bike rack

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  1. JohnM

    JohnM Read Only Funster

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    Hi. looking to buy a bike rack.has anyone any experiance with racks that bolt on to towbar alowing you to be able to tow at the same time.Hope somebody can help.
    Thanks JohnM.
     
  2. Jim

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    I have seen a few in use. They look very good. ScotJim used one for a while, a Thule (I think) He gave it a good review:thumb: Not sure if he was towing with it as well though.
     
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    I used one when I had a caravan really good and easy to use. As normal many different makes on the market cheaper and more expensive. I bought mine from towsure I think not very expensive.

    All the best
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    I have two types of towball bike racks but neither allow you to tow at the same time as they use the towball for mounting.

    Peter
     
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    Hi, I take it your thinking one of these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAR-TOWBAR-TO...Panniers_SR&hash=item3cadf44ea2#ht_1769wt_754

    I never think they look very safe when I have seen them.:thumbdown:

    We have a Thule that we use on my car, but you cant tow with it, because it fits on the tow ball. :thumb: What are you towing " a Toad " or a trailer,:Smile: if its a trailer you might be able to fit something like they fit on the a frame on caravans. :BigGrin: Bob.
     

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    I had one years ago. It was OK but did come adrift on an uneven bit of road on one occasion. It was a cheap one though. I also in the past had a scooter rack that still allowed use of the tow bar, made by some chap in the midlands.
    Not very helpful I know but they do exist.
     
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    I used a Thule on our RV I made up another tow ball mount so i can tow as well

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    Regards Pat
     
  8. JohnM

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    Hi Looks great wish i was that handy,ill have to settle for bolt on type, regards JohnM.
     
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