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Old 01-17-2022, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default E Bike Rack for Roadtrek SS Agile with Rear Mounted Spare Tire

We’re looking for input regarding a bike rack capable of carrying a 65# e-bike plus a normal bike (total capacity of 100#).

We have the 2015 Roadtrek SS Agile with a 2” hitch receiver but the rack will need to extend far enough out to allow the closest bike to clear the rear mounted spare tire (18” out from the hitch flange).

A plus would be if this rack also would be compatible with a 1 1/4” receiver (OEM hitch) on our Subaru Outback.

Has anyone had experience / success with this situation?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Steve
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:45 AM   #2
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suggest you see if a front hitch receiver is available for your van, and mount bike in the front



leaves the rear doors free to open convenient and safe in even of fire


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Old 01-17-2022, 01:52 PM   #3
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We’re looking for input regarding a bike rack capable of carrying a 65# e-bike plus a normal bike (total capacity of 100#).

We have the 2015 Roadtrek SS Agile with a 2” hitch receiver but the rack will need to extend far enough out to allow the closest bike to clear the rear mounted spare tire (18” out from the hitch flange).

A plus would be if this rack also would be compatible with a 1 1/4” receiver (OEM hitch) on our Subaru Outback.

Has anyone had experience / success with this situation?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Steve
Hi Steve,

I wanted to be able to open/close the back doors with an 05/04 Roadtrek that had a spare tire much like yours. The bike is about 2 feet from the back doors, shallow as possible and weighs 60+ pounds.

I used a Stowaway Hitch Frame. I mounted a platform on the frame for the bike, wood. The bike handle bars are over the spare tire. Works well, and I have not seen anything I would replace it with.

Bud

https://www.stowaway2.com/swingaway-hitch-frame
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Old 01-17-2022, 02:34 PM   #4
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You can always add a hitch receiver extension bar to extend the hitch back as far as you want. They come in multiple lengths. We use a 12" extension to get our hitch back beyond our Aluminess rear boxes. They do reduce the towing weight allowed on the hitch but that wouldn't matter for a bike rack. Then you can use any bike rack.

We also use a 1UpUSA bike rack for our ebikes. They are nice in that they support the bikes on the tires instead of from the top tubes of the bikes which is good for heavy bikes. They also are fast and easy to lock the bikes on and off.
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:48 PM   #5
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Here is what it looks like at the back of my PW Lexor
Like Jrobe suggested yes use a upward 2 inch elbow/extension.
Also to eliminate the sway effect I squeaze the hitch with this

Rock solid..

I recommend to stick with a 2 inches.
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Great ideas and thanks for feedback! The idea to use an extender makes a lot of sense.

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