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    Man that's a lot of weight on the rear axle. Many tow-bars are only rated for 200-250 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Man that's a lot of weight on the rear axle. Many tow-bars are only rated for 200-250 or so.
    Its a class III hitch. 500 pound limit. The rack weighs less than the Kuat or Yakima four carrier. We have not had any issues in two years of using it. The hitch is connected to the frame. The airflow is also excellent in that configuration.
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    He's fine, that's a 2", frame mounted, the total bike load is 300-350#, well within the spec for a frame truck hitch.

    Class III - Larger trailers and accessories
    •Class III hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 6000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a 600 lbs. maximum trailer tongue weight (TW).
    •Class III hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a 1000 lbs. maximum trailer tongue weight (TW)
    •Class III hitches are weight carrying (WC) and also are weight distributing (WD) depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications.
    •Not all Class III hitches are rated to be both. See the specific hitch for that information.
    •A Class III hitch usually has a 2" square receiver opening.
    •A higher class ball mount does not increase the towing capacity of the hitch. To use this class of hitch for weight distribution requires a weight distribution system.
    •Class III hitches attach to the vehicle frame only.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Man that's a lot of weight on the rear axle. Many tow-bars are only rated for 200-250 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alta Racks View Post
    Its a class III hitch. 500 pound limit. The rack weighs less than the Kuat or Yakima four carrier. We have not had any issues in two years of using it. The hitch is connected to the frame. The airflow is also excellent in that configuration.
    Well, on a large SUV or pickup, sure, but that's about the only situation I could see using it, if it's a large pickup, you may not even need a rack, the large SUV and pickup would have springs and towbar sufficient for this, otherwise, wouldn't be appropriate for many other vehicles (many light SUVs, wagons, cars, etc.).

    The rack may weigh less than Kuat, but putting that much weight that far aft on a vehicle will seriously unload the front end and weight the rear.
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    Love how big it is - very few would have that capacity... yes, I'm sure Jayem is right - have to have the right hitch to support, although here in Europe I'm constantly surprised by what people in the eurowagons put/pull on their hitches
    I brought my truck over and don't use a hitch at all - can easily fit 5-6 fatties on my crash pad which is also much easier to manage on/off. Still if I were in the market for a rack that could carry 4+ bikes I'd definitely look at this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alta Racks View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Well, on a large SUV or pickup, sure, but that's about the only situation I could see using it, if it's a large pickup, you may not even need a rack, the large SUV and pickup would have springs and towbar sufficient for this, otherwise, wouldn't be appropriate for many other vehicles (many light SUVs, wagons, cars, etc.).

    The rack may weigh less than Kuat, but putting that much weight that far aft on a vehicle will seriously unload the front end and weight the rear.
    I'd have no issue using that hitch rack on a OEM class III hitch mounted on a 1/2 ton. And I'm quite familiar with towing payloads and hitch weights as I frequently tow my 9500 lbs GVWR TT with my 1-ton. That rack is not going to unload much on the front with a 1/2 ton that is outfitted with OEM class III.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sloth View Post
    I'd have no issue using that hitch rack on a OEM class III hitch mounted on a 1/2 ton. And I'm quite familiar with towing payloads and hitch weights as I frequently tow my 9500 lbs GVWR TT with my 1-ton. That rack is not going to unload much on the front with a 1/2 ton that is outfitted with OEM class III.
    Agreed. A heavy fat bike is 40#, so fully loaded with 6 heavy fat bikes the total weight is less than 300#. If one is carrying 6 bikes odds are the vehicle would have at least one passenger which would offset any moment force about the rear axle caused by the loaded rack. Even without a passenger, no, it would not "seriously unload" the front of anything that would have a class 3 hitch.

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    Thank you J_westy,
    We make three basket sizes to accomodate all the way to 6 inch wide tires and all the way to 29 inch wheels. There is no touch, no rub to the frame from the rack, or the other bikes. Carbon bikes are being damaged by careless shuttle companies using NS, had that experience in Moab couple of times. Not their bike, I guess.
    Just left the fab shop, long day working on ski and snowboard carriers. The rack is desing to adapt to different sports, One rack to rule them all.
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