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Old 03-19-2018, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hitch mount bike rack for 5th wheel

I have been looking for a new bike rack, had a Yakima Long Haul that was supposedly created for RV's last year, but it didn't last our first big trip before the arms were bending. I have decided that I want a platform style rack, it seems like there won't be as much stress on this style of rack. The problem is, I have only found 1 platform style rack for 4 bikes that is RV rated. It is this, Pro Series - 4 Bike Carrier - Trailer Hitch Mount not sure that I like that it is 2 pcs though. Got a new catalog from Camping World yesterday and they show a new bike rack from Stromberg Carlson, it is this
Adjustable Four Bike Carrier - Stromberg Carlson BC-204 - Racks & Carriers - Camping World I'm leaning towards the Stromberg Carlson bike rack, but I can't find any reviews online because it is so new. Does any have experience with other Stromberg Carlson products? Are they any good?
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:19 AM   #2
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I am using the following Hollywood Bike Rack which is technically not RV rated. It is built like a rock and heavy but it's solid and the bikes barely move around in tow. The bike rack can be detached in 2 pieces which allows you to mount 2 bikes if you choose which helps with the weight. It's a little spendy, but I also had a Yakima rack and it blows it out of the water. Good luck.

https://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Rac.../dp/B000QJC4AY
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:23 AM   #3
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Hitch mount bike rack for 5th wheel

I have been using a Swagman Trailhead 4 RV bike rack, which is RV rated, for 2 years now and it has been great. Nothing has bent or anything. I have zero worries that our bikes wonít still be back there when we get to our destinations. I always have 3 bikes on it as well (itíll hold 4 but we donít have 4 bikes).

https://www.swagman.net/product/trailhead4-rv/
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:12 AM   #4
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I have been using a Swagman Trailhead 4 RV bike rack, which is RV rated, for 2 years now and it has been great. Nothing has bent or anything. I have zero worries that our bikes wonít still be back there when we get to our destinations. I always have 3 bikes on it as well (itíll hold 4 but we donít have 4 bikes).

https://www.swagman.net/product/trailhead4-rv/


Iíve had the same for about 18 months now. I use it to haul 4 bikes. So far itís holding up great. Theyíve made it to FL and back several times.


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Old 03-20-2018, 06:11 AM   #5
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X3 on Swagman, beefy unit. The threaded pin really eliminates bounce, too. I’m watching it on my observation camera with 3 bikes and it never bounces independently of the coach.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:45 AM   #6
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Another vote here for the swagman rack. I installed a hitch on my 287 and the bike rack has held up great with 3 bikeson it.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:24 AM   #7
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I went with Swagman per others suggestions here. Have lots of miles on my mine now. Usually two bikes mounted. It's solid. No issues.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:30 AM   #8
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Check out the Aluminum Storage Rack/Bike Rack on Amazon. That's what we bought and it's great for Bikes (up to 4) because bike rides are on the platform, not hanging.


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My wife and I have our mtb's on a Yakima rack that holds the wheels in a tray. We've been happy with this cover too (see below). It's a bit of a pain to put it on, and we mainly use it when we think we won't be riding for a few days, but it's well-made, thick/durable, and fits over the bikes well, and its straps keep it snug. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:10 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I thought I had this narrowed down to 2 racks, now I have at least 6 to consider. I don't need to purchase for another month or so, hopefully some reviews will show up for the Stromberg Carlson.
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