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Discussion in 'Cargo Carriers / Bike Racks / Other Storage Option' started by NoleFan, Feb 27, 2019.
this may help you load bike on SUV - JetPack.
So, did you try the combo receiver thing?
My popup was probably approaching its max weight when it rolled off the assembly line so I don't want to put anything else on it. This could be an option, unless it means you can only drive in a straight line.
Your Arcadia is pretty big so the question is - what are you towing it with and does that TV present options for dragging along bikes as well.
I'm towing with a pickup truck and if I put the bikes in the back, I won't be able to close the tonneau cover and I need my other stuff covered. I need to keep access to the bed for other tasks so a hard shell is not a good option. The retractable soft tops are intriguing, though. Think of all the crap I could carry with one of those!!
The roof is too high.
I have a Jeep Cherokee and use this
Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Bike Trunk... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TRTSAZM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
ProRac or a DIY of that design. I tow with a 1/2 and an SUV prior to that. Minimal change to tongue weight if any, easy to access and keeps truck bed open for the rest of our needs.
Had a friend that mounted a bike rack on the back "bumper" of his PUP and it came off on the highway, lost his bumper and bikes. Just wanted to share that with ya.
Why not get a Front mount hitch for the tow vehicle and put bike rack on that?
I wish, current truck is an extended cab Silverado. The crew cab will come once the wife's SUV is paid off.
I am going to do a mock fitup with the bike rack on the front and back. Worried the current bike rack would sit up too high in the front and block vision. Is an option though.
Problems with front mount is that the bikes cannot obstruct your view, license plate or any front lights. Putting a few bikes will likely do this, but youd have to verify.
I would think that depends upon the state, as not all require front license plates.
They also make racks that go above the truck bed? Maybe look at those also?
I decided to use a hatch style (Saris bones) . Does it work....yes but I find it ghetto as hell!!! Definitely the cheapest option....don't wanna put holes in my roof. Prorack = big Bux (Canadian here). Diy using 10 ratchets straps....hells no. I definitely want to try the hitch Mount on the back, but have heard of the horror stories.... So pissed. Maybe the 1st pic
My diy solution is definitely homemade, but it works.
No picture ..
Maybe this works better.
Now this is probably something I would follow from very far on the highway
Haha, it isn't as bad as it looks. The 2x4 rack now has eye bolts through it on the ends and I use steel quick links to attach the ratchet straps so they cannot come off. Between last year and this year, I have over 20 hours of highway and interstate time with this set up and it has never budged at all.
The current plan is to use a hatch/trunk mount on the back of the SUV, as the PUP requires a 5" drop hitch to level it out with my TV, so that rules out any decent priced hitch extender.
Also ruling out an on the roof PUP design for now since I need to add some more extra bracing to the roof anyways just for the weight of the AC, and don't want to add to the weight on the roof.
Roof of the SUV is still an option, but I figure it will hurt MPG a good bit, and an '07 Yukon already gets crap for mileage anyways