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hitch rack suggestions requested
I'm looking at buying a hitch rack and have gone through the archives without gaining much insight. We have a 2" receiver. I have to carry a minimum of four bikes, and five would be nice. I'm looking, online only so far, at the Thule and the Yakimas for the most part, but would be interested in hearing how these or other racks have worked.
We presently have a Yakima trunk mount we put on the back of an '05 Highlander and the biggest problem is the support arms are so far apart I can't get my wife's Klein (probably a 52 or 54cm frame) and my son's bike (smaller still) without squeezing the arms together and jamming the bikes on, scraping the frames a bit. Mostly we haul road bikes, but our mountain bikes are also a concern with the present Yakima.
I wouldn't say money is no object, because it is, but I'm willing to spend more than a couple hundred bucks to get a solid rack. If you find a post in the forum that I missed, I'd appreciate being pointed to it. Or, if you have personal experience, or the experience of someone you know, I'm interested in hearing about that as well.
Thanks in advance,