Swagman XC2 Hitch Mount Bike Rack , Black, 2-Inch Receiver
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I didn't put in a lock, but I did add a small padlock in Josh's case. fact, I strongly recommend locking both hooks as well as the wheel loops, since a passerby could easily remove either or both easily. Ensure that the bikes are protected by locking them directly to the rack.
This product is currently installed in my 2007 Rav4. There is no need for the extension since it is tight. This extension will also cause a wobble in the system
Ii can be connected to a 1 1/4 inch or 2 inch hitch using the adapter that came with it. Do you mean on the truck or the camper? When you say the rack is on the frame instead of the bumper, are you referring to There will be no problems if it is mounted on the back of the camper. The main receiver is quite long and should be easy to install. The rack has been used more than once and we are very happy
All I have to do is tighten mine using a wrench that I carry. This one was too tightly wound for you to keep torquing it down with a snap. They lost a lot of torque to cover their butt, which allowed you to not torquing it down with an
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As I cannot really add anything new to the numerous reviews, I will perhaps be able to give you some pictures of it so that someone can decide for themselves if it meets their needs. The clamp I use to hold the wheels to their metal loops is not supposed to move once it has been pulled down onto the bike top tube. I still use the strap to keep the strap secure. In this configuration, I only use the rack for one bike, so it weighs 21 pounds. It can be folded up so that it can be carried easily in one hand when it's not in the car.
That's all right. It was barely assembled when I purchased it and has already broken! As a result of the insufficient assembly instructions, I had to use a magnifying glass to see the pictures, which were tiny. I hope the company will replace the broken parts. The following are 3 things I learned from this book that might be helpful to you First of all, the 2" sleeve has a set screw that is very difficult to remove (as noted by several other reviewers). The allen wrench had to be turned using a small pipe that slipped over it to add more leverage. In addition, nowhere in the instructions does it specify where each washer and lock washer should be placed. It doesn't matter where they come from It begins with the two large set screws, followed by the four flat washers, and the quick adjust knobs, and so on. Lay everything out and match it up with the right size and number of In the third case, and the most important one (because that is what I did), if the "quick adjust" do not tighten easily, DO NOT keep turning them harder as this You should switch them to the other side of the tire racks (the FLAT side), where they will be able to hold the racks in place without holding any room for mistake. In the process of trying to figure out my mistake, I stripped two of the quick change knobs (I looked at the instructions about 10 times before realizing I had made a mistake). If Swagman replaces them, it will be a great day for me.
In addition, I used velcro straps on both wheels to keep the bike from flopping over. The bike rode as solid as a rock on an Element Honda. Shortly, if your bike falls off this rack, you need to do something differently. In the next few days, I plan to take this rack on a four thousand mile road trip and will update this review if there are any issues. It appears to be well made and I can't imagine anything negative about it. For now, I'll give the game four stars only due to the shoddy assembly instructions. The instructions are easy to follow, but if step 1 "Insert the lynch pins" has no meaning to you (and the diagram fails to explain what a "lynch pin" is), you're going to have problems. The left side of your body will also have to be protected If yours arrives like mine, then it will be over parts. To ensure that I had it correctly, I called Swagman Customer Service (a very helpful company in Canada) to confirm I was on the right track.
You'll likely only have 4 left - Flat washers are preferred over them. There are a couple of knobs under the sliding wheel tray that help you adjust and lock it down. So you can just add them in step 2, when you are putting in the knobs, and they will not be wasted. In your case, there is likely to be The lock washer should go over the lock washer. The upright arm and the two side arms on yours might already be mounted to the bracket at the bottom, so They were left off when he) left. There are four spaces between the bottom two bolts of that bracket and the two nuts that hold them in place. You will have to take everything apart and put it back together Please do so at your own risk, not mine. Make sure you get that bracket back together properly, otherwise you might end up with a flat tire.
After the hitch and rack have been assembled and mounted to the car, we present our first impression. The construction is good and solid. Easy to assemble, install, and takes less than 30 minutes. It is easy to mount the bike. A firm grip on the bike. Will continue to review after riding around with bikes in There is no way to remove the bike from Having just returned from a 3400 mile trip with two bikes in the carrier, I just need to clean the During the road trip from Florida to Connecticut and back, I encountered no problems. Because of how easy it is to load and unload bikes, and because of the security, I highly recommend this rack. It has been quite some time since I acquired this no, but I am very satisfied Make sure the claims are tough and the tires are in the containers if you plan on reclaiming. As a precaution, I use bungee cords on both bikes to keep them from rolling away. The mechanism has holes to place a lock into to prevent theft and you can use an ordinary lock as well.
It does exactly what it says on the box. Putting this together was easy and I loved how easy it was to load the bikes and to eliminate the hitch, too. I highly recommend this camper!.
To make a long road trip across the country a little easier, I bought this bike rack. To start, I'd like to say that for the price, you are getting a good deal, built of high-quality material. In any case, I am very upset due to the fact that the grip that clamps down over the bike has permanently damaged my $800+ mountain bike. The paint has rubbed right off until the metal is exposed. If I had the choice, I would have purchased a more expensive bike rack and kept my bike in top condition. The bike grip has damaged my bike after only receiving it for a week. Don't make the same mistake I did and put some kind of cushion between the bike and The warning has been given to you, lucky for you. My side of the story is quite different. I had to have my bike repaired because the product permanently damaged it.