Recommended Front Mounted Bike Rack For Ford E450 Van Chassis

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Recommended platform 2 bike rack that mounts into 2inch front hitch receiver on E450 van chassis. Thanks

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We do offer several types of bike carriers designed and rated for use on the front of an RV, including the platform style such as the Swagman Dispatch # S64684. This carrier features a folding upright mast that allows you access to the vehicle cargo area when the rack is unloaded. All RV-rated bike racks for 2-inch hitches are shown on the linked page.

The Swagman Dispatch # S64684 is a great choice for an RV rack. It includes locks for both the rack itself and your loaded bikes; its independent rubberized ratcheting frame hooks firmly secure your bikes by their top frame tubes without risk of scratches; and the generous 6-1/4-inches of rise in the shank preserves your ground clearance.

If you have step trough frame, a woman's or child's bike, then I recommend using the # 64005 bike Adapter Bar. The bar allows to mount a bike that is missing the top tube to this style hanging bike rack.

If you don't have a front mounted hitch, the # 65053, is a hitch that is designed to fit the 2011 E-450 RV cutaway. The hitch will bolt directly to the frame and the hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. The 2 inch opening will allow you to mount a hitch accessory like a bike rack. The Hitch cross tube is concealed behind bumper and the plastic air deflector/fascia must be trimmed or removed to install hitch. Trimming of the fascia is required.

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