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4-Bike Rack Recommendation for Rear of Travel Trailer

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I understand that the XTC4 isnt recommended for trailers, but I will not be using the bumper to attach it. I have installed an ultra-fab UF35-946403 that has a 350 lb tongue weight. Would I be able to use the XTC4 with that receiver? I specifically installed the ultra fab hitch to be able to carry 4 bikes safely.

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At the back of trailers the ride quality is much rougher than at the rear of vehicles due to the increased distance between the rear axle and the rear of the vehicle and the much less sophisticated suspension. It's not the way the rack attaches to the rear of the vehicle so much as it is the harshness that ends up stressing the rack too much. That is why you'd have to look into a different 4 bike rack for your travel trailer and not the XTC4 you mentioned.

There are no platform racks that fit this application but we do have the Yakima LongHaul part # Y02476 which would be a really great solution. It is reinforced for the rougher ride quality and also has cushioned frame cradles which help reduce the shock of the roughness as well.

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