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Old 07-09-09, 09:27 PM   #1
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Need strong hitch mount rack

It's time for a new rack. I need one to go into a 2" receiver on my truck and camper. It has to be well built and be able to hold up. I now have an ole Roadgear rack that I love but it's time to replace it. One of the best features of the rack is the way it mounts into the receiver. It has two wedges that are on a screw and you turn the handle and it brings the wedges together in the receiver to make a real tight fit in the receiver. Is there any rack that uses this system?

Anyway can anyone suggest a good rack that will hold 4 bikes? It will be bouncing around a lot with bikes on it.

thanks for the help
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Old 07-10-09, 08:43 AM   #2
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Thule, Yakima, Saris are the giants of the business. Any of their racks will mount solidly. I have a Thule that is rock solid. It uses a bolt through one side of the receiver to snug the rack tight.
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Old 07-10-09, 09:42 AM   #3
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Thanks. How about Hollywood racks? I hear they are good and I found one that may work.

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Hollywood Roadrunner series is good with a unique lower stabilizer bar, but if you have a truck/camper, I would go with a platform type like the ones by swagman.
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Thanks. Yeah I saw them but was wondering if they would take a lot of bangin around. Seems like a better way but they do have a few more moving parts. LOL
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Thanks. Yeah I saw them but was wondering if they would take a lot of bangin around. Seems like a better way but they do have a few more moving parts. LOL
Which one? Hollywood or Swagman?
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I saw the Hollywood, just on line. Didn't look at the Swagman yet.
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I just purchased the Hollywood, used it once, and it is great except for the challenge of getting 4 bikes on it. If I had a big SUV or the like, I would have purchased the platform Swagman.
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Hollywood Roadrunner series is good with a unique lower stabilizer bar, but if you have a truck/camper, I would go with a platform type like the ones by swagman.
I will second the Swagman xc 4. Tough and takes abuse. It rides some pretty tough off road conditions on my Jeep.
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