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Unread 12-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Bike rack for 2013 JKUR

I'm looking for a bike rack for my new 2013 JKUR. I want a hitch mount, platform style rack that will fold up when not in use and won't hit the spare tire when folded. I don't want to use an extension on the hitch. I've looked everywhere I know to look and can't find one. Does anyone have one they know will work? I don't want a spare tire rack either. Will use it for between 1 and 4 bikes, mainly just 1 though.

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Unread 12-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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I have a hitch-mount bike rack and could not use it without an extension. I don't leave my rack on so the extension is no big deal to meal. Good luck in your search!.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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This is what I used on my JK.
http://www.etrailer.com/Trunk-Bike-R...ma/Y02598.html

I chose that style over a hitch mount because they are harder to find with a "swing away" style latch to offer the space to open the rear gate of the Jeep. I wanted access to the rear of my Jeep and have a secure setup for my bike. This was the best one I could find. When properly secured it wont bounce, squeak or rattle.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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The thule 954 clears my poison spider rear tire carrier so it should clear a stock set up. All of the bikes have to be removed to fold it up enough to get the rear gate opened.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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I bought a cheapie at Harbor Freight and it clears the spare if you invert the vertical bar when you assemble it. It is designed to lean back into the vehicle at about a 10 degree angle, but I flipped it and re drilled the holes to mount the top bar so I could correct the angle. It works great and for $39 it was worth trying.

I should have just modified a hitch mounted cargo carrier, but thought of that plan too late. It seems like it would be easy to add a carrier to that.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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Unread 01-02-2013, 04:48 AM   #7
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I've recently looked at those. Does the hitch mounting system work good? I can't believe there is no hitch pin or something going through where the hitch pin goes for added protection.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #8
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I just got the Thule spare tire bike rack and it's great. The only downside I see is that it barely clears the stock mtr's and I don't think I could go to anything bigger without some modification. Besides that its great though because it swings right open with the tailgate and takes 15 seconds to put on or take off.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #9
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I just got the Thule spare tire bike rack and it's great. The only downside I see is that it barely clears the stock mtr's and I don't think I could go to anything bigger without some modification. Besides that its great though because it swings right open with the tailgate and takes 15 seconds to put on or take off.
I sure does. You use a keyed lock to "open" up the hitch coupler so you don't get any lose tolerance.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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I sure does. You use a keyed lock to "open" up the hitch coupler so you don't get any lose tolerance.
Thunderstrike...just so I'm understanding you, you are talking about the 1up, not the Thule, that you quoted, right? Also, you haven't had any concerns about not having a hitch pin all the way through the hitch/receiver? Maybe I'm just too paranoid!
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Unread 01-03-2013, 03:06 AM   #11
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Look at the Swagman G10. This is the rack that I use and it comes included with the hitch pin lock and cable. Here is the link http://www.swagman.net/products/plat...g10-64681-new/ .
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