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Old 10-22-2008, 12:55 PM   #11
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This is mine. I wouldn't call it ideal, but it works for now. I wanted a permanent mount that could swing out of the way and still allow me to use the box and still have room to put my wood box on top of the Alluminess box. I haven't had this on extended off-road trips while loaded with bikes. Not sure what it's survivability would be, but I'm sure it would (will) eventually fail. I'll keep using it this way until that day comes.

A couple things I would do different:
- have the fork mounts slightly angled and closer together to avoid handlebar interference. This would also allow me to mount the bikes closer together keeping the weight closer to the vehicle.
- I'd probably lower the trays and give up the space above the alluminess box.
- I would also work very hard to find a way to integrate something like the Saris Cycle On Pro. I had a rack similar to that in the past on my Tahoe and absolutely loved it.

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:56 PM   #12
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I forget to add that if you would like the drawings I sent to Alluminess for this, shoot me your email address and I'll send them over.

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Old 10-22-2008, 02:13 PM   #13
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Lactic, I've got a box/fab project or two for the rear aluminess. If you're doing something fancy maybe we should get together and collaborate. You have any friends with a shop?
Thanks Jage but I think I'm cheapin' out on this project. The limitations of not having an Aluminess bumper/Deluxe box, cost of going full custom with the existing steel bumper, and a wife who threatened abstinance due to said costs, have driven to me purchase the $75 Thule Hitching Post rack. I am going to cut the hitch mount off of it and weld/bolt it to the existing Road Armour basket/swingarm.

Not ideal, but it will get me by until I hit the lottery!
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:21 PM   #14
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- I would also work very hard to find a way to integrate something like the Saris Cycle On Pro. I had a rack similar to that in the past on my Tahoe and absolutely loved it.

Phil
What about mounting a 2" hitch mount right here on the end of existing swing arm? If the Saris is lightweight and the bikes aren't THAT heavy, it might hold up...

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Old 10-22-2008, 06:44 PM   #15
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WOW, you all like to load those rear bumpers!

What is the load carring cap. on those bumpers?
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:02 PM   #16
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The photo from the aluminess website shown above is the exact rack that I saw in Moab that I mentioned in my earlier post. It was lightweight and worked great. oclv
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