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Old 03-30-2015, 01:19 PM   #71
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After their(Swagman) 3 bike rack listed in post #13 got thrashed(found out later it wasn't RV approved even though it did not have a pivot point) I am very cautious. Their RV approved one talked about on this forum, the XTC2 will take the punishment- it just punishes the bikes too much.

Still waiting for verification on the 1UP. Contacted them and they couldn't/wouldn't give me any referrals for owners using them on RV's, and cannot find any testimonials on the web from anyone.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:49 PM   #72
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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.

I for one would appreciate that.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:05 PM   #73
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I for one would appreciate that.
I guess I could put the rack on, even if we don't bring bikes. If Jenny and Ian bring theirs, it would be good to compare. In my opinion, the top two racks made, at least for what I have seen or heard about.

I see absolutely no way that the 1UP rack would be a weak link in carrying bikes on a trailer. It is by far the strongest rack I have ever seen. Maybe even overkill, but I would rather err that way.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:17 PM   #74
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I would also appreciate the opportunity to compare the Kuat and 1UP as well, since my wife and I will be purchasing a bike rack at some point after Osoyoos.


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Old 03-30-2015, 04:48 PM   #75
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I am almost ready to pull the trigger Jim. Your coffee rec's were spot on, so I figure this is a safe bet. I realize I ain't never gonna throw the bike into the truck bed.


2" super duty (single) the one to get right?
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:13 PM   #76
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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.
I spoke with a Yakima rep today. The reason they do not recommend their racks for RV/trailers is because of the suspension. They said the rack bounces around too much on a trailer. I am now trying to return my Yakima rack...
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:48 PM   #77
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Kuat NV, or Sherpa?
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:24 AM   #78
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The Kuat NV is the one that seemed to be the strongest and best choice. So that's the one we ordered. So you will have the opportunity to see it at the rally!
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The Kuat NV is the one that seemed to be the strongest and best choice. So that's the one we ordered. So you will have the opportunity to see it at the rally!
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That was definitely my choice of the Kuat racks too, Jenny.

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Old 03-31-2015, 10:48 PM   #80
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The Kuat NV is the one that seemed to be the strongest and best choice. So that's the one we ordered. So you will have the opportunity to see it at the rally!
- Jenny
Why would you use a bike rack that the manufacturer says not to use for RV's? BTW, trailers have way more rock & roll on the back than most RV's do.
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