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Hitch mount bike rack - folds up AND down

I am looking for a 2" hitch mount bike rack.

The top bike rack vendors do not make one that works the way I would like.

The one I have now is a two bike carrier rack by Topline. When it is not in use, it can be folded up OR down. When it is folded down, it is completely out of the way of the rear door and you can leave it just like that without removing it at all. When you want to use it then flip it up and load the bikes.

The frame is raised as it comes out of the hitch, so even when folded down, it is not too low to hit the pavement. I have left it this way for over a year on my pathfinder and no problem. Here are a few pictures:

Recently I was rear ended and the rack is damaged and I need a replacement rack. I looked at Yakima, Saris, Thule etc... and none of them offered that.

Any suggestions?

The one I had was made by Topline (http://www.toplinemfg.com/html/bk-recbikerack.html). I am looking for one with three bike capacity possibly.
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