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Old 04-09-2009, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by trep53 View Post
When I was shopping for a receiver hitch rack I was told by the installer (Hidden Hitch & Draw Tite) that it was limited to 2 bikes because the sheet metal under the car won't support the load. So I just bought a $45.00 no-name trunk mount rack from my bike dealer and it works fine. But I would have preferred a receiver type rack.
That's the problem though. I already have a trunk rack from my old car and because of the stock spoiler on the civic, the trunk rack doesn't mount well. The top padded rollers have to go under the spoiler, and then only just. It's too tight a squeeze for my taste.

Still, that's not good that the sheet metal the hitch would bolt to can't support the load. Is this the general consensus, that it's a bad idea? I probably won't have more than 2 bikes on there at a time, but still...I don't want to push it.
 
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