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Old 10-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Tow Dolly with bike rack

I installed a Swagman Traveler XC Bike rack to my Master Tow dolly. I have clearance to open the rear slide during stops and did a few full lock turns with rig and seem to have clearance. Will be trying it out next week.


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Old 10-20-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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IMHO it Looks risky for rear body damage and that'$ not cheap. Your only fear is too tight of turns and jack knifing. Be sure to adjust your rear camera to point more downward to watch the bikes.
Maybe an extended hitch receiver that can accommodate a bike carrier or a bike-carrier you your toad.
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Very nice! Have you considered a rock guard to protect the car? I especially like how you have tested the turning clearance with the bikes on!
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Looks like a good setup. Just don't turn with the slide out! LOL
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Road Test: OK

Just got back from a short 550 mile 3 stop trip around West Virginia, New River Gorge/Greenbrier area. Bike rack worked great no problem with tight switch back turns or uneven off road campsite maneuvers. Full lock turns in Wallmart parking lots, Gas Station pumps and of course, Bob Evens restaurant parking lot.
1. No Rock Guard Installed, Have Large Mud Flap, I will keep looking for chips during our cross country trip this January.
2. Looked at extending the hitch, but I have full lock clearance now and can still move bikes closer to car if needed. should have a all aluminum enclosed trailer by next fall for car/motorcycle/bicycles.
3. Jack Knife! Yes very aware of limitations when operating while towing. Try to drive accordingly and I have the added assurance of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis with Adaptive Electronic Stability Program (See: YouTube) That combines ABS, Acceleration Skid Control, Load Adaptive Control,Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist and Roll Over Mitigation Stay Safe friends.
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