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  • Weight Capacity for Yakima OnRamp Platform Rack for Fifth Wheel Campers
  • With hitch accessories weight capacities are decreased on RV's and campers because the suspension is more rough and has more chance of being bounced around. With the rear bumper on a camper or RV being further from the rear axle, it exaggerates the bouncing your bikes and bike rack are going to endure. Another good option to look at is part # LGA77FR. You are offered a 75 per bike weight capacity for this rack.
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  • Tubing Dimensions of Swagman RV 4 Bike Carrier
  • The Swagman RV Mounted 4 Bike Carrier you mentioned, part # S80600 is constructed of 7/8 inch square steel tubing. If you only have 3/4 inches of clearance above your bumper, the rack will not fit as the tubing will be just a little too thick. For 4 bikes, your best bet would be to use a bolt-on receiver like part # UF35-946402 along with a hitch mounted bike rack. Bike racks installed on an RV or towed camper is subjected to additional bouncing than what would be experienced when installed...
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  • Carrying Electric Bikes on My RV Bumper
  • While the Swagman 4 Bumper Mounted Bike Rack # S80600 has a total capacity of 120 lbs, it also has a per bike capacity of 30lbs. That means the individual mounting points for each bike is not rated for bikes heavier than 30lbs. Thankfully, bike rack technology has improved in recent years and we have more options for you! I recommend using a bumper hitch receiver like the Curt RV Bumper Hitch # E-100. This fits around 4" square bumpers and has a 350 tongue weight capacity. For a bike...
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  • Capacity of Clamp-On RV Bumper 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver # S64025 with Anti-Rattle
  • The limiting factor is not the capacity of RV bumper hitch # S64025. The main issue is the capacity of the bumper. You will need to contact the RV manufacturer to find out the specifications for your bumper. Also, you will have to be certain you have the right bumper, as this hitch is designed exclusively for 4 inch by 4 inch continuous-welded steel bumpers. This adapter is not compatible with aluminum or spot-welded steel bumpers. There is no drilling required, as the hitch slips over...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a Front Mounted Hitch
  • The Thule T2 Pro X Bike Rack item # TH83GC doesn't have the strength to be rated for a front mount hitch. The folding point isn't strong enough plus it raises the bike rack up quite a bit. This is a great feature that almost all bike racks have but it puts the rack and bike into your sight line on a front hitch. Additionally, not all bike racks are rated for being used on a front hitch which is why this data isn't out there. I recommend the Hollywood Racks RV Rider Bike Rack item # HLY64FR....
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  • Weight and Weight Capacity of Yakima LongHaul 4-Bike Carrier for RV Use
  • First, after further investigation, you Ultra-Fab Hitch Receiver # UF35-946401 has a weight limit of only 100 pounds, not the 200 that you stated in your question. It is very important that you do not exceed this weight limit. The Yakima LongHaul 4 Bike Rack # Y02476 weighs 32 lbs. It has a weight capacity of 37.5 lbs, per bike. Since you must stay under the 100 pound limit of your Ultra-Fab Hitch Receiver # UF35-946401, you will not be able to carry four bikes. You will need to...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch and Loaded Bike Rack on Trailer Affect Gross Trailer Weight and Tongue Weight
  • The impact of a loaded bike rack on the back of the trailer will be negligible in terms of the gross trailer weight though it will count towards it. If anything it will lower the tongue weight of the trailer since more weight is at the back of the trailer. The Curt RV bumper hitch # E-100 is a fine choice provided the trailer has a 4 inch square steel bumper. Keep in mind that there are only certain bike racks that are rated for use at the back of a trailer. I have included a link to...
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  • How Long are the Arms on the Stromberg Carlson Ladder Mount Bike Rack for RVs # LA-102
  • When installed, the ladder itself will extend out 16 inches further than the face of the ladder its mounted to. The distance it extends past that will depend on the bikes placed on the rack. I have edited a photo for you showing this dimension. The bike pedals should be more or less even with the end of the rack arm, but the handlebars will extend out further than that. If this does not provide you with enough clearance, you can loosen the bolt on your handlebar gooseneck enough so that...
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  • Towing a 2200 lb Pop Up Camper with the Swagman Original Towing Bike Rack # S64675
  • As long as the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your camper plus the weight of your bikes remains under 350 lbs, then you will have no problem towing your pop up camper with the Swagman Original Towing Bike Rack, # S64675. I have attached an FAQ on how to determine your tongue weight for you to check out. This bike rack does not include a hitch ball, if you need a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, then I recommend using the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball Set, # 802B. If you only need...
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  • What is Purpose of Rear Hitch Installed on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Trailer makers typically install hitch receivers on their 5th wheel and travel trailers to enable owners to use items like an RV-approved bike rack, such as the Yakima OnRamp Bike Platform Rack # Y36FR. Not all hitch accessories can be used on trailers or motorhomes but this particular Swagman carrier can be used on ANY vehicle, car, truck, van, pop-up camper, 5th wheel or motorhome. This sturdy rack is unique in this respect. Using a bike rack in the trailer's hitch will put perhaps 150-lbs...
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  • Recommended Hitch for a 2022 Sportsman Classic Travel Trailer
  • To add a hitch to your Sportsman Classic Travel Trailer, I recommend the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs item # 13703. This hitch fits frames up to 71" wide and has a 350 lbs tongue weight capacity and a 3,500 lbs towing capacity. This hitch can fit on box frames, C-channels and I-beam frames. It can be bolted or welded into place, so it's one of the most flexible options available. This hitch will provide you with a 2" receiver that's perfect for light towing or carrying...
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  • Will the Swagman Bike Cover for RVs - 2 Bikes # S82006 Fit a 2021 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The dimensions of the Swagman Bike Cover for RVs - 2 Bikes # S24FR are 84" long x 67" tall x 58" wide. Your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 has an approximate width of 81". However, the Swagman Bike Cover is only recommended for the use behind a RV, because the RV protects the bike bag. To use behind a truck the wind may eventually damage the bag but if the truck has a camper shell it could provide the protection needed.
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  • Using Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 to Tow a Pop Up Camper and Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • I went out to the warehouse to take some measurements on the Reese Eclipse Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, # 63124. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the very end of the rack is 33 inches. To compare, you can measure from the center of the coupler back to the camper. If it is longer than 33 inches, there will be enough clearance. I also measured from the center of the hitch pin hole to the top of the bike rack at the last bike position and it is 38 inches tall....
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  • Will RockyMounts HighNoon FC Bike Rack Clear Back Glass On Camper Shell
  • In regards to the RockyMounts HighNoon FC for 1 Bike part # RKY87RR, the distance from the center of the hitch pin to the center of the wheel tray where the bike will fit is 23-1/4". This measurement can then be used to give you your answer, but we can't say for sure as there are too many other variables. You'll just measure from the center of the hitch pin to the back glass and add the handlebar length.
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  • Measurements For The Swagman Traveler XC2
  • On the Swagman Traveler # S64663 he distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the beginning of the first wheel hoop is about 8 inches.
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  • What is the Capacity of the Swagman 4 Bike Carrier RV Mounted Bike Rack, # S80600
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman. She stated that the 4 Bike Carrier RV Mounted Bike Rack, # S80600, can hold 4 bikes at 30 pounds per bike. She also said that, though that totals out to 120 pounds, you cannot put one 120 pound bike (for example) on the rack. The heaviest bike would need to be loaded closes to the RV and so on. I have included a link to the installation details below. Also, to install this rack, your RV must have a 4 to 4-1/2 inch square continuous welded steel bumper.
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  • Recommended Truck Bed Crossbars and Bike Rack for a Full Size Truck
  • I would be happy to help you. There are a few ladder racks that use the stake pockets but for your application there's nothing with that style mounting method. I recommend the Yakima BedRock HD Truck Bed Rack item # Y01160-59. These crossbars attach similar to a bed liner or camper shell. They use clamps to secure them to your Silverado's bedsides. The included locks will help to prevent theft. The Kuat Piston item # KU32VR is a great option and would have more than enough capacity...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks RV Rider Bike Rack Secure a Bike with a Step-Through Frame?
  • Yes, the Hollywood Racks RV Rider Bike Rack item # HLY64FR will fit your Espin Nesta's step-through bike frame. The RV Rider allows you to secure the bike by attaching it to the frame or seat post. This bike rack has an 80 lbs capacity per bike. It fits fat tires up to 5" wide. The RV Rider item # HLY64FR is capable of being used behind any motor vehicle, 5th wheel trailer, motorhome, or flat towed vehicle. I have linked a review video below.
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  • Will Trunk Mounted Bike Rack on 2017 Ford Flex Work When Towing Camper?
  • Just to make sure we're on the same page, you're asking about how far the bike rack sticks out from the rear of your Flex, correct?
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  • Weight of Swagman Bike Rack for RV Bumpers with Bumper Adapter
  • The Swagman Platform Rack for 2" Hitches of RV Bumpers # S64663 weighs 36.1 lbs. The RV Bumper 2" Hitch Receiver Adapter # S64025 weighs 9 lbs. The total weight for the rack and the bumper adapter is 45.1 lbs. I attached videos below reviewing the bike rack and showing how to install the bumper adapter if you want to check them out. With this bike rack, I recommend upgrading to the anti-rattle hitch lock # S64030 so you can lock the bike rack to your vehicle. When using the bumper adapter,...
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