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Old 12-21-2012, 07:17 AM   #15
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Norm, on the Yakima rack, can the 4th bike yokes be taken off so there is only three on there?
Dave; I have never removed the fourth set of yokes, I just slide them out of the way.

I like the Yakima because the bikes are very securely held in place. They don't wobble, sway, or bump the other bikes.
Mine is an older model and does not swing down but the newer ones do. Over the years I have used this rack on the back of a Subaru Outback, Ford F150, Saturn Outlook SUV, Itasca Navion (Sprinter based class c), and our DP Holiday Rambler Ambassador. It has been perfectly secure in all locations.

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:16 AM   #16
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There are many brands, I use a Draw tite, myself. Different bike racks work differently. The only recommendation I will make is to look at the rack make sure it can carry your bikes Also think about the future, for example, are you ever going to want to tow a trailer behind that 2" receiver, Well they make bike racks that are compatible with that plan, As to brand... Most any "Name brand" is good. I'd not recommend one over another.

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #19
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Here's a second "yes" to the Kuat NV bike rack. We posted pics of it on our truck and fifth wheel along with a review of it here.

Don't go cheap (we had a Swagman that was terrible), as it will ruin your bikes. The Kuat doesn't have a 3-bike version (just 2 and 4), so our third bike is disassembled and stored in the fiver basement.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:58 PM   #20
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Nice - I like it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #21
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I have the 1UP USA system, expensive but, made from alu (very light), life time warranty, even if stolen as it has it's own specially made mounting tool (Simple Allen), all you need is a copy of teh police report. The best part is if you have really nice bikes Carbon Fibee and such the only part that contacts the rack is teh tires, no cords, no velcro, no straps. no fuss, I have hauled everything from 40# Downhillers, to my BMC Road bike. The rack/s are all independant of each other, you can carry just one, or three, just keep adding trays. They really are sweet!
If your not overly concerned with bikes making contact, the Allen rack is way cheap 100.00 or so, practically bomb proof, folds and does a really nice job, it's just that my bikes are expensive I don't like them touching anything so for me the 1UP system is the way to go. Also loading/unloading is really less than 30 seconds, 299.00 for the first tray w/mount, 199.00 for each additional tray.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #22
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What if you are pulling a toad?
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What if you are pulling a toad?
I have the Swagman 4 bike carrier, I carry 4 adult mountain bikes (26"), and I use a dolly to pull my toad. High enough to clear the toad and sturdy enough to carry 4 bikes! I hate to say it, but I bought mine at camping world! Check Swagman's website for better deals.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #24
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What if you are pulling a toad?
we use a dual hitch extender similar to this one with 2 blue ox hitch immobilizers.
imho the roadmaster hitch immobilizers are junk. the one bolt that provides friction is forced to carry all the weight also and the bolt wears rapidly and requires retightening all the time. i tried grade 8 bolts with no joy.
our swagman 2 bike rack receiver fits in the upper part. we carry 2 mongoose electric bicycles. they weigh 50# each without the batteries installed.
our tow car dolly receiver fits in the lower part.
i monitor this setup with our back up camera. there was a lot of wiggle before i installed the hitch immobilizers.
the setup is very stable now and works well for us.
there are pictures of our rig with this setup in the archives of this forum.

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