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Old 03-24-2010, 05:57 AM   #15
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We really like this rack. Expensive.

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:23 AM   #16
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Bumper Mount Bike Rack

This Swagman rack mounts to the hitch ball hole in the bumper. With two bikes I have plenty of clearance when making turns. Down side is you can not open the tailgate with it installed. 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers - Ball Hole Swagman Hitch Bike Racks S64095
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:09 AM   #17
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This Swagman rack mounts to the hitch ball hole in the bumper. With two bikes I have plenty of clearance when making turns. Down side is you can not open the tailgate with it installed. 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers - Ball Hole Swagman Hitch Bike Racks S64095
Did you have to adapt it to the large shank of a 2 5/15" ball?
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:36 AM   #18
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Here's a couple photos of the installation. I had a welder make the upright with a split fork on the bottom which is held to the two WD hitch open holes with hitch pins from O'Reillys Auto. The top has a 90 degree angle and a receiver for the standard Swagman hitch mount. Let me know if you need more info on this.
Our bikes, like yours, are very different from each other, so we need them to be supported by their wheels like yours. I think we have the same WD hitch, and fabricating the extension should be no problem.

The cover on the bed of our truck is a Roll-n-Lock, so access with the rack in place will be no problem.

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Old 03-24-2010, 10:47 PM   #19
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Ford F150 tonneau cover bike rack solution

I'm very fussy when it comes to transporting my bikes. I use a Yakima rack system mounted to the truck bed via special mounting devices called "tower landing pads"(Yakima part) This setup allows me to lock the bikes on to the truck and still retains the full function of the tonneau cover. The height of the rack makes loading a breeze and keeps the bikes cleaner compared to a normal roof mounted system.

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:00 AM   #20
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Our bikes, like yours, are very different from each other, so we need them to be supported by their wheels like yours. I think we have the same WD hitch, and fabricating the extension should be no problem.

The cover on the bed of our truck is a Roll-n-Lock, so access with the rack in place will be no problem.

Thank you for your posts.
This hitch extender has worked out well for us. We have a roll up Access cover, so we just open the tailgate a few inches, unlatch, and roll it up. If we can provide any further detail, dimensions, photos to help please let us know.
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