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Old 10-11-2018, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question Recommended Bike Rack for 21' Escape

We'll be picking up our new Escape in mid November and heading off for 5 month away from cold & snow of Delaware. Looking for recommendations on a bike rack to carry two bikes using the trailer's 2" receiver. Know we'll have to contend with the spare tire but don't know if that will require an extension or not.


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Old 10-11-2018, 05:17 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:26 PM   #3
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We have this Swagman model: https://www.swagman.net/product/g10/

Probably not as well made / durable as the 1UP, but cheaper. Also it is able to accommodate rear racks which the 1UP may have issues with.

Have over 2K miles on this and has performed flawlessly. If you have cables along the top of your cross tube, make sure you insert a rag / cloth between the frame and the cable otherwise the clamp will make the cable rub on the cross tube.... learned this by experience.

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Old 10-11-2018, 05:28 PM   #4
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Swagman Escapee is RV rated. One of the few
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:42 PM   #5
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I second the 1 UPusa recommendation. Expensive, but well built.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:12 PM   #6
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We have the Swagman Dispatch.
https://www.swagman.net/product/dispatch/
It's hauled our bikes all over the country, twice to Chilliwack, once to Maine and multiple times to N, Georgia and North Carolina.

Ours have fenders and racks so the 1Up is not set up right.
I use two pieces of pool noodle to protect the frames and have not had any paint damage to either bike.
I know a few folks on here are proud of the mud stripes up their backs but I'd rather not decorate my shirts that way.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:46 PM   #7
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We have the Swagman Dispatch.
https://www.swagman.net/product/dispatch/
It's hauled our bikes all over the country, twice to Chilliwack, once to Maine and multiple times to N, Georgia and North Caroline.

Ours have fenders and racks so the 1Up is not set up right.
I use two pieces of pool noodle to protect the frames and have not had any paint damage to either bike.
I know a few folks on here are proud of the mud stripes up their backs but I'd rather not decorate my shirts that way.
We are very happy with our Swagman Dispatch also. I was sold on it when I saw it on display at Trademasters Hitch in Chilliwack,B.C.. It is built specifically for an RV, with a longer arm to clear the spare tire. The bolt cinches the 2” arm securely to the 2” receiver with no adapter. Very secure! I too use a pad to cushion the hook to the bicycle crossbar and have nary a mark on the frame....
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:09 PM   #8
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We really like our Kuat NV2.0 It is very expensive but we think it's worth it. The iUP did not work for us because we have fenders and packs on racks on the back of the bikes. We have the 2 bike version, and the only down side is that the pedal on the bike next to the spare tire has to be removed because the pedal would make a hole in the cover. If you get the Kuat, however, get the NV 2.0 and not the less expensive Sherpa which is not appropriate for carrying bikes on the back of a trailer.

Here it is at ETrailer https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-...uat/NV22G.html
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I have the Swagman Escapee2 but wish I'd sprung for the 1Up ... the swing arms on the Escapee that clamp the front wheels have stopped swiveling properly.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:11 AM   #10
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I bought a Swagman Dispatch after reading another thread on this topic. The 1UP I'm sure is a nice bike rack but I just could not make myself spend that for a bike rack. I have not used the Dispatch yet but when I put it together couple of weeks ago was very happy to see the strength and quality, based on the reviews I read before I bought it even more convinced this was a good choice.

Safe travels to all,

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