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Old 07-13-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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We'd like to carry our two, non folding, mountain bikes with us. Don't have a toad yet so we'll start with bikes. What do you folks use?
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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We have a Swagman that fits over the tow bar for the tow car. That way we can carry the bikes on the back and pull a toad.

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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We really like our Blue Ox Bike Rack

Their stuff really is built like an ox.

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Old 07-13-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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I love my Reese 4 bike rack...it's made of 2" square tubing the whole way...I could ride on it and would feel safe...weighs about 40 lbs!
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #5
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I found that the new racks were quite expensive for what they are, so I started looking for a used rack. I picked up a double bike rack made by Bell at a pawn shop for a very low price, but after the first use realized the hold downs were dry rotted from the weather, after an extensive web search, found a 1-800 number to bell and they sent me new hold downs for free (free shipping too). I've posted that number in another thread here. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
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I bought a stack reciever hitch. It goes in the hitch on the MH and the toad hitch goes in the bottom and it has a tube on top that the bike rack slides into. Both tubes are the same as your reciever and it works great, when you don't carry the bikes you take it off and just use your hitch for the toad. I hope you can figure out what I'm trying to say. I live in Wisconsin and bought it at a store called Fleet Farm.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #8
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Wife and I just purchased bikes for putting on the back of the motor home, untill we get a trailer to pull the Harley. We picked up the bell 2 bike rack from Walmart for about $90, along with 2 schwin hybrid bikes. Quick parking lot assembly, slung the bikes up on the rack using only the included velcro fasteners and drove 15 miles home. No problems whatsoever. Diameter of square that fit in the receiver of hitch on our Lexus RX was a tad bit smaller so it wobbled a little during turns, but transported fine without any additional straps or bungee cords. I'll bungee it on future trips just to keep it from wobbling and probably put an extra tie down strap on it on the back of the motor home to avoid anything catastrophic while going down the road. Catastrophic being, it falls off and ends up causing an accident for someone else. I think there are some models by Thule and other companies that cost more and are better quality, but this one does the trick and seems durable enough for our needs.
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I bought a sportwing two bike rack made by highland at Sam's Club about a year ago for $40. Its hitch mounted and you hang the bikes from the tires. it works great and is easy to use.
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we are looking for a 4 bike rack - we cannot use the current one we have, the beach cruisers are too big and cannot fit all 4 on it. we have something similar to this:

http://www.bikerackshops.com/vehicle...s/access_dura/

anyone have a suggestion for a rack that will hold 4 cruisers?

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My friend and I both have the Swagman XC2 Swagmanbikeracks.com :: Hitch Mount :: 2 Bike Racks-Hitch Mounted :: Swagman XC 2 Bike Rack 64650 **150.00**, it's a nice rack and can be found online for about $125 or so. The good thing is that you can use it on either the MH or your toad.

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We'd like to carry our two, non folding, mountain bikes with us. Don't have a toad yet so we'll start with bikes. What do you folks use?
I bought a 2 bike system at REI. Fits into the 2" receiver on back of toad. Bolts into receiver or you can get a lock. Works great.
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We'd like to carry our two, non folding, mountain bikes with us. Don't have a toad yet so we'll start with bikes. What do you folks use?
We have a Yakima hitch receiver bike rack. We can either put it on the back of the toad or on the RV when not bringing the toad.
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Walmart sells a "Bell" bike rack there is very inexpensive and works well. We use it on the rear of our DP and carry two full size mountain bikes.
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