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Old 02-17-2018, 09:18 AM   #1
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Bicycle racks

Looking for a bicycle rack that will attach to a Blue Ox system. I know there are some double hitches out there but want to know what works best. Any ideas?
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JUst put the bikes on the back of your Jeep........
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JUst put the bikes on the back of your Jeep........
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I use the 1 up USA bike rack for our two electric bikes;
https://www.1up-usa.com

It attaches to a double hitch;
Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

Have no problems towing my truck with this system. I can also move the hitch to the back of the truck if needed.

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JUst put the bikes on the back of your Jeep........


Thatís what we do except IN the back of the Jeep.
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WE use a Swagman carrier that is mounted on the hitch of our blue ox and has worked very well.
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Use an anti-rattle device on anything you plug into a hitch receiver.

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We carry our 14’ tandem kayak on the roof of our toad, and our bikes on the toad receiver hitch. That way, RV stays in the campsite, and we can drive to a lake launch or bike trails with the Ford Edge. We are pretty much ready for anything with this setup :-)
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Thanks for the replies. For whatever reason, our Jeep does not have a receiver so we canít put our bike rack on the back of it. That would have been the ideal route to go. All other recommendations are helpful
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It is very easy and not that expensive to add a hitch the back of a Jeep. We have had two wranglers (95 and 97) and had a hitch on both.
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Thanks for the replies. For whatever reason, our Jeep does not have a receiver so we canít put our bike rack on the back of it. That would have been the ideal route to go. All other recommendations are helpful


If itís a wrangler hitches without the wiring are less than $35.00. Cheap investment
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I use the 1 up USA bike rack for our two electric bikes;
https://www.1up-usa.com

It attaches to a double hitch;
Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

Have no problems towing my truck with this system. I can also move the hitch to the back of the truck if needed.

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I purposely bought the Roadmaster dual hitch receiver so I could install a bike rack on the upper receiver. I haven't tried installing our rack, but my concern is having the TOAD make contact with the bikes when making a really tight turn.

How much clearance would you estimate you have between your truck and your bikes when you are making the tightest possible turn?
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They have bicycle racks that attach to the spare tire on your JEEP.
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I purposely bought the Roadmaster dual hitch receiver so I could install a bike rack on the upper receiver. I haven't tried installing our rack, but my concern is having the TOAD make contact with the bikes when making a really tight turn.

How much clearance would you estimate you have between your truck and your bikes when you are making the tightest possible turn?
I have about twelve inches of clearance. But, I also use the ready brake system. It extends the length of my tow bar by about a foot. If I didnít have this extra length, I might run into a problem making a very sharp turn and going into a steep uphill driveway at the same time. Making a regular turn wouldnít be a problem. I tow a 4x4 truck which sits high. If you had a toad with with a low front end, I donít think you would have any problems.

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