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Old 10-12-2014, 12:00 AM   #1
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Arvika bike rack?

Anyone have one? Which model? Since we trashed the swagman after one trip, I am looking at a new set up.
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We are on our third bike rack. We are finally satisfied. It's a Thule rack for two bikes that flips up when not loaded with bikes. It has an anti-rattle feature that we like as well. Loading is easy. You set the bike on the tray and move a tire clamp over the front wheel. On the other racks we tried, we ran into problems with bikes hanging from a bar and banging into each other if we didn't spend a half hour tying them down "just so". The Thule mounts on your trailer hitch. We have the 1 1/4 shank going into the 2 inch receiver, which requires an adapter (and another anti-sway bolt), but we like the possibility of using it on our car, which has a 1 1/4 inch receiver. Good luck!
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That wouldn't work for us. Ours is set up like that, and is now bent, due to our jet ski box.
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What is the model
We are on our third bike rack. We are finally satisfied. It's a Thule rack for two bikes that flips up when not loaded with bikes. It has an anti-rattle feature that we like as well. Loading is easy. You set the bike on the tray and move a tire clamp over the front wheel. On the other racks we tried, we ran into problems with bikes hanging from a bar and banging into each other if we didn't spend a half hour tying them down "just so". The Thule mounts on your trailer hitch. We have the 1 1/4 shank going into the 2 inch receiver, which requires an adapter (and another anti-sway bolt), but we like the possibility of using it on our car, which has a 1 1/4 inch receiver. Good luck!
What is the model # of your Thule bike rack? Do you know if it is RV rated?
Do you have a rear mounted spare tire on your rig or are you attaching the rack to your dinghy? I appreciate your post. Phil Dean, new member 11/2/14. Triple D Regency GT 2006, 28ft, 13k mi. Am new to RV and hope to be full timer. 10 Ft from rear wheel to back of spare tire.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:42 AM   #5
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I use a thule t2 2 bike rack with a dual receiver hitch extension. the extension allows the bike rack to be mounted higher than normal and still allows me to pull a trailer or dolly behind the rv
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For hitch racks most of my riding friends love the 1Up USA racks or the Kuat.
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For hitch racks most of my riding friends love the 1Up USA racks or the Kuat.
The one up and kuats work well but are a bit overpriced, I do like the built in repair stand option of the kuat.

Dallas what specifically was the problem with the swagman that caused it to be trashed after one use?
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I use a thule t2 2 bike rack with a dual receiver hitch extension. the extension allows the bike rack to be mounted higher than normal and still allows me to pull a trailer or dolly behind the rv
Same set up for us, except we're pulling a toad 4-down. Road bikes go on the MH rack and the mountain bikes go on the toad's bike rack. \ken
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DallasOregon would something like this work for you? http://northshoreracks.com
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My box, on my jet ski trailer kiss the rack. I basically have something like in that link.
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So I assume you are using a dual receiver hitch extension already? Have you considered maybe fabricating a mount that allows you to put the rack on the jet ski trailer? That way it doesn't interfere with towing the jet skis
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I am using a bumper mount currently. Would be open to having something on the jet ski trailer, but then I would need a second rack for when we don't take the trailer.
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http://www.rvplus.com/swagman-danik-...985hoCuOPw_wcB
Is this what you are using?
If you have a reciever type hitch on the back of your coach you can use one of these http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Access...l4wxoCAfvw_wcB to allow you to use a hitch mounted bike rack and still tow your jetskis. The dual receiver will(or should) get the rack up above the box on your trailer, if not you could always mount a second receiver to your jetski trailer - 1 rack, 2 ways to mount it. Now without seeing your setup I'm not 100% sure this will work for you and to mount a reciever to your trailer might take a little fabrication but I have seen it done before. And being able to use a hitch mounted rack will open up a world of quality racks to choose from
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I wonder if this could could be adapted to fit your trailer?
http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...ike-bunk/72004
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