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How To Bring Bikes With You When Flat Towing A Vehicle Behind A Motorhome

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Towing with a bike rack on my tow vehicle, I have a Hollywood!

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It sounds like you are wanting to fit your Hollywood Racks bike rack on the rear receiver of your towed vehicle which is being pulled by a 2018 Thor Venetian Motorhome. If this is the case, then you will need to find a bike rack that is built heavy duty enough to be used on the back of a towed vehicle. Hollywood Racks carriers are unfortunately not compatible so you will need to go with a different bike rack or use an adapter such as Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches # RM-077-2 which lets you mount the bike rack between the motorhome and towed vehicle as long as your bike rack is rated for use with motorhomes. The downside to this adapter is that it reduces the trailer hitch receiver's overall capacity by 50% which could be an issue in your situation.

I think the best and safest option is to go with a bike rack suited for flat towing like the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # S63381. Just make sure your towed vehicle has a 2" receiver that can handle this bike rack which weighs 32lbs and the weight of 4 bikes up to 35lbs each. I attached some demonstration videos for you to check out.

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