Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Bikes: riders:Schwinn Continental ('80), Specialized Crossroads Sport ('07), Schwinn Super Sport (73), Schwinn Superior (76), Projects: Schwinn Sprint ('74), Trek 800 & Schwinn Continental ('71)
Originally Posted by Allshookup
I have been searching for a 2" hitch bike rack system for (4) or more bikes to use on my 2000 Ford Windstar.
Are you certain the receiver is a 2" on your Windstar, and if it is, what the tongue weight is recommended for your setup.
The unit you provided link to extends a good distance from your hitch and each inch increases the load weight significantly.
I have GMC Sierra (1500) Crew Cab and would like it handle, but I would double check the load ratings before purchasing, as one of the reviews this unit was already heavy suggesting a full size SUV at the least.
I just received a Thule hitch rack for my needs, 914 I believe is the model number and it is rated for 140#s of bike weight. Knowing my hitch is higher than your Windstar also check ground clearance, hate to see you cause damage to rack/van just backing up a slight incline or over a curb.
I overheard LBS suggesting only a two position rack of this flavor for owners of a SUV, I understood to be of the smaller version, Saturn Vue, RAV, or Explorer type.
I would hate to see you having trouble after purchase.