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    Jeep Wrangler (JKU) with KŁat NV and 4 bikes...(weight question)

    I've been using my KŁat NV on my Wrangler for some time now. I recently purchased the +2 option so I can carry four bikes.
    I use a hitch extender so the rack and bikes clear the spare. Heininger Holdings, LLC - Advantage SportsRack Extension 6000
    It works really well. The rack is very stable. However, the rack now will weigh roughly 100lbs, and combine with up to 150lbs of bikes, should I be concerned that the hitch and the aforementioned hitch extension will be taking on too much weight?

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    I carry 4 bikes and run an extension on my jku. Check the jeep thread.

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    How much weight with rack and bikes on your set-up?

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    Tongue towing weight for JKU's is 350 lbs. so your rack with bikes will be fine. I run the 1up rack system with 4 bikes on my JK and JKU and it's been fine.

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    Does it give you enough clearance to open the rear gate with spare tire?

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    Look at Jeep thread. There are a ton of pics. I have to run an extension to open the gate.

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    With the extension, the gate will open about two feet, but it will not swing completely out. It ends up hitting the spare tire.
    The great thing about the KŁat carrier is it comes off very easy. If I need to access the cargo area (unrestricted), I can have the rack off in about 20 seconds.

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