A couple of months ago, my husband, Ron, and I started looking for an easy-to-use bike rack that would work not only on our trailer but also on our truck when we weren’t towing. We found the Jack-It Double Bike Carrier System from Let’s Go Aero and Lippert Components.
As the video on Lippert’s website shows, the Jack-It is easy to assemble and use. We started by installing the optional Bump-It Receiver Adapter ($51.95) on the truck’s hitch receiver, then attached the Y-shaped BikeWing carrier on top of it. Within 30 minutes we were off on a test drive with a pair of bikes securely attached to the back of the truck.
Then it was on to the trailer, where the Jack-It really shines. After loosening three screws on the A-frame jack, we attached the tower base on the A-frame. We removed the BikeWing from the pickup and loaded it on the tower using the same pins. It wasn’t long before we were ready to roll with two bikes racked up in front of the trailer where they were visible in the rearview mirror.
The Jack-It bike carrier weighs 25 pounds and is claimed to transport up to 80 pounds. According to Lippert, it won’t void the trailer’s chassis warranty. MSRP: $242.95
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Unlike racks that go on the back of the trailer, the Jack-It goes up front
so we can keep tabs on our bikes when we’re on the road. When we aren’t towing the trailer, the rack easily transitions to our truck with the hitch receiver adapter. Pretty cool, huh?
— Lorisa Pierson, Marketing Manager
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