Recommended 4 Bike Rack to Use With RV That is Towing a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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We have a Thor ACE 29.2 RV. We tow a 2017 Wrangler UL with a Ready Brake system. We wanted to use a bike rack that could be mounted between the RV and the Jeep. I was hesitant to add one of the dual hitch extender because of the added length. My two options for 4 bikes seem to be either the Blue Ox system or mounting a hitch onto the bumper. The ACE does not have a square bumper, so can you mount a hitch to it, if we are just using it for a bike rack? I have included a photo of the bumper.

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I have a solution for you, but the RV Bumper Hitch Receivers, like part # S64025, are only compatible with the square bumpers like the one in the attached picture. The problem with a dual hitch extender (or any hitch extender), like part # MT70070, is that it reduces the weight capacity of your trailer hitch receiver by 50 percent, so you might not be able to continue to tow your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

The Let's Go Aero BikeWing T4, part # B01458, is an excellent choice to use in this case. The BikeWing T4 can be used in your Jeep's 2 inch trailer hitch receiver, like part # 76104 which will fit your 2017 Wrangler Unlimited, and will give you the ability to safely carry all 4 of your bikes. The T4 has a weight capacity of 180 lbs (45 lbs per bike) and can be folded up when the bikes are unloaded to provide extra space at the rear of your Wrangler Unlimited. This bike rack is rated for use on an RV so it will work well for this application.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the rack measures 16 inches, so even if you have a spare tire on the back of your Jeep this should still fit with no problem. You can help deter theft of your bikes by using the Deadbolt Cable Lock # CAB-10.

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