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2 Bike Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Rear of RV


The information on this rack states that it is not for an RV. Why would this rack not be appropriate for an RV that has a 5000 lb. tow capacity?


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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 most similar bike rack that is RV approved would be the Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR which is a platform bike rack that holds two bikes. It grabs the bikes at the frame of the bike though instead of the wheel like the Thule.

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