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Old 08-19-2015, 06:57 PM   #171
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Several posts have talked about this brand, Swagman, but not sure this particular model has been discussed. Model number is S64684 and etrailer sells it for $288.

Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches Swagman Hitch Bike Racks S64684

It is RV rated and I can live with the price, as long as it is quality and don't have replace the dang thing in a couple of years. The down side it is non folding.
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:02 PM   #172
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Several posts have talked about this brand, Swagman, but not sure this particular model has been discussed. Model number is S64684 and etrailer sells it for $288.

Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches Swagman Hitch Bike Racks S64684

It is RV rated and I can live with the price, as long as it is quality and don't have replace the dang thing in a couple of years.
This is the one I gladly got rid of, or at least the predecessor of it. Everything looks the same though. It works by holding down on the frame, and this is what wore the paint off our bikes where it attached, as others too have complained about. My buddy following me on one trip, told me that it was bouncing about way more than the trailer was too.

Regardless of the quality of bike you have, I would only buy a bike rack that held the bike by the tires. Plenty of good options for that out there.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:14 PM   #173
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This works for us. Uplifted stinger gives a bit more clearance.

Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting Pro Series Hitch Bike Racks PS63134
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:15 PM   #174
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This rack is similar to the Swagman XTC, however instead of the ratchet down(and PITA release) it has a hand-tightened knob, and both will rub your frame's paint off where the hooks tighten. With this one the tension can loosen due to the hand tightening knob loosening. Read the reviews on that at etrailer.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:49 PM   #175
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The SportRack is baaack! Some earlier posts...

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My rack (never used on a trailer, just the van an a motorhome) is not a good one; it is just an older version of this SportRack.
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Crappy Tire has a decent 2 bike cradle rack for $219.99- 25% off
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CCM 2-Bike Hitch Platform Carrier | Canadian Tire
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That rack looks like a CCM-branded version of the SportRack 2 Bike Locking Platform Hitch Rack. I have an earlier and very similar version of this SportRack, and I wouldn't recommend the one I have. I chose it because the design lent itself to adaptation for a non-bike item I needed to carry, but that design has some problematic features. The top-tube hooks are not quick to secure and interfere with each other, those top-tube hooks are the only the part holding the bike down, and the secondary strap is awkward...
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:46 AM   #176
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I have a single bike 1UP and love it. Easy to mount it and the bike secures nice.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:19 PM   #177
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anyone use a bike rack cover i have the Swagman and mountain bike looking to buy a cover advice?
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This one has a buckle in the middle to help keep it on. Then tie ropes around the whole shebang:

https://yardstash.com/product/yardst...ycle-cover-xl/
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:29 PM   #179
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Is this one made for bike racks? It's less expensive then some of the others I am looking at-which is nice. It seems all of them have some durability issues and all need additional bungie /tie down support to keep from flapping.
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well after having read this long thread for recommendations for a bike rack on the back of the new Escape 19 as the hauler....thought wow this might be pretty easy to select one....titanium road bike sure makes it easier to pick a rack style...no paint to wear off, nearly indestructible...more concerned with security (and there really ain't none for a determined thief) , secure attachment to the hitch, and able to withstand trailer hauling....
now the aluminum trail bike is a bit different for a rack selection as it is painted......even both bikes combined should weigh less than a 1up dual rack if that is the way to go.
then again maybe the best place for the titanium road bike is locked down in the back of the truck bed out of view under the bed cap and then get that 1up Single for the trail bike...like those pictures posted of the 1up both on the pickup truck and Escape.
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