In 2003 after the birth of our twins(number 5 and 6) we decided to purchase a motor home. This was a way to take the whole family (eight of us) on vacation avoiding motel bills and restaurants.
All went well until everyone wanted to bring their bicycles along. I searched high and low for hitch mounted bike rack for 8 bikes. The maximum capacity rack I could find was a bike rack for 6 bikes. I needed a new approach. I needed a bike rack that would safely carry up to 8 bikes.
My first attempt was a hitch mounted cargo tray. Needless to say, stacking eight bicycles on that tray was not only a challenge but was not very easy on the bicycles. After damaging most of the bicycles I decided I needed to come up with a better solution.
When the bicycles were in winter storage I would hang them from hooks on the barn ceiling. This led me to think a bicycle rack that I could "hang the bicycles on" would be the answer.
Being somewhat handy I designed and welded together my first rack.
After several summer vacations and many people being curious about where I bought the rack, I thought it might be a good idea to attempt to bring my contraption to market.
To make a long arduous story short I then applied for a patent (no small feat) and found a manufacturer which brings us to this point.
If you happen to purchase one of our bike racks, I first thank you, and wish you many years of bicycle carrying pleasure.
We use previously used cardboard to package our bike racks for shipping. It may not be pretty but it leaves less of a carbon footprint.