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Offline marines0811

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Swagman roof bike rack or a Sixnall bike rack.
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:13:44 PM »
Please help trying to decide between these two bike racks Swagman roof or the Sixnall roof rack.
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Re: Swagman roof bike rack or a Sixnall bike rack.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 03:36:39 PM »
I'm in the process of researching bike rack options too. The Swagman is cheaper but requires drilling into the roof in order to strap it down. Assuming you are looking at the rooftop option, the maximum number of bikes the rack will hold is 4. The Sixnall is more expensive, but only utilizes straps so no drilling required. In addition, the Sixnall comes in a bunch of different configurations, from 2 bikes all the way up to 8 bikes.
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Re: Swagman roof bike rack or a Sixnall bike rack.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 10:45:37 PM »
I evaluated the options and went with a Sixnall. My primary reasons were 1) no drilling into roof, 2) nothing permanent on roof, 3)  usable as a parking station for the bikes at the CG, 4) ability to be flexible on size if we ever need more than 4 bikes.

It's a good solution and adds about 30-40 minutes to put it on top of the pup, get reasonably centered, strapped down, get the bikes on and strapped down.

We have an ABS roof with a little sag, so I wanted to be extra careful with the roof and this distributes the weight nicely to the outside corners. By following the instructions and not over-ratcheting the straps, there are no marks or known degradation. We do not have an a/c unit on top, so this is the total load for the roof. The bikes sway a bit in the wind, but this as not caused us concern as the swaying is of the whole bike since it is attached by the bike wheels.

I'm still hoping to find a "perfect" easy solution for taking bikes with us quickly and easily, but am not confident that one exists.

I hope this info helps!
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Re: Swagman roof bike rack or a Sixnall bike rack.
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 11:17:10 PM »
just purchased the sixnall coming Saturday.  Jim from sixnall was great to deal with.  I have a difficult configuration and Jim was great in helping out. You have to weigh your options and what your looking for>  Im glad I don't have to remove from wheels with my set up.
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