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  • Weight of Hollywood Racks Platform Bike Rack for Electric Bikes # HR1450E
  • The Hollywood Racks Platform Bike Rack for Electric Bikes # HR1450E that you referenced weighs 65 lbs.
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  • Recommendation for a Bike Rack To Replace Older Thule Bike Rack With EasyMount System
  • Yes, we carry bike racks that use the anti-rattle/wobble device that will secure the rack in your vehicle's hitch. If you are looking for another Thule bike rack, the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack # TH9025 would be the rack that I recommend. The Apex rack has a 4 bike capacity and a weight capacity of 150 lbs. The rack features the EasyMount system that has an integrated locking anti-rattle device. The rack uses a wedge and pin design.The locking part of this bike rack is located in the hand...
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  • Platform Bike Rack that Won't Rust and Holds Bikes at the Wheels Only for a 2006 Honda Element
  • I have several great bike rack options that I think you will really like. Take a look at the Kuat Sherpas, # SH22G for gray, # SH22B for black, and # SH22P for pearl. Since you mentioned that your current rack is rusting I have purposely selected these racks because they are aluminum and are not susceptible to corrosion and they hold the bikes at the wheels only so no frame contact. And it doesn't hurt that they are well within your budget. I have also included a picture showing all the...
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  • Bike Rack for a Trike Recumbent and Trailer Hitch for a 2001 Ford Ranger
  • I looked up both of the bikes and it looks like they are both trikes. There is a bike rack that will hold 1 trike, # HR1000R-TRKADP, but not one that will hold 2 trikes. So you could put one trike in the bed of your 2001 Ford Ranger and the other on this rack. For reference this rack has a 100 pound capacity. Bike rack # HR1450R is designed for regular bikes so neither of yours would fit. For a trailer hitch for your Ranger I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 75082. This is a 2 inch hitch...
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  • Will The Swagman G10 2 Bike Rack Fold Up Properly On a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The Swagman G10 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64682 has a distance of 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when it is folded. If you go out and measure from the center of your hitch pin hole to your bumper you can determine if it will fold up without any issues on your 2017 Subaru Forester. I will link a demonstration video that talks about different measurements for you. I have attached a help article and an image to help explain bumper clearance.
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  • Weight Capacity of a Yakima Ridge Back Bike Rack
  • The part # Y02458 that you referenced is the Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack. The RidgeBack has a weight capacity of 150 pounds. This Yakima rack fits both the 1-1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches and has a 4 bike carrying capacity. The RidgeBack Bike Rack will Fit Class II and up trailer hitches. I recommend the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531 with the Yakima Ridge Back bike rack. This bike adapter bar installs on female or alternative bike frames to create a straight tube to hang...
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  • Low Cost Bike Rack options for Easy Loading of Bikes
  • The only hitch mounted bike rack with a ramp that we have is the Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9032. What I recommend for you is our Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # PS63134 if you are only looking to transport up to 2 bikes. If you are needing to transport more than 2 bikes, I recommend purchasing our Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack # PS63138. These Pro Series bike racks are easily adjustable and instead of having to lift a bike and hang...
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes on a 2010 Subaru Forester
  • If your 2010 Subaru Forester already has a hitch then yes, the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4 inches and 2 inch Hitches # TH9025 will work well. Since it does have the option to install on multiple sizes of hitches it will give you that option of switching it to your Ford Excursion with a 2 inch hitch. Another great feature is that this bike rack comes with both a lock to your hitch and an integrated cable lock to lock the bikes to the bike rack. However, if your Subaru only has a Class...
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  • Thule T2 or Vertex Bike Rack Compare
  • The two racks you mentioned are two different styles of bike racks. Hanging and platform. The main advantages to a platform bike rack would be that the bikes are very easy to load and unload, the bikes are very secure (at the wheels and frame), the bikes will not be touching, you will be less likely to have the cables of your bike rub on the frame of your bike. The main advantage that hanging racks have over platform racks is weight. If you plan on removing the bike rack frequently...
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Lexus GX460 and 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The Yakima Fullswing part # Y02465 is going to be your best option for a bike rack that will clear the rear spare tire and give you full rear cargo area access with bikes loaded. You will need to take one measurement though. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the spare. If that distance is less than 15 inches then the bike rack will clear the spare. This rack has one of the largest clearance here so it would be your best option...
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  • Class I Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Class I Curt Trailer Hitch
  • Our most popular Class I compatible cargo carrier is the Curt # C18145. This carrier measures 20x48 (outside dimensions). It is a rust-resistant, basket-style cargo carrier with side rails that help keep cargo in place and provides limitless tie-down options. This carrier includes an anti-wobble hitch bolt that helps eliminate movement of the carrier in your hitch receiver. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Fiat 500L
  • With a hitch like the Curt part # C11364 installed on your 2014 Fiat 500L we certainly can help you pick out a bike rack to fit. The Kuat Transfer part # TS02G is going to be your best option as it is Class I hitch compatible, has a minimalist design which will give you the best view through your reverse camera, can fold up, and tilt away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a...
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  • Can You Use The Same Locking Cable On Multiple Hitch Accessories?
  • I believe you are referring to the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock with Integrated 8' Cable by Master Lock, # 1470DAT. Yes, you absolutely can use the same locking hitch like # 7683, the same locking cable like # CAB-10, or the same combination of the two like the # 1470DAT for different bike racks or other accessories. The only thing to be aware of is that locks designed for a trailer hitch receiver that is 1-1/4 inches like # DT6148 will not work on a 2 inch receiver.
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  • Easiest Way to Carry 3 Bikes with a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • For a Class I hitch there are no 3 bike racks that can be used in a Class I hitch. Only option we have would be a trunk mounted bike rack that is designed for carrying three bikes like our best option the Thule Raceway part # TH9002PRO. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The...
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  • Trailer Hitch Option for a 2017 Chevy Bolt
  • No there will only be 1-1/4 inches for the 2017 Chevy Bolt. The issue is that manufacturers match up the vehicle capabilities with the appropriate size hitch. The Bolt just doesn't have the capacity to necessitate a 2 inch trailer hitch because it could easily be overloaded. Curt hitch # C11457 is your best option. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory...
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  • Will I Be Able To Open My Rear Door With Swagman XC2 Installed On A 2017 Winnebago Travato?
  • To confirm if the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches, # S64650, will work on your 2017 Winnebago Travato, you will have to do some basic measuring. First measure from the top inside of your trailer hitch receiver to the bottom of your door. This will give you the maximum height allowance. This XC 2 bike Rack has a shank rise of 4 inches and I went out to the warehouse to measure the collapsed mast height. That will add another 3 inches. If you have...
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  • Will Thule Roadway TH192XTR Hitch Bike Rack Fit Hitch on 2015 Chevrolet Impala
  • The hitches we offer for your 2015 Chevrolet Impala are all 1-1/4-inch Class II hitches like # 36538. We do not have any 2-inch hitches for your car. But no matter since the Thule Roadway hitch bike rack # TH912XTR fits both 1-1/4- and 2-inch hitch sizes. This rack will provide plenty of clearance at the back bumper to allow the rack to install in your hitch without any contact with the vehicle. The Roadway features folding arms, tilting capability and a built-in anti-rattle pin. It...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for OEM Hitch of 2017 Subaru Forester
  • You'll want to use the RidgeBack, part # Y02457. Yakima actually makes the Subaru Branded bike rack available at their dealers, so the RidgeBack is a proven fit. 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 # UB01. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, which provides a secondary attachment point for the bike rack. This allows the bike to be carried level, which...
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  • Best Hitch for Subaru Forester 2016 to use with Saris Freedom Superclamp 2
  • The hitch we offer that I would recommend for your 2016 Subaru Forester is the Draw Tite part # 75876. This is a Class III hitch that will work great. It doesn't require the stabilizer strap with a non-supported load like the Curt does and would give you plenty of capacity for the Saris Freedom part # SA4025 that you are interested in. I attached a link to a review video for the bike rack being demoed on a similar Subaru Forester as yours.
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  • Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin On Swagman G10 Platform Bike Rack
  • The hitch lock that is included with the Swagman G10 # S64682 acts as an anti-rattle device as well.
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  • Does The # S64670 Bike Platform Rack Also Work On 2016 Prius C?
  • For hitch bike racks, there isn't a fit guide for any manufacturer other than trailer hitch receiver opening size. We have videos based on vehicles we have fitted with specific racks, so we know what will work well. The only requirements for a bike rack fit on a specific vehicle is based on the receiver size, the clearance of the shank past the vehicle bumper, and the weight rating of the hitch. We don't have a trailer hitch receiver fit for a 2016 Toyota Prius C, so that is most likely...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Hitch Mount Bike Rack on 2007 Lexus GX 470
  • For a trailer hitch receiver I suggest the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 75155. This hitch is a 2 inch receiver opening Class III that is compatibel with your 2007 Lexus GX 470. I've attached an installation video on a 2004 that might be helpful to you. The Thule Apex Swing # TH9027 has everything you need. It swings to the side, allowing you access to the back of your Lexus with the bikes mounted on the rack, see the video I attached. It also includes a cable lock built into the mast to...
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  • Can Swagman G10 Bike Rack Be Used with Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • Yes, the Swagman G10 # S64682 you purchased can be used with a Class I, Class II, and Class III trailer hitch receiver.
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack With Tilt Away Capability
  • First of all, thank you for your service. I have some options for you, but unfortunately the racks that fit over the ball are not able to be folded or tilted and there is not a way to retrofit any kind of tilting kit to them. I have an option for an over the 2 inch hitch rack that is foldable. It is the Swagman Original 3 Bike Towing Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches - Tilting, # S64600. If you don't need a rack that will allow you to tow a trailer and carry your bikes at the same time,...
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for Rear of Camper
  • Only certain bike racks are confirmed to fit with the rougher ride quality at the rear of campers, but the Swagman Trailhead 4 part # S63381 is one of them and it is a great rack overall so it would be your best option. I attached a review video for more info 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 Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to...
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  • Is a Locking Cable Included in Both Heininger Advantage HE1011 and Curt C18013 Towing Bike Racks
  • The Heininger Advantage SportsRack V-Rack 2 Bike Towing Rack # HE1011 and the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Towing Rack # C18013 both include a security cable to lock your loaded bikes. But please note that neither rack includes the lock, just the cable. You can add you own padlock like the Roadmaster # RM-305. I have linked videos of both racks to better illustrate their features and to help you make your decision.
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  • Solution for Mounting Low Step Through Bikes on Sportrack Bike Rack SR2901
  • What you would need is a bike frame adapter bar like part # UB01. This will attach to the steering stem and the seat post to provide you with a higher, horizontal tube for the frame hooks to attach to. I attached an install video for the adapter as well.
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  • Platform Bike Rack that Can Carry 46 lb Townie Bikes
  • The Hollywood Racks platform bike rack part # HR200 has a 50 lb per bike capacity that would work well for your Townie bikes that weigh 46 lbs. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommendation on a Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with Spare Tire.
  • When purchasing a hitch mounted bike rack on a vehicle with a rear mounted spare tire you will need to know what the clearance will be between the tire and bike rack. The get this measurement you need to measure from the center of hitch pin hole on your hitch to the very outside edge of the spare. I have attached a link that explains how to find this measurement. The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is a 4 bike tilting bike rack that will fit either a 1-1/4 or 2 inch receiver hitch....
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle to give you complete access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded. The arms of the rack can also fold down when not in use so that the bike rack doesn't take up much space as well. Check out the review video I attached for more info on this rack as well. This rack would fit your 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee well without needing...
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  • Will Swagman G10 Bike Rack Fit 2016 Toyota RAV4 and Clear Rear Bumper Folded Up and Down
  • Yes the Swagman G10 bike rack part # S64682 is going to fit your 2016 Toyota RAV4. When we installed the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75235 on a 2016 RAV4 just like yours we found that from the pin hole out to the furthest edge of the rear bumper measures 3 inches. The Swagman G10 has 6 inches from it's pin hole to the nearest part of the rack when folded up and 12-1/8 inches when folded down.
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  • Comparison of Yakima Fulltilt 5 and Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Racks
  • The Yakima FullTilt 5 # Y02463 and the Yakima RidgeBack 5 # Y02459 are very similar. There is the cable lock like you mentioned and there are slight styling differences. Probably the largest difference, which doesn't sound like much, is the usable length of the arms. The RidgeBack has 28 inches of usable space on the arms and the FullTilt has 29 inches. Only 1 inch right? True, but when you're trying to fit 5 bikes onto the rack that can make a big difference. Some would say the...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Carrier With Cargo Carrier For Yuba Boda Bike
  • I did some research on your Yuba Boda bike and the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform 2 Bike Rack, part # HR1450-85 would work well for you. The bike rack is designed to work with 2-inch trailer htich receivers. This carrier has a weight capacity of 45-lbs per bike and can handle bikes with a wheelbase up to 60-inches. I found that your bike weighs 40-lbs and has a wheelbase around 49-inches so you should be good to go. This holds the bikes in place with the adjustable hooks that...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon for Rear Cargo Area Access
  • For rear cargo area access on a vehicle like your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon with a 2 inch hitch the best option is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT. For the kids bikes you would need to use a bike frame adapter bar part # UB01 which spans the distance between the seat post and steering stem to provide a horizontal attachment point for the bike rack. I can't recommend you exceed the capacities for your vehicle with a platform bike rack and they don't give great rear cargo area access...
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  • How Much Does the Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack Weigh
  • The Thule T2 Pro part # TH9034 that you referenced weighs 50 lbs.
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Rack For Motorhome Hitch Receiver
  • There are only certain bike racks that are recommended by the manufacturers for use on Motorhome hitches. Unfortunately, the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2-Bike Rack - 1-1/4", 2" Hitch - Platform Style - Frame Mount, # HR200, is not one of them. Many of the bike racks for cars and trucks have many moving parts and cool functions, but that doesn't translate well to the back of Motorhomes. My recommendation for your Motorhome bike rack is the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2"...
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  • Will the Thule DoubleTrack Platform Bike Rack Fit and Tilt Away From a 2016 Toyota Rav4?
  • The Thule Doubletrack 2 bike Rack # TH990XT can fit a 2016 Toyota Rav4 if the vehicle has a hitch installed with either the 1-1/4 or 2 inch receiver opening. However, this bike rack is not made to tilt away from vehicle. Thule does offer the T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9045 in the 1-1/4 hitch and # TH9044 in the 2 inch hitch. Both of these Thule rack will allow you to tilt the platform away, with or without bikes, to allow access to your Rav4's cargo area. These Thule racks have...
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  • Can Adult Bikes Be Loaded on Tapered Section of Curt Hanging Bike Rack C18064
  • Narrow arm bike racks still work well with adult bikes. The narrower section of the Curt bike rack part # C18064 would still work great with adult bikes. On the tapered section you would just need to slide the bikes closer to the cradles so that the cradles would attach.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2013 Hyundai Elantra
  • The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation 2010 Lexus GX460 Allows Rear Cargo Area Access with Loaded Bikes
  • My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle to give you complete access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded. The arms of the rack can also fold down when not in use so that the bike rack doesn't take up much space as well. Check out the review video I attached for more info on this rack as well. This would fit and work well on your 2010 Lexus GX460 as long as...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mount Bike Rack for Class I Trailer Hitch on 2013 Hyundai Elantra
  • For your 2013 Hyundai Elantra I recommend the Let's Go Aero VeeMe V2 # VME-V2. This rack is extremely light, easy to load, and fits a Class I trailer hitch like what's on your Elantra. It also holds the bikes by the wheels so there's no risk of them not riding level If you'd like to replace the included anti-rattle hitch pin with a locking hitch pin, the SilentACT Anti-Rattle Receiver Lock # SHP2082 is a great addition to the VeeMe V2. Along with a cable lock # CAB-10
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  • Is SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack Compatible with a 2008 Toyota RAV4 with 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack # SR2415 will fit just fine in the 2 inch receiver on your 2008 Toyota RAV4. It comes with an anti-rattle threaded hitch pin so once you install it you'll be ready to go. I've attached a video of the rack on a 2015 Toyota RAV4 you may want to look at. If you're going to be carrying any women's or children's bikes that don't have a straight cross tube you may be interested in the Kuat Uber Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01. This installs on the bike...
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  • Recommended Swing-Away Bike Rack For A Family Of Four With Childrens Bikes
  • For your holiday gift, I recommend the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Rack, # TH9031XT. This swinging bike rack will carry 4 bikes and will allow complete access to the rear cargo area of their van. This will swing with a full load of bikes on the rack. Dual arching arms allow more space between the bikes and the cradles are attached at varying heights along the arc allowing handlebars and pedals to hang and different heights. The Hold Fast Cradles hold the bikes securely at 3 points each...
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  • How to Measure to Determine Hitch Bike Rack Fit on Multiple Vehicles
  • The Saris Axis 3 Bike Hitch Rack # SA843B will fit into 1-1/4-inch Class I and Class II hitches, as well as 2-inch Class III type like the one on your son's 4Runner. The key dimension to check to allow you to know this rack will fit well on both vehicles is the distance from the hitch pin hole on the hitches to the rear-most part of the vehicles, which is usually the bumper cover. Please refer to the linked article for help in taking this measurement. The Saris Axis rack # SA843B...
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Hitch Rack for Use on 5th Wheel Trailer with 1-1/4-Inch Hitch
  • I do have a good solution for you but it is not the Thule T2 hitch rack # TH9044. Bike racks that are to be used on the rear of a 5th wheel trailer or other RV must be specifically rated for that type of application. Standard automobile bike racks like the excellent Thule T2 # TH9044 are not made for the extra vertical and lateral forces found at the back of a towed trailer. These forces result from the longer distance between the rear axle and the hitch. On a car this distance is fairly...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV
  • There is a trailer hitch available for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. It is Curt hitch # C11457. This is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver so you will need a compatible bike rack. The VeeMe, # VME-V2, is an excellent choice because it is so light weight at just 12-1/2 pounds, and holds the bikes by the wheels so it is compatible with many bike styles. Please note that Curt requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch with a bike rack or cargo carrier...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Rear of 2012 Toyota RAV4 that Allows Rear Hatch to Open
  • Since the rear door of your 2012 Toyota RAV4 opens from left to right you would be able to open that door slightly with the EasyFold door part # TH9032 but not very much realistically. My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle to give you complete access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded. The arms of the rack can also fold down when not in use so that the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 2016 Hyundai Sonata with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • Since your 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has a Class I trailer hitch receiver you will be able to carry up to 2 bikes on a hitch mounted bike rack. The Let's Go Aero VeeMe V2 # VME-V2 is my favorite 2-bike rack. It's light, carries the bikes by the wheels so any bike style can be carried level, and it's economical. It also provides 2-1/2 inches of ground clearance. Use the SilentACT Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # SHP2082 to secure the rack to your Sonata and any cable lock,...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Hitch Rack That Allows Rear Cargo Area Access on 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Among my favorite rack products to recommend for an active biking family is the Thule Vertex Swinging 4 Bike Rack # TH9031XT. This American-made premium carrier includes a lock for your bikes and features sturdy steel construction. The Vertex Swing will fit well at the back of the Grand Cherokee and allow you to swing it away from your rear cargo hatch any time you need access. The rack swings over to the passenger side even when fully loaded with bikes. You can add a Snug-Tite anti-rattle...
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  • Can Backup Camera Be Used with Kuat NV Bike Rack Installed
  • When you have a bike rack like the Kuat NV part # NV22G installed in the hitch of a vehicle you greatly limit what can be seen out of a backup camera. Backup sensors can also give false readings as well. The camera should still be able to see through and around the bikes for the most part though.
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  • Comparing Thule Helium and Apex Bike Racks
  • Both of the bike racks you mentioned are nice but do have some different features. Both the Apex, part # TH9025 and the Hitching post, part # TH934XTR can carry 4 bikes. The Apex has a 150-lb capacity where the Hitching Post has a limit of 35-lbs per bike. The arms on the Apex are arced so the bikes can be placed so there is less interference with each other than the straight arm of the Hitching Post features. The cradles on the Apex are built more solidly with the 2-layers...
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  • Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack SH22G & Draw-Tite Hitch 75876 on 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of Draw-Tite 2-Inch Class III Hitch # 75876. I am glad your installation went well. The dimension to keep in mind as you consider your preferred hitch-mount bike carrier is the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper cover. This hitch installed on the 2015 Subaru Forester is positioned such that the hitch pin hole is 5-inches forward of the rear edge of the car. So, this means you'll want to choose a hitch rack that offers at...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes With 5 Inch Tires
  • Many bike racks are not recommended for use on the back of an RV, and we don't have any with the capacity for two 60 lb bikes. To ensure you can carry the bikes and tow the trailer with your truck, I recommend getting a 2 Inch Front Hitch Receiver and installing the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for Electric Bicycles - 2" Hitch - Tilting, # HR1450E, that you referenced. Because you have 4 inch tires on the bikes, you will also need the Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Hollywood...
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  • Hitch Receiver & Yakima FullTilt 4 Bike Rack Compatibility on 2015 Subaru Outback
  • Rear-of-vehicle clearance is an important consideration when selecting a hitch and hitch bike rack combination. We offer two 2-inch hitch options for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon, Draw-Tite (Cequent) hitch # 75673 and Curt # C13206. The Curt hitch offers 2-1/2-inches more clearance at the back of the car so this may make it the better option for you. Do also note that Curt requires you to use their hitch support strap # 18050 when using a non-trailer load like a bike or cargo carrier....
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  • Comparing Swagman XC and XTC Hitch-Mount 2-Bike Platform Style Bike Carriers
  • Both the Swagman XC rack # S64650 and their XTC # S64670 are hitch-mount 2-bike platform style carriers that fit 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches. Both offer a 35-lbs-per-bike weight capacity but they differ in the sizes of bike that will fit. The XC can accept a wheelbase up to 51-1/2-inches and tire widths up to 3-1/2-inches wide, while the XTC can handle wheelbases up to 66-inches but tire widths only up to 2-1/2-inches. Another important difference is the amount of clearance each rack...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Acura RDX
  • I can help, but since you have a Class I hitch you can only carry up to 2 bikes with that setup. What you would need is a Class III hitch installed on your 2017 Acura RDX. For that you would want to remove the dealer hitch and then install the Draw Tite part # 75784. With this hitch you could easily carry a 3 bike rack. The Thule Helium 3 part # TH9043 would then be a great bike rack to use. It's a 3 bike rack that is very lightweight so it would be easy to install and remove. It only...
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit 2 Inch Hitch Receiver of 2013 Ford F-150
  • The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 will fit the 2 inch hitch receiver on your 2013 Ford F-150. It will also fit Class I and Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers. The XTC-2 secures the bikes at 3 points: the wheel hoops, the wheel straps, and the frame hooks. It also included a threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin.
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  • Will Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver and Curt Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit 2016 Ford Edge SE
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75214 is a Class III 2 inch hitch. It has a maximum trailer capacity of 4,000 pounds, a maximum tongue weight of 600 pounds, is a confirmed fit on your 2016 Ford Edge SE. I've attached a video one being installed. The Curt 2 Bike Rack # C18029 will fit Class II and Class III hitches so it will work with the Draw-Tite hitch on your Edge. If you're going to be carrying any women's or children's bikes you may need an adapter bar. The...
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  • Availability of Hollywood Rack E-Bike Rack for Fat Tire Bikes
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier, part # HR1450E can carry 2 electric bikes that weigh up to 80-lbs each. The part number you referenced is essentially this rack with the fat tire adapter part # HRSPRWH-F as well. If you ordered the two part numbers you would get basically the same rack.
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  • Can Single Bike Rack Be Loaded On Outside Position of Thule EasyFold
  • In general we recommend you carry a single bike on the bike rack in the position closest to the rear of the vehicle. This just puts a bit less stress and strain on the hitch while traveling. That being said in most situations you would be perfectly fine to load the bike on the outside portion of the rack like the Thule EasyFold part # TH9032 that you mentioned.
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  • Part Needed to Lock Bikes & Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack S64670
  • The Swagman XTC-2 2-bike platform rack # S64670 does not include locks but it is easy enough to add a hitch and cable lock kit # S64031 to secure the rack in your hitch and to secure your two bikes to the carrier. Most bike racks use proprietary hitch bolts that are not interchangeable so your existing hitch lock will not work in the rack. But the threaded bolt in the lock kit allows for both anti-rattle stabilization and anti-theft security. The included cable is routed through the...
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  • Comparing the Swagman Semi 2.0 and 4.0 Bike Racks for a 2012 Ram 1500 and Carbon Frame Bike
  • The Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64686 will fit both a 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitch. The 4.0 # S64698 only fits 2 inch hitches and can have a 2-bike add-on installed to make it a 4-bike rack. Since you just want to carry one bike most of the time and have a 2 inch hitch on your 2012 Dodge Ram I recommend the 4.0 # S64698. Since it just has a 2 inch shank and does not require the use of an adapter in order to fit a 2 inch hitch (like the 2.0 does) it will be a much better fit.
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  • Lightweight Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 4.8 inch Wide Fat Tires
  • Your tires would be too fat for the Kuat # APBK as it can only fit up to 4-1/4 inch wide tires and your are a little over 4-3/4 inches. For a similar lightweight platform bike rack that would fit your tires you would want the Saris Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4025-FB. This can fit up to 5 inch wide tires so it would work well for you.
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  • Bike Rack for Sondors Fat Tire Ebikes on A 2017 Sienna Minivan
  • I recommend the Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack # SA4025-FB for your bikes. This rack will fit both 1-1/4 and 2 inch receiver hitches and has a weight capacity of of 60lbs per bike or a total weight capacity of 120 lbs. The Saris rack can also support bikes with tires up to 5 inches in width. Therefore, the tire size of your Sondors Fat Tire Ebikes will not be an issue for this bike rack. The Saris rack uses hooks to around the tires to secure your bikes to the rack. The wheel...
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  • Compatibility of A Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack on A 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • When trying to decide on a bike rack for a vehicle with a spare tire mounted on the back, there are some measurments that you have to consider. You want to measure from the center pin hole on the hitch to the very edge of the spare tire. This measuerment will help you determine the clearance you will need between the spare and the bike rack. I have linked an article that explains how to measure the distance from center pin to the edge of the spare tire. The Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike...
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  • What is the Highest Capacity CargoGlide Slide Out Tray for a 2017 Ram 1500 Long Bed
  • The highest capacity CargoGlide that will fit your 2017 Ram 1500 long bed is rated for 2,200 pounds. There are 2 models, # CG2200HD-9548, and # CG2200HD-9548. The difference between these two is in how far they can slide out. The first one, # CG2200HD-9548, can slide out 75 percent of its length. The other one, # CG2200XL-9548, can slide out 100 percent!
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  • Can Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack Fit 29 inch Tire Mountain Bike
  • According to my contact at Swagman a mountain bike with 29-inch wheels will fit properly on their XTC-2 hitch-mount carrier # S64670 as long as the wheels are no wider than 2-1/2-inches. Since the wheel hoops on this carrier are adjustable it can fit bikes with a wheelbase as long as 66-inches. If you like you can check your bike wheelbase by measuring the distance between the front and rear tire contact points when it is resting on the ground.
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  • Tire Width Compatibility with Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Racks TS02G & TS02G-FB
  • In its stock configuration the Kuat Transfer 2 hitch-mount bike rack # TS02G will work with tire widths up to 3-inches and tire diameters from 20- to 29-inches. Kuat offers a Phat Bike Adapter Kit # APBK to convert this rack for use with tires up to 4-1/4-inches wide. Kuat also offers a dedicated fat bike version of the Transfer 2 rack, part # TS02G-FB. For either version a lock kit # PTSCLK12 is available that allows both the rack itself and your bikes to be secured. For reference,...
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  • Use of Stabilizing Strap 18050 with Curt Hitch on 2010 Subaru Outback
  • Curt chooses to recommend a stabilizing strap be used on some of their hitches when non-wheeled loads like bike racks are installed simply as an added safety measure. Using a support strap like # 18050 on ANY hitch would certainly be an okay idea, but other hitch makers do not have this express requirement. This is no way indicates the Curt hitch # 13390 is weaker than others, but is simply a more conservative approach in the interests of safety and long-term reliability. When a load...
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  • Best Fitting Bike Rack that Attaches to 2 inch Ball Mount
  • For the money it's tough to beat the Advantage SportsRack part # HE1011, but at that price point we have found that it doesn't always fit the ball mounts perfectly based on our customer feedback. In a lot of cases it works just fine but not always. The most popular options we have similar to this is the Swagman XCS part # S64664 which will fit a 2 inch ball mount and has a better fit reputation.
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Curt Bike Rack C18086
  • Good news, I went out and grabbed the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for SportRack Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # SR0901 and a Curt Bike Rack part # C18086 and found that the Sportrack hitch locks will fit the Curt racks like this. For a version of this lock that also includes a cable lock you would want the part # A32022.
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  • What is the Difference Between the Old Swagman G10 and New G10 Bike Racks
  • The original G10 64681 is now discontinued but the difference between it and # S64682, which is the newer version, is that S64682 comes with built-in locks to secure the bikes to the rack. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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  • Recommended Platform-Style E-Bike Carrier For 2016 Mazda CX-5 With Class l Hitch
  • The Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # TH9032 is the only bike carrier I recommend that can fit in a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and is capable of handling your e-bikes. I verified the capacity of this bike rack and also that it will work with a Class l trailer hitch with my contact at Thule. This carrier has a weight capacity of 130-lbs and it weighs 41-lbs. The rack can be tilted with or without the bikes loaded to make it easy to load or unload. This carrier features the...
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  • Will SportRack Swing-Away Bike Rack Clear the Spare Tire on a 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • First, in order to use the SportRack swinging bike rack # SR2415 your 2011 Toyota RAV4 would have to have a trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening such as # 75235. On the RAV4 models on which we installed Class III hitches with 2 inch receivers the average distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the spare tire is approximately 6-1/2 inches. The SportRack bike rack sticks out 9-1/2 inches so it will clear the spare tire on your RAV4. I have linked a video showing...
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  • Recommended Hitch Bike Rack for 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • It seems you are concerned about the width of a hanging bike rack and security for your long road trip. There are a couple of different options I'd like to give you to choose from, all of which are really nice bike racks just with different features. The first two are platform bike racks where the the racks only touch the wheels. The third is a vertical hanging bike rack where the frame is also untouched as the bikes hang by the handle bars. My strongest recommendation for your application...
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  • Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack Compatibility on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimitied
  • The Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9029XT will work on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as long you have the factory size spare tire. If you went with larger sized tires there might be a clearance issue between the tire and the bike rack. Therefore, it is important to measure to determine the amount of clearance your vehicle requires. I have attached a help article that explains how to check your vehicle clearance for a hitch mounted bike rack with a...
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  • Tilting Bike Rack for an Alternative Frame Bike for a 2014 Subaru Forester
  • The Curt Class III Hitch # 13144 will work with the Inno Aero QM 2 Bike Platform # INH330 on a 2014 Subaru Forester. However, the Inno Aero bike rack has not been tested for the recumbent bike style that you listed in your question. The bike that you have might not be able to safely be mounted on the Inno Aero bike rack. We do carry recumbent bike racks that would be a better fit for the type of bike you want to haul with your 2014 Subaru. I would recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport...
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  • Two or Four Bike Rake That Will Allow Clearance to Open Talegate of 2016 Ford F-150
  • We carry a few different 2 and 4 bike racks that will give you enough clearance to allow you to open your tailgate on your 2016 Ford F-150. The Yakima FullTilt 4 Bike Rack # Y02462 is a hitch mounted rack that will fit 1-1/4" Class II and 2" Class III receiver hitches. The Yakima FullTilt bike rack has a tilting design to allow access to the cargo area and is constructed of sturdy steel for durable use. The Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack # TH9025 is another hitch mounted rack that allows...
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  • Locking Thule Hitching Post Pro to Trailer Hitch and Bikes to the Bike Rack
  • To lock the Hitching Post Pro bike rack # TH934XTR to a trailer hitch you can use the Snug Tite lock # THSTL2. Or, to lock both the bikes and the rack to the hitch you can use a cable lock such as # CAB-10. You would run the cable through the bikes and hitch and through the safety chain loops on the hitch.
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  • Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack and Hitch Compatibility on a 2007 Ford Edge
  • The Thule T2 Pro 4 Bike Rack # TH9034-9036 will work with the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 75992 on your 2007 Ford Edge. Also, the Thule bike rack can be converted into a 2 bike rack from a 4 bike rack. The front 2 bike positions can be removed to accomplish this conversion. I have attached a review video of the bike rack for you to check out. The Draw-Tite hitch, # 75992, is a Class III hitch that is made specific for the 2007 Ford Edge. This hitch does require drilling, the exhaust heat...
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  • Comparison of Saris Thelma and Saris Freedom 2-Bike Platform Bike Racks
  • The Saris Thelma 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4229B weighs 26 pounds and the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B weighs 22-1/2 pounds. The largest difference between the racks is how they hold the bikes. The Freedom uses an upright mast that connects the bike's frame while the Thelma makes no contact with the frame at all. Take a look at the videos I've attached to see the difference. Both racks will fit Class I, II, and III trailer hitch receivers, and come with an anti-rattle...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier For 4-Bikes On 2011 Toyota RAV4 With Rear-Mount Spare Tire
  • If you have a trailer hitch installed on your RAV4 you can take a quick measurement to be sure you find the correct hitch mounted bike carrier that will work for you. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Place the straight edge vertically against the back of the bumper or spare tire, letting it extend below the trailer hitch receiver opening. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin to the straight edge. This will give you the distance you need...
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  • Will Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Fit 2016 Toyota Tacoma and Allow Tailgate to Fold Down When Tilted
  • I attached an install video of the Kuat NV2.0 part # NV22G on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma and at the 36 second mark you can see that the tailgate can fold down when the rack is tilted with a bike loaded. It would be the same for a 2016 Tacoma since the trucks didn't' change.
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for Honda Pilot and GMC Acadia
  • The Softride Hydraulic Assist Bike Rack # SR26321 would work well for either a Honda Pilot or a GMC Acadia. As long as both vehicles have a 2" hitched installed, swapping the bike rack between the two would be no problem. The Softride Hydraulic Assist Bike Rack has a 4 bike capacity (40 lbs each). The width between the arms is just under 8-7/8", allowing for clearance to mount most smaller framed childrens bikes. However, if the 8-7/8" distance between the arms is not enough for...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Ford Transit for Rear Cargo Area Access with Bikes Loaded
  • My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle to give you complete access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded. The arms of the rack can also fold down when not in use so that the bike rack doesn't take up much space as well. Check out the review video I attached for more info on this rack as well. This is going to be your best option. If you plan on carrying...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter RV
  • The local bike shop was correct in saying that the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack, # TH9027, and we don't recommend it for an RV application either. RV's in general have more movement at the rear because the distance to the hitch receiver is further from the rear axle. Fewer moving parts on the rack helps isolate possible wobble and wear on that hitch receiver and the bike rack itself. One of the nicest bike racks for an RV is the Swagman XP, # S64940. This rack carries up to 4 bikes...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2005 Toyota Prius to Carry a Bike Rack
  • For your 2005 Toyota Prius I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24808. This features a 2000 pound towing capacity and 200 pound tongue weight. I prefer the Draw-Tite because it does not require the use of a support strap when carrying items like bike racks which the Curt hitch will. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is a great rack for you because it will fit the 1-1/4 inch Class I hitch on your Prius. If you're interested in a Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack That Allows Pickup Truck Tailgate to Open Fully
  • My contact at Thule advised that their Apex 5 Bike Rack # TH9026 when tilted down and folded into its storage position will not provide enough clearance to allow you to fully open your tailgate without interference. None of our 5-bike carriers tilt enough to allow this. If you can get by with a 4-bike rack then the Thule Apex Swing # TH9027 will do the trick for you. The Apex Swing provides full vehicle access by allow you to swing the rack off to the passenger side of the truck, as...
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  • Will the Thule Roadway Bike Rack Clear the Spare Tire on a 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • To determine if the Thule Roadway bike rack # TH912XTR will clear the spare tire on your 2007 Toyota RAV4 we have to look at the clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the hitch out to clear the spare tire. On the hitches that we have installed on the 2007 RAV4 the average distance needed to clear the spare tire was 6.4375 inches (6-7/16 inches). The Roadway measures 11 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast meaning that it will easily...
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin Lock For Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack
  • We have just what you need to secure the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack, part # S64650 to your trailer hitch. I recommend the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin, part # S64029. This will replace the hitch pin you have for your bike carrier and also provide an anti-rattle solution.
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  • Weight of Kuat Transfer, Thule T2 Pro and Classic and Rhino Rack Dual Trekker
  • The Kuat Transfer part # TS02G weighs 37 lbs. The Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 weighs 50 lbs. The T2 Pro part # TH9034 weighs in at 50 lbs as well. The Rhino Rack Dual Trekker 2 Bike Platform Rack # RRRBC048 that you referenced weighs 56 lbs. The Kuat Transfer is a great bike rack. It is really selling well for us because of it's relative light weight and the fact that it only touches the bike at the tires. It's a bit more stripped down that the other racks but that's part of why it...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack
  • The Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 that you referenced comes with an anti-rattle hitch pin already. If you were looking for a way to lock the rack you would want the # S64029 as it is the correct fit for the XTC. The other lock you mentioned is for racks that are only designed for 2 inch hitches.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback Touring
  • I can help with a hitch and bike rack, but as of right now (October 2016) Yakima does not have a roof rack fit for your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Touring. For a hitch you would want the Draw Tite part # 75673 which is a confirmed fit that will work well for a bike rack. I attached an install video for more info as well. My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle...
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  • Will Pro Series Bike Rack part # 63124 Fit 2015 Toyota Tacoma
  • As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2015 Toyota Tacoma like the # 13323 the Pro Series bike rack part # 63124 that you referenced would fit and work well. I attached an install video that shows the rack being used on a similar 2013 Tacoma as your as well.
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  • How to Determine if Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Platform Rack Will Clear Rear Spare
  • You would need to measure out from the hitch pin hole of your hitch to the outside portion of the tire. If that distance is less than 12 inches the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Platform Rack # HR1450 would fit and clear the spare since it has a distance of 12 inches from the hitch pin hole to the nearest wheel hoop.
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Hitch Reciever and 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 2016 Honda Odyssey
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2", # C13068 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Honda Odyssey. This hitch receiver has a 350 lbs tongue weight rating which will accommodate most bike racks. The Hollywood Racks Road Runner 4 Bike Carrier, # HR400, is designed to work with all 2 inch hitch receivers so it will work with the Curt Class III hitch. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar is 10-1/2 inches. The hitch pin does sit under...
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  • Bike Rack to Carry 45 lb Bike with a 2015 Hyundai Sonata
  • The only way you can carry a 45 lb bike with your 2015 Hyundai Sonata is to use a hitch mounted bike rack since all of our trunk racks can't accommodate a bike that weighs that much. You would need to have a hitch installed like the Draw Tite part # 24940 and then you could use the T2 bike rack part # TH9045 which has the capacity for your bike and would work well. This is one of the nicest bike racks on the market and one of the few with the needed capacity.
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  • What is the Difference Between the Kuat NV 2.0 and the Older Version of the Rack
  • There were quite a bit of updates for the new NV which Kuat spent three years working on. One of the biggest differences the new Kuat NV 2.0 part # NV22G has over the previous version is that the wheel cradles can now accommodate tires up to 4.8 inches in width. The hitch pin design allows you to install the rack without any tools instead of needing a wrench for the anti-rattle bolt. The foot release lever can now allow the rack to tilt down for more access to the rear cargo area....
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  • Swagman Semi 2.0 vs Rhino Rack Dual Trekker
  • The Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack, # S64686, and the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker 2 Bike Platform Rack, # RRRBC048, are similar bike racks but made by two different manufacturers. As you noted, the measurements are different from the center of the hitch pin to the carrier both when folded up and when folded down. When folded up, The Rhino Rack has a 3 inch gap between the center of the pin hole and closest part of the rack, whereas the Swagman has an 8 inch gap. When folded down,...
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  • Comparing the Yakima FullSwing with the Thule Apex Swing
  • The Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Swinging, # TH9027, and the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging, # Y02465, are both very nice bike racks. I haven't heard any issues with either one regarding a snug fit. Both have quick install pins and anti-rattle integrated with a knob. The systems work differently, but we haven't had any issues with any of our test fits including the road handling tests. Both systems have provided a secure connection at the hitch...
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