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Old 05-24-07, 11:47 AM   #1
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Rav4 - Bent Carrier??

Any suggestions on a Bike Carrier for a Rav4?

Please advise....

Thanks, David
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Old 05-24-07, 12:31 PM   #2
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Probably any onld hitch-mounted carrier would work. Which 'bent do you have?
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Probably any onld hitch-mounted carrier would work. Which 'bent do you have?
Unfortunately, the Rav has a rear door that opens side-to-side, rather than up and down. A hitch carrier blocks the door from opening. I use a Thule rack that mounts to the spare, don't know if that'll hold a bent though.
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I have a 1upusa rack on my Rav, so that when the bikes are off the rack, the door opens right above the rack. You may find a rack that folds out for door access...
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Old 05-25-07, 05:40 AM   #5
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I have a 1upusa rack on my Rav, so that when the bikes are off the rack, the door opens right above the rack. You may find a rack that folds out for door access...
Yep. I know that Hitchrider makes a trike rack that folds down for door access, I wonder if there is an equivalent product for two-wheel bikes?
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Old 05-26-07, 05:55 AM   #6
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While we're on this subject, anyone know of a carrier for a LWB bent on a Toyota Prius?
It is not approved for pulling anything so no hitch is available. There are carriers for DF bikes available for it but nothing that would hold a LWB bent.
I'm in the process of building an aluminum rack carrier that bolts through the spare tire carrier on the bottom, about the only solid piece of metal available to bolt to. I think it should carry the weight of a LWB bent and my wifes carbon fiber DF.
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yakima makes two hitch racks with arms that pivot away the fullswing4 and the backswing4.
http://www.rackattack.com/yakima-hit...bike-racks.asp
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Yep. I know that Hitchrider makes a trike rack that folds down for door access, I wonder if there is an equivalent product for two-wheel bikes?
1upusa racks can rotate all the way down to the ground; that's what I use on my RAV as the back door does not cleanly clear the rack unless it's all the way down to the ground.
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I also saw one on ebay called the raxter. Looks like it would work.
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