I have a bike rack for the back of my hatchback which I think is fine. Hubby thinks it is fiddly and not secure for long trips - he thinks it seems wobbly, however tight it gets/additional cords I use. We also usually take his car for longer trips (not a hatchback and he assures me my bike rack won't fit). We have just come back from a trip when we put the bikes in the boot - but this won't work later in the year when we'll have people with us so won't be able to put back seats down. Hubby is determined we need a roof rack thing, but I'm not sure.
1. Are roof racks really more secure than ones hooked on back of cars? Studying ones on cars ths week they still seem pretty wobbly but are they a more secure wobbly?
2. Is one or other more or less fuel inefficient?
3. Should we be considering a tow bar option?
4. Do you have any recommendations, suggestions, things to look out for?
To say nothing of how on earth do you even get them up there (or am I just too little!!!).
Will need to carry two road bikes for trips of about 7 hours.
Thanks in advance.