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Thinking of purchasing a tray based rack to replace an aging rack that requires a bike rack adapter bar setup. My current vehicle is a 2014 Ram. After considering racks by Saris, Thule, Yakima, et al, I've decided to purchase a 1up Super Duty Single with the idea that I will have enough clearance to leave the rack in normal usage position and be able to let my tailgate down covering the rack. If anyone is using the rack with a same or later model Ram and can provide insight, I'd appreciate the info.

I also plan to get an add-on which will normally not be used but available. Looking at the Add-on and the Super Add-on, I was wondering if either would fit the Super Duty so I contacted 1Up via email:
"I'm seriously considering a 2" Super Duty Single rack for 90% of my biking adventures. I'm also considering either an Add-on or a Super Duty Add-on for those times when hauling 2 bikes is necessary. Are both add-ons available for this scenario? Or is there a dimensional difference between the 2 that would require the Super Duty? If either can be used, are there other considerations that would make the Super Duty worthwhile?"

The 1Up response was very quick (a big positive!):
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Thanks for reaching out. The Add-Ons will fit exactly the same. The super duty model will be rated to hold a bike exceeding 50lbs. Unless you planned to carry an ebike, there wouldn't be a need for it unless you wanted additional strength."

Add-on info:
  • $20 less than Super Duty
  • .5 lb. less than Super Duty (18 lbs. v. 18.5 lbs.)
  • Rated to carry 50 lbs. Super Duty rated 50-75 lbs.

So I'm thinking of getting the Super Duty add-on for now and, should I decide to add-on again, maybe scale down.

Hope this info will be valuable to others going through the same decision making process.

Thanks in advance for playing along.
 

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I've got the SD Single and a regular Add-On for my Ram.

2016 Ram 2500 with 2.5" hitch and the 1up adapter piece
Normal single rack position, the tailgate just touches the rack.
Tilted out, tailgate clears rack
Bike on tilted out, tailgate clears when pedal is up on inside.

I haven't used the add-on on the single so far, only on a 1-1/4" hitch adapter (no folding) for the little car.
 

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I've got the SD Single and a regular Add-On for my Ram.

2016 Ram 2500 with 2.5" hitch and the 1up adapter piece
Normal single rack position, the tailgate just touches the rack.
Tilted out, tailgate clears rack
Bike on tilted out, tailgate clears when pedal is up on inside.

I haven't used the add-on on the single so far, only on a 1-1/4" hitch adapter (no folding) for the little car.
Excellent info, RPS. When the single is tilted out sans bike + the tailgate down, does the tailgate completely cover the hitch? Thanks for your input.
 

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It is slightly less expensive to go with a Heavyduty double than a Superduty single plus an add-on, if this matters.

Also, if you do get a single rack now, then decide to get an add-on down the road, 1up will not supply matching keys to additional locks after the initial purchase.
 

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It is slightly less expensive to go with a Heavyduty double than a Superduty single plus an add-on, if this matters.

Also, if you do get a single rack now, then decide to get an add-on down the road, 1up will not supply matching keys to additional locks after the initial purchase.
Yes, I have considered the 1.25" model but feel a little more comfortable with the 2" setup...especially if I choose to add an e-bike or 2 in the future.

Good catch on the matching keys. I'll have to consider that as well. Thank you for the insight!
 
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