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Old 03-22-2015, 08:10 PM   #61
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Look at the Yakima Holdup 2. I have ours hanging off the back of our 16 scamp and now the 19 Escape. The Scamp was like a bull ride compared to the Escape ... Like an ornery cow. I move it up to the tug. Always carried the bikes securely. Only complaint , it heavy to lift and move but an advantage when it's mounted and loaded!
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:17 PM   #62
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Thanks Carl- and it seems (although I haven't measured) that the Escape hitch is probably higher than most sedans. I take it you have not used your 1up on the back of a TT? Would you use it on the new 5.0TA?

The reason we take bikes is to cruise around local areas and get some excercise when our feet are sore from hiking....AND to do recon sometimes when we want to boondock somewhere but not sure what's around the corner or if we can turn around. The 1up seems great for ease of getting on/off- something all other racks have been lacking in.
I used it a few times on the back of my Scamp 19 before I sold it and I do plan to use it on my 5.0TA when I get it, but only if the destination includes flatlands. I wouldn't take bikes to NC, but I would take them if I were going to spend time in Kansas. Or, if I go to Scamp Camp in Sebring at Highlands Hammock SP because it offers great riding. And yes, the 1up is a dream to load and unload.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:17 AM   #63
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With the help of all your suggestions on this thread, Ian and I spent most of yesterday studying bike racks for our upcoming trip out to BC to pick up our new 19, 'Houdini 2'. We had a wonderful North Shore rack North Shore Bike Racks for Houdini 1 which we sold with the trailer. It was a vertically mounted rack which worked really well since Houdini 1 diid not have the high brake lights and we use a bag to cover our bikes while traveling, so a horizontally mounted bike rack would hide the brake lights.
Houdini 2 will have the extra brake lights because we feel it would be more efficient to mount the bikes horizontally. We had decided on the 1UP until we called the company and they told us the rack would not work with our luggage racks on the back of the bikes! Great disappointment.
So we just ordered a Kuat which looks really good, and we found a coupon for $115 off at Moosejaw, which made it even better!
This thread really helped us narrow down with all the choices out there, so thanks to all of you for your comments.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:26 AM   #64
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We had decided on the 1UP until we called the company and they told us the rack would not work with our luggage racks on the back of the bikes! Great disappointment.
So we just ordered a Kuat which looks really good, and we found a coupon for $115 off at Moosejaw, which made it even better!
Curious as to what these luggage racks are, and are they not removable?

No matter though, as that Kuat is a great rack, I have used one with a friend twice, and it worked great. He had yet to try the bike stand that comes with it, but that might be helpful. Plus, getting a big discount.... very nice.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:35 AM   #65
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The luggage racks are removable, but what a pain!
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:47 AM   #66
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I don't really see why the 1UP would not work, unless the arm is too big to fit between the frame on the luggage rack. The rear tire arm can be shortened too.

Though, with only one arm on the front, the Kuat will definitely work fine, as the rear tire straps down on it... no arm.

I doubt if we will bring bikes to Osoyoos, but if we do, it would be great to do a side-by-side comparison of the two.
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Kuat & Yakima racks are not suitable for use with RV's. Check their websites.
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Kuat & Yakima racks are not suitable for use with RV's. Check their websites.
I have to wonder why they say that, and how it would be much different then on a vehicle, or how they differ from other racks that do work there. Granted, there is a bunch more bounce at the back of a trailer, but if they are built tough.......

I had friend follow me on a long road trip, when I was using my Swagman, that said the rack was moving about like it was rubber on the back of our trailer.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:15 PM   #69
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Sent an email to a Swagman rep and received this reply from Dave Michael, Director of Sales: You have hit on the major issue facing Swagman in the RV bike rack segment. We need to design a higher end version that is RV Approved. We made a new rack this year called the Dispatch, It is similar to the G10 but we removed the ability for it to fold up as that is a weak spot that doesn’t stand up to the abuses dished out by Travel Trailers.
I would stay away from any racks that aren’t designed for Travel Trailers, I am not sure about 1UP’s warranty for that use? Beautiful racks though….we are big admirers of their work.


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1up USA advises a two bike max for RV and travel trailer usage for our two inch models. The 1 ¼ inch models are not intended for RV and travel trailer use.
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