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Old 04-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #26
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Can you show a pic of the reciever hitch from the back. I have seen a few guys tow a small trailer with four racing wheels and tires to the track which looked very practical to me.

Which Thule hitch mounted bike rack do you recommend? (for my suburban)
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #27
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:09 PM   #28
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Not something I would ever consider doing, but if it works for you then go with it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:15 PM   #29
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You have got to be kidding me. I respect most people's decisions, but that is idiotic. Sorry!
Are you kidding me? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Not everybody has enough money to buy another car to tow their stuff around. They work with what they got. And in his case, he uses his Camaro. Bonus is that he can take it off when he is not using it and he is back to riding normal.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #30
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You have got to be kidding me. I respect most people's decisions, but that is idiotic. Sorry!
What's the problem here?

It's a car, not a statue.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:58 PM   #31
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I lot of people like to say what other people do is wrong because it's not what they would do. Time to realize we all have different reasons for doing stuff.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #32
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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, 09:55 PM   #33
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I like it. Better than trying to shoe-horn the bike in the trunk or using a roof rack.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:19 PM   #34
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I bet most the haters just sit in front of the computer all day. My bet would be you could probably use a good bike ride.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:28 PM   #35
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Interesting. I too would like to see what the bumper looks like without the rack on.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:42 PM   #36
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It's your car go for it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #37
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I see no problem with that at all. It's a car. Use it!
Right. It is a machine, not a religious idol
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #38
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Can you show a pic of the reciever hitch from the back. I have seen a few guys tow a small trailer with four racing wheels and tires to the track which looked very practical to me.

Which Thule hitch mounted bike rack do you recommend? (for my suburban)
Added a photo to the OP. I got 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
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:00 PM   #39
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Go for it think it is a neat ideal. You not putting to much weight on the car rear axles.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:01 PM   #40
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:07 PM   #41
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Hey OP, that looks awesome. I actually admire people using their cars for multiple uses.

I gotta ask, what trailer hitch do you have? I see all the links for the bike rack but noen for the hitch unless I missed it. How much was it, how hard to install? Can you use it with an actual trailer?

Sorry for the 21 questions... haha
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #42
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here are some good links to others that have done it and where to get them:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...257#post745257

alternative hitch:

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitc...eid=2010301961

man that little search button works wonders
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:26 PM   #43
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here are some good links to others that have done it and where to get them:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...257#post745257

alternative hitch:

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitc...eid=2010301961

man that little search button works wonders
Google works a lot better than this forum's search function, just type "Site:Camaro5.com" "Space" then type your search. Its great!

That aside, I was wanting to know what exactly the OP had on his particular car, and what his experience had been.

Thanks for those links though, I'll check them out too.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #44
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Hey OP, that looks awesome. I actually admire people using their cars for multiple uses.

I gotta ask, what trailer hitch do you have? I see all the links for the bike rack but noen for the hitch unless I missed it. How much was it, how hard to install? Can you use it with an actual trailer?

Sorry for the 21 questions... haha
I added the hitch info to the OP. You can see the specs.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #45
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Or you can just put the bike in the car
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #46
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Google works a lot better than this forum's search function, just type "Site:Camaro5.com" "Space" then type your search. Its great!

That aside, I was wanting to know what exactly the OP had on his particular car, and what his experience had been.

Thanks for those links though, I'll check them out too.
Thanks for the tip
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:43 PM   #47
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I added the hitch info to the OP. You can see the specs.
I'm probably going to do this myself since I plan on tracking my car and it will be a way to transport tire & wheels and extra tools. Phuc everybody else if they don't approve.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:34 AM   #48
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IMO... Do what you want, it's your car. I personally don't care for the receiver. Mine was already installed before I purchased my Camaro. I hit a shredded tire on the interstate a couple of months back. I plan on uninstalling it when I replace the bumper. BTW, it is installed pretty well for those of you who are thinking about installing one. Very tough!
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #49
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perfect way to carry a bike (or bikes)...jeez the bikes don't touch the car..
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #50
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perfect way to carry a bike (or bikes)...jeez the bikes don't touch the car..
Yep. The hitch and rack keep the bikes extremely stable, and far away from the bumper. The rack has three anti-sway cradles per bike and also came with a quick adjusting strap for extra stability. It locks with a key to the hitch and has a cable that pulls out of the rack to lock the bikes to the rack with the same key.
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