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Old 04-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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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





Here you can see that the hitch is almost undetectable.



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
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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You have got to be kidding me. I respect most people's decisions, but that is idiotic. Sorry!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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I see no problem with that at all. It's a car. Use it!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:15 AM   #5
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That's correct. It's a car, not a bike holder!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:20 AM   #6
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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!


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Old 04-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #7
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That's what my Tahoe is for.....
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #8
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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!


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Old 04-28-2013, 09:32 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:34 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:52 AM   #12
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If you need to haul a bike go for it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:52 AM   #13
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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).




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Old 04-28-2013, 09:55 AM   #14
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No, no. It's a precious little doily that we must keep in keep in our curio cabinet.

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.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #15
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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!
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #16
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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.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:07 AM   #17
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I see no problem with that at all. It's a car. Use it!
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:24 PM   #19
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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!
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:28 PM   #20
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Post up the link to where you bought the rack, id love to take my trek & camaro out for rides. Its a win win.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #21
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I think its cool... Guys... hes towing his bicycles. Not a boat...
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #24
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #25
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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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