Recommended Bike Rack For RoadTrek Zion RV With Double Rear Doors

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Will the double rear doors of my RoadTrek Zion RV open satisfactorily when the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4inch and 2inch Hitches - Tilting is attached? Or, is there another two or three bike rack better suited for my RV?

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RV compatible bike racks do not have the ability to tilt for cargo access and the Thule Roadway you mentioned is not an RV-rated bike rack. They have to be more durable because of the location on the back of an RV, so the features like tilt are not a viable option.

Your best option for access is to use a platform rack and remove the bikes. For this I recommend the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64684 that has a folding mast where the bikes are held by the frame with a padded hook. This will allow you to easily load and unload your bikes and give you access to your double rear doors.

Another great option for you is the Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # S64693. This bike rack holds the bikes by the front wheel to protect your frame.

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Thanks. A platform rack wont serve my needs. I need a more traditional 2 bike upright design similar to the S64910-2. I only have one bike.

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The Swagman XP 3 Bike Rack for 2" Hitch S64910-2 is a great hanging bike rack option but it has been discontinued. You may instead be interested in the Swagman Original - 3 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches # S64152-2. It comes with a threaded hitch pin and a single bike lock. As long as the outside bike is locked the inside bikes cannot be removed, so you will want to put your bike in the locking holder.

You may also be interested in the Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Down for Bike Racks # SR18679 to keep your front wheel from moving.

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