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Old 02-02-2020, 09:54 PM   #21
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Without pictures I don't believe it
I see you only have a 3/4 ton short bed chevy. I have no idea if that would work for you. But it did on our 1 ton dually long bed Ram. I'm 6'2" and the tailgate is above my waste in height so there is a LOT of room up and down. You can drop the hitch a full foot or more and still have more than enough ground clearance. These new truck beds are just stupid tall if you ask me.

I am full time for work in New Mexico and the rack is in Arkansas at our retirement home so I can't show pictures. You can call me a liar if you want.
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Old 02-03-2020, 01:30 PM   #22
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I contacted etrailer about a carrier for ebikes and they indicated no carrier on the market is recommended on the back of a TT or a 5er. They recommended to put the carrier on the front bumper of your truck.
I think you may have been misinformed.
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Old 02-03-2020, 03:13 PM   #23
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I think you may have been misinformed.
Here is one on e-trailer that says it is for 5th wheel trailer use and e-bikes.
https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-...ks/HR1650.html
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:50 PM   #24
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Interesting that the rack is approved for 5ers but not for bumper pull.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:26 AM   #25
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what ever you get don't put bikes on your ladder:-)


swagman works for us
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:11 AM   #26
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We use the Swagman and have added the Quiet Hitch Clamp to really firm up the attachment.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:22 AM   #27
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I have had a Swagman for 10 years and have thousands of miles with it, however these were for Hybrid bikes under 30lbs each. After more research and the fact we recently purchased RAD Ebikes I have learned that the Swagman only has a 30lb limit per bike.

While we will carry the bikes in the basement of the 5er we also carry them on our Ram 3500 and Jeep JL Wrangler so I do need a new rack it looks like.

This is what I am ordering today it is rated to 60lbs per bike at $249 and it also locks down the bike to the rack for added security which is great for storing at the campsite or on the road.

https://www.amazon.com/Overdrive-Spo...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:29 AM   #28
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I have had a Swagman for 10 years and have thousands of miles with it, however these were for Hybrid bikes under 30lbs each. After more research and the fact we recently purchased RAD Ebikes I have learned that the Swagman only has a 30lb limit per bike.

While we will carry the bikes in the basement of the 5er we also carry them on our Ram 3500 and Jeep JL Wrangler so I do need a new rack it looks like.

This is what I am ordering today it is rated to 60lbs per bike at $249 and it also locks down the bike to the rack for added security which is great for storing at the campsite or on the road.

https://www.amazon.com/Overdrive-Spo...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
The last line in the Amazon description should tell you all you need to know.
Also this is rated to 60# per bike and the RAD Rover is 71#/.

I use a Hollywood rack and I have added struts and deleted the folding part as well as any other area that allows for movement. It is as solid as a rock even when I jump on either side. I also use a hitch clamp to tighten up the hitch.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:41 AM   #29
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The last line in the Amazon description should tell you all you need to know.
Also this is rated to 60# per bike and the RAD Rover is 71#/.

I use a Hollywood rack and I have added struts and deleted the folding part as well as any other area that allows for movement. It is as solid as a rock even when I jump on either side. I also use a hitch clamp to tighten up the hitch.
Rad battery removes in like 10 seconds that brings the bike down in weight. We have the Rad Mini at 68Lbs, We also remove Seat post makes them less attractive to steal when hitched. So 60lb weight is a Non issue...

Frankly (I am sure it is a great rack) the Hollywood Rack at $430 is way over priced compared to competitors at $200 less, this rack style is very common and similar builds for less, it should be noted the Hollywood rack will not accept Fat Tire bikes.
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