The tandem that is... on the roof of the wagon.
I'm picking up our new DaVinci next weekend, our first tandem and the tenth bike in the household. I've got a yak rack, a spare set of towers and I'm picking up a third cross-bar this weekend. After much reading on this site (Thanks!) I'm planning to do the three-bar, fork-clamp-plus-tray-on-the-third bar thing. With the tandem facing forward, I'm pretty sure the rear wheel will keep the hatch from fully opening. I was thinking of turning it around. I think the rear wheel will only be visible if I jam my head between the windshield and the dash which is probably dangerous but not unheard of in the the Chicago burbs. I stack single bikes both ways when I'm trying to cram 4 or 5 of them up there, so I don't see any reason not to do this. Do any of you?
Oh, yeah, the car is a 2000 BMW 528 touring (fancy talk for wagon) with standard factory rails.