sw20 provided an option that would most likely work, but my math indicates the Velocirax 4(12) has even better odds (and will be easier to use... for all but my pocketbook). The Swagman 4RV only extends a bit more than 34" from the hitch pin, which is great (probably works), but even the smallest bike we have is 60" from front to rear (not the wheelbase, but total length to consider if pushed against a wall).
The Velocirax 412 is only 49" wide, but with the vertical hanging, and biggest tire being 29", I'm estimating about 42" from the hitch pin (can't be sure yet). But that would be a center bike with the 24" tires on one end and a 27 inch tire on the other end. Best I can tell, this gives me clearance on both sides.
My geometry is a little rusty, but I'm decent at math, and calculate that this probably works fine with the Gen-Y hitch on its way and the coach not showing up for about 13 hours or so (according to the delivery driver coming from across the country). :)
I'll chime in once I know for sure, so others can hopefully benefit, but I "think" this will work. The ALTA rack was also a good option, but I never got a call back and thus was left guessing on some things.
Truly appreciate the input from everyone! All of it really helps. Just sold the Swagman 4XTC (brand new locally) as I realized it wouldn't work, so hopefully one of these two solutions work. Just running out of time to make it work (without destroying my shoulder over the next several months), so really am thankful for all the input of all of you to help me out.
When I have confirmation of success or failure, I'll update. As noobs, we are cognizant that we simply don't know a lot of things we don't even know yet, so appreciate all your help! You can rest assured that I have a ton more stupid questions to come. :)
(As a total aside, was thrilled that the TravelData device showed up after being out of stock... but it doesn't power up when plugged in, so that's another problem to figure out on limited time... There's always something else to troubleshoot and figure out, I assume.) :facepalm:
Just an FYI, I figured out a solution, at least for me... in case it helps anyone:
Yep I do it occasionally. I added 2 extra receivers and can tow with the center one and stick bike racks in the other 2. I added the receivers so I could install tow hooks if I ever got stuck then realized I could stick stuff in them and get use out of them. I keep the blue ox out as far as possible to avoid any rubbing. Works perfectly.
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