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Old 12-04-2011, 08:22 AM   #61
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Ok, I see the talking points now. I don't have to worry too much about the garage thing though. Too damn much other stuff in ours to ever actually get a car inside. LOL
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:27 AM   #62
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I understand and respect your preference, but I wonder why you posted your message and think your looking to understand hitch racks. So, here's why I prefer a hitch rack...
I guess just because I wanted to know WHY someone preferred the permanent install hitch racks over the roof racks. I do still dislike the looks of all the stuff hanging off the back bumpers on the cars, but the nice bicycles are the least offensive, I guess.

Everyone takes everything as a personal attack of some kind on these boards, I thought that's why they call them "Discussion Forums"...
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:08 AM   #63
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I went with the drawtight hitch since I already had the Thule hitch rack from my suv. My girl and I love to ride our mountain bikes and I was going to go with the roof rack but thought it was just asking for dents and dings in the roof after returning from the trails all muddy and tired.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #64
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Winterized...

Where did you get those cool "BIKE RACK ONLY" stickers?
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #65
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Went to the local vinyl shop and had them made in dark grey. They are actually more subtle than with the camera flash.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #66
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Receive my hitch today via Fedex. However, I'm going to wait until the spring to install. I won't be bike riding until then.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #67
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Almost ordered/had installed a Curt hitch thru a local shop but glad I stumbled across this thread... ordered a Hidden Hitch through eTrailer.com instead -- definitely a "do-it-yourself" project, and I like the no-drilling...
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So the only difference between the curt and the hidden hitch is ease of install? There are no differences in strength? I plan on hauling a small trail around. maybe a 4x6 or a 4x8 would be nice. My loads would only be a max of about 500lbs. So the total would be that and the weight of the trailer. I should be fine with either hitch right?
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So the only difference between the curt and the hidden hitch is ease of install? There are no differences in strength? I plan on hauling a small trail around. maybe a 4x6 or a 4x8 would be nice. My loads would only be a max of about 500lbs. So the total would be that and the weight of the trailer. I should be fine with either hitch right?
Both are equal. The limit is on the vehicle it is bolted to. Strength of the frame and such. you'll be fine as long as you don't exceed those limits.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #70
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Sure, for a 1.25" hitch it is...

1L2Z-17F000-AA ~$12 at the dealer parts counter
My local dealer was able to get one for me in a day at $22. My hidden Hitch is due for delivery next week... looking forward to installing!
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