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Old 07-24-2016, 10:44 AM   #1
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Bike Rack

We have an Eagle HT 28.5 RSTS. Can anyone recomend a dependable bike rack. We need one that can carry at least three bikes. The trailer came with a rear hitch already installed. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Swagman makes good sturdy bike racks. Have one and love it. Have always heard good reviews and they're made for the vibration on the back of your trailer.
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:40 PM   #3
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Swagman makes good sturdy bike racks. Have one and love it. Have always heard good reviews and they're made for the vibration on the back of your trailer.
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A few pieces of pvc and it makes a quick clothes line also.
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Mine is made by hidden hitch and looks pretty much l I keep that one.
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:06 PM   #6
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A few pieces of pvc and it makes a quick clothes line also.
That's a great idea.

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Old 07-30-2016, 08:24 AM   #7
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This is the one I use on the back of my 29.5 BHDS and on my wife's SUV.

Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack



You can get the extension to hold 4 bikes.

A little spendy, but we like it a lot more than the hanging rack we used to use. Thule makes a cheaper version (Thule T2 Classic) that would be fine on an RV. It is a little more work to fold up than the T2 Pro, but that is more of an issue for the SUV.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:14 PM   #8
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Very nice looking rack. Unfortunately my bikes combined don't even cost that much...

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Hahaha. Good point. Of course, since you are looking for a rack strictly for the camper, you don't need the folding feature. Mine goes on the wife's SUV too.

There are several tray racks that are a lot cheaper either because they don't have the folding mechanism, or the folding mechanism isn't as nice
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:44 PM   #10
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This is the one I use on the back of my 29.5 BHDS and on my wife's SUV.

Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack



You can get the extension to hold 4 bikes.

A little spendy, but we like it a lot more than the hanging rack we used to use. Thule makes a cheaper version (Thule T2 Classic) that would be fine on an RV. It is a little more work to fold up than the T2 Pro, but that is more of an issue for the SUV.


Here's the cut-n-past from page two of the above Thule owners manual:

- DO NOT INSTALL on a trailer or
other towed vehicle.


This is the big issue in looking for bike racks. Almost all mfg.'s do not rate their racks for RV use! Swagman does, but only for two of their many models. It seems to be the long distance from the trailer/fifth rear axle. All the ups/downs and poundings are hugely magnified compared to a car, and the mfg's just can't warrant that their racks will stand up to the stresses. Always download the manual for the brand/model you are looking at, before buying, to see if it too has a warning or disclaimer about RV use.
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