Trailer Hitch Adapter to Carry Bike Rack for Electric Bikes and Flat Tow Behind Motorhome

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Towing a vehicle and carrying electric bikes. With the swagman in the receiver of the Motorhome Is there access to tow a vehicle?

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To use a bike rack while you flat tow a vehicle behind your motorhome all you will need is a dual hitch adapter. There are three of these that could work depending on the rise or drop you need. All of these have a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 400 lbs.

- Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 2-1/4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-2

- Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-4

- Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 6" Drop/Rise # RM-077-6

- Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 8" Drop/Rise # RM-077-8

- Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 10" Drop/Rise # RM-077-10

A bike rack with the necessary capacity for your E-bikes is the Hollywood Racks TRS 2-Bike Platform Rack # HR3000 which have a 50 lb per bike capacity or the Swagman Escapee # S64693 which has a 60 lb per bike capacity. Both of these racks are rated for use behind a motorhome and are platform racks which offer great stability.

I have attached links to video reviews of both bike racks as well as a link to a review of the adapters for you to take a look at.

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Thanks for your help. Is there a rack that will Hold 65 pound bikes?

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There is a bike rack for 65 lb bikes that is rated for use behind motorhomes; I highly recommend checking out the Swagman E-Spec # S64689 because of its 70 lb per-bike capacity and its integrated security features.

The E-Spec uses ratcheting hooks to to hold your e-bikes by the top of their frame and has cradles which use ratcheting straps to further secure the bikes by its rear wheels. You can lock the ratcheting hooks in place to protect your valuable e-bikes when you make a pit stop and it comes with a hitch lock to keep your rack secured to your motorhome. It even has a threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin to keep the noise and movement of the rack to a minimum.

This rack has a powder coat to keep corrosion at bay and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. I have added a link to a video review of the rack for you to check out as well.

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I like the Hollywood rack for electric bikes up to 80 pounds. One bike is 4” fat Tires the other will work with the standard 3” Holders. Can it be purchased that way? By adding the rise/drop are longer Cable and chains need for the tow vehicle Connections?

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The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Electric Bike Rack # HR1450Z-E is a great option with its 80 lb per bike capacity. Since you have 4 inch fat tires you can use the Fat Bike Adapter Kit for Hollywood Racks Sport Rider E-Bike Rack # HRSPRWH-F-HD but you are better off simply going with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Electric Fat Bike Rack # HR1455Z-E which is a more economical option than purchasing the rack and adapter kit separately.

This is the same rack but actually comes with fat bike wheel holders for tires that are a maximum of 5 inches.

In regards to a longer chain or cable, that will depend on how much room you have; the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Electric Fat Bike Rack # HR1455Z-E will extend out 27-1/2" from the hitch at its furthest point.

For a bike rack cover you can use the Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag for Trailer Hitch Bike Racks # S82006 which is designed for use on frame-mounted racks like the Hollywood.

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