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crateish 04-28-2013 07:50 AM

Camaro and Bike
 
I have a low profile, hidden hitch. Barely visible 1-1/4" black square, under the bumper.

And this Thule rack is the best I've ever owned. Comes on or off in seconds.

Now when my wife and I take our bikes to local national parks and abroad, we don't have to take her truck.

The rack is an Apex 4 Bike. I got it for 25% off at REI. They have a Thule sale several times a year.

http://www.rei.com/product/831927/th...ike-hitch-rack

http://i.imgur.com/gEQ9DmN.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HxAgOtt.jpg

Here you can see that the hitch is almost undetectable.

http://i.imgur.com/lZYDVUF.jpg

I bought the hitch from and had it installed at a professional trailer/hitch place near me. About $230 out the door. Took them about an hour. This is the hitch:

http://www.carid.com/2012-chevy-cama...s-4170653.html

spike III 04-28-2013 07:52 AM

No dam way on my camaro.

Sunset6928 04-28-2013 08:02 AM

You have got to be kidding me. I respect most people's decisions, but that is idiotic. Sorry!

Eich 04-28-2013 08:11 AM

I see no problem with that at all. It's a car. Use it!

Sunset6928 04-28-2013 08:15 AM

That's correct. It's a car, not a bike holder!

csjcsj 04-28-2013 08:20 AM

There's someone on my route with a nice Silver Vert, that is hauling a trailer with his motorcycle on it! Have to get a pic of that one! Just as bad!


2010 Camaro SS/RS LS3
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Built by Vengeance Racing
Pro Line 416 Stroker
500RWHP/508RWTQ

Magilla gorilla 04-28-2013 08:26 AM

That's what my Tahoe is for.....

Sunset6928 04-28-2013 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by csjcsj (Post 6478635)
There's someone on my route with a nice Silver Vert, that is hauling a trailer with his motorcycle on it! Have to get a pic of that one! Just as bad!


2010 Camaro SS/RS LS3
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Built by Vengeance Racing
Pro Line 416 Stroker
500RWHP/508RWTQ

+1^^^^

jwoair23 04-28-2013 08:32 AM

Not sure why all the hate, seems like he has a good setup, you guys act like we are driving million dollar bugattis.

Edit: Just saw they have a truck too, so edited my reply, but still I would rather take my Camaro than a truck on trips! And I have a 2010 F-150 as our second vehicle. A good bike rack will keep the car safe.

RoadMonkey 04-28-2013 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwoair23 (Post 6478654)
Not sure why all the hate, if you only have the camaro not much other choice than a bike rack. Seems like he has a good setup, you guys act like we are driving million dollar bugattis.

+1 :thumb:

crateish 04-28-2013 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eich (Post 6478620)
I see no problem with that at all. It's a car. Use it!

No, no. It's a precious little doily that we must keep in keep in our curio cabinet.

:biggrin:

shrinkdoc 04-28-2013 08:52 AM

If you need to haul a bike go for it.

Ryanbabz71 04-28-2013 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunset6928 (Post 6478597)
You have got to be kidding me. I respect most people's decisions, but that is idiotic. Sorry!

Jeez who cares. Are you making his car payment? He is using hi car as e sees fit nothing wrong with that.

People need to go back and learn of you don't have anything nice (or constructive) to say don't say it (or in this case post it).




Ryan

shrinkdoc 04-28-2013 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crateish (Post 6478661)
No, no. It's a precious little doily that we must keep in keep in our curio cabinet.

:biggrin:

Yeh...and many people here have 3 year old garage queens with less than 10k miles. I have 26k on my 11, If I need to haul a bike I am also getting a bike rack.

yellowrs 04-28-2013 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunset6928 (Post 6478597)
You have got to be kidding me. I respect most people's decisions, but that is idiotic. Sorry!

? You rather have him put his bike in the truck ?
It is his car and I am sure he shared his idea with the rest of our members who might find this useful!

Ucantctchme 04-28-2013 10:02 AM

Would you rather him ratchet strap the bike to the roof? I have a Silverado to haul the toys but if I didn't have the truck I wouldn't think twice about putting a hitch on my Camaro. I wouldn't pull anything heavier than a jet ski though. Our rear diff only hold a quart of oil.

erik13 04-28-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eich (Post 6478620)
I see no problem with that at all. It's a car. Use it!

:thumb:

ryanyoung1768 04-28-2013 12:20 PM

I took mine camping with a trunkload of firewood - if you can do something with the car other than wax it, do it! I'd put a ski rack on it (a la Better off Dead ) in a heartbeat, and a hitch makes sense to haul your bicycles around.

Mutant Racer 04-28-2013 12:24 PM

HA! I love it! That is a lifestyle thing fellas, nothing wrong with it. People riding those bikes are in much better shape than some of us are.

I say do it!

SoCalThug 04-28-2013 12:28 PM

Post up the link to where you bought the rack, id love to take my trek & camaro out for rides. Its a win win.

soloknight6 04-28-2013 12:35 PM

I think its cool... Guys... hes towing his bicycles. Not a boat...

alanhurst 04-28-2013 12:37 PM

apparently some of these guys have never been to a track before. It's not uncommon to see even corvettes with hitches on them, pulling a trailer with their tools and spare tires/drag slicks on it.

Matter of fact saw a Viper towing his stuff the other week. If it's good enough for an 80k+ car it's damn sure good enough for ours.

Tbar 04-28-2013 01:48 PM

Some of us can't afford multiple vehicles and do the best with what we got. I like enjoying different outdoor recreation and getting maximum value from my car.
http://thedwebsite.net/picshar/trailer.jpg

Dizzy82 04-28-2013 02:01 PM

Haters gonna hate. :rolleyes:

two_wheel_mayhem 04-28-2013 02:38 PM

It's yer car, do what you want. Glad you found a way to combine your interests.

Be careful if you ride your bike on the street.


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