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All about Hitch Racks - Still Best Ones for you?

Roof racks and hitch freight carriers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, but why would a hitch cargo carrier be a better fit for you?
Safe and simple. From the start to the finish of a road journey, a hitch carrier offers ample room for your gear with waist-level access. One of the main advantages of a hitch cargo carrier is the ability to reach your items while standing firmly on the ground, which is considerably easier and safer than doing so while standing on top of your vehicle.

Quick and easy access. What if you run out of something while on the road? When a hitch cargo carrier is used, the days of unloading everything to get to that one item of luggage or equipment are over.

Efficiency in terms of fuel use. Are you concerned about your vehicle's aerodynamic design and the resulting fuel efficiency? A hitch baggage carrier helps maintain your vehicle's crucial aerodynamic form, allowing your fuel dollars to travel further.

trailers vs. hitch racks
What is the difference between a hitch cargo carrier and a trailer?
No special abilities are required. Have you ever found it entertaining to watch individuals attempt to back up a trailer? It's a skill that requires time and care to master.

Backing up your vehicle with a hitch racks is no different.

Weather protection is improved. Although most hitch racks are self-contained and provide total coverage for your possessions, most trailers are exposed to the elements, including rain, sleet, snow, and the scorching sun.

It's easier to store than a trailer. Some customers choose to keep the StowAway on their vehicle all year. Others keep their StowAway in the garage, completely completed or unassembled. Others cover the unit and store it outside, while others have it hanged from the garage ceiling. In either case, compared to a trailer, far less space is required.

All about Hitch Racks - Still Best Ones for you?

Roof racks and hitch freight carriers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, but why would a hitch cargo carrier be a better fit for you?
Safe and simple. From the start to the finish of a road journey, a hitch carrier offers ample room for your gear with waist-level access. One of the main advantages of a hitch cargo carrier is the ability to reach your items while standing firmly on the ground, which is considerably easier and safer than doing so while standing on top of your vehicle.

Quick and easy access. What if you run out of something while on the road? When a hitch cargo carrier is used, the days of unloading everything to get to that one item of luggage or equipment are over.

Efficiency in terms of fuel use. Are you concerned about your vehicle's aerodynamic design and the resulting fuel efficiency? A hitch baggage carrier helps maintain your vehicle's crucial aerodynamic form, allowing your fuel dollars to travel further.

trailers vs. hitch racks
What is the difference between a hitch cargo carrier and a trailer?
No special abilities are required. Have you ever found it entertaining to watch individuals attempt to back up a trailer? It's a skill that requires time and care to master.

Backing up your vehicle with a hitch racks is no different.

Weather protection is improved. Although most hitch racks are self-contained and provide total coverage for your possessions, most trailers are exposed to the elements, including rain, sleet, snow, and the scorching sun.

It's easier to store than a trailer. Some customers choose to keep the StowAway on their vehicle all year. Others keep their StowAway in the garage, completely completed or unassembled. Others cover the unit and store it outside, while others have it hanged from the garage ceiling. In either case, compared to a trailer, far less space is required.

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Different Types of Baby Strollers

There are many different types of baby strollers to choose from. Your choice will depend on what you plan to use the stroller for, how long you plan to keep it, and how many children you have. Your budget and where you plan to use it are factors as well.

The comfort and safety of your baby should be at the top of your list. With all of that being said… let’s go through some different types of strollers that are available on the market.

Standard Baby Stroller

The traditional, standard stroller usually only has room for one child. They usually feature a play tray, sun canopy, and handle bars. These types of baby strollers come with 4 wheels.

Double Strollers

Double strollers on the other hand, have two seats and are made for 2 children. These are perfect strollers for twins. The seating arrangements vary on double strollers.

A tandem style double stroller has one seat behind the other. Tandem seating has the first child with a good view and the one in the rear seat sees the back of the other child’s head.

Tandem seating can also feature stadium seating. The rear seat sits slightly higher than the front seat and allows the child in the rear to see what’s going on. Two more styles of double stroller seating are “face to face” and “side by side”.

Jogging Strollers

Jogging strollers are another popular option among parents. They allow you to get your exercise and take your child along with you for your run.

Jogging strollers have a triangular frame and have one wheel in the front along with two wheels in the back. There are various seating options for jogging strollers as well.

Triple Strollers

Triple strollers are made for 3 kids or triplets. They aren’t as popular as the previous options. Most triple strollers will have stadium seating or tandem style seating.

However, you can find some that offer side by side seating as well. You will most definitely get some exercise by pushing a stroller full of 3 kids.

Umbrella Strollers

Umbrella strollers are lightweight and inexpensive strollers. They are easy to store and fold up easily.

These lightweight strollers are great for quick trips to the supermarket or for short walks in the park. They are not recommended for rough terrain or surfaces. Umbrella strollers also feature multiple seating options.

Lightweight Strollers

Lightweight strollers are slightly heavier than umbrella strollers but weight less than standard strollers. They usually fold in a single hand motion. They have the same characteristics and features of a standard baby stroller.

Baby Carriage Strollers

Baby carriage Strollers are convertible type strollers. You can change them from a carriage, which is essentially a bed on wheels, into a stroller. These are perfect for newborns who are not able to sit up on their own yet.

The handle bars are reversible so you can turn it into a regular stroller. This makes it better for children who are sitting up already.

Choosing a Bike Rack for Your Car

There are several types of bicycle racks for cars.

Trunk mount, Roof mount, Spare Tire mount or Receiver Hitch mount bicycle car racks. Trunk mount bicycle racks for cars are the most common.

Here is a quick summary of the different types of Racks available.

Advantages To Trunk Mount Bicycle Car Rack

  • Trunk Mount are usually cheaper than other types of racks.
  • Simple installation. Easy to store when not in use.

Disadvantages to Trunk Mount Bike Racks

  • If your car is dirty and you put a trunk mount on, the dirt under the rack feet will act like sandpaper and ruin the paint.
  • Some Trunk Racks do not get the bike far enough from the car so the bike can rub on the car.
  • You cannot attach the upper rack straps to a glass window. If your car’s back window opens and there is not an attachment point above that that is metal you cannot attach a trunk rack. Some of the older Camaros, Firebirds, Toyota 4 Runners can not have a trunk rack attached.
  • If your exhaust pipe points directly at the tires on your bike it can burn the tire and ruin it.
  • Many racks do not separate the bikes well and the bikes will rub the paint off of each other.
  • You cannot access the back of the vehicle when you have bicycles on the rack.

Bumper Mount Racks

I consider most Bumper trunk mount bike racks a subdivision of Trunk racks.The difference between a Trunk mount and a Bumper mount is the Bumper mount rack will extend down low enough to use the bumper to help support the load.  They are usually a little more expensive than the pure trunk mount racks.

A Big Foot Needs not a Bike Rack for SUV

AHHGH! BIGFOOT! Like there isn’t enough danger out there for the modern bike enthusiast, we’re faced with a pwefora of reports from the northwestern seaboard about Yeti Strikes on unsuspecting bicyclists. Horrible. The Allen is filing story after story about lone bike riders, out on lonely forest paths, who unexpected run into this loner, this cryptozoological behemoth, and are scared senseless. While common sense thinking would have us bike-fans sticking to the tried-and-true streets and bike paths of our towns and cities, I refuse to accept that we can no longer journey into nature. I will not relinquish my right to load my car with 4 of my favorite bikes, using the aforementioned 4 bike rack for SUV from Stacks and Stacks, and head into the great wilderness.

If you’re with me, and want to head out to the northwest territories and ride bikes, you’d better believe the 4 Bike Car Bike Racks your best bet. This awesome car bike rack provides the ultimate in flexibility to accommodate today’s wide variety of bike frame designs while still maintaining all the advantages of having a hitch mounted bike rack. This rack holds four bikes and rotates to allow your bikes to be carried with the wheels level to the ground and provide greater clearance. Other features include a locking knob for added security and soft vinyl cushioning, which is grooved for cables and provides a secure, scratch free ride for your bike. Can accommodate up to a 2 inch frame tube. Assembly required. Good luck!

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