I bought the 1UP USA rack, after it was mentioned here, and heard from Texscapees (Brad), who also bought one, plus a couple car top racks. I have used dozens of different racks, and this rack by far, is the best rack I have seen, or used. It is built better than any other rack out there, and installation of both the rack, and the bikes in it, are extremely quick. I tightens into the receiver with absolutely no movement allowed.
It is not the cheapest, nor the lightest available, but I am confident it is the best. I plan to do a full review on it next spring.
Originally Posted by padlin
Any extra maintenance needed for bikes hauled around on a rack?
I know with the 19, and no front storage, I do have to be cautious with loading to ensure adequate tongue weight is maintained. As well, if I was to take one of my good bikes, I would use a cover to keep road dirt and mud off of them.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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