Thanks, that is good advice.dogman wrote:If you like your current car, weld some braces on the hitch to stiffen it up.
Even a beefy hitch is still going to have the play in it allowing the 2" bike rack to waggle. So your new car and new rack will still have the same problem.
In a nutshell, that 's about it. Upside/down thinking I know.will_newton wrote:your bike rack sucks and so you'll have to buy a new car?
That is so wonderfully American, I love it.
Thanks.liveforphysics wrote:I welded on a hitch to my 1992 Honda Civic hatch. I tow a trailer with 3 dirtbikes, or 3 streetbikes.
I typically remove the batteries on my current ebikes because they are easy to remove and shaves 12 lb on each, definitely looking for this capability again in my next pair of ebikes.deardancer3 wrote:Would you be able to make the batteries on your ebikes quick release so they go inside the vehicle, not on the rack? Would this be better payback than trading vehicles?
Source wrote:I should remind those who plan to transport bicycles in the cargo area that this is a small crossover and cargo space is limited. I could BARELY fit my medium sized mountain bike into the hatch with the rear seats folded down . It was a 10 minute exercise in geometry to get it in there - even with the bike seat lowered and the font fork in short travel. And it was a 20 minute exercise getting it back out! My mountain bike has a beefy fork with no quick release. With wheels removed it would have been easier. My 52cm road bike was no problem with wheels in-tact. I would say that mountain bikers should try before they buy.
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