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Old 04-06-2003, 04:57 PM   #1
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Bike rack on a Suburbban

My wife and I are going on an extended trip this summer in our Airstream and want to take our bikes. Has anyone carried their bikes on a Suburban? Have you any recommendations as to type or method? We stopped at REI today and they have theirs on sale until the 13th. They carry the "THULE" brand.

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Old 04-06-2003, 05:11 PM   #2
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Thule and Yakima are as good of racks as are available.

I assume you are talking about a roof rack. Roof mounted bicycles are possibly the only thing driven into awnings, garage doors, and other low obstacles more often than travel trailers.


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You have a couple of options. I'll be outfitting a Suburban soon and we plan to bring bikes as well. I'm planinng on putting a Wilderness or a Confer roof rack on ours. The bikes is a big reason. The big problem with a burb is the hight makes loading bike on the roof difficult. The bonus with a rack of this style is they can handle somebody standing on them. So one person could stand on the rack and another hand the bikes up.

Now I also plan to put a receiver on the front of my burb. I have one on the front of my offroad truck and it's great for moving a trailer around in a tight location. The reason I bring this up is you could use a receiver style bike carrier on the front if you had one. Much easier to load then the rook.
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