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Old 05-25-17, 10:50 AM
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Trunk mounted bike racks

I have a 2008 VW Beetle and I need a two bike rack trunk mounted
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Old 05-25-17, 11:21 AM
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https://www.carid.com/2000-volkswage...k-5000558.html

https://www.etrailer.com/trunkmount-...New+Beetle.htm
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Old 05-25-17, 12:29 PM
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If you can find a used RhodeGear shuttle bike rack it should fit your car. I haven't found a vehicle that it wasn't adaptable to. Bought my first one for $4 about two decades ago and upgraded to a newer model with tie downs on it withing the last few years. I think the newer one cost me $10. See what it looks like here: Rhode Gear Cycle Shuttle 2-Bike Rack , no key for lock. | eBay
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Old 05-25-17, 12:48 PM
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Beetle trunk mounted racks

Thank you so very much! I was told the Yakima Fullback and Saris Bones would fit, but I was also told several others would fit and then found out that they didn't. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!
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Old 05-25-17, 02:12 PM
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From personal experience, get the Saris Bones rack. I have the 3-bike model for our Honda Accord. Even on the Interstates it is solid and no movement is detected. It does its job really well without costing too much.

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Old 05-25-17, 02:46 PM
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If any of the racks under consideration involve nylon straps - be very aware that sunlight and weather degrade the straps - so... don't leave it exposed to the elements any longer than you have to - or risk a failure one day at highway speeds that will destroy your ride and just possibly injure or kill someone behind you.
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+1 @Noddy words of wisdom. The Saris Bones has nylon straps and its largely polycarbonate structure.
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Old 05-27-17, 02:06 AM
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Recommendations on trunk racks that don't secure via frame??
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I have the Thule Raceway Pro which secures with cables and think it is great. I also have a Thule roof rack for my Kayak which is also great. Thule might not be the cheapest option but I think they are great quality and well worth the premium.
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Old 05-27-17, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Semipedersen View Post
I have the Thule Raceway Pro which secures with cables and think it is great. I also have a Thule roof rack for my Kayak which is also great. Thule might not be the cheapest option but I think they are great quality and well worth the premium.
Thanks! I have been looking at THULE and have no problem w/the cost as long as the bike is secure. Torn between the trunk and roof...real life thoughts? Issues?

I am researching now. I think the roof may be the better option for me but am concerned about being able to switch it when I get a new car.
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Thanks! I have been looking at THULE and have no problem w/the cost as long as the bike is secure. Torn between the trunk and roof...real life thoughts? Issues?

I am researching now. I think the roof may be the better option for me but am concerned about being able to switch it when I get a new car.
I have a relatively high car so it would be a pain to get the bike on the roof. The trunk rack is very fast to install (a lot faster than a roof rack) and I find it very stable. I would buy it again.
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