ok I'll weigh in Posted by: slushpaddler on Jan-03-13 2:59 PM (EST)
If one has a two-door hatchback, which allows little in the way of bar spread, one has to decide whether to:
1. Add a rack extension,
2. Add a hitch extension,
3. get a trailer.
Both 2. and 3. require fitting a hitch receiver.
So in my simplistic flawed logic, in the case I provided it's either a rack extension, or a trailer...presuming you can get a trailer at a good price.
If your hatchback is at all attractive a trailer will "ugly it up" less. Its also much easier to remove, but harder to store.
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