mini Lite:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-107358-2.html

My dealer installed both of these.
Nice. I am not sure about having the dealer here do it. Their rates are very high out here. I just keep reading too many saying not to do it on the ultra lines too. That is my biggest concern. Would hate to lose our bikes, and or worse, cause a wreck on highway. OUCH!!!
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:26 AM   #25
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I have a great rack that attached to my ladder and holds 4 bikes... I mount them vertically which work great.....


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Old 11-15-2016, 11:38 AM   #26
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Nice. I am not sure about having the dealer here do it. Their rates are very high out here. I just keep reading too many saying not to do it on the ultra lines too. That is my biggest concern. Would hate to lose our bikes, and or worse, cause a wreck on highway. OUCH!!!
Another guy on the forum had a local welding shop put his on. As I recall, it cost him about $200.
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