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Old 02-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #15
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Yeah, I do notice it has a tendancy to want to sway at higher speeds a little more with the rack and bikes on, however I can feel when any swaying starts (with or without the rack) and if you let off the gas it will settle back down. I've never had it sway bad, but as soon as I feel any sway I always back off the gas.

Yucks.... James if your tow is swaying with or without the racks its an indication your tongue weight is way to light to be safe and a real good recipe as some others here have discovered for writing off you trailer and very possible your tug as well. The backing off of the gas isn't going to fix it for you in all situations. Travel safe.
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I'm not an expert on sway, but I don't think I have a "sway problem". I have felt what I think is sway on a couple of occasions (not severe, but a light rhythmic pull from right to left), but it has never worried me to the point that I thought it was a problem.
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IMHO if you are actually feeling the trailer pulling the tug right to left you have a sway problem but others may not agree on that....
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:16 PM   #18
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After reading all the issues with rear bumper receiver I convinced to go with the rooftop bike rack. I'm 70 with some shoulder issues but I think it will be worth the effort. Hey, maybe I could have my wife do it! ;-). lol. Thanks everyone for your input. Lee
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Or do what I ended up doing - get a new hybrid bike with lots of carbon fiber components to really keeps the weight down. No way could I get my old mountain bike up on the roof on my own - new one not a problem.
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