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Old 02-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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OK here is what my research has shown...

Swagman is the only Mfg I found that had receiver mounted bike racks specifically designed with TT/5er use in mind.

The other name brands, particularly Yakima and Thule, both clearly say not for use on the back of trailers the will break and fail causing damage to the carrier, RV and bikes.

There are some non-mainstream that don't specifically say no. Some offer caution, but go as far to say if you do that you need to provide extra clearance and be cautious about excess Boyce and sway that can occur on the back of a trailer.

All that, I think I'll settle for a frame hanging type from Swagmsn since they specifically designed both 2 and 4 bike models for use on a trailer. They also offer a 2 bike platform approved for trailer use but I need 4 bikes.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:16 AM   #12
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Another Bike Carrier Question

I have a Swagman frame hanging type and it works great! The thing is built like a tank! It must weigh at least 30-40lbs. I've been very happy with it and have no reservations. Picked mine up from Etrailer.com.
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Another Bike Carrier Question

PS - I have the 4 bike version.
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I have a Thule on my Class C. One thing to check before your purchase is to make sure you have clearance if you have a rear mounted spare tire.
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I have the Swagman 4 bike carrier that is designed for use on the back of TT's. The only mod I did to the 2" receiver was to install a bolt through the bottom to eliminate any bounce. It is now rock steady. We have used it for at least 2 - 3 years with no issues.



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I have a Swagman 4 bike rack that bolts to a square tube rear bumper. It worked very well. It bolts on at 4 different points. The wheels set into the frame of the rack. It is totally different from the pictures shown above.
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I have a Swagman 4 bike rack that bolts to a square tube rear bumper. It worked very well. It bolts on at 4 different points. The wheels set into the frame of the rack. It is totally different from the pictures shown above.
I am familiar with what you are describing. Do you not have a spare tire on your bumper? I considered that carrier from Swagman, but from the pics I saw it looks like it would interfere with the spare tire. Plus, I am really uncomfortable with placing the load on my bumper...even a distributed load like the carrier you have produces. Folks around hear have told enough stories and showed enough pictures that I don't want to leave home with bikes and arrive at a campgound with out them :-)
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Actually I had that bike rack on a popup with a c shape bumper and the spare tire was on the back also. It worked OK, no problems but I had to do some engineering to make it work. I usually only had 2 bikes on the carrier. I plan on putting it on my 19H this spring sometime, but again I have to do some engineering to make it work. I taught welding for 30 years so thats not a problem.
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Do you not have a spare tire on your bumper? I considered that carrier from Swagman, but from the pics I saw it looks like it would interfere with the spare tire. :-)


I once(years ago) install a RV rear 4" bumper mounted bike rack. I moved the spare tire carrier to one side; and positioned the bike rack on the opposite side.
Because of the bounce, I removed it. If I were to someday do this again, I'd install the frame-to-frame 2" receiver.
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Do you not have a spare tire on your bumper? I considered that carrier from Swagman, but from the pics I saw it looks like it would interfere with the spare tire. :-)


For what its worth, I put our spare tire under the bed in the bedroom so as to keep that weight off the rear bumper.
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