Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: New post on bike carriers
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > New post on bike carriers

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Guy Roan

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 09/04/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/28/21 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know there was another post here on receiver bike hitches, but since I am in the market for one that would carry three bikes and saw one on line that looked good I figured I would ask here if anyone had one like it and could comment
It is by Advantage sports rack and it is called Glideaway 2 by Heininger

Guy

garmp

St Louis, MO

Senior Member

Joined: 02/16/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/28/21 02:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you use it on your RV, be sure it is RV rated. And more often than not with carriers you get what you pay for. Best off not to chince on these. MHO


Our 2351D Phoenix Cruiser, Jack, has turned us from campers into RVers and loving it!


Lynnmor

Red Lion

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 02/28/21 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your main concern should be the bikes bouncing and swinging back there trying to break the bumper or other structure. I carry the bikes in the truck.





Guy Roan

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 09/04/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/28/21 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garmp wrote:

If you use it on your RV, be sure it is RV rated. And more often than not with carriers you get what you pay for. Best off not to chince on these. MHO


I'll be using it on a truck

Guy

Guy Roan

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 09/04/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/28/21 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

Your main concern should be the bikes bouncing and swinging back there trying to break the bumper or other structure. I carry the bikes in the truck.


The truck will be filled. I have a cap on the truck, but that will have kayaks on it.

Guy

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/28/21 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garmp wrote:

If you use it on your RV, be sure it is RV rated. And more often than not with carriers you get what you pay for. Best off not to chince on these. MHO


Roflmao
What exactly makes a bike rack RV rated?


2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29

magicbus

Nantucket Island, MA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/16/2002

View Profile



Posted: 03/01/21 04:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like it would work, the only information I did not see is whether there is an anti-sway wedge on the receiver shaft. On my Yakima swing away there is a wedge that expands the shaft when securing the rack in the receiver. This prevents the motion caused by the rack shaft being able to move around in the receiver. Maybe not so important mounted on a pickup.

Dave


Current: 2018 Winnebago Era A
Previous: Selene 49 Trawler
Previous: Country Coach Allure 36


Guy Roan

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 09/04/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/01/21 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garmp wrote:

If you use it on your RV, be sure it is RV rated. And more often than not with carriers you get what you pay for. Best off not to chince on these. MHO


From my many years of rv'ing if it is "RV rated" then it must be cheap junk !

Guy

Dick_B

Palos Heights, IL USA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/10/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/01/21 07:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Three bikes is a lot; we carry two and they bounce around on our front receiver of our Suburban.
If you haven't yet bought the bikes I'd suggest looking into foldup bikes. We used Dahon's for years folded up in our sailboat. They are adjustable for almost any age group.


Dick_B
2003 SunnyBrook 27FKS
2011 3/4 T Chevrolet Suburban
Equal-i-zer Hitch
One wife, two electric bikes (both Currie Tech Path+ models)

mgirardo

Brunswick, GA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/04/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/01/21 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a similar hitch mounted rack made by Bell, the Hitchbiker 400. We bought it many years ago at Target. Ours uses Velcro instead to secure the bikes to the bars. The Velcro is nice because it snuggly secures the bike to the rack. Our 4 bikes all have different sized frames.

We have used ours on the back of our Class C motorhome as well as the back of our CRV and have not had a problem with the rack. It's spent many miles on the back of both vehicles without incident.

-Michael


Michael Girardo
2017 Jayco Jayflight Bungalow 40BHQS Destination Trailer
2009 Jayco Greyhawk 31FS Class C Motorhome (previously owned)
2006 Rockwood Roo 233 Hybrid Travel Trailer (previously owned)
1995 Jayco Eagle 12KB pop-up (previously owned)

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > New post on bike carriers
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.