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    Sportsmobile Rack Advice

    I am looking for a rack for my Sportsmobile. I usually have roof racks but since this vehicle is so tall, I'm looking for a hitch mount. I have a swing away rear tire and jerry can holder on the back so the bike rack needs to clear these items (extender possibly) but I definitely need to be able to access the rear doors as needed so a swing away design is a must. I don't like the frame mounted carriers and want a fork mounted tray for stability when offroad.

    Does anyone make this? I have done extensive searches on mtbr and google but am coming up with nothing.

    HELP!
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    I've previously looked for a swing-away tray mount and didn't find any. I've got a swing-away frame mount and thought about modifying it into a tray mount, but so far it just looks like a lot of expense.

    The Thule T2 does tilt down, but I haven't heard from anyone whether that works well fully loaded. Maybe a tube fabricator could be the best way to do the magic.

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    i have a Sportworks T2 (same as Thule just w/o thule stickers) and it is a piece of cake to raise or lower w/ bikes on it, as far as clearing the rear doors etc..., you will be able to open them a bit, not all the way though, my SMB only has the upgraded rear bumper/ladder w/o the jerry can basket so it may different on your rig. it does only take 10 seconds to remove or load a bike though....

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    Thanks for the info! Did you just get your SMB from the neighboring town in UT? Thought I recognized your name from the Sportsmobile forum.

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    yeah, thats me.

    Believe it or not but you had just beaten my offer on the van you just picked up, everything worked out in the end, I actually prefer the RB vs the EB and the fact that I was able to go up w/ my wife to look at and drive it before hand was a big thumbs up in her book. Besides, I always wanted a red truck, now I have a really big red van instead... life is good!

    now it is time to go ride...

    enjoy!

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    Wow. Small world! I think I saw your red RB after I picked mine up and had a pang of regret for a second. Initially we were looking for that exact config but we're very happy with the EB since we have 2 dogs and lots of gear.

    Back to bikes... I'm thinking of just sucking it up and doing a roof rack. Stabile way to transfer and theft resistant. Or possibly have something fabricated up in the future by a local shop.

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    those things are sweet. i'd love one.

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    I haven't seen what you are looking for anywhere. Find a good welder/fabricator and you can probably have something custom built for a fraction of the cost of a Thule or Yakima piece.

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