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Old 01-23-2016, 04:15 PM   #1
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Bike Rack

Please need a recommendation for a 2-bike bike rack that fits behind a class A MH and in between a towed car that does not interfere with the Blue Ox tow bar.
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:52 PM   #2
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I have used a lot of bike racks I am not familiar with one that will go between the toad And the motorhome but if you put one on the back of the toad I would definitely go with the Thule flat rack where the wheels are braced and not a hanging rack a lot easier to get on and off and less hard on the bikes but it is pricey I think I paid almost $500 for it
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How about putting the bike rack on the back of the car? Some people use a bike rack that hangs on the ladder, but this could lead to issues with the ladder as some have said the ladder twists.
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I use a Thule T2 for my bikes, but not with the motor home. I just put them on the golf cart trailer if I take them.

Depending on the back of your coach, you could use a Seasucker bike mount.

https://www.seasucker.com/product-category/bike-racks/
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I used to use a hitch adapter like below with a swagman xtc 2 bike rack in the top receiver and my towbar in the other behind my motorhome. You can get an adaptor similar to this. 
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Now I just use a 4 bike rack on the back of my toad now that the kids bikes are too big for storage compartments.
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+1 on the hitch adapter and Swagman rack. I've been using that same style rack for about 10 years or so with no issues.

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+1 on the hitch adapter and Swagman rack. I've been using that same style rack for about 10 years or so with no issues.

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I have this bike rack but have only used it on the back of a vehicle. Bought it at Etrailer


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Thanks for your reply. I am still uncertain on the best solution.
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I used to use a hitch adapter like below with a swagman xtc 2 bike rack in the top receiver and my towbar in the other behind my motorhome. You can get an adaptor similar to this. Attachment 117188
Now I just use a 4 bike rack on the back of my toad now that the kids bikes are too big for storage compartments.
I have the same setup on the back of my rig, however I had to modify the top receiver by raising it 3 inches so that I could fit a blue ox tow shield under it.
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Look at Swagman. I have the two bike rack which has a curved extension that slides over the blue ox bar and raises the rack up. It actually keeps the bikes above the hood of my crv. Does not require any drop hitch or change to the tow bar. I can't remember the model number but you can find it on their website. I use this when traveling then put the bikes on the crv which has its own rack when I am at my destination. I don't want the bikes way out back on the crv when traveling.
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I used to use a hitch adapter like below with a swagman xtc 2 bike rack in the top receiver and my towbar in the other behind my motorhome. You can get an adaptor similar to this. Attachment 117188
This is what I use. There was no hitch made for my car so this was the only practical solution I had.
I have the Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain tow bar but I don't think the clearance will be any different. I had to buy extensions for my safety cables and I found them at Camping World.
I use lots of bungees to keep the rack from wobbling but we towed over 8000 miles so far with no problem.
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I found a picture... not very detailed but perhaps better than nothing.
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I used a receiver similar to what clements02 posted, purchased from local RV store. It allows towing if the vehicle and a hitch mounted rack which I think are the best.

only negative is it can push the vehicle a foot or so farther back, some cables might need to be longer

I also only use Yakima or Thule racks, purchased the cheap racks before and never again. The cheaper racks wiggle often times and to me aren't made to properly hold a bike down. My bike isn't cheap thus I don't want to skimp on the rack.
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