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Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Rola Hitch Bike Racks

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Code:   59403

Retail:$198.73

Price:$149.95


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Rola Hitch Bike Racks - 59403

With anti-sway cradles and a built-in cable lock, the TX-103 transports 3 bikes safely and securely. Add Rola's patented flip shank and a tilting feature for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and you get a near perfect bike rack.

Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack carries up to 3 bicycles
  • Large, soft anti-sway cradles hold your bikes securely in place with rubber straps
    • Accommodate most bike-frame tube sizes (up to 2" wide and 3" tall)
    • Prevent bike-to-bike contact during travel to protect painted surfaces
    • Slide along the arms to ensure proper bike spacing
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike stability
    • Conveniently fold down for storage when the bike rack is not in use
      • Fold arms down by removing pin and clip, and removing handle mechanism
      • Lock arms in place by inserting the pin and clip, and re-inserting the handle
    • Some bike styles may require an adapter bar (64005; sold separately)
  • Integrated, retractable cable lock provides bike security
    • Stores inside the upright support arm of the bike rack when not in use
    • Comes with 2 keys
  • Tilting, upright support arm gives you access to vehicle's rear cargo area without having to unload bikes
    • To tilt support arm, pull pin, lift upright bar and pull forward
  • Patented flip shank rotates to fit 1-1/4" and 2" hitches
    • Switch in seconds by removing a pin and clip
      • Pin and clip included to secure bike rack to 1-1/4"
      • Threaded hitch bolt and clip included to secure bike rack to 2" hitches
    • Lock your bike carrier to your vehicle with a hitch lock (sold separately)
      • Use RH2-XL for 1-1/4" hitches
  • Silver powder coat finish protects against rust and corrosion


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 3 bikes
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Arms measures 14" wide (outside to outside)
    • 2" Hitch - measures 10" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
    • 1-1/4" hitch - measures 10-3/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
    • Measures 31-1/2" from the top of the hitch to the top of the T-bar
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs

The versatile Rola TX-103 hitch-mounted bike carrier allows you to safely and securely carry three bicycles of almost any frame size on the back of your vehicle.

Rola TX-103 bike rack anti-sway cradles

The bike rack has large, soft anti-sway cradles that hold your bikes securely in place during travel with rubber straps and that accommodate bike-frame tube sizes up to 2" wide and 3" tall. The anti-sway devices touch your bike frame at three points to keep the bikes from moving back and forth, eliminating bike-to-bike contact during travel and protecting your bikes's painted surfaces. The cradles can be repositioned along the rack arms to ensure that your bikes remain properly spaced.

Rola TX-103 bike rack arm folding leverRola TX-103 bike rack arms folded down

The TX-103 has dual arms that provide your bikes with excellent support. You can fold down the arms for convenient storage when the rack is not in use by pulling pin and removing the handle mounted on the top of the upright support arm. When the arms are lowered, pull the pin and replace the handle to lock the arms in place in the down position.

Rola TX-103 bike rack integrated cable lock

The bike carrier includes an integrated cable lock that stores inside the upright support arm when you are not using the rack. The cable lock secures to a post at the end of one of the rack arms to lock your bikes to the carrier. The cable lock comes with two keys.

Rola TX-103 tilting bike rackRola TX-103 bike rack tilted

The TX-103 offers easy access to the rear cargo area without your having to remove the bikes from the rack. You can tilt the bike carrier away from your vehicle by removing a pin and clip at the foot of the rack. Pull the upright arm of the rack up and forward until it rests on the stops that keep it from hitting the ground. To restore the rack to the upright position, push the rack back into place and insert the pin and clip.

Rola flip shank

The bike carrier features Rola's patented flip shank, which has both a 1-1/4" square end and a 2" square end for use with either size hitch receiver. The shank rotates around a clevis pin and locks into your desired position with a simple pin and clip. This eliminates the need for a hitch adapter and makes moving the rack between vehicles very quick and easy.



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Video of Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting


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Video Transcript for Rola TX-103 Hitch Bike Rack Review

Today we'll be reviewing the Rola TX-103 Three Bike Carrier for inch and a quarter and two-inch hitches, part number 59403. This bike carrier features large, soft, anti-sway cradles that hold your bike securely in place with the rubber straps. It accommodates most bike frame tube sizes, up to two inches wide and three inches tall. The cradles slide along the arms to ensure proper bike spacing and they also prevent bike-to-bike contact during travel to protect the paint and surfaces. The dual arms offer excellent bike stability and conveniently fold down for storage when the bike rack is not in use. Some bike styles may require an adapter bar, part number 64005, which is sold separately.

It has an integrated retractable cable lock that provides bike security. It stores inside the upright support arm of the bike rack when not in use, and comes with two keys. The patented flip chain rotates to fit inch and a quarter and two inch hitches and switches in seconds by removing the pin and clip. The silver powder coat finish protects against rust and corrosion. It has a weight capacity of 80 pounds and comes with a five-year limited warranty.

Now that we've gone over some features and specs of the Rola bike carrier, we'll go ahead and show you how to install it. The vehicle we are using for demonstration purposes is equipped with a class three hitch, so we will make sure that the flip chain is on the two-inch side. Now before we begin our installation, we will first need to put the anti-sway block with spring inside the hollow shank of the carrier. We'll slide the shank over the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes, and tighten with a wrench. Now that the bick carrier is installed, we're ready to show you how to load the bike.

We'll swing out the cradle arms by pulling the silver pin at the top right-hand side of the mast, and the red lever at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out, we'll then put it back in place, securing the dual arms. We'll make sure that the cradle straps are undone, we'll set the bike into the frame cradles, and secure it with the straps. Now we'll go ahead and show you how it looks driving down the road. That completes today's overview of the Rola TX-103 Three Bike Carrier, part number 59403.

Buyers Guide



ProductPrice DifferenceNumber of BikesInstallationRack Folds withEasy to Use ScoreRack Locks to HitchLocks Bike to RackAnti-RattleBike Frame ContactBike Compatibility ScoreBike Love ScoreTest Video

59403
$149.95
current product
3WrenchPin4NoYes, CableOne-WayHangs by Frame45 

TH956
$219.95
$70.00
more
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

TH9028
$249.95
$100.00
more
2WrenchSwitch6NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

TH9029
$289.95
$140.00
more
4WrenchSwitch6NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43

63124
$119.95
$30.00
less
4WrenchPin3.5NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame32.5 

TH934XTR
$199.95
$50.00
more
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43

TH990XT
$319.95
$170.00
more
2WrenchSwitch6Yes, BoltYes, CylinderOne-WayWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized58 

TH958
$189.95
$40.00
more
2WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

S63365
$153.00
$3.05
more
3WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

TH9025
$399.95
$250.00
more
4Tool FreeSwitch7.5Yes, KnobYes, CableTwo-WayHangs by Frame48 

59400
$139.95
$10.00
less
2WrenchPin4NoYes, CableOne-WayHangs by Frame45 

59508
$193.95
$44.00
more
2PinSwitch6NoNoNoneNo Contact, Wheel Hanging71 

S63360
$144.00
$5.95
less
2WrenchPin5NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

TH9027
$499.95
$350.00
more
4Tool FreeSwitch7.5Yes, KnobYes, CableTwo-WayHangs by Frame48 

TH916XTR
$449.95
$300.00
more
2WrenchSwitch7Yes, BoltYes, CableOne-WayNo Contact, Wheel Supported79 

59401
$159.95
$10.00
more
4WrenchPin4NoYes, CableOne-WayHangs by Frame45

S64670
$210.60
$60.65
more
2WrenchPin5NoNoOne-WayWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized54

TH917XTR
$449.95
$300.00
more
2WrenchSwitch7Yes, BoltYes, CableOne-WayNo Contact, Wheel Supported79 

TH9026
$439.95
$290.00
more
5Tool FreeSwitch7.5Yes, KnobYes, CableTwo-WayHangs by Frame48 

TH9031
$399.95
$250.00
more
4WrenchSwitch5NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 
ProductPrice DifferenceNumber of BikesInstallationRack Folds withEasy to Use ScoreRack Locks to HitchLocks Bike to RackAnti-RattleBike Frame ContactBike Compatibility ScoreBike Love ScoreTest Video

Buyers Guide Columns

Number of Bikes - The maximum number of bikes the rack is designed to carry.

Installation - Racks with a tool free installation are typically easier and quicker to install on your vehicle.

Rack Folds with - Switches typically make using a rack more convienent. Pins will provide the same functionality in a lower cost alternative.

Easy to Use Score - Ease of use is determined by how heavy the rack is, how easy is it to attach to your vehicle, how easy is it to load your bikes and how easy is it to use the features of the rack such as folding.

Rack Locks to Hitch - Bike rack locks to the hitch on the vehicle to help deter theft of the rack.

Locks Bike to Rack - Secures the bike with a lock to help deter theft of the bike.

Anti-Rattle - Provides a method for tightening rack in hitch opening to reduce the amount of bounce and sway in a rack. One-Way reduces side to side movement, Two-Way reduces side to side and up and down movement.

Bike Frame Contact - Important if you are concerned about scratches and marring of your bike frame.

Bike Compatibility Score - Racks with a higher compatibility score will work with a wider variety of bikes, such as road, mountain, women's, kid's, downhill, fat bikes, cruisers. Racks with a lower score may need a bike adapter bar to carry some bikes, or only be designed to carry a specific bike type.

Bike Love Score - Higher score racks do a better job of keeping your bike safe, theft and damage free while on the rack. Locks, anti-rattle and how the bike is supported are important aspects of Bike Love.




Customer Reviews

Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - 59403

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.4 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

With anti-sway cradles and a built-in cable lock, the TX-103 transports 3 bikes safely and securely. Add Rola's patented flip shank and a tilting feature for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and you get a near perfect bike rack.


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jfuji03/13/2012


I've been researching all different kinds of bike racks for months! I even went into a store where they cost twice to three times as much as this one. This rack has a lot of great features, especially at it's price point. The anit-sway straps and the lock are a huge plus! I've seen very few that come with both and none at the price of this one. This rack is great! It does exactly what I'd expect out of a bike rack. On my truck which has a 2" receiver, the rack fits great! I can tighten it so there is close to no wobble. On my wife's SUV which has a 1.25" receiver it is opposite. It doesn't bolt in so it is extremely loose which is a little disappointing seeing as how I bought this one for its versatility. I haven't put my bike on it while attached to my SUV because I was worried it was going to get knocked around. I'm sure I can just buy a bolt and bolt it on, but I have yet to try it. I will be using my truck mainly to transport bikes, so overall I'm pretty pleased. All-in-all and excellent bike rack. 33773






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: VaroujNY07/17/2012


I read the product description and other review, it sounded this was a great product, well, it is not, look for something else. First, the 2" shank fits very loosely on a 2" hitch. The whole time I was driving, the rack kept swinging left to right none stop. I got worried and got off the highway and put the bikes in the trunk. Second, you really cannot put a womens mountain bike on this rack even with the bar as suggested in the QA section. You will not be able to slide the bike over the rack as the bar will be too close the bike frame at the steering side and you are going to have a problem. So save yourself the hastle and get something better. 48350






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bret07/18/2014


This rack is sweet. It looks great putting it together was a bit confusing at first but didn't take too long at all to figure out. I have it on my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder and fits well it the bolt that is attached to the 2 inch hitch is extremely tight. There is no give in the attachment between the two only a little give where the silver bar attaches to the hitch pieces. It fits my bike just perfect and it rocks! Overall it has a smooth ride the frame no shake attachment is a great touch. A bang for the buck. 142160






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: R.J.05/20/2012


Awesome product at a great price!!! etrailer is awesome, have great products, quick shipping & provide real time status updates on your shipment. The bike rack required minimal assembly and was on my truck within 15 minutes. Holds the 3 bikes very easy. My only disappointment is that it can not hold a small frame womans mountain bike as that is what my wife has. Other than that it's great, the anti sway works great & the bikes don't rub each other. 41064






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug C.05/04/2012


The bike rack on my 2012 Kia Soul. 39397






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tucker S.06/22/2012


The rack came one day sooner than promised and seems to do everything as advertised. I like the way bike frames can be stabilized against sway, and I like the built-in cable locking system. I am less than fully pleased with the amount of play between the bike rack and my 1 1/4" hitch. If you know of a way I can improve the fit, please let me know. Otherwise I think I will be very happy with this product. 45290






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John D08/22/2014


I put the bike rack together and all went well until I went to install my wife bike which is a girls . Need less to say it would not work without the attachment that is required. If I had known up front I could have save some time and money. When I first started looking for bike racks there isn't a clear explanation that girls bike require the addition cross bar. However I have it ordered and on way. 148052






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David D05/03/2011


Receivd the rack and it was mostly assembled. Rack feels sturdy. I have not used it with bikes as of yet. It does fit in the hitch receiver quite loosely and it is not a tight fit from the main mast to the hitch receiver. I tightened the bolt down fairly tight but did not want to overtighten the silicone washers for fear of breaking them. Overall, I am very pleased with this product. 12738






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry04/17/2011


Great experience with etrailer.com. The bike rack is quality and heavy duty. Comes with very little assembly required. Goes very well with my 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. 11879






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom P.08/01/2012


The basic rack here is good: the bikes go on easily, the clamps are secure, and the rack stays tight. BUT The integrated cable lock is WORTHLESS. I have to use a separate lock because this one, when it decides to attach properly, may be removed with a single Phillips-head screwdriver. 50175






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy03/02/2011


My new Rola TX-103 bike carrier arrived within 3 days of placing order. Arrived in great condition. Set up was easy. Nice carrier for the money. Customer service was great, emailed tracking data to my inbox. If you have a 1 1/4 receiver this is the one to buy. Way to go etrailer. 8283






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sara J09/03/2013


We are very happy with this product. Once we got it set on the hitch (needed some assistance from a bike shop), the bikes stayed on comfortably--with minimal sway--for a six hour trip. It shipped very quickly too, which was much appreciated before the holiday weekend. 98084






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Crystal08/13/2012


The rack is very good quality and workmanship. It's easy to load a bike and figure out how all the straps connect. It tilts enough for me to open the hatch on my volvo wagon. My hitch is 1'1/4' and I find that the rack does wobble a bit side to side. 51609






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ed N06/02/2014


Great product. Easy to set up and use. 133726






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken P.06/11/2009


Good quality, heavy duty Rack arrived 80% assembled, good quality hardware. I like that the rack will swing down for access to the back of my car. Etrailer sells replacement rubber straps in case original ones wear out. 1971






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Vee08/10/2014


Took a while to get a hang of how to put 3 bikes, after doing it once it's quick. Need to secure front wheel. It's Easy to unmount and install the rack. 145554






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: kathy02/10/2012


bike rack for corolla...item was delivered quickly, great company to work with, very professional and prompt. thanks, 31430






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gerald P.02/23/2012


Great price, delivery and excellent communications I will recommend e-trailers to my friends. 32282






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: h williams12/24/2011


came quickly, was easy to get together.will do what i wanted,good follow up from etrailer. 28677






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jane B07/09/2012


Item arrived quickly and is as advertised. Very pleased with this order. 47211






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Keith P01/03/2012


As described. Easy to use. Great for 3 bikes. 29022






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Debbie Benson03/24/2011


I have not tried it yet but it looks fi ne. 10256






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pedro08/20/2014


Great Bike rack, my bikes fits on it. 147569






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mike e06/22/2012


just what i was looking for,works great 45259




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  • I do have a solution for you to carry your bikes on your 2007 Honda Odyssey, but you will not be able to use a trunk mounted bike rack. Both Thule and Yakima do not have any compatible trunk mounted bike racks, either because there are not any safe attachment points for the straps or the vehicle hatch cannot support the weight safely. Since you would like to steer away from a roof rack, I would recommend installing a trailer hitch on your Odyssey and use a hitch mounted bike rack. The...
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • I do have a bike rack that will fit your 2011 Toyota RAV4, but the SportRack, # SR2813, will not fit. Instead, take a look at the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier, # TH963PRO. This rack does only hold 2 bikes, but it is a fit for the 2011 RAV4. For the female bike, I recommend the Thule Bike Adapter Bar, # TH982XT, to carry the bike level on the rack. To carry 3 bikes, I recommend installing a trailer hitch and using a 3 bike trailer hitch mounted bike rack. For a trailer hitch, the...
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  • How to Lock the Hitch Lock # 63140-1 on Tow Ready Bike Rack Hitch Pin
  • When Locking the Hitch Pin Lock, # 63140-1, to the hitch pin from the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Rack, # 59403, you will need to apply pressure to the back of the lock, to get it to snap securely in place. I did a short video showing how the hitch pin locks for you to review.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Toyota RAV4 with Rear Mounted Spare Tire
  • We have determined that the SportRack 3 Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack, # SR2813, will not fit the 2011 Toyota RAV4. You can use the Yakima SpareTime, # Y02598. But to be certain, you will need to take two measurements. The diameter of the hole in the center of your spare tire wheel will need to be greater than 1-3/16 inches and the distance from the back of the wheel, where the mounting plate will bolt up to the wheel, to the farthest out part of the spare tire needs to be...
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  • Bike Rack Options for 2012 Audi Q7
  • I do have a solution to carry bikes on your 2012 Audi Q7, but the item you selected, Thule Raceway 3 Bike Carrier, part # TH9002, will not fit. Neither Thule or Yakima have a trunk bike rack that is compatible with the Q7. The reason for this may have to do with attachment points for the clips. The other options you have to carry bikes on your vehicle would be to install a hitch and use a hitch bike rack, or use a roof mounted bike rack. For a hitch mounted bike rack, you would first...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for Use With a Trek Triathlon Tri Bike Frame
  • I did some research on your trek triathlon tri bike and the Swagman XP 3 Bike Rack, # S64950, will work as long as the horizontal tube on your bike is not wider than 1-3/4 inches and taller than 1-3/4 inches. If the horizontal tube on your bike is wider or taller than those measurements, then you will still be able to use this bike rack, but you will need the Swagman Easy-Out Adapter, # 64005, for womens bikes and alternative bike frames. One of our most popular bike racks is the Rola...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Lexus RX350
  • According to Yakima, none of their trunk mounted racks are compatible with the 2011 Lexus RX350. Thule offers some trunk mounted racks that are compatible with your vehicle, but they strongly suggest limiting the number of bikes to 2. The Thule Raceway, part # TH9001 would be an excellent choice. This is the easiest installing rack that we offer. Thule recommends that the bottom straps on this rack be attached to the tow loops under the vehicle, instead of the bottom of the lift gate. ...
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  • Recommended Bike Adapter Bar for the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier
  • The adapter bar we recommend for the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, # 59403, is the Swagman Easy-Out Adapter Bar, # 64005. This adapter bar is self retracting and fits in the cradles of the Rola bike rack. The ends of this adapter bar are slightly smaller than the ends on the Thule adapter bars. I shot a video for you to check out showing the Swagman adapter bar on the Rola bike rack.
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  • Will Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier fit 2002 Toyota Rav4
  • The Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, part # 59403 is designed to work with both 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches. If you have a 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitch on your vehicle then part # 5940, will mount to your vehicle. The other issue with fitment is clearance of the spare tire on your 2002 Toyota Rav4. Part # 59403, measures 10-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar. You will want to measure out 10-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole, then hold a yard...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 3 Adult Bikes On a 2001 Saturn Ion
  • You are correct the instructions for the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, item # 59403, see link, state that the bikes should not exceed 80 lbs. Most adult bikes will weigh in at 25 to 35 pounds so it will depend on the model of the bikes you wish to carry, if the rack would be compatible. We do have 3 bike racks that will accommodate 3 adult bikes up to 100 lbs total, like the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Carrier, item # S63365. When using the bike carrier with a Class I trailer hitch, like...
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  • Will Sport Rack Spare Tire Mount Rack # SR2813 Fit a 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • The SportRack 3 Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack # SR2813 will not fit the 2006 - 2009 Toyota RAV4. But I have provided a link to the Spare Tire Mounted Bike carriers that are confirmed to fit your 2007 RAV4. The spare tire mounted bike racks that are confirmed to fit your vehicle are limited to carrying 2 bikes. If you would like to install a hitch or use a roof rack option you could carry additional bikes if you would like to install a hitch or roof rack system. There are...
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  • Compatibility of the Rola Triple X Bike Rack With Bikes That Have Down Angled Frames
  • The Rola Triple X 3 Bike Rack, item # 59403, will work with some alternative frame bikes but if your bikes have down tubes that are extremely angled then you may need an adapter like the Swagman Easy-Out Women and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter, item # 64005. We also have the Swagman XP Folding 3 Bike Rack, item # S64950, which has frame mount cradles that rotate to accept many styles of women and alternative frame bikes. compatibility
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  • Bike Rack Options For 1996 Toyota T-100 Pickup Truck w/ Snugtop Expo Camper shell
  • For your 1996 Toyota T-100 Extra Cab w/ camper shell, you could use a truck bed bike rack like the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501. Or the other option would be to use a hitch mounted bike rack. To use a hitch mounted bike rack, you would first need to install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75144. This is a Class III 2 inch hitch, and is compatible with a wide range of hitch bike racks. For a hitch bike rack to carry 3 bikes, I would recommend the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, part...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Ford Escape to Carry a Bike Rack
  • Trailer wiring is separate so you can just install trailer hitch # 75746 on your 2013 Ford Escape. Please note this hitch is not designed for S models. If you do have an S model the Draw-Tite hitch is # 75758. Neither hitch requires rear fascia trimming for installation. I have incldued links to the instructions for you to view. Both of these hitches are Class III hitches with 2 inch receivers. A 2 inch hitch can carry up to five bikes on a bike rack provided that the combined weight...
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  • Cable Lock, Flip Shank, and Tilt Features on the Rola TX-103 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • On the Rola TX-103 rack, # 59403, the cable lock is stored inside of the mast (upright bar) of the bike rack. Pull it out when needed or feed it back in when not needed. The current generation of this bike rack uses a pin that allows the rack to tilt. The lock was eliminated because Rola found that road grime can cause the lock to not work so the new design eliminates this issue. The arms can fold down by pulling up on the red handle at the top of the rack. When you change from 1-1/4...
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  • Trailer hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • The rear spoiler on your 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe is going to prevent the safe mounting of a trunk mount bike rack. The safest way to carry bikes on your vehicle is to use a trailer hitch and hitch mount bike rack. The most popular option for a hitch is # 87414. I have included some links on this hitch for you. The most popular 3 bike hitch mounted rack is # 59403. This is a platform style rack that holds the bikes at the wheels and frame. I have included a link on this rack for you as...
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  • Will the Rola TX-103 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit the Factory Hitch on a Kia SOrento
  • A 1-1/2 inch hitch is not a common size. Most likely, you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch like in the picture I have provided. I would double check the hitch and make sure you are measuring just the opening side to side or top to bottom. If you do find that it is a 1-1/4 inch, then you can use the Rola TX-103, # 59403, as long as the hitch is rated as a Class II. If it does measure 1-1/2 inches then there are no trailer hitch mounted accessories that will fit. I have included a link to the...
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  • Replacement Dust Cap for the Rola Triple X Bike Rack Lock
  • We do not have an exact replacement for the dust cap on the Rola Triple X Bike Rack, item # 59403. We do have a dust cap that will work though. I went down to the warehouse an checked the Replacement Dust Cover for Deadbolt Hitch Lock, item # 40107CAP, and it will fit the bike racks lock although the design is slightly different.
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  • Rola TX-103 Bike Carrier Compatibility with a 2007 Saturn Outlook
  • As long as you have a trailer hitch on your 2007 Saturn Outlook with a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch receiver you can use the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, # 59403. This bike rack measures 10 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright bar which should leave plenty of room between the rack and your vehicle. I would also recommend using the Swagman Easy-Out Adapter Bar, # 64005, for womens, childrens and alternative bike frames. If you are looking into a trailer hitch as well, then...
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  • Recommendation for a Folding 3 Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Rack for a 2006 Jeep Liberty
  • To determine what rack, including the Rola Triple X, # 59403, will fit your 2006 Jeep Liberty, there is an important measurement that you will need to take. Place something flat that will reach the ground, like a yard stick, against the spare tire. Next, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the yardstick. You will need a rack that extends further than this distance in order for it to fit beyond the spare tire. The Rola Triple X measures 6 inches from the center of the hitch...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack To Use With a 2009 Honda Pilot While Towing a Boat
  • You will want to make sure that the double hitch that you purchased is rated for towing purposes. The item you bought is usually used only for use behind an RV that is flat-towing a vehicle, and not rated for tongue weight, which is the downward pressure placed on the hitch by the hitch accessories and cargo. You will have the tongue weight from the boat, boat trailer, hitch bike rack and bicycles that you will be carrying. Also there is an extender on the double hitch to mount it to your...
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  • Bike Rack Options For a 2008 Nissan Rogue With a Factory Rear Spoiler
  • All of the truck mounted bike racks for your 2008 Nissan Rogue require straps to be secured to the top and bottom of the tail gate. It is not recommended to mount the straps over the spoiler on your vehicle because the tension can damage the spoiler. The best option will be a hitch like the Hidden Hitch, # 87457, and a hitch mounted bike rack. One of our most popular hitch mounted bike racks is the Rola TX-103, # 59403. Adding a hitch to your vehicle will also give you the option...
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  • Draw-Tite Hitch and Rola TX-103 Bike Rack Recommendation for a Honda CRV 2012
  • I checked with Thule and the Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier # TH911XT will not work on your 2012 Honda CRV. The reason Thule gives is because the lower straps can not be mounted in a safe place. The best option you have at this point for transporting bikes would be to use a hitch mounted bike rack. If you do not have a hitch on your vehicle already you will need one. For that I recommend you get a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75742. I attached installation instructions for this hitch for...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Trunk Mount Bike Racks for a 2009 Subaru Outback and 2005 Toyota Prius
  • The Thule Raceway, # TH9002XT, will fit the 2005 Toyota Prius, but it will not fit a 2009 Subaru Outback. At this time, there are no trunk mount bike rack options for a 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video of the Raceway for you. For the Outback, I recommend a trailer hitch and hitch mount bike rack. If it is not a Sport model, I recommend Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87446. This is a Class III trailer hitch that will allow many...
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  • Will The Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, # 59403, Fit On A 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • The Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, # 59403, will work on your 2002 Honda Odyssey. It will fit 1-1/4 inch (Class II only) hitches and the 2 inch hitch. The weight capacity of the bike rack is 80 lbs. You can use the Swagman Hitch Bike Racks, # S63365. It will work on both 1-1/4 inch Class I and Class II hitches and the 2 inch hitch. It has weight capacity of 100 lbs. If the Swagman hitch bike rack is used on a 1-1/4 inch Class I hitch, you will need to make sure not to exceed the weight...
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