Anyone have experience with rear mounting bike racks on a popup? We have an ATC Bobcat popup and want to install rear mounted bike racks for a 2” receiver. Weight is a concern with a Nissan Frontier with a 1215 payload. We’re thinking of 3 options. Our question is similar to BillTheHiker but we already have a Thule T2 so we started a new post since we have some specific questions:
We already have an old Thule T2 classic bike rack that tilts. We’re thinking of getting at least a 10”-12” hitch receiver extension with step. This way we can still have quick access the back with the rack in the driving/untilted position. Weight 50 lbs, Cost $60. Question - will we need to worry about this rig on 4wheel drive roads with the racks extended? There are hi/lo hitch extensions which increase the height of the rack but not sure if they are recommended.
RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging - Wheel Mount. Cost $700. Weight 60 lbs. Question - how hard will it be to quick access the back door and do you have to swing to do so?
Do option 1 and get Thule Access or the Yakima backswing. The issue here is the Thule 2 is $350 at 56 lbs which will be 106 lbs with the rack, which is starting to get heavy.
Which option is suggested or other ideas?
Edited by robcc, 14 April 2021 - 02:37 AM.