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Re: Bike Rack Alternative...

Thule makes one of those as well.  The problem is that the Thule rack
requires a 2" receiver, whereas most hitches for medium duty (e.g. class 2)
are smaller than that.  I looked into having a 2" receiver hitch made for
the 560SL, and decided to skip it when I heard the price.

>An alternative to roof mounting and those "strap on" trunk carriers, is a
>rack called "Hike-a-bike". I've used this on the back of my motorhome. To use
>it you must mount a tow hitch under the bumper. I know the appearance of a
>tow hitch on an Audi is not appealing, but for some, it may be easier to use
>than lifting bikes onto the roof. The carrier slides into the hitch, is heavy
>duty, and can carry FOUR bikes.
>If anyone wants their phone#, e-mail me and I'll dig it up.
>  ([____]=====OOOO=====[____])   87 5kcsTQ, 193k miles
> []]]]]]]][Mike Aiello][[[[[[[]     original owner
>       Dutchess County, NY

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL