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Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 4-Bikes on the Back of a Travel Trailer Using Curt Bumper Hitch E-100

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We have a 2016 Keystone Hideout 24foot travel trailer. The back bumper which is hollow and stores a sewer hose is 4inch squared. I have a Curt E-100 2hitch that is installed on the bumper. I want to purchase the Thule TH934TR 4 bike rack so I can travel with the grandkids bikes. I would estimate the bikes total at 100 lbs. I read on the internet that this rack should not be installed on a trailer such as mine. What is your opinion.

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There are only certain bike racks that are rated for use on the back of an RV or trailer but the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is not one of them so I cannot recommend it. But there are several 4-bike racks that are rated for this application. You can use the Swagman Trailhead # S63381. This rack is most like the Thule. It features a 2-arm design and anti-sway cradles. It is a sturdy build to handle the riggers of being at the back of a trailer.

Other racks that are rated for this application and that hold 4 bikes include the Reese Eclipse, # 63124, Swagman Original, # S64400, Swagman XP, # S64940, Yakima LongHaul, # Y02476, and Yakima RoadTrip, # Y02477.

If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better ground clearance. I have linked a video showing how the adapter works.

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