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Old 10-08-2016, 12:12 PM   #1
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Bicycle cover for ladder mount?

Anyone know of any good quality bicycle covers that will work with a Swagman ladder mounted rack that holds the bike vertically?

There only seem to be a couple of outfits who used to make them (including Swagman and Topline) however they all appear to be either discontinued or otherwise unavailable for a long time.

I've been searching the internet for a good half hour but no joy. I must be using the wrong search terms :\
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I googled bike cover and got lots of sites Walmart, REI so on so on. I plan on buying one to cover bikes behind MH also.
Thanks for the reminder.
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You're correct. No one has them in stock. They must not make them anymore. Have you tried calling the company for an answer? Check Craigs List? Ebay? Good luck!
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Is there a difference in a bike cover? Am I missing something here?
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I googled bike cover and got lots of sites Walmart, REI so on so on. I plan on buying one to cover bikes behind MH also.
Thanks for the reminder.
Tim
Yup, lots of covers...for bikes on horizontal racks.
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Is there a difference in a bike cover? Am I missing something here?
As I understand it, the covers for horizontal mounted racks have a single hole near the center where the hitch goes through, and the zippers are on the bottom. Vertical mount racks need a different setup since there needs to be a much larger hole (or two holes) and the zippers would need to close on one end rather than the bottom.

I'm currently just carrying my bike and my unicycle around in the toad, but it's a pain in the butt when it comes to getting groceries.
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You're correct. No one has them in stock. They must not make them anymore. Have you tried calling the company for an answer? Check Craigs List? Ebay? Good luck!
Same thing whenever I try to reclaim my marbles, no one ever has them in stock.

Have had bigger issues to deal with on the coach so haven't spent much time on this one, though I will at least call Swagman this week and see what the story is. They supposedly sell one but it's magically out of stock everywhere, perhaps because it got some really bad reviews on a couple of sites.

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Thanks for the calcification. Never new that, I thought they were like a BBQ cover. I haven't even looked for one. Currently I'll put a plastic bag over the seat. I'll look for one in Quartszite when we get there.
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