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Hitch Bike Rack Compatibility With Travel Trailer  


Browsing thru list of bike racks that are hitch mounted. They all say, do not use on rv trailer. My 12 foot trailer has 2 receiver. Why will this not work?


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Great question! Most hitch bike racks are originally engineered to be placed at the rear of a towing vehicle. There's much more increased motion at the rear of a towed trailer.

If a bike rack that's not designed for an RV hitch is attached to the hitch on the back of a towed trailer, the increased motion in the rack itself will rattle the frame much more than it would behind a towing vehicle, and put too much adverse force on the bikes.

You need a product that was designed for this specific application. As long as you have a Class III hitch on your trailer, the Swagman XP - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches # S64940 is the best fit for your 2" hitch receiver. If your trailer hitch is only a Class II, then I recommend the Swagman # S64663

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