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  • How to Transport an Electric Bike Plus 3 Regular Bikes with a Vehicle
  • The best option I can give you would be the Hollywood Racks bike rack part # HR1450E. This is the only rack we offer that can carry a bike as heavy as your 65 lb electric bike as it is rated for up to an 80 lb bike. This rack can carry 2 bikes, so for your other two bikes the only option you would have would be a roof rack mounted bike rack like the SportRack Roof 2 Bike Rack # SR4882RP that can carry up to 2 bikes. To install this rack you will need a roof rack that has crossbars...
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  • Replacement Long Hook for Swagman XC and XTC Series Bike Racks
  • It is available to order now. I have included a link to the product page for Replacement Ratcheting Long Hook # P165. This hook fits Swagman XC and XTC series bike racks.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for Specialized Dolce Road Bikes on a 2003 Subaru Forester
  • Since the arm that holds the wheels on the Kuat NV, # N101 fits on the front wheel, the bike that has the rack on the back will still fit just fine. I researched the bikes and they would fit beautifully on the NV. Platform style racks are easy when loading bikes and the bikes will not come into contact with each other since they are secure at the wheels rather than the frame. I have included a link to a video review of this rack to the right for you. There should be plenty of clearance...
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  • Bike Rack for 4 Bikes that Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Trailer Hitches and is Made in the USA
  • The Yakima KingPin bike rack # Y02441 is made in China. For a similar rack made in the USA you can use the Thule Hitching Post Pro, # TH934XTR. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better ground clearance. I have to use...
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  • Will Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack Fit 2010 Audi Q5
  • I assume you are talking about a trailer hitch on your 2010 Audi Q5. The hitches we have that are designed to fit the Q5 are all Class lll hitches with 2 inch receiver openings. The Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack, part # TH9027, is designed to work with 2 inch receivers on hitches. I have included an installation video for this bike carrier on a 2010 Audi Q5 you can check out. The Thule Apex measures 7-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the foot of the carrier. Unless...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Give Complete Rear Cargo Access when Loaded with Bikes
  • I have a solution for you, but the Semi 4.0 bike rack part # S64696-97 does not fold down. The reason is that it would most likely hit the ground plus it would weigh a ton trying to lift or lower that much weight. A better solution would be the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack # TH9027 as this rack can carry 4 bikes and swing away with the bikes loaded on the carrier to give you complete rear cargo access. See the attached review video. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative...
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  • Does the Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Include Cable and Hitch Locks Keyed the Same
  • Yes, the Thule Apex # TH9025 that we carry is the exact same as the ones on the Thule site. It does include the integrated cable lock and hitch lock that are keyed the same. The hitch lock for this rack is actually located in the anti-rattle knob. Was the knob is tightened you will lock it. This will allow the knob to spin freely but not tighten or loosen the connection until it is unlocked. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you to the right. This is not to be...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack with Good Ground Clearance for a 2011 Acura TSX SportWagon
  • The bottom of the end of the Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT, will be 6 inches up from the bottom of the trailer hitch receiver opening so it will offer good ground clearance. The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider, # HR200, would be about the same if not a little better. It measures 5 inches of rise in the shank but that is measured from the top of the receiver opening. So it would be about 1/4 inch higher than the Doubletrack. The Saris Freedom, # SA4412B, would probably work out best for...
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  • Will the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack # S63360 Fit a 2014 Ford Focus
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2014 Ford Focus like the Draw Tite hitch part # 24872 yes, the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack # S63360 that you referenced would work on your 2014 Ford Focus. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I...
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  • Extension Bar Recommendation to Install a SoftRide Element Rack # SR26248 on a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • If you do have 7 inches from the center of your hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on your rear bumper you would need the extension piece part # SR26033 to install the SoftRide Element Bike Rack # SR26248 as this rack without the extension only has 7 inches from the pin hole to the upright bar of the rack.
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  • Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Kuat Sherpa part # S101 that you are interested would be an excellent choice for your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon. We actually had the opportunity to demo this rack on a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon just like yours and we were able to have enough clearance to fold it up. See the attached video. This rack is very sturdy, it's one of the nicest racks on the market so I know it would work well for you.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester to Clear Bumper
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200 would be a rack that would have plenty of clearance. This rack has a distance of 12-1/2 inches from the center of the pin hole to the nearest wheel hoop which should be plenty for you and won't require you to get a different hitch. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch for 2002 Toyota Sienna for Use with Hollywood Racks Recumbent Bike Carrier # HR1000R
  • Your 2002 Toyota Sienna can be equipped with two classes of hitch, either a 1-1/4-inch Class II type or a 2-inch Class III. The Hollywood Racks Recumbent Bike Carrier # HR1000R that you are purchasing will fit BOTH sizes of hitch, but for broad compatibility with accessories and safety margin I suggest a Class III hitch. The link provided will show you all 2-inch Class III hitches for your 2002 Sienna. I suggest the Draw-Tite hitch # 75120 for its 350-lb tongue weight capacity. This...
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  • Parts Needed to Install the Pro Series Eclipse Bike Rack on a 2006 Honda Pilot
  • You will not need any additional parts to install the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack, # 63124, on your 2006 Honda Pilot. I have attached an installation video we made on a 2007 Honda Pilot for you to check out. You will see that this bike is an excellent fit for your vehicle and offers plenty of clearance for the rear hatch. The only additional parts that you may want to pick up are the hitch lock, # 5200, a cable lock like part # CAB-10, and a bike adapter bar, # 64005. The bike adapter...
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  • Do Hook-and-Loop Tie-Downs Come with Thule Apex Bike Rack
  • The Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie-Downs, part # SR26260, is available separately (the tie-down is kept on the display bicycle). These tie-downs are used to secure the bike wheels to prevent spinning, and secures the bike frames to the upright bar. I have included a video review of this product for you to check out. The Thule Apex does come with a longer stabilizing strap which secures all four bikes to the rack. I have included a video review of the Thule Apex which shows the...
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  • Why Can't I Tighten the Anti-Rattle Knob of a Thule Apex 5 Bike Rack part # TH9026
  • You need to insert the key into the lock core of the Thule Apex 5 Bike Rack # TH9026 that you referenced and then while holding the knob with your other hand turn the key so that the knob engages the anti-rattle device of the lock. This will allow the knob to tighten to the rack and apply the anti-rattle device. Right now the lock portion of the device is activated. When the knob is locked it isn't engaged to the rack anymore so that it will just spin freely. This would prevent anyone...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter for Rear Cargo Access
  • I have a better solution for you that will give you complete rear cargo access on your 2014 Mercedes Sprinter. The Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031 would be a better choice as it can swing totally away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded giving you complete rear cargo access. Check out the review video I attached. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's...
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  • Platform Style Bike Rack that is Light Weight and Easy to Install for Older Person
  • The Kuat NV, # N101, actually weighs 50 pounds so it would not be any easier for you. The similar Sherpa, # S101, weighs just 27 pounds and would be much easier for you. It does have an anti-rattle hand knob but still uses a hitch pin. But the hitch pin is not threaded so you would not need a wrench to install it. You could tilt it with the bikes loaded. I would try it with one bike first and see if it is easy enough to do so for you. I have included a link to a video review of the Sherpa...
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  • Carrying a Day 6 Bike and/or a Sun Trike with One Bike Rack
  • The Hollywood Racks bike rack # HR1450R should work well for your Day 6 bike based on the pictures I saw of it online. And when you want to carry the trike you can use the add-on, # HRTRK-ADP-2, which will allow you to carry both bikes or one or the other. If you will not be carrying both bikes at the same time then use adapter # HRTRK-ADP to be able to carry just the trike. The rack by itself weighs about 50 pounds so it would be moderately difficult for one person to install and...
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  • Swinging Bike Rack For 2013 GMC Terrain with OEM Class II Receiver
  • Most of the swinging racks we offer would be compatible with 2 inch hitches. The only way to get a swinging rack to work on your vehicle would be to use an adapter, which neither Thule nor Yakima recommend. Using an adapter would lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent, which would probably be 150 lbs on your vehicle. The hitch plus the weight of the bikes might come in under that weight, but the adapter would add an additional piece in between the shank of the bike...
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  • Will Kuat NV Bike Rack Fit 2012 Subaru Forester with Class III Trailer Hitch
  • Yes the Kuat NV 4 Bike Platform Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches # N101-103 is a confirmed fit for your Subaru Forester with a Class III trailer hitch. This rack can tilt away from the vehicle when loaded to allow access to the rear of the vehicle and has an integrated bike repair stand. Check out the review video I attached for you. If you look on the product page you will see that the Kuat has received 38 customer reviews and all 38 reviewers gave 5 star reviews for this product. In my...
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  • Platform Bike Rack that Has Add-On that Will Fit a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The shanks on both halves of the Hollywood Racks bike rack # HR1400 fit 2 inch trailer hitches. For a similar rack that has a 1-1/4 inch shank on the add-on part that you can use in a 1-1/4 inch hitch you can use the Pro Series Q-Slot, # PS63138.
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  • Can One Person Lift Swagman XTC Bike Rack, Will It Block 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Backup Camera
  • The Swagman XTC-2 bike rack # S64670 weighs approximately 30 pounds. It has a 33 pound shipping weight. It would be fairly easy for one person to install/remove the rack from your 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. When the rack is not loaded with bikes you can fold down the center mast and it would likely not interfere with the backup camera. But when loaded, and this is true for any bike rack, the bikes will likely block the view of the backup camera as well as the vehicle tail lights on...
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  • Hitch and Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Subaru Outback
  • The first thing that we need to look at is a hitch for the 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. I recommend going with the Hidden Hitch Class III, # 87568. This hitch bolts directly to the frame of the Outback with no welding required. As for a platform bike rack, my personal favorite is the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack, # TH990XT. This lightweight rack works with cruisers and bikes with fenders and will allow you to access the rear cargo area when bikes are unloaded. In order...
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  • Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 Moves Side to Side Several Inches While Driving
  • Thank you for your recent purchases from etrailer! The Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 that you selected is a good entry-level 4-bike carrier that fits the 2-inch hitch on your 2014 GMC Acadia. This rack does include an anti-rattle hitch bolt to reduce the movement of rack in hitch receiver but some motion of the loaded rack while you drive is inevitable. There are a few things you can try. Try loading first the heaviest of the 4 bikes. This will help reduce the tendency for...
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  • Can you Keep the Same Lock and Key Numbers with the Thule T2 2-Bike Expansion Accessory
  • You will want to order the 6-pack of the Thule One Key System, # TH596, to use one key for the Thule T2 Bike Rack, # TH916XTR, and the 2-Bike Expansion Accessory, # TH918XTR. You would not have to purchase the locks right away since you will only need them when you add the expansion accessory. Unfortunately there is no way to guarantee that the locks on the expansion accessory will match the locks on the main bike rack.
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  • Does Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack for 2-Inch Hitches # S64665 Fold Down When Loaded With Bikes
  • The Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Platform Rack for 2-Inch Hitches # S64665 does fold up flat against the rear of your minivan for storage when it is unloaded, but it cannot fold down when loaded with bikes. We do offer carriers that can be moved out of the way of the rear of your vehicle even when they are fully loaded with bikes. Thule offers their Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack # TH9027 that swings out of the way of the rear of your minivan even when it is fully loaded with bikes. The carrier's...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota Sienna to Allow the Thule Apex Swing to Install
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch part # 87586 would be the correct hitch to get for your 2011 Toyota Sienna that would allow you to install the Thule Apex Bike Rack part # TH9027. Check out the review video I attached that shows this rack being demoed on a similar Sienna as yours. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide...
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  • How Much Does Thule Doubletrack Platform Bike Rack Weigh
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and they told me the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack, part # TH990XT weighs 46 lbs. This hitch will work with either a 1-1/4 or 2 inch receiver opening. Since this carrier slides right into the receiver opening, no ball or ball mount is needed for this carrier. For a bike carrier that weighs a bit less, I recommend the Kuat Sherpa 2 Bike Rack, part # S103. This carrier weighs 29 lbs so the weight may be something that works better for you....
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  • Which Size Trailer Hitch is a Better Fit for Swagman XC Bike Rack on a 2006 Volvo S40
  • Since the Swagman XC bike rack, # S64650, has a 1-1/4 inch shank but uses an adapter to fit a 2 inch, it would fit best in a 1-1/4 inch hitch. But it will fit both sizes. And the threaded hitch bolt will reduce a lot of the movement of the rack. Based on the hitch placement on the 2006 Volvo S40 the rack would be tight to the back of the vehicle but it should clear the bumper. A similar rack, the Trail Rider, # HR200, would give you a couple more inches of clearance. There are only...
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  • How Far Out Does the Highland SportWing Bike Rack for 4 Bikes Extend from the Back of a Vehicle
  • I went out to the warehouse and partially assembled the Highland SportWing, # 1370400. With the 2 bike extension installed the rack measures 38-5/16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the rack. There is a slight rise in the shank but probably not enough to compensate for inclines and dips in the road. If your 2013 Honda Odyssey has a 2 inch receiver a better option would be the Pro Series Q-Slot, # PS63138. It has more of a rise at the shank and then the 2 bike...
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  • Fit of Swagman G10 # S64681 on 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The Swagman G-10, part # S64681 is almost certainly a fit for your 2014 CR-V. When we installed a hitch on the 2014 CR-V, we found that the distance from the receiver hitch pin hole to the furthest rearward part of the back bumper was about three inches. The Swagman G10 has a shank that measures 6 inches between the hitch pin hole and the closest portion of the rack when it's folded up into the storage position, which means the rack would fit and would work well for you. The rack includes...
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  • Adapter to Use 2 Inch Bike Rack in Factory 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch on 2015 Subaru Outback
  • You would have to use adapter # HTAD. But please note that the use of an adapter reduces the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. The combined weight of the rack and the bikes cannot exceed the reduced tongue weight. The other issue is that if the factory 1-1/4 inch hitch on your 2015 Subaru Outback is a Class I, you are limited to just 2 bikes because a Class I hitch cannot take the stress of additional bikes. It puts too much torque on the hitch, like using a...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester with a 1-1/4 inch OEM Hitch
  • Since the pin hole on the factory Subaru hitch on the 2014 Forester is so close to the end of the receiver, the only racks that are really safe to use in that hitch are the Yakima racks. So the HoldUp, # Y02445, is a great option. Another great option would be the Yakima Fulltilt part # Y02462. This rack has is Yakima's answer to the Thule Apex that you referenced. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested...
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa 2-Bike Platform Carrier # S101 Fit on a 2014 Hyundai Tucson
  • The 2014 Hyundai Tucson can be fitted with either of two sizes of hitch receiver, a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III hitch. The Kuat Sherpa 2-Bike Platform Carrier # S101 is designed to work with both types so it will definitely fit the hitch on your Tucson. You can take one simple measurement to confirm that this carrier will fit satisfactorily at the rear of your vehicle and provide enough room for your bikes without interfering with the back of the car. Simply measure from...
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  • Availability of Long Ratcheting Hook for Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack # S64665
  • Swagman offers replacement ratcheting hooks for their XTC4 Bike Rack # S64665 in the set of two as part # P186, as you noted, and they also offer the short arm alone as part # P425. The long ratcheting hook is now available as a separate replacement part that will appear on our site within the next 24-48 hours. The part number for the replacement long ratcheting hook is # P165.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 2010 Toyota RAV4 w/2 Inch Hitch and 2013 Volkswagen Beetle w/1-1/4
  • The issue is that all of the trailer hitches for the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle are Class I trailer hitches. This will limit the racks that will fit. I have included a link to the right to the bike racks that are Class I compatible and that will fit both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitches. The only one that can really be tilted down with the bikes loaded is the Kuat Sherpa, # S103 or # S101. With any of the other racks you would have to take the bikes off. And since the rear door on the...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2005 Mini Cooper S Convertible
  • Your 2005 Mini Cooper S convertible has a hitch? All of the hitches we carry will not fit the S models due to the placement of the exhaust. We do not have a picture showing the Kuat Beta # B202-114 on a Mini Cooper convertible. But I did check numerous pictures of the vehicle and I don't see any way that there would be interference with the convertible top and the bike rack. The rack measures 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast. I know...
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  • Choosing Between Yakima Ridgeback or Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack for Nissan Altima Coupe
  • The Altima Coupe would use a Class I hitch, which is only capable of carrying two bikes. Although certain 4-bike carriers are compatible with a Class I hitch, you'd be limited to carrying two bikes. The weight of a third and fourth bike would place the load too far rearward to the receiver. This distance exerts extra leverage on the receiver tube which can bend the hitch or cause the hitch attachment points to the vehicle to fail. Which would be bad. None of Yakima's bike racks are compatible...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Hatchback
  • The available hitch receivers for your 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Hatchback edition are all light-duty Class I types with a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening. The Hidden Hitch ball mount you referenced, part # 80232, fits 2-inch hitches only and is not compatible with any of these. Likewise, the Swagman towing bike rack you referenced, part # S64664, fits 2-inch ball mounts and will not be compatible with the ball mounts that fit these hitches. No 1-1/4-inch towing racks are offered since the...
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  • Lightweight Platform Bike Rack Recommendation
  • The Swagman Semi 2.0 Bike Rack part # S64685 that you referenced weighs 53 lbs. For a lighter rack that is similar check out the Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack part # S103. This rack weighs 39 lbs. I attached review videos for both bike racks for you to check out.
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  • Roof Rack and Roof Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Avalon
  • For a roof rack for your 2013 Toyota Avalon I would recommend the Rhino Rack that consists of the following parts: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA126B-2 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Leg Kit # RRRLKVA Custom DK Clamps and Pads # DK361 For bike racks confirmed to fit this rack you would want the SQR Quick-Release Rooftop Cargo Carrier part # RBC011. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out. You will need to check the owner's manual of your vehicle to determine...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack to Carry 1 Catrike Expedition Trike
  • To carry one trike (delta or tadpole, either one) the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider trike carrier, # HR1000R-TRKADP, is the rack for you. It will only hold one trike and it will fit 1-1/4 or 2 inch trailer hitches. I have included a link to a video review to the right.
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier For 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • The bike carrier that can be used on your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan would depend on the hitch you are having installed. We offer both Class ll and Class lll hitches and the receiver opening can be either a 1-1/4 or a 2 inch. When considering a hitch mounted accessory like a bike rack you want to make sure you have enough clearance at the rear of the vehicle. You can use a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Hold the straight edge against the back of the bumper...
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  • Recommendations For Carrying 4 Bikes On 2012 Hyundai Veloster
  • With a Class l hitch on your 2012 Hyundai Veloster, you are limited with the tongue weight capacity and any bike carrier you install in the hitch limits you to 2 bikes. You will want to check your owner's manual or with your dealership to make certain you do not exceed the vehicle's tongue weight capacity. The Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack, part # SA4414B, is rated to be used with higher rated hitches and would not be a fit for your Veloster. You will want to make sure any accessory...
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  • How to Transport a Woman's Bike with a Pro Series Eclipse Bike Rack part # 63124
  • Without a bike frame adapter like the part # 64005 it would be pretty challenging to fit a women's bike on the Pro Series Eclipse bike rack part # 63124. The bike would end up at a pretty odd angle most likely due to the angled down tube of the bike. I would strongly recommend a # 64005 with this rack if you plan on carrying a women's bike.
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier For 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited That Allows Full Access To Cargo
  • The first thing you will want to consider is the clearance at the rear of your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I have attached a helpful article that explains how you measure to make sure any accessory you install in your hitch clears the rear of your Jeep. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Hold the straight edge against the back of your bumper or if you have a rear-mounted spare tire, hold the straight edge against the back of that, making sure...
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  • Bike Rack for a Tadpole Trike for the Back of an RV/Motor Home or Trailer
  • The issue is that there are only certain bike racks that are rated for use on the back of an RV or trailer. I have not seen a trailer hitch mount bike rack that holds a tadpole or delta trike that is also compatible with an RV or trailer. If your RV has a 4 inch to 4-1/2 inch steel bumper that is welded the entire length of the bumper then you might be able to use the Swagman bike rack # S80600. It would be the best and really only option.
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  • Will a Bike with 26 Inch Mountain Bike Tires Fit in the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450 will accommodate bike tires up to 3 inches wide. The 26 inch wheel will be fine. It is the width you will want to look at. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you.
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  • How to Reduce Motion of Rola TX-104 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Rack # 59401
  • Thank you for your Rola bike rack purchase from etrailer. There will always be some degree of random motion with any hitch mount bike rack, though some will be more stable than others. You can try loading your bikes so that the heaviest ones are nearest the hitch; this will help to reduce the pendulum effect - the tendency for side-to-side movement. You may also want to try using some type of stabilizing strap. Curt offers their # 18050 but there are many types available including...
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  • 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Rack Recommendation for 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon with 2-Inch Class III Hitch
  • We do offer racks that meet almost all of your criteria, but the one feature that does not go along with all the others is the capability to be used on the back of a trailer. Items mounted to the rear of a trailer, such as a bike rack, are subjected to forces that are more severe than those found at the rear of an auto. Bike racks for use on trailers and RVs must be specially made to withstand these forces. Generally, more bike/weight capacity in a rack does tend to mean more rack weight...
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  • Hitch-Mount 3-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • In order to have 3-bike carrying capacity on a hitch-mount rack for your 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe you will be best served by a hanging-style carrier. This type of rack will also be friendlier to your preferred price point. The link provided will show you all 3-bike hanging-style carriers that will fit the 2-inch hitch on your Tahoe. A popular choice is the Rola TX-103, part # 59403, which includes a lock for your loaded bikes. This rack folds up when not loaded with bikes and also tilts...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for Electra Townie Bikes and 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • A bike rack that holds the bikes at the wheels like the Swagman Semi, # S64685, is an excellent choice and the route I would take. This rack will hold your Electra Townie bikes at the wheels rather than the frame so you will not have to worry about the frames at all. The rack will fit both 1-1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches so it will work with your 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendation to Allow Rear Hatch to Open on 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The Swagman Quad, # S64691, is not meant to fold down. Plus the weight of the rack with the bikes loaded on it would make it difficult to one person to lift. I do have a great solution for you though. You can use the Softride Element, # SR26248, Dura, # SR26247, or the Dura with hydraulic assist, # SR26321. These racks tilt out, not down, with the bikes loaded and will allow you to open the rear hatch on your 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have included links to videos for each of these...
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  • Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier Recommendation For 2013 Honda Civic Si Sedan
  • One of the lighter hitch-mounted hanging bike racks we offer I recommend is the Swagman Titan 2 Bike Rack, part # S63400. This rack weighs about 31 lbs and has a tilting feature which allows you access to the rear cargo area when the bike is unloaded. this also has a steel cable built-in to the mast of the carrier for securing the bikes to the carrier and to help deter thieves. This hitch measures 11-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the foot of the carrier. I have...
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  • 4-Bike Hitch-Mounted Carrier Recommendation For 2004 Honda Element
  • When you are carrying hitch-mounted accessories on the back of your 2004 Honda Element, you will want to check your owner's manual or with your dealership to make sure you do not exceed the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle. When considering tongue weight you need to add the weight of your carrier to the weight of the bikes. If you have a Class lll hitch on your Element, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Road Runner 4 Bike Carrier, part # HR400. This carrier works in 2 inch hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 50lb Dutch Workcycle Bike with Step Through Frame and Fenders
  • A platform style bike rack that has the hook that clamps down on the frame could still work. On many of these types of racks you can put the shorter hook as the bottom hook and it can get very low. On the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT the hook can go as low as 17-1/2 inches up from the main body of the rack so it can go fairly low. It looks like it might be greater than 17-1/2 inches from the ground to the frame above the pedals on your bike. An adapter bar such as # 64005 can still be...
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  • Will the Swagman XTC 4 Bike Rack Clear the Back of a 2009 Honda Odyssey
  • After doing a little math I believe that the clearance measurement on your 2009 Honda Odyssey is around 5-3/4 inches. This is consistent with the Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite hitch measurements we have taken on 2008 and 2010 Odysseys that take the same hitch. The Swagman XTC 4 # S64665 will clear the back of your Odyssey when in the down position. But you will not be able to fold it up because it would hit the back of the van. The NV # N101-103 or # N105-107 would fit folded up or down....
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  • Fat-Bike Bike Rack Recommendation for a Bike with 3.45 inch Tires
  • I have a bike rack I can recommend that will work with your fat bike but the Highland Bike Rack part # 5801200 that you referenced would not work with your size tires. Instead I would recommend the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2-Bike Rack for Fat Bikes # HR200-FB. This rack is specifically designed for fat bikes and will accommodate tires that are up to 5 inches in width.
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  • When Folded Down Will Rear Cargo Door of 2009 Honda CRV Open With a Hollywood Racks part # HR1450
  • When the upright mast of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider part # HR1450 is folded down yes, you will be able to open your rear cargo door. I attached a video of 2011 CRV (same generation as yours) that shows it opening without a problem. Fast forward to the :54 second mark to see this.
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa Fit 2013 Volkswagen GTI with Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, the Kuat Sherpa, # S103, will fit Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24904 and your 2013 Volkswagen GTI. The hitch is a Class I and the bike rack is compatible with Class I hitches. You will not likely be able to fold up the rack though because of how far the wheel cradles stick up from the base of the rack. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Can the Kuat NV 4-Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack be Reduced to a 1-Bike Rack
  • The Kuat NV4, # N101-103 or # N105-107 can easily reduce down to 2 bikes. To make it a one-bike rack you would have to remove the 2-bike add-on part. Then remove both legs of the second bike position. But technically, yes, it could be reduced down to a 1 bike rack.
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  • What Is The Difference Between Fixed Rack And Fold-Up Rack On Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier
  • When looking at platform-style bike carriers like the Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670, fixed rack means the rack will not tilt away from the rear of the vehicle allowing access to the rear cargo area. A fixed rack will not fold up or tilt. The fold-up feature means that the rack will fold up while installed in the hitch to provide more room at the rear of the vehicle when unloaded. Some bike racks have a fold-up feature, and a tilt-away feature, while other bike racks have the fold-up...
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  • Can I Open the Tailgate of a 1995 Chevy Tahoe With Swagman XTC2 Folded Down
  • Yes, I went out into our showroom and measured one of the Swagman XTC Bike Racks part # S64670 and found that from the top of the hitch opening to the highest portion of the bike rack when folded down measures 8 inches so you should be able to open the tailgate of your 1995 Chevy Tahoe since you have a distance of 9 inches from the bottom of the tailgate to the top of the hitch opening.
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Chevrolet Camaro with Draw-Tite Hitch # 24850
  • In order to determine which hitch mounted bike rack will work with the Draw-Tite Hitch Receiver, # 24850, on your 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, you will need to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of your bumper. I have attached an article which demonstrates this process. The Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack, # 59400, measures 10-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar. In order for this rack to fit on your Camaro, the...
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  • Recommended Platform-Stype Bike Carriers For Carrying Trikes
  • Using the Trike Adapter for Hollywood Racks, part # HRTRK-ADP, on a bike carrier like the # HR1000, or on part # HR1450 will not allow you to carry an adult trike. It is intended to allow you to carry a Delta-style or Tadpole-style bike. I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Trike Carrier, part # HR1450R-TRKADP-2. This will give you the versatility to be able to carry an adult trike as well as other bike styles. The difference between the # HR1000 and # HR1450 is that...
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  • Bike Carrying Options for 2006 BMW Z4
  • Unfortunately, none of our hitch manufacturers offer a hitch compatible with your 2006 Z4. This would rule out towing a small trailer, but for carrying two bikes, a trunk mount bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Expedition 2 Bike Rack # HRF6-2 would be a good choice. If you'll be transporting women's bikes or bikes with sharply-angled top tubes, you might also consider a frame adapter bar like part # 64005. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post,...
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  • Will 2012 Toyota Prius Trunk Open Without Lowering the Upright Portion of Swagman Bike Rack
  • To determine if the trunk on your 2012 Toyota Prius will open without lowering the upright portion of the Swagman Bike Rack # S64950 you will need to take a measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the trunk when opened. This should be about the same distance as the edge of your bumper. Swagman Bike Rack # S64950 has a distance of 11 inches from the center of the hitch pin out to the upright portion of the rack. If the distance...
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  • Is Attaching the Thule Apex to a 2013 Santa Fe With a Hitch Extender Recommended
  • The use of a hitch adapter cuts the capacity of the hitch in half, so as long as the weight of your bikes and bike rack do not exceed 50 percent of the capacity of the hitch you installed you should be fine from a capacity point of view. To deal with the extra movement created by the hitch adapter you could use an anti-rattle device like the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63147 for between the adapter and the hitch. This will greatly reduce movement. I attached a review video...
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation Similar to Yakima DoubleDown Rated for RV Use
  • There are similar racks available to the Yakima DoubleDown bike rack part # Y02424 that you referenced that are confirmed to work at the back of an RV, but this rack is not for RV use. Check out the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack part # S63381. This is an RV bike rack that would work well to carry 4 bikes at the rear of your RV. I attached a review video for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier For 2013 Toyota Prius
  • When looking at the difference between the hanging bike racks and platform-style carriers, there will be a few things you may want to note. A platform-style carrier will be easier to load and unload, and since you said you are planning on carrying mountain bikes and road bikes, this may be your best option. I recommend the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style Rack, part # TH990XT for your 2013 Toyota Prius. This rack has the versatility to carry bikes with wheel bases up to 46-1/2 inches...
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  • Is there a Difference Between the Swagman Bike Rack Parts Numbers S64665 and 64665
  • There is no difference between the two part numbers you mentioned. We add the "S" in front of Swagman's part number to designate it as a Swagman part in our system. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well.
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  • Recommended Bike Racks For 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Sedan
  • To make sure you get a bike carrier that will work on your 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, you can take a measurement. I have attached a helpful article that explains how you can measure to make sure the carrier clears the back of your vehicle. You will want to use a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or dowel. Hold the straight edge against the back of your bumper and extend it down below the hitch. Then measure the distance form the hitch pin hole to the straight edge and that...
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  • Recommended Four Bike Rack to Carry Electric Townie and Kid's Bikes
  • Given the number of bikes you're wanting to carry, I'd recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part # TH934XT would be a good economical choice. The bike rack can be used in 1-1/4 or 2 inch receivers, but would be limited to carrying two bikes in a Class I hitch. The Hitching Post Pro combines Thule quality and features like anti-sway cradles and an anti-rattle hitch pin. The rack has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike, which should accommodate your Townie with no problem. a locking hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for Electric Bikes with Step-Through Frames on a 2008 Toyota RAV4
  • You are correct, bikes that have fenders would not fit well on the Thule T2, # TH916XTR. Since you have such heavy bikes I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2, # HR1450E, which has a 80 pound per bike capacity. If the step-through frame is like the one in the video I have linked to the right then the hooks will go down far enough to secure the bikes. In the event they do not you can use adapter bar # 64005 to secure the bikes to the rack. I have linked a video showing how...
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  • Carrying 4 Bikes on a 1998 Subaru Legacy Wagon with 1-1/4 Inch Class II Trailer Hitch
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1400 is designed for 2 inch trailer hitch only. There are no 4-bike platform style bike racks that will work with a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch at this time. To carry 4 bikes with the 1-1/4 inch hitch on your 1998 Subaru Legacy Wagon you will need to first make sure you have a Class II hitch. Since you mentioned that you do have a Class II hitch you can use a hanging bike rack. I have included a link to the 4-bike racks that will fit Class II hitches...
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  • Does Having Play Between the Bike and the Adapter Bar Matter When Installing on a Bike Rack
  • With adapter bars like the Swagman Easy Out Adapter Bar part # 64005 there will be a small amount of play between the adapter and where it attaches to the bike. They were made like this so that installation and removal would be easy, it has yet to be a problem that we are aware of and we sell a ton of adapters like the # 64005. I attached a review video for this product as well.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2008 RAV4 with Spare Tire on Back
  • I would recommend a swinging hitch mounted bike rack like the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack, # TH9027 for your 2008 Toyota RAV4. The specs of the Thule Apex Swing bike rack give a maximum clearance of 16-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole the the upright mast of the bike rack. This should be plenty of room to clear your spare tire, but to ensure this bike rack will fit you will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the furthest part...
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  • Bikes Loaded on Swagman XC Bike Rack Block Visibility at the Back of a Ford F-350
  • The shank with a rise in it is the only one available for the Swagman XC racks including # S64650-EXT. To help improve visibility you could move the wheel cradles so that the bikes are offset some to one side
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  • Mounting 2 Bikes on the Saris Freedom SuperClamp Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • Mounting more than one bike on a rack in our videos is something we have explored and are likely to do more of in the future. It is actually very easy to get two bikes on the Saris Freedom SuperClamp, # SA4025. The key is to make sure you alternate bike directions and make sure the pedals are positioned so that they do not bump into each other when you mount the second bike. I did make a video that will appear on this page once it has completed rendering so if you don't see the video...
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  • Yakima Highlite Al 2 vs. RidgeBack2 For a 2015 Volvo V60
  • First let's start with a hitch for your 2015 Volvo V60. For that you would want the Curt Hitch part # 13266. Between the two Yakima bike racks the Highlite part # Y02436 is considerably lighter at 24 lbs when compare to the RidgeBack part # Y02457 that weighs in at 45 lbs. This is the main reason for the price difference. Aside from that, the HighLite also includes integrated locks. Whereas with the Ridgeback you would need to purchase them separately. part # Y02466 I attached...
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  • Will Swagman XTC4 Platform Style 4-Bike Rack # S64665 Work on 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350
  • As long as your 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 is equipped with a 2 inch hitch receiver, the Swagman XTC4 Platform Style 4-Bike Rack, # S64665, will work for you. To ensure that there is adequate distance to have the option to fold the rack against your vehicle when not in use, you will need to measure the distance from the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of your bumper. If the distance is less than 3-1/2 inches, you will be able to use the rack's folding feature.
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  • Recommendation for Bike Rack to Haul 4 Bikes on Camper Using Ultra-Fab 2
  • My personal recommendation would be to use the Swagman XP 4 Bike Rack, # S64940, to haul your bikes on the camper equipped with the Ultra-Fab 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver, # UF35-946401. This heavy-duty steel carrier is loaded with features including cradles using thick, kraton vinyl cushioning and steel plates to secure the bikes to the rack, and locking knobs as a theft deterrent. Please keep in mind that although the hitch receiver has a weight capacity of 200 pounds, you will be limited...
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  • How to Remove End Caps on Thule Vertex 2 for Cradle Replacement
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and he said If you have an older Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack # TH9028 the endcap at the end of the arm will be riveted on, which will make removal more challenging. Recently Thule switched to using a screw to attach the cap to the arm. Since you have the rivet you can drill the rivet out and use a rivet gun to reinstall the cap once you replace the cradle, or you can send the arms of your rack to Thule and let them replace it. For a replacement cradle...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for an Elliptigo Recumbent
  • I did some research, and found that ElliptiGo offers a modified version of the Hollywood Racks # HR1450R. The rack features a fork mount at the front wheel hoop that will accommodate the bike once the front wheel is removed. We do not offer the rack, but you could purchase a # HR1450R and add one # HR915 for each ElliptiGo bike you wish to carry, and you'd have the same rack (see photo). I would not recommend the # HR1400 with your ElliptiGo.
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  • What is Needed to Use a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack on a 2014 Subaru Forester
  • In order to install the Pro Series Eclipse bike rack # 63124 on your 2014 Subaru Forester you will need to have a 2 inch trailer hitch. If your Forester does not have a 2 inch trailer hitch you can add one using # 75876. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. I have also linked a video review of the rack for you. If your Forester came with the factory 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch then you will need to use a Yakima bike rack such as # Y02457 and you will be limited...
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  • Availabiliity of Hitch-Mount Bike Rack For Use While Towing Small Trailer With Class II Hitch
  • Your 2008 Mercury Mariner can be equipped with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III trailer hitch. There are many towing-type bike racks available for use with 2-inch hitches, the Swagman Original - 3 Bike Folding Towing Bike Rack # S64600 being just one, however there are no towing racks offered for use with Class II hitches that have a 1-1/4-inch receiver. This is because the lighter-duty Class II hitches do not have the capacity required to handle the forces applied...
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  • How to Carry Kids or Alternative Framed Bikes with the Surco Swing Rack part # 51953
  • The 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Swing Away Rack # 51953 will work with the kid bikes you have, but like you suspected you will need an adapter. You would want the Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005. This adapter will span the distance between your seat post and steering stem to provide you with a horizontal top tube for the # 51953 to attach to.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Bike E Recumbent with a 16 inch Front Tire
  • I have a solution for you, the Swagman XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # S64650-EXT that you referenced would be the correct bike rack to use, but for attaching the front wheel of your Bike E recumbent that has a 16 inch tire you would want to use replace one of the inner wheel hoops of the # S64650-EXT with a replacement wheel tray part # SQ1011 and you would be good to go.
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  • Is Front To Back Movement Normal on the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack
  • A small amount of front and back movement on the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack part # TH9025 is normal and expected. We had another customer comment that they noticed the same thing. I attached a review video that shows this rack in use and you can kind of see the movement. The reason for the movement is the hinge system that you suspected. There is a small amount of play there and that translates into a movement of the rack.
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  • How to Carry a Long Wheelbase Recumbent Bike and Tandem Recumbent Bike on 2006 Honda Odyssey
  • I do recommend a Class III 2 inch hitch # 87479 on your 2006 Honda Odyssey because of the higher capacity and because there are more accessory options for Class III hitches. We have just one hitch mounted bike rack that will hold a tandem bike, the TailPipe, # RKY1031. However, it is meant for a traditional tandem bike and not a recumbent tandem. After looking at the pictures of the Rans Screamer it still may work without removing the seats but the only way to know for sure is to try...
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  • Using Thule Hitching Post Pro 4-Bike Rack # TH934XTR on 2006 Honda CR-V
  • Your 2006 Honda CR-V can be equipped with either a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch or a higher capacity 2-inch Class III type. The Thule Hitching Post Pro 4-Bike Rack # TH934XTR will work in either type of hitch. A Class I hitch has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200-lbs. The total weight of your bike rack, bikes and accessory items must not exceed this capacity (or that of your CR-V as indicated in the owner's manual). The Thule rack weighs approximately 39-lbs; add to...
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  • Will the Kuat Alpha Bike Rack Fit a Curt Class II Trailer Hitch on a 2013 Toyota Venza
  • Yes, you can use the Kuat Alpha bike rack # A102-BLACK-114 with the Curt trailer hitch # C12341 on your 2013 Toyota Venza. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. It is an excellent choice since the rack weighs so little, only about 14 pounds! Curt does require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for non-trailer loads when using the hitch with a bike rack to be in compliance with their warranty. I have linekd a video showing how you might mount the strap.
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  • Will the Rear Hatch Door on a Minivan Open with the Highland SportWing 4 Bike Rack Installed
  • I have a few options that will work for you, however, you will not be able to open your rear hatch door with the Highland SportWing 4 Bike Rack, # 1370400, installed. This bike rack measures 15-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the first upright post, but the first set of wheel cradles extend toward the vehicle approximately 5 inches. Your best option would be to look into a platform style bike rack with a tilting platform like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4-Bike...
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  • Will Thule Apex 4-Bike Rack Loaded with 2 Bikes Fit a 2013 Honda Accord Sport Sedan
  • The Thule Apex # TH9025 weighs around 45 pounds. The average weight of bikes is about 30 pounds or so. That means approximately 105 pounds of tongue weight on the trailer hitch on your 2013 Honda Accord Sport. The trailer hitches for your Accord are all rated for 200 pounds tongue weight so you would be within the capacity of the hitch. I would expect some noise. It may not be the hitch or rack making the noise but it could be related to the extra weight. Your friend will want to make...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Lock # 5200 Fit Pro Series Eclipse Bike Rack # 63124
  • Good question. There is a tech tip at the bottom of the description for bike rack # 63124 about this very issue: This bike carrier comes with an anti-rattle hitch bolt that does not lock. To lock this bike carrier to your trailer hitch, you can use the padlock end from hitch lock # 5200 (sold separately) with the included hitch bolt. The padlock will secure to the end of the hitch bolt to create an anti-rattle hitch lock that fits 2" trailer hitches. So in other words you would use the...
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  • Is a Hitch Required to Mount Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR on 2007 Lexus GX 470
  • Yes, in order to mount the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack, # TH934XTR, on your 2007 Lexus GX 470, your vehicle will need to be equipped with a hitch like the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch, # 13445. Another convenient option for carrying bikes with your Lexus would be with a trunk mounted bike rack like the Thule Archway 3 Bike Carrier, # TH9010XT. This option would limit you to carrying a maximum of three bikes at one time. I have attached a link to all of the...
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  • 5 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Subaru Outback
  • Yes, the Thule Vertex bike rack part # TH9030 that you referenced would work well on the Hidden Hitch part # 87568 that you have installed on your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your...
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  • Can Tow 'n Go Towing Bike Rack # HR135 Be Used with Reese Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Towing bike racks such as the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow 'n Go # HR135 are intended for use on standard ball mounts but not on the shank of a weight distribution system. Also, we cannot recommend modifying or altering any item to use it in a manner that differs from the manufactuer's intent. Capacity and safety margin for a product could change if it is modified. A better option for you might be the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Carrier for A-Frame Trailers, part...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox
  • There are three different bike rack options that you can choose from for your 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. Your options are a trunk mount bike rack, a roof mount bike rack or a hitch mount bike rack. The best option is a hitch mount bike rack because they are much easy to setup and use and they have no contact with the vehicle limiting the potential for paint scratches. These bike racks do require a trailer hitch. The most popular hitch mount bike rack among our Equinox customers is the...
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