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Recommended Bike Rack To Be Used With A Dual Receiver On A Motorhome

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Do I need a particular bike rack to go with a dual receiver hitch with a 10” ?

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Other than keeping an eye on the tongue weight, using something like the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter for Tow Bars # RM-077-2 technically won't limit the type of bike rack that you can use and the correct bike rack will depend on how many bikes you will be carrying, how heavy these bikes are, and how you want to load them (platform or hanging). However, you do have to go with an option that is rated for use on a motorhome. Not all bike racks are rated for this kind of use so it is very important that they are. I included a link to all the bike racks we currently have available that are rated for use on a motor home, but I also have two options listed below that are highly recommended.

For a hanging style rack, the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack # S63381 is a good option. This is a 4 bike rack, but it works very well when just two bikes are loaded as well. The 2" shank that goes into the receiver does not use any kind of adapter, so it will be much more secure and have less movement than racks that do use adapters. Bikes can be a little hard to load onto this style of rack though, so it isn't my preferred style to be honest.

The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HR1400Z on the other hand is the one I prefer. This is a platform style rack which makes loading the bikes a lot easier. This also uses a 2" shank for limiting the movement in the hitch, but the main reason for recommending it is its adaptability. This can be set up to carry 4 bikes, but if needed, the back half can be removed and then it is a 2 bike rack. Though it is more expensive, the easier loading and adaptability makes this the rack I like to recommend.

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