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Old 03-03-19, 10:37 PM
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4-Bike Rack Recommendation

I currently have the Thule Apex "4" Bike Rack, that I can barely fit 3 bikes on. Mounting the bikes on the Thule is very time consuming. And it is killing the paint job on my new bike.

I am in the market for a 4-bike tray rack. I have my eye on the 1up rack, of course. I would like to hear your experiences, positive and negative, of the 1up in the 4-bike configuration. Thanks!
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Old 03-03-19, 11:42 PM
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Using the tilt mechanization when you get to 4 bikes is a pita which is why they started making the EZ Pull dohicky
https://www.1up-usa.com/product/ez-pull/
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4 adult bikes is at the limit..

Buy a cargo trailer, get one you can lock shut. have to get a 2" hitch mount, anyhow,..







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Old 03-04-19, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Canker View Post
Using the tilt mechanization when you get to 4 bikes is a pita which is why they started making the EZ Pull dohicky
Have you ever felt uncomfortable with 4 bikes on the rack (ie, too much weight for the rack or the hitch)? And, have you scraped the ground driving out of the driveway?
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Old 03-04-19, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeng64 View Post
Have you ever felt uncomfortable with 4 bikes on the rack (ie, too much weight for the rack or the hitch)? And, have you scraped the ground driving out of the driveway?
I just have a single + 1 add on. The way the rack is made every tray sits a bit higher than the one before it so I really doubt that would be an issue.
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I have been using Kuat racks for quite a while. Have three, 2 1.25" two bike NVs and one 2" four bike NV on my motorhome. They are great racks with super customer support after the sale. In fact on my 4 place unit I purchased the black/chrome one. Three years later the chrome was starting to pit badly. A simple call to support and less than a week all new parts to replace the pitted ones. Can't say enough good things about Kuat products. Good luck
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Originally Posted by mikeng64 View Post
Have you ever felt uncomfortable with 4 bikes on the rack (ie, too much weight for the rack or the hitch)? And, have you scraped the ground driving out of the driveway?
The rear racks are higher so they shouldn't scrape anything on the ground...fyi:
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