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Lippert Jack-It 2 Bike Rack for A-Frame Trailers Review

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Review of the Lippert Jack-It 2 Bike Rack for A-Frame Trailers

Jake: Hey guys, it's Jake here with etrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at, and I'm going to show you how to get in place the Let's Go Aero Jack-It bike rack. This bike rack is going to mount to the tongue of your travel trailer. It's going to work with both electric and manual jacks. You just want to make sure you have a front crank jack not a side crank it won't work with these support arms. Now the insole is going to be very, very simple.

It's just going to be the same three bolts that you're going to remove from your jack and you're going to have new hardware to insert this bike rack underneath your jack plate and then bolt it back down.Right away, you're going to notice that this is quite a bit different from your standard bike racks so you're going to mount in your hitch on the back end of your trailer. This is going to allow you to see your bikes while traveling so that you don't have to worry about whether or not they're there by the time you get to your destination.So with this bike rack, you're going to be able to still haul that cargo carrier or your spare tire mount on the back of your trailer while your bikes are on the front. So on the top, you're going to have these rubber coated steel hooks that are going to have an option to be able to be moved up into many different options. The strap is going to be a nice rubber strap, so you're going to be able to tighten it down under your bike tire. And then here you'll see that we have a nice foam pad that provides protection against your bike frame from any scratches or abrasions while traveling.These pads are going to be adjustable for bikes with different frame styles because you never know what two different types of bikes you might be hauling.

The lower portion of the upright is going to have these nice steel bars that are going to have that same rubber coating and your tire is going to rest against it and then when you shop it down, that's going to take away the sway from the bike. As you can see over here, our bike isn't able to sway because we have it strapped down. If we take this off, I can show you how otherwise this tire would just swing while you're driving. So this is to help prevent any unnecessary swinging of that front tire. You can also adjust them up and down to fit bikes with different size tires.

Now with any hanging style rack, you are going to have a little bit of movement. With this rack in particular, your bike is going to be solid in the rack, but the rack itself is going to move a little bit so you do want to be a little leery of that when loading your bikes. And this is going to come into play when you figure out how close your back bike is to your camper so just keep that in mind.As you can see here, we are going to have plenty of space. We do have about a foot and a half a space in between our camper and our bike, but that's something that you're going to have to measure and we'll give you a couple of measurements to tell you how wide the bike rack actually is. Your inside height is going to be about 22 and a half inches to the bottom of this bar here.

That's going to be the amount of space that you're going to have to be able to fit your jack vertically in there from side to side on the inside. Your usable space is going to be seven and three eights inches. So just keep those two in mind when thinking about getting this bike rack, to make sure that your jack fits inside here. Now this next measurement is to help you determine if it's going to be able to clear your propane or whatever else you might have on the tongue of your trailer. We're going to measure from the bottom of this plate on the Jack-It bike rack to the part here where it starts going up. That is going to be about 27 and a half inches.So you do have quite a bit of lift to be able to get it up and over your propane tanks or whatever else you might have up here. So from the back portion of the support bar to the outermost point, which is going to be our bar, it's going to be about 15 and a half inches. So this is going to give you that idea of how close it'll get to the front of your camper before you'll have to start worrying about something. Now, keep in mind, you are going to have to look at your pedals and your handlebars to see how far they go back because they may extend further back than these support bars will.Now something I really like about this bike rack is that it's very easy to remove these top two arms, to be able to keep the components looking new. You can take them off with a simple snap of this pin and you simply lift it off. And you can store both of these upright arms in your camper at your house, wherever you like. This is going to be able to stay on the trailer because it's bolted down to the trailer so you know it's going to be safe.One thing I would recommend picking up with this bike rack is a cable lock. This doesn't have any locking devices on it to secure your bikes to the rack itself. So that would be another added feature to keep your bike safe. Another thing would be to pick up locking anti-rattle bolt so that your components of the bike rack are secured to itself. This bike rack is going to have an 80 pound weight capacity. So you just want to be sure not to overload it with the two bikes you have on it.Let's go ahead and take a look at it on our test scores. At first it's going to be our slalom which is going to simulate side to side action like evasive maneuvering or taking a sharp turn. And now our alternating speed bumps which is going to simulate driving over uneven pavement like potholes.Now it's an easy installation, let's go ahead and show you how. You start by using a 9/16 socket to remove these three bolts. Now that you have those bolts removed, you can remove your jack. Now you're going to set your bike rack in place, line up the holes. This may be easier with a second set of hands, but you can do it yourself. Get your jack down into place. And the bike rack does come with new bolts, they're a little bit longer, so you go ahead and put those in now. Once you get one bolt started, it's going to make it a lot easier to get the other holes lined up. Now we can go ahead and tighten them back down. You want to make sure your bike rack is straight so we have it, and that's it. To get this first bike in place it can be a bit tricky to get it up and over the wreck because it does sit a bit tall. If you have a second set of hands, it is easier to get that bike in place on the other hook. We'll go ahead and show you how to do the second one.Just make sure you get it on the wheel hooks. See we have it secured here. And on our tire hooks down here in the bottom it's going to rest against those and you can adjust those up and down these vertical arms. Once you have your hooks and your bars set, then you can start strapping down your bike, you slip that rubber strap over. Now you do want to put a good amount of tension on that in order to safely secure your bike. Now, we'll do the same for the other three. So you'll see here, you can easily get it on that hook there but it's not holding your bike tire down very tight. You want to stretch it to get it onto that next one. Now with everything safely tied down on our wreck. That's going to do it for our look at the Jack-It bike rack..



Super slick way of mounting bikes when space is limited. No interference on the trailer or car from the bikes when making tight turns. So much safer then attempting to mount the bikes on the back of the trailer where they'll go unseen plus the mounting arms can be removed to deter theft.

Walter V.


How easy is it to remove the propane cover to refill the tanks?

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Jacob H.


All it will take is the removing of one bolt and you can then take the entire top portion of the rack off to get to your propane tanks to refill them.



@WalterV I have it and really like it. I only fill propane a couple times a year so I just take the bolt off and remove it, also remove it so less is out in the weather.

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