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Old 03-22-2014, 02:49 PM   #31
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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.
With my frame supported Swagman rack, and the bouncing I had with it, we got some good rub marks on the frames from them. This, plus the fact I want to carry my carbon fiber frame on it too, I will not get a rack that supports by the frame again, only one that uses supports on the tires.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:09 PM   #32
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This place makes excellent racks, but are quite expensive: Draftmaster Single/SWB Racks We used one with our recumbents on the back of our Rialta RV and I was impressed with the quality. It pivots down so that the bikes don't have to be lifted up until they are already mounted.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:58 PM   #33
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This place makes excellent racks, but are quite expensive: Draftmaster Single/SWB Racks We used one with our recumbents on the back of our Rialta RV and I was impressed with the quality. It pivots down so that the bikes don't have to be lifted up until they are already mounted.
We used to use one on our Eurovan. It could carry a recumbent tandem, and two singles with ease. When we give up our beloved sienna for a new tow vehicle, we will probably but another draftmaster
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:31 AM   #34
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Anyone using Kuat rack?

Is anyone using a Kuat rack? NV2 looks perfect but is expensive. Will allow tailgate to drop on my Silverado and has super features. Wonder about clearance on a 21'? If it would work $ would be worth it.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:56 AM   #35
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Until looking at that 1UP USA rack, the Kuat NV2 was the one I was going to purchase. Pricing is similar. I like the workings on the 1UP, and it tilts out of the way too. What the Kuat has is the bike stand for cleaning or repairs, which could be quite handy. Still undecided myself, but leaning towards the 1UP right now.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #36
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I have ordered one of these for one bike to start. Will see how it turns out when I get it.

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Old 04-04-2014, 01:27 PM   #37
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I'm intrigued, but I sure hate their web-site. Where amid all the noise are photos that show how the rack attaches to the hitch receiver, and what holds the tops of the bikes so they don't wobble back and forth?
Site is all glitz, but lacks basic info, near as I can tell.
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I'm intrigued, but I sure hate their web-site. Where amid all the noise are photos that show how the rack attaches to the hitch receiver, and what holds the tops of the bikes so they don't wobble back and forth?
Site is all glitz, but lacks basic info, near as I can tell.
Will report when I install.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:42 PM   #39
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Reason I want to see the structure in detail is I've thought about mounting a bike rack between the front of the trailer and the propane tanks ( where the box normally would be.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:00 PM   #40
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Reason I want to see the structure in detail is I've thought about mounting a bike rack between the front of the trailer and the propane tanks ( where the box normally would be.
I have a wild ass plan, where I use a forklift or permanent RV style propane tank, around 40 lbs, which mount horizontally, and combine it with a bit of storage, and use bike racks on top. The only drawback (other than the time to do this), would be that the bikes would have to come off to open the cover on the front window.
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