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Old 07-20-2019, 07:42 PM   #1
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4 bike roof rack

Anyone put 4 bikes on an SUV roof? We have two now with Yakima racks. The bar flexes a lot. Is there a solution out there that uses additional bars or stronger bars?with our longer coach I really don't want to put bikes on the front anymore because it will kill our turning radius
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:32 AM   #2
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Anyone put 4 bikes on an SUV roof? We have two now with Yakima racks. The bar flexes a lot. Is there a solution out there that uses additional bars or stronger bars?with our longer coach I really don't want to put bikes on the front anymore because it will kill our turning radius


You must do the math for your equipment. Weigh your bikes, compare to your Yakima rack load rating as well as to the recommended max roof load of your SUV.

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[ATTACH]347239 This one carries a dozen bikes. You would want the strong young mountain bikers to load it, though
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Iím not too concerned about the roof load, although I will look it up. The crossbars are a concern, they are flexy and old. I saw a post where someone added another set and staggered the bars and racks.
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[ATTACH]347239 This one carries a dozen bikes. You would want the strong young mountain bikers to load it, though
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:21 AM   #6
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Iím not too concerned about the roof load, although I will look it up. The crossbars are a concern, they are flexy and old. I saw a post where someone added another set and staggered the bars and racks.


That can certainly work, if you have the roof for it. I added a third crossbar (Rhino Rack) for my heavy e-bike. My 1-Up bike tray easily accepted a third mounting foot. I chose those brands for their versatility, as I carry different things (bikes, kayaks, roof top tent). Here itís mounted on my tonneau, but same idea for a roof. [ATTACH]347316
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That can certainly work, if you have the roof for it. I added a third crossbar (Rhino Rack) for my heavy e-bike. My 1-Up bike tray easily accepted a third mounting foot. I chose those brands for their versatility, as I carry different things (bikes, kayaks, roof top tent). Here itís mounted on my tonneau, but same idea for a roof. [ATTACH]347316


I could never trust myself to be hooked up with the jacks down
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