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Bike Rack Recommendations for a Magnum Summit and Magnum Navigator on a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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We have two ebikes, a Magnum Summit and Navigator, each listed at 60 pounds and a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Im looking for a platform bike carrier and like the Thule Helium and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 but neither can carry that much weight. US made would be a preference. Suggestions?

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You are definitely correct that the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G and the Thule Helium # TH44VR do not provide you with the 60-pound per bike weight capacity you require. Also, since it looks like your Magnum Navigator has fenders and a rear cargo platform, we do not recommend using wheel-mount attachment styles with fenders. This is because the fenders can become damaged or cracked when your 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee goes over potholes or uneven terrain. While we do have a great option for you, we do not have a frame-mounted bike rack that provides you with the weight capacity you need and is made in the U.S.A.

For the ultimate rack, I strongly recommend going with the Hollywood Racks RV Rider # HLY64FR. Not only does the RV Rider have a massive 80-pound per bike weigh capacity, it also comes with independently-adjusting cradles that are perfect for step-thru bike frames. With these cradles, you do not need to worry about using a bike frame adapter bar with your bikes. As far as compatibility, the RV Rider fits wheelbases up to 60" long and tires up to 5 inches wide. To protect your bikes and the rack, the RV Rider comes loaded with theft-deterring locks. To show you how good the rack looks on a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I went ahead and attached a video that shows it installed.

If you already have a hitch installed, I recommend measuring the center of your pinhole to the outside surface of your rear bumper to make sure that the shank on the RV Rider is long enough. If that measurement does not exceed 7-1/2", you won't have any bumper clearance issues.

If you happen to need a compatible hitch, feel free to reply with your submodel of 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and I will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect hitch.

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