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#1 refdt

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

http://www.amazon.co...4248&sr=8-72Can anyone recommend a 3 bike carrier for my focus estate.
Don't want to spend the earth.
Seen these at half price and also had some good reviews.
Verona 3 bike boot fitting rack.





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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

good rack...maypole also do good ones...prefer towbar mounted one myself less likely to scratch sits well away from body

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

I use a similar rack on my Focus estate carrying 2 mountain bikes, no problem. Not suitable if you have a rear plastic spoiler.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

Hi stormin.
Which one do you use.
Dose it cover up the lights or the reg plate.
Thanks simon

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

I was given the rack and it doesn't have a name on it unfortunately. If you look at my gallery pictures you can see the rack it doesn't cover the lights but it does obscure the number plate, I hang an extra number plate on the bikes, it is unlit but most police units wont give you a tug because you have made an attempt to comply with the law, that's providing you haven't made any another traffic violation. I'm sure even Stoney wouldn't pull you over.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:47 AM

You make me sound like a right jobsworth ogre ;)

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

i can provide full 7n electrics pack if you want to use a lighting board..for around 20 pound..to people on here..
easy diy job will even provide step by step instructions

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

What about if your car doesn't have a tow bar so you have no where to plug the board into.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

You make me sound like a right jobsworth ogre ;)


Never! Just trying to smooth things along and let refdt know we are nice people. :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

I'm lovely of course, it's the Mali that's a horror. :P

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

I'm lovely of course, it's the Mali that's a horror. :P


We didn't doubt that you were lovely, I am sure the dogs would agree. ;)

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

After much thought I think I'll be going for the roof bars and bike holders.
Going to be travelling a far bit and will be parking up and leaving them on the car so much more secure
Has anyone got or used roof bars with bike holders.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

What about if your car doesn't have a tow bar so you have no where to plug the board into.


Intresting Question, I have wondered about this myself....maybe there is a smaller light weight plug available??

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

After much thought I think I'll be going for the roof bars and bike holders.
Going to be travelling a far bit and will be parking up and leaving them on the car so much more secure
Has anyone got or used roof bars with bike holders.


The reason I went for the boot mounted carrier was that many car parks have height restrictions, particularly where I cycle, this means that you have to de-mount the bikes before entering the car park. Getting it right can be a bit of a bummer. :unsure:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Dont think there is one on the market that will cover all situations. Will just have to take the plunge

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