Spare tire bike rack for more than TWO BIKES

mattcarvette

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I just took delivery on my 392. I've been looking for a spare tire bike rack that can hold my bike and my two kids' bikes. It seems from my research that the spare tire bike racks max out at two bikes. Anything more than that requires a hitch-mounted rack. I'm guessing this is due to weight issues on the tailgate. That said, kids bikes don't weigh very much.
Has anyone seen what I'm looking for out on the market?
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I just took delivery on my 392. I've been looking for a spare tire bike rack that can hold my bike and my two kids' bikes. It seems from my research that the spare tire bike racks max out at two bikes. Anything more than that requires a hitch-mounted rack. I'm guessing this is due to weight issues on the tailgate. That said, kids bikes don't weigh very much.
Has anyone seen what I'm looking for out on the market?
I looked for same about a year ago and came up empty. You may want to ask the regular JL group to get more visibility for your question. Perhaps someone has seen something.
 

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Any particular reason to avoid a hitch mounted rack? I like my Thule tray style. 1Up is another good option.
 
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Any particular reason to avoid a hitch mounted rack? I like my Thule tray style. One Up is another good option.
I want to be able to leave the rack on the jeep and still be able to open the tailgate without a hassle.
 

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There are some issues with tire mount bike racks on our JLs. One is compatibility with the 3rd brake light (doesn't block it) and weight capacity unless you're running a reinforced spare tire mount.

For these reasons, most of us run hitch mount.
 
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