Best Hitch Rack for Big Dummy?-
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  1. #1
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    Best Hitch Rack for Big Dummy?

    Hi Everybody,

    Driving a 2017 VW Golf.

    I am planning to install a 2" hitch.

    I am looking for a rear hitch rack that will (ideally):

    1) Pivot out of the way so that I open the hatchback.

    2) Carry more than one bike, including my Big Dummy, at a time.

    3) Carry the Big Dummy vertically so that I am not a hazard on the road.

    4) Allow one person to load and offload the bikes with a minimum of backstrain and frustration.

    Does such a beast exist?

  2. #2
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    Jul 2010
    I think you are looking custom, diy, or paying someone to mod an existing reach like the North shore to lean a bit forward and be taller North Shore Bike Racks. Honestly, an extended tray roof rack can be had off the shelf, and a golf isn't that tall; carry a folding stool if you are worried. Otherwise, you are going to have a really tall rack sticking up from the back of your car. And you haven't even dealt with the issue of hatch access (though a long roof tray can cause some if the same issues).

  3. #3
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    Jan 2004
    I have a Thule T2 hitch-mounted rack. For my Big Fat Dummy, I fabricated an 18"-longer-than-stock replacement carrier out of 2" x 1.5" 14-gauge tubing. It uses all OEM Thule hardware will go back on (plastic end caps, etc.).

    If you have a welder/fabricator buddy (or are one yourself), it's a pretty straightforward set-up.

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    I dig steel-framed bikes of all shapes and sizes.

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