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Old 04-21-06, 07:30 AM
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Bike rack for Hummer

hi everyone...

anyone know of a bike rack (hitch mount or spare tire mount) that will fit onto a Hummer H3? I have tried the Thule Spare Me, but it doesnt fit my 33 inch tire (the cradle arms do not extend all the way up since it is hitting the top of the tire), even though I was told by a Thule rep that it would fit . As anyone here used a Thule or Yakima hitch mounted bike rack on a H3? I already spoke to representatives at Thule and Yakima. One at Thule (NOT the same person that said the Spare Me would fit) said that the Hitch Post Pro will not clear the spare tire and that they actually do not have bike carriers (hitch mtd or spare tire mtd) that will fit an H3 unless the spare tire was removed. They also do not recommend using a extension for the hitch. One rep at Yakima said that he was not sure if their racks would clear the spare tire either.
However, I would like to know if anyone has tried it successfully. I want to make sure that it can clear the spare tire with no problem before purchasing one. I plan on riding some trails in Jim Thorpe, Pa next weekend, which I hear have awesome trails.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-21-06, 07:46 AM
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put the bike in the hummer
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Old 04-21-06, 08:03 AM
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Who needs a bicycle with a Hummer? Just drive where ever you want to go, over anything in your way.

Have you looked at Saris racks? They might have something for the mighty Hummer?
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Originally Posted by junkyard
put the bike in the hummer
I am currenty doing that. But its a PITA to fit it in the truck. It barely fits with the front tire on. I started to load it with the front tire off, but its sort of a hassle to remove the install the wheel everytime, even though its a "quick release" Plus, my fiancee is getting a bike, and there is no way 2 bikes will fit in there.
By the way, I have an 18" 2006 Gary Fisher Advance.

Thanks!
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Old 04-21-06, 08:19 AM
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Sportworks T2 (now distributed under the Thule name) might work - I can measure this evening. How far past the end of the receiver does the H3 spare tire stick out?
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Old 04-21-06, 08:26 AM
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I find it ironic that a bike will just barely fit into a Hummer.
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Old 04-21-06, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by jaypee
I find it ironic that a bike will just barely fit into a Hummer.
It's not a Hummer, it's an H3.
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Originally Posted by ninong
I am currenty doing that. But its a PITA to fit it in the truck. It barely fits with the front tire on. I started to load it with the front tire off, but its sort of a hassle to remove the install the wheel everytime, even though its a "quick release" Plus, my fiancee is getting a bike, and there is no way 2 bikes will fit in there.
By the way, I have an 18" 2006 Gary Fisher Advance.

Thanks!

here's what you do. you load your bike into your h3. you drive your h3 to the hummer dealership. you take your bike out of your h3 and put it into an h2. if it fits with room for your fiance's bike, buy the h2. if it doesn't, try the h1. that should hold your bike, your fiance's bike and 15 of your closest friends' bikes.
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Old 04-21-06, 09:32 AM
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ooh that's the baby hummer...it's so cute. That rides on 33's?
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Old 04-21-06, 09:59 AM
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h2 and h1 are too expensive for me.

Yeah they are on 33 inch tires.

I am looking into Saris. Thanks guys
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Old 04-21-06, 11:56 AM
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roof rack and some stilts
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Old 04-21-06, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LowCel
It's not a Hummer, it's an H3.
My sentiments exactly!

But, hey... it's better than a Liberty!
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Old 04-21-06, 07:00 PM
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Why do they not recommend a hitch extender? That would've been my suggestion, along with perhaps some ratcheting tie down straps in case having the extra segment made the rack a little unstable. Or GM's engineers could get a clue and suspend the tire under the rear of the vehicle.

Somebody makes a rack designed to bolt onto the spare tire of motor homes and suv's, but I can't remember who.
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Old 04-21-06, 07:53 PM
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uhh if theres only TWO of you in the car... have you tried folding the seat down...or will it hurt the leather.
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Old 04-22-06, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by gastro
Sportworks T2 (now distributed under the Thule name) might work - I can measure this evening. How far past the end of the receiver does the H3 spare tire stick out?
Just installed mine onto my Trailblazer - EXCELLENT rack. Very well engineered and executed.
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Old 04-22-06, 08:06 AM
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Hmm.....

My 11 year old hatchback can take two fully assmbled mountain bikes no problem, while a bloated and overweight SUV can't. Go figure
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It is ironic, isn't it. Since Hummers are marketed for their supposedly outdoorsy, athletic appeal, i think this is something the dealer and manufacturer should address, and I hope you complain to them both.

Meanwhile I don't see why you shouldn't get some kind of hitch extender for a bike rack, if they exist...it might not be a good idea for towing a camper or boat, but a bike rack is pretty light compared to that.
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Old 04-22-06, 09:22 AM
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Doesn't the hummer dealer have an acessory bike rack?
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Old 04-22-06, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jonbth
Doesn't the hummer dealer have an acessory bike rack?
no, but there is a gun turret attachment.
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Old 04-22-06, 03:49 PM
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HYBRIDs PEOPLE, HYBRIDS!!!!

alaska is so f'ed.
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What's the over/under on how many times a day Hummer owners get verbally blasted / flipped off? I say six.
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i can fit my girlfriends bike along with my own bike in her cavelier just fine. what you need is a little creativity and old towels.
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Old 04-23-06, 09:38 PM
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ride the bike instead of the h3?

::edit:: that would make too much ecological and economical sense...my goodness...you might be branded (GASP ) socially responsible.!!
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

anything other than the military humvee is teh OCP
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I saw a H3 at the race yesterday with a hitch rack. I meant to check it out to see what it was but ended up getting too busy. I imagine he will be at the race this coming weekend (if he can afford the gas). If he's there I'll try to check it out.
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