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Best Bike Rack For E-Bikes on Motorhome

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We are looking for a rack to use on our motorhome for 2 small, portable e-bikes. The bikes weigh around 40 pounds each, have a wheelbase of about 33, and the tires are only 14 inch in diameter. Ideally, we would like to get a rack that would also accommodate larger e-bikes should we decided to upgrade.

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For a bike rack that is approved for use on a motorhome and is compatible with electric bikes, since you mentioned you may accommodate larger e-bikes in the future, the best option by far is from Hollywood Racks:

- Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bike # HLY84FR

The # HLY84FR is easily the best overall value for an e-bike rack, offering a lot of benefits for its price point relative to other e-bike racks. The SE2 has an 80 lb per-bike weight capacity, and while you don't need that right now, since you want something that will accommodate larger e-bikes, this is the way to go so you don't have to purchase yet another rack when you upgrade.

Apart from its capacity, the SE2 is also easier to install than other racks due to its easy-to-use anti-rattle handle. This means you can install the rack in your hitch with the turn of the handle, compared to other racks that require you to get on the ground and use a wrench to tighten a bolt. It also secures the investments you made in your e-bikes as well as the rack with its integrated hitch and frame locks, which lock the bike rack to your vehicle and bikes to your rack, respectively.

Just keep in mind, if one of your bikes has a step-through frame, since this is a frame-mounted rack you will also need an adapter so the frame hook has a place to attach. For that you'd need the Bike Frame Adapter Bar # 64005.

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