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    Do you use a bike cover for traveling?

    I have a hitch-mounted kuat rack for 2 bikes. We will be taking a road trip and was hoping to find a decent cover so they don't get all caked up with rain and road grime.
    Any suggestions?

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    hmm never even thought about that, I ride my bike on trails and its gets dirty from the mud and rocks on the trail...not sure that road grime is any worse or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehfour View Post
    hmm never even thought about that, I ride my bike on trails and its gets dirty from the mud and rocks on the trail...not sure that road grime is any worse or not
    Agree, and its probably not a big deal unless there's salt on the roads.

    I just thought if it was raining hard they would get annihilated and be filthy in every nook and cranny. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bees_by_the_sea View Post
    Agree, and its probably not a big deal unless there's salt on the roads.

    I just thought if it was raining hard they would get annihilated and be filthy in every nook and cranny. LOL

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    Do you know of any decent covers? I can't find anything that looks all that nice. I'd love a big hardshell case over the whole rack. I guess I should just buy a big pickup with a cover over the back and be done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtlo-dork View Post
    Do you know of any decent covers? I can't find anything that looks all that nice. I'd love a big hardshell case over the whole rack. I guess I should just buy a big pickup with a cover over the back and be done with it.
    A hard shell would be fantastic!! The only one I've seen that may be decent is by Skinz. But its $200. I'd like to know if someone had it and it was worth the price.

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    Don't forget the people behind you need to see your taillights. Also it might act like a big sail back there??

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    Iím aware of these but would love someone with first hand info.

    https://blog.letsgoaero.com/the-rv-blues

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    I'd only be worried about road salt and ice build up...
    Rain and dirt won't hurt the bikes

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    Years ago I had a similar thought. I found a recreational vehicle accessories place on line that sold some type of bike cover.

    I wound.up buying g the biggest bbq cover i could find at home depot, it worked for about 600 miles and then started to copyright around the handle bars. The cover did not finish the trip.

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    I tried a soft cover once on a hitch platform rack. Acted like a sail and disintegrated. I don't worry too much about road grime if it's dry, but am more concerned about grime with rain, and security on longer road trips. In those cases, I mount the bikes inside (full size SUV), but still take the hitch rack for ease of use at my destination.
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    ill pull the seat off and if its real bad use a gas station hose and rinse the bike. Ive also disassembled and stuffed the bike in the back of my suv as well.

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    Saran Wrap it!



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    90% of the time my bike is in my Tahoe. Easily fits standing up with the dropper down and front wheel off. That way I can have it when I go to work or stop at store or wherever without worrying about it. I honestly also feel itís safer in there when Iím sleeping at night versus sitting in garage even though itís always locked up in my garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xseal View Post
    Iím aware of these but would love someone with first hand info.

    https://blog.letsgoaero.com/the-rv-blues
    Anyone have any experience with this thing?

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