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Old 09-06-2018, 10:42 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by mwdilday View Post
That looks like a really cool rack
We had that one too on our old PU. Great rack and it works well.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:58 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Shawn0342 View Post
Why not use a duel hitch extender and use a regular 2" hitch mounted bike rack? That's the way I've been hauling mine for years with no problem.
Those lower the weight capacity of the hitch, so you need to be mindful of that.

I have seen them work, but I have also seen them fail. I bought one, but after considering the weight reduction for the hitch, having a heavy tongue weight pup, and seeing a popup pulling into a neighboring site minus their bikes with the hitch extender broken at the welds, I decided not to use it. They had left the bikes on the side of the road and had to go back and get them after setting up the camper on the site. At least they noticed the bikes wobbling and removed them before they all fell off (and they were almost at the campground when it happened).
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:14 AM   #23
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Agreed they are not meant for heavy towing. I have a small PUP so there's no issue. I could see them not being used for larger ones.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:56 AM   #24
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I used one of these (only a Reese version) for 5 or 6 years with my Coleman PUP:


2 adult bikes, 2 kids bikes
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
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