Bike Rack - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-02-2014, 05:32 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
dave macrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St.Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 21 ft November 17th
Posts: 844
I have had all three of our bikes on the roof of our Yukon with a Yakima system. works well with these thoughts in mind, catches a lot of wind, certainly can feel a difference @ highway speeds. its a long way up there even with fairly light hardtail mountain bikes. I am trying to decide what to do for this summer. I may end up with a pivoting tray style two bike holder for the back of the trailer and go back to one of my fork mount racks on the roof for the third bike.
__________________

__________________
MacRae, 21ft
2016 GMC Yukon SLT
St.Albert Alberta
dave macrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2014, 06:05 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Trailer: 2014 19' Named Bailey
Posts: 127
Looking into the Kuat bike racks, the FAQ sections says you should "absolutely not" use a cover over your bikes with this rack. This might be a consideration if a person would be driving on gravel or dirt roads.
__________________

FishBioGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 09:49 PM   #23
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Should consider this bike rack.
1UPUSA.com :: Home
flew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:14 PM   #24
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,658
Welcome to our Escape world, flew, how about introducing yourself here New Member Introductions - Escape Trailer Owners Community
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 11:38 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta
Trailer: 2009 17B - Escape Pod
Posts: 138
We have the Swagman 4 bike carrier in the bike rack ready rear hitch. It works, but It makes me nervous with all that weight on the hitch. As mentioned, there is a an extra bolt that you can purchase to take any play out of the receiver, and this is a must. I need to tighten it regularly. I have resorted to carrying one of the bikes on a Yakima roof rack (along with a kayak) and one of the kids bikes in the trailer. That leaves just two bikes on the rack, which I say is the limit.
__________________
Dave
2009 Escape 17B
2010 Toyota Highlander
ddevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2014, 08:43 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,282
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddevin View Post
We have the Swagman 4 bike carrier in the bike rack ready rear hitch. It works, but It makes me nervous with all that weight on the hitch. As mentioned, there is a an extra bolt that you can purchase to take any play out of the receiver, and this is a must. I need to tighten it regularly. I have resorted to carrying one of the bikes on a Yakima roof rack (along with a kayak) and one of the kids bikes in the trailer. That leaves just two bikes on the rack, which I say is the limit.
Hi: ddevin...We too got the Swagman... but only a 3 space rack. We plan on carrying our 2 folding bikes on it. It clears the spare tire and with the small bikes on it doesn't obscure the brake/tail lights. Just one more thing to watch out for on my circle check at each stop along the way!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
Ft.Myers Beach Florida for now
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2014, 10:20 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,932
One thing to check when using the trailer mounted bumper racks, is to have someone observe them, or better yet, follow someone pulling your trailer. Though nothing disastrous, I was surprised to see how much movement there was on my Swagman when I watched a video a friend took when using it. I then mounted it alone on my Pilot, and because there is less bounce there, it was not too bad.

I do have the 1 1/4" model adapted to 2", as mentioned up there ^ ^ ^ somewhere. Not near enough stiffness. Definitely going to a more solid 2" stem in whatever I buy.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 11:19 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta
Trailer: 2009 17B - Escape Pod
Posts: 138
Unhappy

[QUOTE=Jim Bennett;47070]One thing to check when using the trailer mounted bumper racks, is to have someone observe them, or better yet, follow someone pulling your trailer. Though nothing disastrous, I was surprised to see how much movement there was on my Swagman when I watched a video a friend took when using it. I then mounted it alone on my Pilot, and because there is less bounce there, it was not too bad.

Great idea to have someone watch it and videotape it - may be an eye opener! The other issue is rubbing between the bikes. My bike has several spots worn right down to the metal from the bikes rubbing on each other. This is lessened if you don't have 4 bikes for sure.
__________________
Dave
2009 Escape 17B
2010 Toyota Highlander
ddevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 11:37 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
TAfraser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Auburn, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 #3
Posts: 378
I have the Sportwing from Reese Carry Power. I bought it because it'll carry all types and sizes of bicycles. I purchased it about two years ago and I'm just now going to use it. It is a 1 1/4" model that I've adapted to the 2" Escape receiver. I like the way it'll carry different types of bikes, but I don't like the amount of play in the mount. I tried tying it down using Burgundy cords, but they don't do much for the wiggle. Next I'll try actual tie downs. It's too bad that we all have to modify so many of the items we purchase.
TAfraser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 02:47 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,932
Quote:
Originally Posted by flew View Post
Should consider this bike rack.
1UPUSA.com :: Home
Seems a bit strange this being a first post, but I did check out these racks, and though pricey, they sure do look good. They get really good reviews too. No rubber or plastic at all, which should make them outlast most other racks, or at least not have to replace parts.
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.