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Can Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack be Used on 5th Wheel Trailer With 4" Square Bumper

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Can the Kuat Sherpa bike rack and two 30 lb bikes be attached to a 4 in. square bumper on a fifth wheel trailer using a bolt on 2 in receiver?

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While we do have an option for you, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack # SH22G is not rated for use on a 5th wheel trailer. It will physically work, but will void the warranty, and isn't designed to handle the amount of movement and bounce that occurs at the rear of a 5th wheel trailer, which is much more than a standard passenger vehicle.

So instead, for a similar wheel-mounted bike rack that is rated for use behind a 5th wheel trailer, I highly recommend a rack from Swagman:

- Swagman Escapee Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # S64693

The Escapee # S64693, like the Sherpa, will grasp your bikes by the wheels so there is no frame contact. It has a 60 lb per-bike capacity which is more than enough for your pair of 30 lb bikes, has integrated locks on its arms to protect your bikes, and an anti-rattle hitch lock that protects the rack.

Additionally, the highest point of the rack is 14 inches above the shank, which is important because it will help keep the rack from hitting the ground if you go up a steeper incline like a curb or speed bump. This will mount directly to a 2 inch hitch, with the best option for a 4 inch square bumper being the Mount-n-Lock HiLoHitch for 4" RV Bumpers - 2" Hitch Receiver # MNT47FR.

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