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Old 06-18-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
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Any suggestions? We are looking to get one to haul four (4) bikes in the hitch of our SUV.

Curious what everyone is using and pros and cons of experiences with it.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 06-18-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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I use kinetic wizard , works great for us

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:08 PM   #3
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Any ideas..Swagman, Draw-Tite. Reese, and about 100 other companies all make 4 bike carriers. Camping world ____RV, Sears,, JC Witny, Caballes And many other stores also sell them As do Bicycle stores.

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:27 PM   #4
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Allen bike rack. 4 bike at Academy Sports $99.99
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:28 PM   #5
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Walmart may have it too.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:24 PM   #6
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Bike Carrier

I have one I have never used, DW does not ride, so I don't either. PM me if you might be interested. I am in Illinois, I Can post pics if needed. Will sell for 50.00 plus shipping.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:19 PM   #7
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Have tried 3 different racks, Swagman is best by far. Stay away from racks where the bike hangs. Get a rack that holds the bike from the bottom, like the Swagman.

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Old 06-18-2015, 08:24 PM   #8
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Why not a roof rack like a Yakama or Thule?
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:36 PM   #9
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We have a Swagman, well built, works great- The best in my opinion. Fits into receiver hitch.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:44 AM   #10
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Top 20 list from a good on line dealer. Do not go cheapo. I had the traditional L shaped 4 bike rack on the back of a trailer with a receiver hitch for the rack, which of course bounces like crazy. Was on PA turnpike and cars started honking and yelling to pull over. The L rack had turned into an I rack and our 3 bikes were dragging along the highway. The daughter's bike was on last and the handle bar and brake handle had worn off it as it must have dragged at 65-70 for several miles. It was a real challenge making room for 3 bikes without a hitch to the next town that had a bike shop and by then price was no object. Plus I had to buy parts to repair the daughters bike as the shop would not make the time
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:08 AM   #11
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The biggest problem is to find out how you will attach it to the hitch/draw bar and find an appropriate system. I have a Swagman that attaches around the draw bar.
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heres what we use between our DP and our toad -
off the shelf at wally world - 21k miles, no problems
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:16 PM   #13
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When you have all those bikes mounted up for the first time, please take a minute and make sure your brake and turn signal lights are still plainly visible. One of the worst scares of my life happened recently, and was caused by bikes loaded up in a manner that completely blocked the vehicle's brake lights.

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