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Bumper-Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Coleman Travel Trailer with 4 Inch Bumper


I have a 2016 Coleman Travel Trailer model cts17bh . I want to install an adapter in my 4 in bumper to put my bike rack. I have the spare tire mouth in it. what you suggest..


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We have a couple of options for a bike rack that will install on the 4 inch square bumper at the back of your Coleman Travel Trailer. Since you mentioned that your camper has a spare tire already installed on the bumper, a great bike rack option for you is the Swagman Around the Spare Deluxe 2-Bike Rack # S80501. One of my co-workers uses this bike rack on his trailer to carry his family's bikes when they go camping and he really likes it.

This bike rack will install around the 4 inch square bumper on either side of your trailer's spare tire and will allow you to carry 2 bikes. A powder-coated finish protects the rack from the elements and the J-bolts work to secure bikes with frames up to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. In addition to clearing the spare tire, the bike rack allows for easy access to the spare by removing 2 pins that will allow you to lift the top part of the rack off of the base. I've attached a review video of the Around the Spare bike rack for you.

If you would rather use a bike rack that installs in a hitch receiver, you can use a receiver that bolts around the hitch tube. If your bumper is 4 inches wide x 4-1/2 inches tall, theStromberg Carlson Hitch Receiver # BA-100 will work well. For a 4 inch square bumper tube, you'll want to use # UF35-946402. A great option for a bike rack is the Swagman XP 4 Bike Rack # S64940. This style hitch receiver will install around your trailer's bumper and allow you to use a hitch-mounted bike rack that is approved for use on RVs and Travel Trailers. I've attached review videos of these parts for you as well.

All of the bike racks that are approved for use on RVs and Travel Trailers can be found at the linked page.

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