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Best Platform Bike Rack for an RV Trailer


Do you recommend any platform rack for RV trailers. It seems that most racks are not compatible and that doesnt leave many options. Thanks


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Your two best options for a platform rack are the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike rack, part # S44FR and the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # S64693.

Both of these racks are rated for RV use and are wheel mount racks. They both also include integrated hitch and cable locks for the bikes, increasing the security of the rack.

The Swagman Dispatch is unique for an RV rack as it can fold up behind the RV and this saves space when parking the RV between trips or if you need to run into town inside the RV and want to reduce the amount of space the vehicle is taking up. It can hold up to two 45 pound bikes with a maximum wheelbase of 52 inches. This rack does mount the bikes with a combination frame and wheel mount, giving you a little added security.

The Swagman Escapee is a better pick if you're looking to transport heavier bikes or want a 100% wheel only mount for your bikes. This wheel only mount can carry two bikes that weigh up to 60 pounds. It can hold bikes with up to a 51 inch wheelbase and 3 inch wide tires, giving you a wide range of solutions.

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Tish M.
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Reply from Chris R.

Unfortunately the Kuat Transfer isn't rated for use on trailers, but we do have similar options that are. I actually linked our full selection of trailer-approved racks below. The closest model to the Transfer is probably the Swagman Escapee # S64693 that Jacob mentioned above. This is a really great carrier that will hold up well in this application.

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