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Old 10-31-2015, 10:47 PM   #1
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Best Bike Rack

Hello Everyone, looking for a bike rack (2) bikes, can I get some feedback to make best purchase, in past I have read some horror stories of problems with them?
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Hello Everyone, looking for a bike rack (2) bikes, can I get some feedback to make best purchase, in past I have read some horror stories of problems with them?
It appears that the Swagman XTC2 has been tested for RV use. Kind of pricey but looks well built. I just purchased one at a garage sale for $25.00 and am anxious to try it on the Redwood but It looks like it will be next summer before I get to try it out. I knoe Camping world sells them and also Amazon.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:16 PM   #3
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I "illegally" use my Yakima Holdup on the Redwood. i say illegal because it says not for RVs, but It does a fantastic job. It's the one with the full 2" connect instead of a reducer.

What I love the most is it has built in locks and its so easy to mount the bikes I use it as a bike rack when not riding - no cable and locks to the picnic table anymore. Folds up when not in use.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:40 PM   #4
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My Swagman does a great job
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Going on three years full timing with Swagman 2-bike rack...approx 30k miles travel with no issues.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:01 AM   #6
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Swagman 2 bike rack here also, but I also use what they call a Quiet Hitch clamp,
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I have a loud hitch clamp for my Swag man
It screams every time we hit a bump
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Swagman 2 bike rack here also, but I also use what they call a Quiet Hitch clamp,
I'm curious about accessing your rear storage compartment with the Swagman. I know the vertical arm folds down, but enough to get to the storage?
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I cannot get to my rear compartment with the rack on. BUT I only keep sandy and dirt stuff in there , so I do not have to access it before the bikes are down , and rack pin removed.
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Just have to plan ahead and don't put anything in there you might need on the road.
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Bike Rack

We purchased this back in February and it has made a trip across country and back. It still allows you access to the back storage compartment with bikes on the rack.

http://www.amazon.com/CURT-18084-Hit...tyle+Bike+Rack
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My thanks to everyone for your responses, have made my purchase.

Went with the Yalima 2 Hold Up, Friday 20th Nov, is retirement day, planning on leaving for Fla, that Sunday, see you on the road.

Many thanks again to all.
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Congratulations on your up-coming retirement. Happy trails!
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My thanks to everyone for your responses, have made my purchase.

Went with the Yalima 2 Hold Up, Friday 20th Nov, is retirement day, planning on leaving for Fla, that Sunday, see you on the road.

Many thanks again to all.
Hope you enjoy it like I do mine. It is a slick rack! The only complication is it does block my personalized plates
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