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    Storing a hitch mount rack in a small apt?

    I just picked up a sweet new Kuat NV Core. But this sucker is 40 pounds heavy and HUGE! I live in a small apt and don't have a lot of available floor or storage space.

    I was thinking of mounting a couple of L-brackets to the wall, or a large eye screw with webbing and carabiner, to keep it out of the way when not in use.

    Anyone have a creative solution to this storage problem? Bonus points for pics.

    Thanks!

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    Good luck lol. This is one reason I sold my Kuat NV. Now I'm able to store my hitch rack in my trunk.
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    Good question too. I have mine in my apartment, but it's going to be a pain taking it to my garage. The garage is kind of shared, but access is limited as well. I don't really trust everyone there, but I could always go and lock it in a box there. Or just carry it down when I put it on my car. It's not too far, but yeah, it's bulky and I'd rather not.
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    Is there room in the trunk of your car?

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    rackstash...you can even store your bikes on the rack while it's in your apt.

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    I also live in an apartment on the 3rd floor. Such a hassle to drag up and down the stairs! I store my rack on this super convenient mount that I put on my car. Now it's out of the way in my apt and whenever I want to go for a ride, it's ready to go on my car. Win-Win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerwad View Post
    I also live in an apartment on the 3rd floor. Such a hassle to drag up and down the stairs! I store my rack on this super convenient mount that I put on my car. Now it's out of the way in my apt and whenever I want to go for a ride, it's ready to go on my car. Win-Win!

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    ^ Ha!

    Sarcasm aside, I was wondering myself why you wouldn't just leave it locked to your car??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendous Man View Post
    ^ Ha!

    Sarcasm aside, I was wondering myself why you wouldn't just leave it locked to your car??
    Personally, I don't know. That is exactly what I do. 4 years and I think I've taken it off once (apart from moving between cars, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendous Man View Post
    ^ Ha!

    Sarcasm aside, I was wondering myself why you wouldn't just leave it locked to your car??
    Other activities, which are hatchback intensive, include whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and dogs. I went with a hitch mount rack because I DIDN'T want to have it on my vehicle all the time.

    So it sounds like other garage-less heathens just kinda' suck it up and deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendous Man View Post
    ^ Ha!

    Sarcasm aside, I was wondering myself why you wouldn't just leave it locked to your car??
    Because there's no such thing as "locked and "secure". Because we use our vehicles for other things. Mountain biking every single day would be fun, but I just don't have the time with rock climbing, running, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and many other things. Leaving it on is also asking for a ticket from law enforcement for plate obscuration, but there are ways around that, it's just nice to be able to take it off and not have it on when we're not using it for MTB, which is really the majority of the time.
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    they sell "cups" at bed bath and beyond that prop your bed up then maybe u could slide the rack under your bed. not sure exactly what they are called it looks a cup upside down then the bed post sits on top raises the bed.

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    should have gotten a 1up.

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