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lucky1

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Posted: 09/19/05 07:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Outside of a trailer (and I don’t want to carry them on the roof or on the front), does anyone know how I can get 6 bicycles on the hitch of my ’91 Winnebago 27' Class C. It has a class c hitch that can handle the weight, but I can’t find a bike carrier for 6 bikes. I already have a 4-bike carrier with a receiver and thought about “stacking” another rack on the end of it. Anyone see problems with that? Any other advice or ideas?


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Posted: 09/19/05 07:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you have a ladder in the rear of the rig? I have a four place rack on the hitch, and a two place for the ladder when my kids have friends come along. I don't know about extending even further on the hitch; no ground clearance, at least not on mine. Good luck.


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My friend modified his bike rack to hold 2 bikes FORWARD of the upright and 3 behind. His rack has a pin at the bottom that allows you to hing the rack back to load the front bikes. I cheated and bought a bigfoot garage model class C.

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Posted: 09/19/05 08:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

why not 2 on the front? Would seem to be an option - there was a recent post on how to mount so the bikes don't block the headlights etc.

I second the veto on the extension. I've seen my rack wobble around with just 3 bikes and it is the direct fit into a class 3 hitch, never mind 2x that length.


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There will be available in about 3 months a rack for the rear hitch receiver for six bikes. It will be three above three , also available a cargo platform below the two racks. I have seen proto-types, its pretty neat, all heights and separations are adjustable. Their web site will be rvraxx.com in about two months. I have no interest in the endeavor but do camp with some of the principals.
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Posted: 09/20/05 12:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've used a rear mount 4 bike rack and man does it shake. I wouldn't want to modify it for 2 more. I agree about 2 up front, 4 our back. I put 4 on the front of my F250, no issues with heat, headlights or vision, so 2 shouldn't be a problem.


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Posted: 09/21/05 04:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the 5-bike XP rack from Swagman. It is a beast! I can't imagine a 6-bike version. Depending on the size of the bikes, it may be possible to get one extra cradle and slip it on the bar. This would give you six bike capacity.

Six bikes is a lot to carry on the vehicle.

Funny thing is, I bought this rack so I could carry bikes for me, the wife, and three kids. I never bring my bike and neither does one of my kids. My wife brings hers 50% of the time. A two bike rack would have been fine!


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I could only find this 5 bike rack from Swagman:
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I don't see how you can escape a front mounted rack or ladder rack, unless you buy the 3 bike hitch and tow Swagman like I got (see picture) from Camping World and install another 3 or more bike rack on your toad.

3 bike rack that allows you to carry bikes and tow a car:
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My rack slides and mounts onto my Roadmaster Blackhawk tow bar, and the same bar is mounted into my MH hitch and I take my bikes and car w/ me. If I need to take more bikes all I need to do is add a bike rack to car that I take camping w/ me. If I need even more bikes I could install a roof mounted rack system on the car as well.

The possibilities are out there, good luck finding yours,

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Posted: 09/22/05 11:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you considered having a front and back bike hitch?




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Posted: 09/23/05 08:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Artgen wrote:

Have you considered having a front and back bike hitch?
He said he didn't want to carry them on the roof or the front.

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