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Old 02-22-2016, 05:26 PM   #1
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Towing a car with Blue Ox behind a motorhome and add a bike rack to the hitch.

What is the best way to add a bike rack (for 2 bikes) between the back of the motorhome and the jeep being towed flat with a blue ox?
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:40 PM   #2
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Personally, I was going to add the bike rack on my Jeep. Don't know why that won't work.


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Old 02-22-2016, 05:46 PM   #3
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Hopefully your Jeep has a hitch on the back & you can attach a rack there.
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I bought one of these that clamps onto the receiver and it works very well. I would recommend one of the clamps that takes the slack out of the receiver just to keep it from moving around. It's made by Curt, the same people who make the hitches and was about $79 on Amazon.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:02 PM   #6
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I bought this Swagman bike rack that elevates the bike rack above an extender hitch. I did buy a 12" extended 2" insert.

http://www.swagman.net/product/traveler-xcs2/

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I need to drop my hitch height a bit and a dual hitch solved both problems.
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Options:
Carry on the back of the jeep
Clamp on to the MH receiver bike carrier
Doubler extension between the MH receiver and jeep, making another receiver for a bike rack. Be aware this derates the towing capacity of the receiver.
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Carrying bikes

I have a Thule hitching post or any similar hitch mount rack and it can either go on the hitch on my Jeep GC, or, you can use a hitch extender like this on your rig then put a rack like the Thule Hitching post or the Swagman mentioned in the extension. The hitching post we have has a pin where the vertical post meets the horizontal coming out of the hitch. You can pull a pin there and pivot it away from the vehicle with the bikes on the rack if you need to get into the vehicle or open engine compartment on the rig.
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I had a custom hitch added to the front of my 2002 Suncrusier by a local mechanic (under $100) so I could more easily launch my boat.

When I tow the Tracker I put the bike rack in the front hitch. Big benefit is the bikes stay clean even on gravel. No need really to hassle with a bike cover.
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It makes a big difference what Jeep you have - Cherokee / Renegade / Wrangler or ????

I use a Thule platform rack on my Wrangler. I got a great deal on a slightly used one at an REI garage sale. The only issue is it won't work with the rear mounted spare. I did a modification with a piece of 2" square tubing to lengthen the mount so it would clear the spare tire. So far about 4000 miles of towing and it's working great.

The other option is a spare mounted rack. I don't like them, hard on the bikes and hard on the door.
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Be careful if you use a dual hitch setup and pulling a car. The dual hitch may drag as you are going into/out of sloped drives. I used one and the weld failed, luckily it failed as my wife was pulling out of a fuel station instead of on the interstate she was getting ready to get on.
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What is the best way to add a bike rack (for 2 bikes) between the back of the motorhome and the jeep being towed flat with a blue ox?
We put our bike rack on the back of our Edge along with our light bar. Used a hitch spliter in the receiver.
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Towing a car with Blue Ox behind a motorhome and add a bike rack to the hitch.

You can go a different route, too.
Hang the bikes off the ladder.
Rack on sale right now at camping world.

http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...ike-rack/85024

We are getting one for our bikes. Just got a Wrangler TJ for a toad. Roadmaster Stinger tow bar.
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