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Old 07-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hitch Bike Rack

I have a 2009 Jeep Wrangler 2 door with a hitch I want to purchase a bike rack for it can anybody recommend one I know not all of them fit due to the rear tire being in the way .

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Old 07-01-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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I have a Yakima hitch mount... but it does interfere with the spare. So I am purchasing an extender: - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
That way I can use the rack and if I still need to tow a trailer, I can.

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Old 07-01-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:27 AM   #4
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i ended up with a Thule spare mount bike rack (963)... it bolts through the spare wheel. I am able to still open the rear gate with two bikes still on rack. I didn't want to remove bike and rack to get into rear of the car
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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X2 on the spare tire,I have a cheapy that straps to tire
easy on and off
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:46 PM   #6
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I love the spare tire rack... I just leave mine on all summer long. Its nice and it locks.

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I have this one by Thule. I purchased it for my Caravan. It works great on my jeep. It pivots out to allow for the tail gate to open. When I am pulling my Kayaks with this trailer, on the occasion when I may be biking and/or kayaking in the same trip, I use a duplex trailer hitch with the bike rack in the top and the kayak trailer in the bottom. If you got the dollars to afford this one, I can tell you it is effortless to open the tail gate. The bikes swing out and away from the vehicle and then the tail gate can be operated without connecting with the bikes. The entire hitch is beefy and no worries about overloading it. I have had four adult bikes on it and it doesn't grunt or groan under the load. Thule makes an adapter bar that allows female bikes and mountain bikes without the cross bar to fit onto the rack. I consider it to be a great product. I'm very satisfied with it.
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I have this one by Thule. I purchased it for my Caravan. It works great on my jeep. It pivots out to allow for the tail gate to open. When I am pulling my Kayaks with this trailer, on the occasion when I may be biking and/or kayaking in the same trip, I use a duplex trailer hitch with the bike rack in the top and the kayak trailer in the bottom. If you got the dollars to afford this one, I can tell you it is effortless to open the tail gate. The bikes swing out and away from the vehicle and then the tail gate can be operated without connecting with the bikes. The entire hitch is beefy and no worries about overloading it. I have had four adult bikes on it and it doesn't grunt or groan under the load. Thule makes an adapter bar that allows female bikes and mountain bikes without the cross bar to fit onto the rack. I consider it to be a great product. I'm very satisfied with it.
Really nice canoe/kayak trailer. What did you pay for this? Like it, but might have to just determine the best way to carry one on the hardtop, I wonder if there is a good roof rack assembly/safari cage for the JK Unlimiteds...
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Really nice canoe/kayak trailer. What did you pay for this? Like it, but might have to just determine the best way to carry one on the hardtop, I wonder if there is a good roof rack assembly/safari cage for the JK Unlimiteds...

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Ahhhh.... yes, that is what I need. Thanks!

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Really nice canoe/kayak trailer. What did you pay for this? Like it, but might have to just determine the best way to carry one on the hardtop, I wonder if there is a good roof rack assembly/safari cage for the JK Unlimiteds...
I got the deluxe model and the bike repair stand. The "B" tongue extender to get my 16 foot kayak on there without extending over the hitch. This solution works great when I am pulling multiple kayaks. I can get up to 6 kayaks on it. Possibly up to 8 depending on how heavy the total load is. It was a little pricy at about 2700.00. Almost as expensive as my haulmark covered 6X10 trailer. I put the kayak trailer inside the haulmark when camping for extended periods.

When I want to go kayaking by myself, or just my wife and me, I'm thinking the above setup would be ideal. Especially the setup that shows the canoe on top. I already have the "j" kayak supports made by Yakima. I wonder if they will fit on those cross bars. I have also been looking at the rack made by body armor but have not heard any good reviews about that rack yet. The body armor claims bolt on and it works with both the soft top and hard top.
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On closer examination of the rack above, I see support members that go from the front bar to the rear bar on both sides. This looks like it would interfere with lowering and raising the top. I think the body armor has the support rails outside the travel area of the top. Here is a link to the body armor picture.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #14
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Best hitch mount bike rack you can get? The North Shore Rack. Check it out...

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #15
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Oh ya, and the owner and designer is a Wrangler guy.
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X2 on the north shore racks! I have beat mine up on rocks, even using the rack as an anchor point to pull my buddy out of a mud hole strongest rack I have ever used!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #17
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i have a Thule Vertex 4 swing,and it works fine with stock 2013 JKU Sport S rear tire.
Only thing is to be sure it is all the way open before opening tailgate.


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