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Why You Shouldnt Use Bike Rack Cover On Front Hitch Bike Rack  

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We use a bike rack on the front of our vehicle. Will this material stand up to the wind? Swagman 2- Bike Cover for RV Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

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No, I can't recommend you use a bike rack cover like the # S24FR on a bike rack that is installed on a front hitch. You really can only use covers like this behind a very large vehicle where the air flow is basically blocked. Reason is the whipping of the wind will cause the cover to either damage the bikes, tear the cover, or fly of all together.

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Kieron

6/9/2024

Can you recommend a cover that would be appropriate for the front or is any cover a bad idea when transporting bikes using a front hitch? Thanks.

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Jameson C.

6/10/2024

@Kieron Covers on bike racks are basically always a bad idea since they whip around a lot but they are even more of a bad idea on a front hitch since there is so much wind there.

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