Featured Rack rack

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  1. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    One of the biggest PITA's with 2 and 4 bike tray racks is what to do with them and where to store them when they are not in use. I have tried hanging them from the wall with a large C-hook or putting them in the corner like baby but the awkwardness of the design made it difficult. Most people don't leave them on the car for the year so what to do with them?

    Well I found s simple solution that could be use a few different ways and that is a 2" Step Bumper Receiver from Harbor Freight that can be mounted almost anywhere. I chose to mount it on a rolling rack but all you really need is a stable platform so it doesn't tumble over which does defeat the purpose. These can be used two way, I went with a flat mount and plan on storing the rack in the closed position. The other way that this can be done is the receiver mount can be put vertical on a wall (with reinforcement) and the rack can be inserted in the open position.

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    Note: I am showing a 1.25" rack in a 2" receiver with a 2:1.25" adaptor. We use the adaptor for this storage and also using the 1.25" rack on the Yukon.
     
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  2. luliski

    luliski Out on the slopes Skier

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    My rack is sitting in a corner in the garage, barely out of the way. My daughter took the car that has the receiver on it to NY, so right now I'm not even able to use the rack. :(
     
  3. Crank

    Crank Out on the slopes Skier

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    Too much time on your hands Phil?
     
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  4. RachelV

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    In fairness to Phil it looks like maybe the rolling rack already existed as a mobile ski holder, so he was just filling the dead space... :)
     
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  5. Mothertucker

    Mothertucker Sweep Dodger Skier

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    If it we're Tuesday I would be looking for a different type of rack.
     


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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    It's Tuesday so...
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    Here is the rack loaded. I might use it this was for winter storage.
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  8. Monique

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    This is actually brilliant. I may want to do something similar ... hmmm ....
     
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    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I just recently found one of these that mounts to a wall. It’s on my list of home improvements to do when I have time. I think I’m maxed out for right now.
     
  10. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    .. where?
     
  11. Wilhelmson

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    I got tired of putting it in the garage so I just lean it against the fence next to my driveway.
     
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    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Catskill carver Out on the slopes Skier

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    Thanks @coskigirl - just what I was looking to do in the new garage, now if I could only get the garage built !
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Looks like there are a couple of options. It was my idea..they just had it first ;).
     
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  16. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator

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    And skis on the backside...
     
  17. utskier

    utskier At the base lodge Skier

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    Brilliant Phil! I’ll be headed to Harbor Freight soon.
     
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