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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for Use at the Rear of a Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The platform bike racks are longer and heavier which adds even...
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  • Least Expensive Way to Carry Two 75 Lb Electric Bikes on 2016 Ram 1500
  • I have a suggestion for you, but unfortunately, we're not going to have a hitch mounted bike rack for electric bikes that's going to fit into your budget. Most of our e-bike racks max out at 60 lbs per bike, so your least expensive options are going to be either the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR, with a capacity of 70 lbs per bike, or the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY74FR, with a capacity of 80 lbs per bike -- both over budget. If you're able to utilize your truck bed to carry your e-bikes,...
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  • Can Swagman Traveler XCS S64664 be used on Roadmaster Nighthawk 8k Tow Bar
  • Yes, the Swagman Traveler XCS # S64664 can attach to the shank of your Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar part # RM-677. The rack will attach to the tow bar just like the ball mount you've used. I attached a picture of it attached to a very similar Roadmaster tow bar for you to check out as well.
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  • Thule EasyFold XT Ramp Height Compared to Hitch Receiver Height
  • Great question! The difference in height between the top of the inside of your trailer hitch receiver to where the 48" ramp inserts into the trays of the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 is 5-1/4" (see attached). The ramp itself has a slight arc to it so it isn't exactly a straight line but it's still pretty close. If the 48" gives you too severe of an angle we do carry the Extra-Long 53" Loading Ramp # TH933402 that you mentioned.
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  • Could Kuat Sherpa Fit Front Hitch of 2017 Ram 2500
  • It's pretty common that people will install bike racks in front hitches like with the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22G. If you are in need of a front hitch that fits your 2017 Ram 2500 the Draw Tite hitch part # 65063 is a confirmed fit that would work well.
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  • Bike Rack for Use Behind Fifth Wheel or Travel Trailer
  • There are bike racks available for the rear of a fifth wheel or travel trailer, though they must be rated for such by the manufacturer because it is a far rougher ride than the rear of a standard vehicle and could result in the rack and bikes being damaged. There are no 5-bike racks such as the Curt # C18065 that can be used behind a trailer, but a similar 4-bike rack I recommend is the Swagman Trailhead # S63381. This hanging rack secures your bikes at three different points, ensuring...
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  • Can the Thule EasyFold XT 2 TH903202 Be Used With a 2-1/2 Inch Receiver Tube Opening
  • I called Thule and they have not yet tested the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202 on a 2014 Ram 2500 with a 2-1/2" receiver tube opening. Therefore, in order to guarantee you don't have any issues with the integrated anti-rattle hitch pin fitting around the 2-1/2" receiver tube collar I recommend using the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26. However, using this adapter will reduce your hitch's tongue weight capacity by one third which is something...
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  • Lightweight 4-Bike Platform Style Hitch Bike Carriers
  • In general 4-bike platform-style hitch-mount bike racks will have a substantial weight, some nearly 100-lbs, but we do have the following three models that are considerably lighter: Malone Pilot 4 Bike Platform Rack # MPG2112-2115 which is 52-lbs Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack # SA4414B which is 53-lbs Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack # S64665 which is 59-lbs
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  • Will SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack Allow Rear Doors to Open on 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500
  • The SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack # SR2415 referenced in your question will fit your 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 as long as you have a 2 inch hitch receiver installed. When the bike rack is completely extended and swung to the side, there will be a distance of 36 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright arm. I recommend taking this measurement out to the side from the center of your hitch receiver to see if this will be enough space to allow the rear doors to open on...
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  • Curt Premium Bike Rack Overall Length For Use In A Dual Receiver While Towing Travel Trailer
  • I can help you determine the clearance you will have while using the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack part # C18064 in your dual receiver like part # D-192. Please keep in mind the use of a dual receiver does cut your tongue weight capacity in half. The Curt Premium bike rack part # C18064 measures 40 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to extended arms for the rack. You should be able to determine your clearance with this measurement. There isn't really a specific number that I can...
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  • Can Curt C18085 2 Bike Platform Rack Carry 2 Women's Comfort-Style Bikes w/ Step Through Frames
  • Because one of the hooks is longer, it is indeed possible to safely secure two bikes with the same frame height. The answer to your question will depend on the exact geometry of the step-through frames. The wheelbase of the rack is adjustable so that in many cases one bike can be slid one way, and one the other far enough so that the frame hooks will catch. If it won't, a frame adapter like # 64005 which spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and seat post would provide a secure...
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  • Bike Rack With Cargo Carrier That Can Swing Away
  • We have the perfect solution for you to use a bike rack and cargo carrier that can swing away for use on the 2" hitch on your 2018 Ram ProMaster 3500. What you can do is use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier # HR1450Z-85 and add the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # Y02483. This will give you a way to both carry your bikes, your small grill and swing it away from your '18 Ram ProMaster 3500. If you take a look at the...
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  • Could Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack # S94FR be Used at Front and Rear of Truck
  • You'll definitely see your bikes loaded on the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S94FR once installed in the front hitch of your 2016 Ram 2500 but your view wouldn't be obstructed enough that you'd have a hard time driving or seeing where you'd be going. You'd easily be able to see the road still. For this type of application I can't think of a better solution. Platform racks are going to be the least obstructive and this rack sits a good height to balance ground clearance...
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  • Bike Rack for Electric Bikes on a Fifth Wheel Trailer and 2016 Ram 3500
  • You'll almost always be looking at heavier racks when you are working with electric bikes, purely becuase of the electric bike's weight. Additionally, you'll have heavier racks because you need to pick one that is recommended for use behind a trailer. This is because of the increased force that the rack experiences due to the movement of the trailer, and lighter duty racks can be shaken apart by these forces. Instead, I recommend the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Rack, part # S64693 and...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Attach to Ball Mount for Carrying Mountain Bike
  • When carrying bikes with the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack # C18013 that you referenced you do end up carrying the closest bike pretty close to the rear tailgate. If you check out the picture I attached you'll see a similar bike with wider bars actually that actually goes over the top of the tailgate. If you have wide bars you'd most likely end up with tailgate interference of having the bars go over the top of the tailgate. The Swagman XCS part # S64664 might be the better towing bike rack...
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  • Best Swing Away Bike Rack to Allow Rear Doors to Open on 2020 Winnebago Travato Ram Promaster
  • Based on my research, the Thule Apex Swing TX # TH9027XT will allow the rear doors to partially open on your 2020 Winnebago Travato with a 2019 Ram Promaster chassis. The distance from the center of the hitch receiver to the upright mast on the Apex Swing when fully swung out is approximately 33 inches and from what I was able to find online each door on your Promaster is just under 37 inches wide. Therefore, you will be able to gain decent access to the back of the van but you will...
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  • Bike Rack to Carry 5 Bikes on a 2-1/2 Inch Receiver Hitch
  • Yes, you can use any of the bike racks you mentioned in your 2016 Ram 3500 with a 2-1/2" hitch. You will just need to purchase a hitch reducer sleeve like Curt's # C45405. This adapter slides directly into your 2-1/2" hitch and converts it to a 2" hitch so that you can use any 2" towing or hitch-mounted accessories. Of the racks you mentioned, you hit on two of my favorites. Thule Apex XT, # TH9026XT. It's made in the USA and it has Thule's limited lifetime warranty. It is easy to install...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Use in Hitch on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We do offer bike racks that are rated to handle the extra stresses found at the rear of a 5th wheel or travel trailer. Such bike racks are made to withstand the powerful lateral and vertical forces found at the back of trailers, forces that would destroy a standard automobile-type rack. The linked page displays all RV-rated bike racks. These include 2-inch hitch-mount hanging style racks like the Swagman Original 3 Bike Rack # S64152-2 and the Reese Eclipse 4-bike rack # 63124. There...
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  • Using the Kuat Pivot with a Hollywood Bikes Electric Bike Rack
  • Funnily enough, the Kuat team actually uses this exact setup with their Kuat Pivot, part # PVP20B, and the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV12G on their 2016 Dodge Van. For a Hollywood Racks Electric Sport Rider SE, part # HLY84FR, hitch extenders like the Kuat Pivot will not void the Hollywood Racks warranty, however, neither Kuat or Hollywood Racks have expressly approved this fit. This application will work, but keep in mind the 200 pound weight limit of the Kuat Pivot. I've included...
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  • Platform Bike Racks that are Rated for Rear of Trailer, RV or Camper
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman and she said the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64670 that you reference is not rated for use at the rear of an RV, trailer or camper because of the additional forces present at the back of trailers. The Swagman 2 bike platform racks rated for use at the rear of an RV, trailer or camper are parts # S64663 and # S64664. Both of these bike racks will only be able to carry 2 bikes. I am including links to the installation instructions for both of...
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  • Recommended RV And Front Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • If you are looking for a 2 bike rack, I recommend the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S44FR. This rack holds bikes at the wheels as well as at the frame for a very controlled ride. This rack is designed for RV use, so it is sturdy and it comes with an anti-rattle hitch lock and cable to secure your investment. If you are looking for more bikes or a hanging rack option, I recommend the Yakima LongHaul 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Silver # Y02476. This is a heavy...
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  • Availability of Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 4 e-Bikes
  • The highest rated 4-bike rack we have available is the Yakima HoldUp EVO # Y02479-2 that can handle a total weight of up to 200 pounds (50 pounds per bike). I am not aware of a hitch-mounted 4-bike rack on the market that could handle the type of weight you mentioned in your question. I do also recommend verifying the tongue weight capacity for both your vehicle and its trailer hitch to make sure you won't be exceeding either number. Your only possible option to transport the bikes...
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  • Best Bike Rack To Carry Carbon Fiber Frame Bikes On a Trailer
  • The best bike rack we offer to carry carbon fiber frame bikes on a trailer is the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64693. The reason for this is because it has a wheel mount design which will be needed to ensure there is no damage to the carbon fiber frame. This is also the only true wheel mount bike rack we offer rated for use on trailers so it really is your only option. In order to use the Swagman Escapee 2 you have two options, on the rear of the trailer with the Curt...
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  • Will Yakima RidgeBack Safety Pin Work with a 2-1/2" Hitch and 2" Reducer Sleeve on 2017 Ram 3500
  • The safety pin on the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting Item # Y02458 is basically a fail safe. What really holds the bike rack in the shank in the built-in anti-rattle wedge that is in the shank. But for peace of mind the safety pin will stick into the 2-1/2 inch hitch with the adapter far enough to be effective. The pin part of it is 1-1/4 inches long. Since it is a fail safe and designed to be that short it will not go all the way through the receiver.
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  • Using the Kuat Pivot for Electric Bikes on a 2018 Ram 3500 With Pleasure-Way Conversion Kit
  • Generally, we don't recommend using wheel-mount carriers like the RockyMounts Backstage, part # RKY10002 with bikes that have fenders, as it can bend and damage the fender. Instead, I'd recommend a frame mount like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE For Electric Bikes, part # HLY84FR. This carrier can be used with an extender like the Kuat Pivot, part # PVP20B to create the swing-away rack you're looking for on your vehicle. This rack has a capacity of 80 pounds per bike, and sits about...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Ram 1500 with RamBox
  • There are several different ways you can haul bike(s) on your 2016 Ram 1500. The best way to do so would pertain to what type of bike(s) you have and how you would like to carry them i.e. roof, hitch, bed etc. However, since you have the RamBox and it is not ideal to lift a bike on top of a truck, I recommend using a hitch mounted bike rack as there is also a good chance that you have a trailer hitch installed on your Ram. We have a few option which are platform style, hanging style,...
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  • Is the Curt 5-Bike Rack Easy to Remove and Install
  • The Curt Premium 5-Bike Rack # C18065 is not difficult to install and remove but it will take more time than other 5-bike racks. The reason for this is it uses a threaded anti-wobble hitch pin to lock inside your hitch that needs to be screwed in and unscrewed to install and remove the rack. If you do want to save some time and effort the better option is the Yakima RidgeBack 5-Bike Rack # Y02459, with the trade-off for the convenience the RidgeBack offers being a larger price tag. The...
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  • Will Dual Exhaust Damage Bikes and Bike Rack
  • The photo you sent did not come through but if your 2014 Ram 1500 has a dual exhaust which points directly behind your truck then the heat could very easily damage your bikes and any platform rack such as the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2-Bike Carrier for Recumbents # HR1000Z-R. Instead, I recommend checking out the Thule Insta-Gater Truck Bed Single Bike Rack # TH501. This rack fits all styles of bikes so long as they have a 20" to 29" wheel size, tires no wider than 3" and weigh no...
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  • How To Carry 4 Bikes on a 2017 Ram 3500 While Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • If I were you, I would place the bikes on a bike rack in front of the vehicle. The reason being that taking four bikes on and off the roof each time is going to be a cumbersome task to say the least. There is also a risk that you could damage the vehicle with the bikes. That said, I will provide the parts needed for either option below. The bike rack on the front of the vehicle will add a bit of length to your already extended setup but I am sure you will find the ease of use worth this...
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  • E-Bike Carrier Recommendation for Front Hitch of 2016 Ram 1500
  • The Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 is my favorite E-bike carrier for a few reasons. It has a ramp that stores on it which helps with the loading and unloading of the heavier E-bikes, it folds down for easy transportation of the rack and for easy storage, and it has the best clamp design for securing the often unusual frame designs of E-bikes that often times also have fenders. Check out the review video I attached for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack S64670 Allow Rear Door Opening on 2017 ProMaster City Van
  • When it is fully folded down (without bikes loaded) the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64670 will require 8-inches of clearance from the top of the receiver opening to the bottom of the barn-style doors on your 2017 Ram ProMaster City. Since this rack has 3-inches of rise in the shank you will need this much room to allow opening the van doors with the folded rack in place in order for them to clear the central reinforcing gusset. Please refer to the linked photo that shows this...
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  • RV-Rated Hitch-Mount 2-Bike Rack for Class C Motorhome with 1-1/4-Inch Hitch Receiver
  • Most motorhomes typically have a 2-inch hitch but we can still help you with a 2-bike hitch rack for your folding e-bikes to transport them on the 1-1/4-inch hitch on your 2017 Winnebago Trend 23D Class C motorhome. In your circumstances we need to balance a few things: the higher-than-average Evelo bike weight of about 37-lbs each without batteries and the fact that you need a carrier rated for use on an RV. Not all bike racks can be used on a motorhome but we have a range of racks...
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  • How Much Does the SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack Weigh?
  • The SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # SR2415 weighs 57 lbs. It is a really nice quality rack for the price point and the features it offers. The swing away function gives you full access to your cargo area even when the bikes are loaded. It has anti-sway cradles to prevent bike to bike contact and the cradles are adjustable to ensure proper bike spacing. This bike rack does not include the locks for additional security. I recommend the cable lock # e98891, the Anti-Rattle...
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  • Can the Yakima HoldUp Bike Carrier be Used with a Hitch Extender
  • According to Yakima the HoldUp # Y02443 cannot be used with a hitch extender. The issue is that using an extender with a heavy bike rack that extends out pretty far itself would put tremendous stress on the hitch and cause damage. Also, when using a hitch extender it reduces the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. Ideally you would use a bike rack that has a long enough shank to clear what you need it to clear without the use of a hitch extender. I have included a link...
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  • Similar Bike Rack to Swagman XC2 that Can be Used at Rear of Motorhome
  • RV approved bike racks to differentiate between the different styles of RVs. The Swagman XC # S64650 can be used at the back of a motorhome but not at the back of a travel trailer. For a similar bike rack that is rated for use at the rear of a travel trailer with the part # S64663 but the XC is not rated for use at the back of a travel trailer.
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  • Will Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443 Fit Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch # C31015 on 2015 Ram 2500
  • When it comes to a bike rack with sufficient clearance to be used with the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C31015, on your 2015 Ram 2500, I recommend taking a look at the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR. An adapter bar, # 64005, may be needed to carry women's and children's bikes. We had the opportunity to install the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C31015, on a 2010 Ram and as you will see in the attached video, at least 9-1/2" is needed from the rack's hitch...
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  • Thule T2 Pro Compatibility with a 2015 Ram ProMaster 1500
  • Although we have not tested the Thule T2 Pro # TH9034XTS on a 2015 Ram ProMaster 1500 for rear door clearance, I went out and measured that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the nearest sliding tray when tilted down is about 20 inches. This is with the sliding tray adjusted so that it is right next to the pivoting section of the bike rack. You can use this to check your clearance distance for your ProMaster but you will most likely need a hitch extender. A...
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  • Excessive Movement of Swagman Bike Carrier In Trailer Hitch
  • The yellow sleeve you see in the photo for the Swagman Original 4 Bike Rack, part # S64400 is just the grip they use in our photo studio to hold the bike rack so they can take photographs. It sounds like you have tried a number of things to tighten the bike rack up in the trailer hitch. One thing you may want to try is a stabilizing strap like part # 18050. This may relieve some of the movement of the bike carrier when in the hitch. You just loop one end over the arms of the bike carrier...
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  • Using Hitch Mount Recumbent Bike Rack on an RV
  • Many hitch mount bike racks are not confirmed to be used behind an RV because of all the additional movement you will get. For that reason there are bike racks specifically designed for RV use. The Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches or RV Bumpers # S64663 could be a solution for you. It is designed for bikes with a max wheelbase of 52 inches and not for recumbent bikes like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1450Z-R you referenced. However, I verified with Swagman...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack to Use with Front Hitch on 2017 Ram 3500
  • I do have a great option for you, however the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9044 that you referenced won't work with the Curt front mount hitch on your Ram 3500 if you want to be able to fold it up against the truck when not in use. When the Thule T2 is folded up there is only 4-1/2 inches of space from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier, meaning it will knock against the front bumper of your Ram before it's able to get to its storage position....
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  • Bike Rack Solution for Carry Recumbent Bikes
  • If the rear wheel of your recumbents is between 20 and 29 inches the wheelbase of the bike is less than 51 inches the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64693 would work Typically recumbents have longer wheelbases than that though so you'd need to go with a bike rack designed for that like the Hollywood Racks SportRider for Recumbents part # HR1000Z-R.
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  • Vertical Clearance Required for Rear Door Opening with Yakima HoldUp 2 Rack Y02443 Installed
  • I measured the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Platform Hitch Rack # Y02443 when its ratcheting arms are folded down (without bikes) for the dimension you need. This highest part of the folded rack, the wheel cradle, will have a height of 10-inches above the top of the 2-inch shank that fits into the hitch. So to detetrmine fit on your van measure from the top of the receiver opening up to the bottom edges of the barn doors. If this dimension is more than 10-inches then the doors should be able...
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  • Can the Doors of a 2016 Ram Promaster City Open with Yakima SingleSpeed Bike Rack Installed?
  • Yakima part # Y02481 works on your 2016 Ram Promaster City. After speaking to the manufacturer for a confirmed fit, they stated this product will leave enough room for the doors to open while the rack is empty.
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  • Can 2-1/2" to 2" Adapter be Used for the Rocky Mounts Backstage on a 2019 Ram 2500
  • Technically yes, you can use an adapter to carry your RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002 with the 2-1/2" receiver on your 2019 Ram 2500. The problem you're going to run into is that pretty much all bike rack manufacturers say not to use an adapter that they didn't make, otherwise it will void their warranty. If you're going to use an adapter I recommend the Hollywood Racks Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # HRHA-2 because it uses a weld mount and some screws to really help stabilize the accessory. I...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Rear of Motorhome With Spare Tire on Back
  • You are right that Thule bike racks are really great options and are of the utmost quality, and there are a couple that are approved for use on the back of a motorhome RV like your Ram ProMaster 2500. The one that I highly recommend is the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack # TH990XT. I love this rack because it is one of the best values of any bike rack with its combination of quality and price. The Doubletrack is an easy-to-use rack that secures your bikes with both ratcheting...
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  • Can the Reese Q-Slot 4-Bike Rack Carry 3 Bikes with 2 of Them Weighing Over 35 lbs
  • Great question! I reached out to my contact at Reese and he said that you can definitely use the Q-Slot # PS63138 to carry the various weights of your 3 bikes. Even though the total weight rating of the 4 bike version is 140 (which when divided by for is 35 lbs per bike) since your 2 heavy bikes will be under the 90 lb weight rating for the 2-bike version of the Q-Slot you are good to go! Just be sure to load your heavier bikes in the 2 positions that are closer to your vehicle. The...
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  • Can the Thule Roadway # TH912XTR be Used on a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • As much as I would love to help you find out a way to use the Thule Roadway # TH912XTR for your application, it has not been tested and approved for use at the rear of a 5th wheel trailer. Since the trailer hitch on a 5th wheel (or even a travel trailer) sits further back from the rear axle than it does on a vehicle, there is a lot more stress which some bike racks cannot handle. The Roadway is one of them. The best solution for your application is to go with the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike...
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  • Will E-Bikes with Front Baskets Work on Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack
  • The Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 that you referenced is a great carrier for your two Electric Bike Company bikes. Because of how the carrier secures to the bikes with its adjustable padded clamps the baskets on both your bikes shouldn't cause any issues. Keep in mind that when loading the bikes you will alternate their orientation so the baskets won't be knocking in to each other. The rack can handle two bikes that are up to 65 pounds each and also features an...
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  • Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock Pin Size for Swagman Escapee Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Escapee, part # S64693, fits 2 inch, Class III trailer hitch receivers. Class III receivers all have a 5/8 inch pin hole so you need part # S64030 which is the 5/8 inch pin for Swagman racks. The 1/2 inch pin, part # S64031, fits Swagman racks made for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers.
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  • Weight and Dimensions of Swagman S64663 Platform-Style Bike Rack
  • The 36.1 lb figure represents the weight of the contents of the box, minus any packaging, which will be the installed weight. The capacity of the rack is indeed 70 lbs, or 2 bikes weighing no more than 35 lb apiece. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest rearward portion of the rack would be just shy of 20 inches. Since the hitch pin hole sits at about the halfway mark in the width of the rear bumper, that would mean that the rack extends rearward from the bumper right...
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle Hitch Mounted Recumbent Bike Rack for a 2014 Ram 3500 Dually
  • I spoke with my contact at Hollywood Racks who said the hitch pin on the Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Tilting Carrier for Recumbents # HR1450Z-R will be long enough to fit your 2 1/2 inch receiver with an insert. The anti-rattle handle/locking pin will minimize any bouncing movement, and the handle on front of the rack is designed to tighten the shank to the receiver tube without tools. This is a solid well designed solution for your set-up. For additional peace of mind you may want to pick...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for a Bike with 2-1/2 Tires and a 54 Wheelbase
  • For your application I recommend going with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1000Z-R which is compatible with 2 bikes that weight up to 45 lbs each, have a max wheelbase of 74" and a 3" max tire width. This is a perfect fit for your bike! Some other features of this bike rack include tilting and folding, an adapter sleeve for 1-1/4" or 2" receiver applications, and an anti-rattle hitch bolt that reduces rack movement in the receiver. Bike and rack locks can be added with the Anti-Rattle...
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  • Platform Style Bike Rack that Can be Used at the Back of an RV or Trailer
  • Thule and Saris bike racks are not approved for use at the back of an RV or trailer. Like you said, the Swagman Dispatch # S44FR is approved for RV/trailer use. There are other options as well. I have included a link to all of the bike racks approved for RV/trailer use.
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  • Bike Rack for a 2014 Ram That Allows Tailgate Access
  • You have a great option for the 2014 Dodge Ram for a rack that will allow for tailgate access without having to unload. The RockyMounts Backstage, part # RKY10002 is a swing-away platform style rack that provides a secure, well protected rack for your bikes. It secures the bikes to the rack with wheel clamps, avoiding frame contact. The integrated hitch and cable lock add security as well. The Backstage's swing away mechanism lets it move away from the vehicle by rotating 180 degrees...
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  • Can a Tandem Bike Be Carried at the Front of a 2013 Ram 2500
  • The first thing you should know is that the Swagman XC-Extended bike rack, # S64650-EXT, will likely not be able to support the wheelbase of a tandem bike. The maximum wheelbase it will accept is 68 inches. The similar Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1000Z-R accepts bikes with wheelbases up to 74 inches so it would be your best option. Keep in mind that carrying anything at the front of your truck can block the headlights and signal lamps, reduce airflow, and could affect driver...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Fit for Draw-Tite 65063 Front Mount Receiver-2017 Ram 2500
  • Because the shank doesn't have a rise, the Swagman XC, part # S64663 would actually really be a good choice for use in a front receiver on your 2017 Ram 2500. The Draw-Tite # 65063 is a fit for your truck, and would work very well with the Swagman XC # S64663 bike rack. I've linked you to a product demonstration video for the bike rack, as well as to an installation video for the front mounted receiver.
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