Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

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AnotherXC40
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Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by AnotherXC40 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:22 pm

Hi All,

I just had delivered the Buzz Rack EAZZY 4 from Roofbox but it is absolute rubbish!

Anyone have a recommendation for a tow bar mounted bike rack that will stay in place? I have tightened the tow bar as much as I physically can and it will stay in place when the vehicle is stationary, but as soon as you go over a bump it becomes loose and then in the corners...It has damaged the paint on the back of my XC40 as a result.

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XC40 T4 AWD R Design, Xenium, Intellisafe Pro, Winter, Tow Bar, Thunder Grey


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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by kirsty_s2k » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:50 am

We used to have one that you had to ratchet tight, but if the silver collar hadn't fully disappeared when you placed it on before tightening, that would happen
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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by Happningj » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:55 am

The Thule one works well but it is not cheap


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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by kersh » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:38 pm

I agree the Thule is the best available and will not swing plus you can get models that tilt for easy boot access. They are not cheap but they are quality.


AnotherXC40
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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by AnotherXC40 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 pm

I have removed the video as a condition of the seller
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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by TGxc40 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:22 pm

Not got round to trying my buzz bc3 rack on the xc40 yet, but never had any issues with it on my previous jeep. Do you have the factory towbar on yours?


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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by AnotherXC40 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:23 pm

Yes it’s factory fit tow bar, it’s once you go over a bump it loses grip somehow
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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by hdasmith » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:04 am

AnotherXC40 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 pm
I have removed the video as a condition of the seller
Can they make that a condition for replacement/refund/redress when the design or quality is not adequate?
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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by Bob » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:21 am

I have a Westfalia BC60 (this is the same one as supplied by Audi, but with their badge on it). A quality bit of kit. It worked great on my Audi Q3, but I haven't tried it on my XC40 yet.
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Re: Tow Bar Mounted Bike Rack - Advice / help on one that works

Post by TGxc40 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:15 am

I fitted the bc3 and it seems fine, can't get it to budge once it's on.. roofbox are pretty good with returns so I'm sure you will find something that works. Wonder if they changed the mounting system?


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