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  • Sill Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on Flagstaff Camper
  • It all depends on where your spare tire sits in relation to the center of the hitch pin hole of the trailer hitch on your Flagstaff camper. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop is 8" and then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright it's 15" (see attached photo). Please note that this bike rack hasn't been tested and approved for use at the back of a camper. Since the trailer hitch sits further away from the axles compared to passenger...
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  • Lightweight Bike Rack Recommendation for Use with Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk
  • The Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack # S63381 weighs approximately 32 lbs; this leaves you with around 68 lbs or a little over 22 lbs per bike if carrying 3 bikes. As you mentioned, the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk # CC-275 has a 100 lb capacity, so carrying more than 2 or 3 bikes would likely put you over the limit. The only other RV approved rack that is more lightweight and can carry up to 3 bikes is the Swagman Original - 3 Bike Rack # S64152-2, weighing approximately 27 lbs.
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  • Can the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack Be Used On a Trailer
  • The Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack part # S63381 can indeed be used on the back of a trailer with 2" hitch because it has a fixed shank which means it can hold up to the abuse a bike rack experiences on the back of a trailer. The Replacement Anti-Sway Cradles for Swagman Titan or Trailhead Bike Rack part # SP499 is correct for the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack part # S63381.
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Platform Style Rack for a Class C Motorhome
  • There are only certain bike racks compatible with motorhome use because they do have more movement on the back of a large vehicle like that. It looks like you have done your homework as both of the racks you reference are compatible. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # HR1400Z is more sturdy than the Swagman XTC4 # S64665 so that is my recommendation. This rack has the welded stop and the adjustable anti-rattle to ensure the firm fit...
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  • Recommended RV Rated Hitch Mount Bike and Cargo Carrier Combo for 2017 Forest River Forester
  • You're looking for the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches # HR1450Z-85, which is one of our most popular bike racks rated to be carried on an RV that has an add-on cargo carrier that can be removed when not in use. The Sport Rider SE2 is easy to load and can carry bikes up to 50-lbs each, paired with 100-lbs of cargo. This rack will fit on the 2" hitch on your 2017 Forest River Forester. I've linked a short video review of this rack for...
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  • Bumper Mounted Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire on 2019 Rockwood Roo Travel Trailer
  • The distance from center of hitch pin hole to edge of first upright arm on the # S64663 is 10-1/2 inches. However, the distance to first wheel hoop is only 8 inches. You may still be able to use this rack as long as you can slide your spare tire to either side (Fig 1), this is what most of our customers actually do and it's worked very well. The Swagman # S64663 is designed to be used on continuously welded, 4 - 4-1/2 inch tall, steel RV bumpers. If relocating the spare tire along...
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  • How To Carry Two Bikes On The Back of a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For a trailer hitch that will fit your 2017 Forest River Cardinal 5th Wheel Trailer and will work with the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64693, I recommend using the Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs part # 13703. This trailer hitch is the most popular we have for you by far because it fits so many different Rvs and it is very easy to install compared to some of the others. It has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity which will be plenty for your Swagman Escapee and Electra Path...
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  • Best 2-Bike Platform Hitch Bike Racks for Use on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Thule EasyFold E-Bike Platform Hitch Rack # TH903202 is rated for use on passenger vehicles such as cars, truck, SUVs, vans and even motorhomes, but not for use on the back of a trailer such as a 5th wheel. We do have platform racks that are suitable for use on the rear of a trailer, such as your Cedar Creek. Both do come from Swagman and these include their Escapee 2 Bike Wheel-Mount Platform Rack # S64693 and their Dispatch Frame-Mount Platform Rack # S44FR. Both of these carriers...
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  • RV Approved Platform Bike Rack Recommendation
  • Since the rear of an RV has a much rougher ride quality than a passenger vehicle you have to go with a bike rack that is rated for the rougher ride quality present there. For that the closest option we have to the Kuat Sherpa # SH22G that you referenced is the Swagman Dispatch # S44FR. It's a reinforced platform bike rack. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • HR400 Hollywood Racks Road Runner 4 Bike Rack Motorhome Compatibility
  • Yes! The Hollywood Racks Road Runner 4 Bike Carrier # HR400 will hold up on the back of your 2020 Forest River Forester Class C Motorhome. I've included a video for you to take a look at to see how it works!
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