Why Cant Yakima FourTimer Bike Rack be Used on Trailer or Motorhome


why cant this be used with RV/travel trailer/truck camper...what is the concern?


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Only certain hitch-mounted bike racks are rated for use behind a trailer or motorhome. This is simply because of the extra movement and bounce that a bike rack endures behind a trailer/motorhome as opposed to one a standard passenger vehicle. The extra movement is due to the rear bumper on trailers being extended much further out from the rear axle than on a passenger car. Bike racks that are approved for this use have been tested for this application and can withstand the additional movement during transport.

As you mentioned in your question, the Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Rack # Y02469 is not rated for use behind a trailer or motorhome.

We do have a nice selection of 4-bike racks that are approved for use behind a trailer or motorhome. I have attached a link that will take you directly to our available selection that you can look through. I really like the Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4 # B01458. This is a unique, lightweight carrier that can handle 4 bikes with a total weight of 160 pounds but can also break down into a 2-bike carrier if needed.

I have included a short video demonstration on this bike rack that you can check out.

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Chris R

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