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 Post subject: Tow bar bike rack????
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Looking to buy a tow bar clip on rack type as have an old Subaru forester that's too tall to easily use roof bars. Seen a Thule 972 on eBay near me and was wondering f anybody as any experience of his type of rack or recommendations?

Looking to use for just the one (or two if I getaway with it)

Thanks in anticipation :?:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:27 pm 
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yeah they are very good racks

i sold mine a while back but wouldn't hesitate buying one again if i had a towbar


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Bear in mind you will need a trailer board to keep things kosher.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Yes they're good, in laws have one with integrated lights/plate.
It locks to the ball and can be lifted off with the bikes still locked to it, best of both.
Expensive though, but I'd use a tow ball rack as the best solution.
Maxxraxx is another brand that allows the use of the ball.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:42 pm 
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I've got the 3 bike one, superb to be honest. Definitely recommend it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Anybody tried the super cheapo version on amazon?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Towba ... 656&sr=8-2

I knw you get what you pay or but has good reviews............


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:09 pm 
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The Strada Altera is by all accounts the cream of the crop.

Not sure if this is the cheapest place it was the first link I found


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:11 pm 
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got a tow bar rack, board etc and absolutely loved it....focus aint got a tow bar though :(


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Er, lovely but a little excessive for my needs and means. Was thinking more of cheap as chips but does the job! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Want to go a bit off the beaten track.. This is the regular walk. Spot the dog. Other three there somewhere.


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