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Unread 09-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #31
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Those 1up racks look terrible. Lol
Might as well get a big motorcycle carrier hanging off the back, or just get a standard hitch mounted rack and bolt the bikes on or something.
I'm sure they're built well, I've seen them recommended other places too, but I don't care to store something that big or have something that big hanging off of the back of the jeep. I prefer to keep the bike higher up and still be able to use the jeep off road a bit. Lately I'm thinking about installing some locking fork mounts on the back of my top, and hanging them on the back with the rear tire strapped to the bumper.
x2. You are right on, sir!

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Unread 09-04-2013, 09:35 AM   #32
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Well, it doesn't catch enough to create noticeable drag and it certainly stays steadier than it does hanging on the Thule.

With the 1Up, less of the rear wheel sticks out past the side of the Jeep than it does when on the Thule since the 1Up centers the tandem and the Thule creates it being off-center by about 6 to 10 inches due to needing the anti-sway cradle to be against the seat-tube...
I'm glad it works well for you but, I don't think I want something like that hangin' off the back of my Jeep.
After a lot of research and looking I'm going to go with the Swagman, best bang for the buck.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #33
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I'm glad it works well for you but, I don't think I want something like that hangin' off the back of my Jeep.
After a lot of research and looking I'm going to go with the Swagman, best bang for the buck.
Swagman is a brand I've not heard of until now...

http://www.hitchsource.com/swagman-b...FbBDMgodYx4Acg

looks pretty cool.

I wonder if anyone has had 1st hand experience w/ them?

John
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Unread 09-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #34
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Swagman is a brand I've not heard of until now...

http://www.hitchsource.com/swagman-b...FbBDMgodYx4Acg

looks pretty cool.

I wonder if anyone has had 1st hand experience w/ them?

John
Look further up in the thread.....
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:36 PM   #35
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Sorry, I haven't read the whole thread. But, Kuat racks are the best hitch based racks I've used or seen. Integrated cable locks and even a work stand on some models. They are also light weight for a tray style rack. Much better than the Thule's I've used. Not cheap though.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #36
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Sorry, I haven't read the whole thread. But, Kuat racks are the best hitch based racks I've used or seen. Integrated cable locks and even a work stand on some models. They are also light weight for a tray style rack. Much better than the Thule's I've used. Not cheap though.
Ditto! The NV rack by Kuat is awesome!
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Unread 09-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #37
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I have the Yakma swing daddy, found it on Amazon for around $285 in April. I had to get a dual hitch extender from Harbor Freight, I turn it upside down because the stock tire carry will hit it, but it is great for getting for opening the rear gate.

http://www.yakima.com/shop/bike/hitch/swingdaddy

http://www.harborfreight.com/dual-hi...der-99591.html
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