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  • Hitch and Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Lexus ES 350
  • For your 2012 Lexus ES 350 the only hitch available is a Class II Curt Hitch part # C12343. This hitch has a 1-1/4 inch hitch opening so while there are options for you, the Thule T2 part # TH916XTR would not be a fit for you. For a very similar rack that would work on your vehicle check out the Kuat Sherpa part # S101. This is a wheel mount only bike rack that should do very well for you. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2013 Chevy Cruze and Beach Cruiser Bikes Weighing 100 Pounds
  • I would actually go with Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24882 for your 2013 Chevy Cruze. The reason is that the Curt trailer hitch requires the use of a stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch for non-trailer loads such as a bike rack. The Draw-Tite hitch does not have this requirement. The Highland SportWing # 5801200 does fit a 1-1/4 inch Class I trailer hitch and it does have a 100 pound capacity. provided your bikes combined are under 100 pounds then this would be a good combination...
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  • Can Swagman XC Towing Bike Rack be Used with XTC Wheel Hoops
  • Yes, you can put the XTC wheel hoops, # P318, on the XC model rack, # S64664. There is a version of this rack that has this set up already, # S64650-EXT, which you mentioned, but it is not a towing bike rack. With the XTC wheel hoops mounted the maximum wheel base accepted is 68 inches. Using the multipurpose ball mount # D210, with extended rack # S64650-EXT, would work but in addition to costing more it would also make the rack closer to the trailer than the towing rack which would...
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  • Replacement Parts Recommendation for a Damaged Thule T2 Bike Rack
  • Based on the picture you submitted and the description of what is wrong with your rack it looks like you referenced all of the parts you would need to replace on your Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH916XTR. Replacement Spar and Pivot Tube # TH753-3580 Replacement Rear Retention for Thule T2 # 753-3582 Replacement Spar Hangar Top # 853-5952 Replacement Spar Hangar Bottom # 753-3584 I confirmed that all of these parts will work on your rack.
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  • How to Use the Anti-Sway Cradles and Strap on Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack # TH9029
  • The use of Thule's anti-sway cradles and stabilizing strap on their Vertex 2 Bike Rack # TH9029 is shown in the linked product review video. I have also included an installation video showing its use on a Hyundai Santa Fe.
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  • Hitch-Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 BMW X1
  • New vehicles like your 2015 BMW X1 are test-fitted by hitch manufacturers as they become available. At this time we do not show any confirmed hitch fits for your vehicle. However, my contact at Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite was able to confirm that they are in the process of testing hitch fits for your 2015 X1 and a determination should be made soon (this may take a few weeks to a few more months). If you wish you can check back with us periodically to see if any hitches are confirmed to...
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  • Troubleshooting a Thule Apex Bike Rack part # TH9027 that Doesn't want to Remove From Hitch
  • It sounds like the anti-rattle device needs to be loosened further as it could still be making contact with your hitch and preventing it from sliding out.
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  • Availability of Swinging Bike Rack for Class II Hitch on 2001 Volvo V70
  • You're correct. There isn't a Class III hitch available for the Volvo V70. When the hitch company engineers did the initial engineering work on that vehicle, they found that the vehicle didn't have the necessary strength at the hitch attachment points for a Class III rating. Be aware that a swinging bike rack like the SwingDaddy # Y02464 will place a tremendous amount of torque against the hitch mounting points when it's swung out the the side of the vehicle while loaded, which is why...
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  • Recommended Platform Style Bike Rack Convertible Between 2-4 Bikes for 2012 Lincoln MKT
  • When we installed a Class III hitch on a Ford Flex, we found that the distance between the hitch pin hole and the farthest rearward point of the bumper was right about 3 inches. This dimension on your MKT should be similar. This means that the bike rack you choose would need to have a shank whose hitch pin hole to closest portion of the rack dimension is greater than 3 inches. If you don't already have a hitch, I'd recommend the Curt Class III receiver, part # C13110. I've linked to an...
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  • Platform-Style Bike Rack Recommendation for an Electric Bike and a Mountain Bike
  • I have a few bike racks that will work for you, but the Kuat Sherpa only has a maximum weight capacity of 40 lbs per bike. Instead, I recommend looking at the either the Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack, # N101, which is also available in black and chrome as part # N105, or the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack, # Y02443. These bike racks are for 2 inch trailer hitches only. If you have a Class I or Class II trailer hitch, then you will want the Kuat NV, # N102 (# N106 for black and chrome) or the Yakima...
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  • Differences Between the Thule Hitching Post and the Thule Parkway
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is the better deal. It also has more features so I would pick it hands-down over the Thule Parkway # TH956 that you also referenced. The Hitching Post has anti-sway cradles to prevent movement between the bikes and has the flexibility to be used on a 2 inch hitch or a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Whereas the Parkway doesn't have the anti-sway cradles and can only be used on a 2 inch hitch. I attached a review video for both racks. If you plan on...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2009 Honda Fit
  • The hitches compatible with the Honda Fit are all Class I hitches. For a hitch I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 60218 that you referenced. For a bike rack that would work on your vehicle and would give you the best possible rear cargo access I would recommend the Swagman Semi 2.0 bike rack part # S64685. This rack can tilt away with bikes loaded to give rear cargo access. This rack locks to the hitch it installs into and with the included cable lock will lock your bikes to the...
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  • Would the Pro Series Bike rack part # 63124 be Safe on a Long Distance Road Trip
  • The Pro Series Bike rack part # 63124 is a solid bike rack that would do very well for your long distance traveling. Only recommendation I would make would be to check the bike rack on fill-ups just to make sure everything is secured properly just to be on the safe side. Have a safe trip!
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  • Can the 4 Inch Bumper Adapter of the Swagman Platform Bike Rack part # S64663 be Removed
  • The bolt-on adapter that allows the Swagman Platform Bike Rack part # S64663 to install onto a 4 inch bumper is removable. You could pretty easily remove it and have exactly the rack you are looking for. The rack is not offered without that adapter though so you would just need to order the part # S64663 and then remove it. I attached a picture of the rack with the adapter removed for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Sienna to Use Yakima FullSwing Bike Rack
  • I believe the hitch in the video in question is Curt hitch # C13105. The Draw-Tite hitch # 75696, and Hidden Hitch # 87586 both have a J-pin hole in front of the regular hitch pin hole. The hitch in the video, linked for reference, does not have a J-pin hole which would indicate it is likely the Curt hitch. When we installed these hitches on a 2013 Sienna the Curt hitch was 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper and the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry a Trek Pure Crank Forward Step Through Bike
  • I spoke to my contact at Swagman and while she couldn't tell me how low the hook arm of the Swagman XTC-2 bike rack part # S64670 would go she assured me that it would go low enough to attach to your Trek Pure Crank Forward with a step through frame. Review video attached. Some people with step trough frames will also use frame adapter bars like the Swagman Adapter bar part # 64005 to provide a higher attachment point for the bike rack. I attached a review video for this product as well.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for Use Behind an RV
  • The ride quality at the rear of an RV is much rougher than that of a passenger vehicle. This is largely due to the longer distance between the rear of the vehicle and rear axle. It's like the difference between sitting at the front of a school bus and the much rougher rear seats at the rear. Due to the additional bounce and movement back there not all bike rack manufacturers are willing to approve their bike racks for use on RV's. We have several racks that are approved though. I attached...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2008 Volvo XC70 Wagon with 2 inch Hitch
  • I have a better solution for you that will give you complete rear cargo access. A swing out rack will let you have complete rear cargo access with bikes loaded. Check out the Thule Vertex Bike Rack part # TH9031. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out. 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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  • Swagman Semi Bike Rack that Can Tilt Away with Bikes Loaded
  • Actually the Swagman 4.0 Bike Rack you referenced Part # S64696 does not tilt away. However, the Swagman 2.0 Semi # S64685 which is very similar does tilt away and can tilt away with bikes loaded. I attached a pic that shows this.
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  • Fit of Yakima Hold Up in Class I Hitch on 2014 Toyota Prius
  • The only hitches offered for your Prius are Class I, and I'm sorry to say that Yakima's bike racks aren't meant to be used in Class I hitches. Class I hitches have a stop welded or punched into the receiver tube that will prevent accessories meant for a Class II hitch from sliding in far enough for the hitch pin holes to line up. This is purposely done by Hidden Hitch to prevent the hitch from being overloaded. The Thule Vertex you mentioned, part # TH9029 would work in your hitch, but...
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  • Getting More Ground Clearance for a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack on a 2013 Toyota Sienna
  • You could raise the bike rack using multi-pupose ball mount # D210. It has an upper receiver that is 3-9/16 inches higher measured from the top of the receiver opening to the bottom of the raised receiver on the ball mount. The benefit of using this ball mount is that it will not reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch like other products would. The Yakima SwingDaddy, # Y02464 would not offer any additional ground clearance because the shank comes straight out of the receiver....
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  • How Does the Thule Apex Swing Away Bike Rack part # TH9027 Lock to a Hitch
  • I attached a picture that shows the arm on the shank of the Thule Apex Swing Away Bike Rack part # TH9027 that will snap onto the hitch pin and once you tighten the anti-rattle knob you will be able to lock the rack with the included key to the hitch of your 2014 Mazda CX-5. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well that shows this rack being demoed on a very similar CX-5 as yours. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal...
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  • Using Bike Rack with Hitch Extender on 2007 Toyota Rav4
  • Using an extension will lower the tongue weight capacity (maximum amount of downward force that can be applied to the hitch) by half. This means that if your hitch has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity, using the extender will cut that to 175 lbs, which means that the rack plus the bikes placed on it can't weigh more than 175 lbs. The best practice would be to choose a bike rack that has a shank long enough to clear the spare tire. I've linked you to a help article that shows how to measure...
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  • Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier Recommendation That Swings To Both Sides
  • We do have a hitch-mounted bike rack that will swing to either side. It is the Advantage SportsRack glideAWAY2 4-Bike Carrier, part # HE2110. This carrier will extend up to 23 inches away from the hitch and swings to either side. This carrier comes with an anti-rattle hitch bolt, and weighs about 45 lbs. This carrier will work in both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch receivers. I have attached a link to a video for this carrier. If you are planning on carrying bikes with alternative frames...
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  • When Comparing Several Items What Does Rating Box Mean
  • When you are comparing several items at the same time the box that is listed under Rating is the number of reviews we have received from customers about that product. It is a little deceiving that is is labeled Rating instead of Reviews. If you would like to send more information about your vehicle and what kind of bikes you are planning on carrying, I would be happy to make some recommendations for you.
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  • Compatibility of Prorack # PR8062404 on 2010 Nissan Armada
  • If your Armada doesn't already have a hitch, you'll need to install one. The Curt Class III # 13188 would be an excellent choice. The Prorack # PR8062404 would be compatible with this hitch. I've linked you to a hitch install video you might find helpful. If you already have a hitch, you'll need to take a measurement to determine how far under the vehicle the hitch is recessed. Find the hitch pin hole in the receiver, and measure the distance rearward until you clear the furthest rearward...
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  • Option for Carrying a Bike Rack and Towing a Tent Trailer with a 2004 Buick Rendezvous
  • The only way to accomplish what you are trying to do would be to upgrade your 1-1/4 inch hitch to a 2 inch hitch like the Hidden Hitch part # 87004. There are dual hitch type setups for 2 inch hitches but not for 1-1/4 inch hitches. What you will want to do is get that hitch and then use a Curt Multi Purpose Ball Mount part # D210. This will let you tow your trailer with the lower portion of the ball mount and then install carry a bike rack in the upper hitch opening. The Thule Vertex...
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  • Swing-Away Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Sienna
  • We have tested the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack, # Y02465, on a 2012 Toyota Sienna and the bike rack did not hit the bumper, but it was pretty close. I have attached the video for you to check out. We have not received any complaints from Sienna owners that these bike racks have hit their bumper, but bumper clearance will also depend on the brand of the trailer hitch that is installed on the fan. For example, A Curt trailer hitch for the Sienna is more recessed under the bumper than a Draw-Tite...
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  • Bike Rack Suitable for Use on 2014 Nissan Rogue With Class I Hitch
  • A light-duty Class I hitch is capable of supporting the weight of only 2 bikes (regardless of the rack's actual capacity). The linked article on hitch classes will explain in more detail. The Saris Thelma 3-Bike Rack # SA4239B that you referenced does have the same 1-1/4-inch size shank as Class I carriers but this is a Class II rack that will only fit properly in a Class II hitch. There is no 3-bike rack that can safely be used in a Class I hitch. The best option for carrying 3...
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  • Best Hitch and Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 BMW X5
  • First let's start with a hitch. For that you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600. This is the most popular rack available for your 2013 BMW X5 and would do an excellent job to carry a bike rack. The SportRack Super EZ Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # SR2901XT is an excellent bike rack at it's price point. I think you would be happy with it. Check out the review video I attached. Since you asked for the best bike rack I would go with the Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH916XTR. The...
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Wobble with the Thule Vertex Bike Rack part # Th9029
  • If there is still wobble or rattle between the hitch and your Thule Vetex Bike Rack part # TH9029 that would indicate that you need to tighten the anti-rattle bolt further until the excess movement is gone. For further info on that check out the review video I attached for this rack and fast forward to the 1:00 mark to see how the bolt tightens. Joe gives the rack a good shake after he tightens it to show you how locked to the hitch it becomes when tightened all the way.
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  • How to Measure the Rise of a Ball Mount
  • I have some information that will help, but I could not verify the exact ball mount that you have based on the hitch part number you provided. Measuring the rise on your ball mount is pretty easy. Basically, you just measure from the top of the ball mount shank to the top of the ball platform (see photo). This will tell you the rise that you need. If you can tell me the rise that you currently have, I would be happy to provide you with a few specific recommendations. I have also attached...
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  • Weight capacity of the Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack
  • I checked with Yakima and the Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack # Y02458 that you referenced has a 150 lb total capacity with a max of 40 lbs per bike cradle. I attached a review video for you to check out also. 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....
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for a 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo
  • On the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02457 it measures 12 inches from the center of the pin hole to the back of the upright mast. It will just clear 11 inches on your 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle and its large badonkadonk. But the rack will only fit if it is a Curt brand Class I trailer hitch. For a rack that is Class I compatible for all brands and that also measures 12 inches from the center of the pin hole to the back of the upright mast I recommend the Thule Vertex # TH9028. I have included...
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  • Trailer Hitch Platform Bike Rack that Will Clear 2013 Jeep Wrangler Spare Tire When Rack is Folded
  • That outer most hole you are measuring from is not a hitch pin hole. It is there for a J-pin anti-rattle device, # 63201. You would need to measure from the center of the other hole. On the stock spare tire on the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara that measurement should be around 6 inches. The T2, # TH916XTR measures 4-1/2 inches from hitch pin hole center to the bike carrier rails when folded so it would not work. A similar rack, the Yakima HoldUp # Y02443, measures 7 inches from the center...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo with 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • The Kuat Beta part # B202-114 has been known to have some fit issues on the 1-1/4 inch U-Haul hitches. Because of that I would not recommend it for you. For a similar bike rack that would have no fit issues on your 2001 VW Beetle I would recommend the Swagman Titan 2 Bike Carrier # S63400. This rack has a distance of 14-1/2 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the upright bar of the rack so it should have plenty of clearance to fit on your vehicle, but you could also measure...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota RAV4 with Spare Tire
  • I have a solution for you, but the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Platform Rack # HR1450 that you referenced would not give you enough clearance to clear the rear spare on your 2011 Toyota RAV4. For a platform rack that would work for you I would recommend the Thule T2 2-Bike Rack # TH916XTR. This rack has a distance of 19 inches from the pin hole to the wheel tray which would give you plenty of clearance for your spare tire. This rack is nice also in that it only touches the...
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  • Kuat Alpha Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback with Curt Hitch
  • Yes, as long as the Curt hitch on your 2013 Subaru Outback is a 2 inch hitch like the # 13390 then the Kuat Alpha Bike Rack part # A102-Black will work well for you. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out also. 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...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Carrier For 2012 Honda Fit Sport
  • The first thing you will want to do is take a simple measurement to make sure you have the clearance at the rear of your 2012 Honda Fit Sport for a hitch-mounted bike rack. I have attached a helpful article you can check out that explains how you can take that measurement. I recommend the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Carrier, part # S63360. This is a 2 bike carrier and has a 3 inch rise in the shank when installed in the hitch, which may provide enough clearance as you mentioned you were...
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  • Ground Clearance on Sport Rider 4-Bike Rack and Ease of Lowering When Loaded on 2014 Mazda CX-5
  • From the top of the receiver opening on the hitch to the bottom of the shank at the very end of the rack it measures approximately 5 inches. Clearance to the ground is going to be different on every vehicle so if you measure from the top of your receiver opening down to the ground and then add 5 inches that is where the Sport Rider, # HR1400, would be. If you wanted to, you could use a locking pin to attach the two halves of the rack. It just comes with a pin. It would be hard to...
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  • Does Anti-Rattle Work on 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitches on Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
  • Yes, the anti-rattle part of the Yakima RidgeBack bike rack # Y02457 will work when used in a 1-1/4 inch hitch as well as on a 2 inch trailer hitch. Please note that the rack only fits Class II and III hitches and not Class I hitches which is what is found on a vehicle like the 2010 Chevy HHR. Also on a Class I trailer hitch you would be limited to carrying 2 bikes maximum. For a 2-bike rack that is Class I compatible I recommend the Thule Vertex # TH9028.
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  • Recommended Class III Hitch for Bike Rack on 2014 Honda CR-V
  • I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13119 for your 2014 Honda CR-V. The hitch would indeed be compatible with the Swagman XP 3-Bike rack you referenced, part # S64950. If you are also planning on using the hitch for towing purposes in the future, you might also be interested in the following: Trailer wiring harness, part # 118561 Ball mount/trailer ball kit, part # EBMK4 A locking anti-rattle hitch pin is available for the the rack, part # S64029.
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  • Will the Kuat NV Bike Rack Hold a Cruzbike Sofrider 2 Recumbent Bike
  • The Kuat NV bike racks, # N102 and # N106, were not really designed to work with recumbent bikes, but this is mainly because recumbent bikes typically have a long wheelbase. Your Cruzbike Sofrider has a shorter wheelbase that is closer to standard road bikes, so it may work, but we have not had the chance to test this type of bike on our bike racks. The NV bike racks work with wheelbases up to 48 inches, so you will want to find the wheelbase of your bike to make sure it will fit. The wheelbase...
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  • Can Bikes be Carried at the Front of a 2013 Ford F-150 While Towing a Trailer
  • It sounds like the only place you can put bikes when towing the trailer is at the front of your 2013 Ford F-150. You can carry bikes at the front but you will need to be aware that doing so can limit driver visibility, block head lights and turn signals, and limit air flow to the motor. On bikes accessorized with fenders and baskets, a platform style rack that holds the bikes at the frame, such as the Doubletrack, # TH990XT, would be the best option. You also might want to consider...
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  • Replacement Pin Recommendation For SportRack 3 Bike Carrier
  • If the pin you are asking about for your SportRack 3 Bike Carrier, part # SR2403, is the hitch pin, you can replace that with a locking hitch pin like part # SR0901, which will deter thieves. This hitch pin will work with 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches. I have attached a product review video for this hitch pin you can check out. if the pin you are talking about is the pin at the bottom that allows the rack to tilt, you would need part # T050026. The clip for this pin is part # T050023. If...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying Carbon Fiber Frame Bikes with a 2012 VW Estate Passat
  • It sounds like you have a hitch already on your 2012 Volkswagen Passat Estate/Wagon, which is good because we don't offer a hitch for that variant of the Passat. Next you will need a bike rack that uses wheel mounts so as not to touch your carbon bike frames. The Rola NV2 Bike Rack part # 59508 that you referenced would do well for this as it only touches bikes at the wheels. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. To help prevent theft of your bikes...
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  • Replacement Top Plate and Knob for SportRack Bike Rack # SR2604
  • Yes, the replacement top plate for SportRack bike rack # SR2604 is # SR05001000000. It comes with the knob. The new top plate also includes the vinyl inserts that protect the bike finish.
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  • 2-Bike Platform Style Hitch Rack for Recumbent Bike With 60-Inch Wheelbase
  • The maximum wheelbase for the Swagman XC 2-Bike Platform Style Carrier # S64650 is 51-1/2-inches with the wheel hoops extended to their maximum. This measurement is taken from the wheel hoops' center points. This means it would not be an ideal fit for your recumbent bike's 60-inch wheelbase. However, we do have an excellent option for you. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 2-Bike Carrier for Recumbents # HR1000R can handle bike wheelbases up to 74-inches and bikes up to 45-lbs each....
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  • Lightest Platform-Style Bike Rack with Locks and Tilt for a Jetta Sportwagen TDI
  • The lightest platform-style bike rack that we carry that includes locks and a tilting feature is the Kuat Sherpa 2 Bike Carrier, # S103. The Sherpa will fit Class I trailer hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and the wheel mount design is great for hybrid bikes and bikes with large and angled frames. This bike rack also has a shank with a 3-1/2 inch rise for better ground clearance. I have attached a review video of this bike rack for you to check out.
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  • Platform Bike Rack for 2005 Honda Element that Allows Tailgate to Lower Fully
  • It's pretty difficult to say sight unseen if the bike rack would interfere with opening the tailgate fully once it's installed. If you look at the photo I've edited for you, you can see the height of the angled portion of the shank, as well as the distance between the hitch pin hole in the shank and the closest obstruction. If you measure 8-1/2 inches rearward from the hitch pin hole, then 7 inches up, you'll be able to see where the closest part of the rack would sit in relation to...
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  • Can 2006 Honda Accord Hybrid Carry 2 Electric Bikes On Hitch Mounted Carrier
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2006 Honda Accord Hybrid, the maximum tongue weight is 100 lbs for your vehicle. The tongue weight would include the weight of the bikes along with the weight of any carrier you place in a receiver. With the combined weight of the bikes you said you just purchased at 97 lbs, we would not have any carriers available that would keep you under the maximum weight capacity. The weight of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier, part # HR1450E...
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  • Installation and Removal of Softride Hydraulic-Assist Dura # SR26321 on 2011 Honda CR-V
  • Hitch mount bike racks like the Softride Hydraulic-Assist Dura # SR26321 often include a locking anti-rattle hitch pin that both steadies the rack while underway and locks the carrier to your hitch (either a 1-1/4-inch Class II or 2-inch Class III type). This threaded locking bolt can be removed any time you need to use your hitch for a different application such as with a cargo carrier. It is a strong high-grade steel bolt that is designed for many repeated uses. Please note that your...
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  • Choosing Between Yakima RidgeBack # Y02459 and Hollywood Racks Road Runner # HR520
  • The main differences between the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02459 and Hollywood Racks Road Runner # HR520 are that the Road Runner includes locks both for the rack itself and your loaded bikes, the Road Runner's arms are a bit further apart which might make loading some bikes easier and that the Yakima can fit two hitch sizes, 1-1/4- and 2-inch, while the Road Runner fits only 2-inch hitches. If a second vehicle is in the plan then this feature may make the difference. Please note your Odyssey...
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  • How to Mount a Girls Bike on a 2-Arm Trailer hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • 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 these adapters and without them my wife's bike would be at a severe angle and I would not be able to load my son's bike at all. I have linked a video showing how the adapter works. Another option is to use...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Carrier For 2013 Toyota Venza Carrying 2 City Cruiser Bikes
  • The Kuat NV 2 Bike Carrier, part # N105, has a maximum weight capacity of 120 lbs, or 60 lbs per bike. You will also want to check the wheelbase of your bike to make certain they do not exceed the maximum of 48 inches to work with this bike carrier. For your 2013 Toyiota Venza, I recommend a bike carrier like the Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Rack, part # HR1450E. Although it is listed as a carrier for electric bikes, it should do well with your city cruisers that weigh over 60 lbs each....
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  • Will SportRack Super EZ Bike Carrier Fit 2014 Toyota RAV4
  • You can take a simple measurement to see how much clearance you need at the back of your 2014 Toyota Rav4. I have attached a link to a helpful article that shows how to take that measurement at the rear of your vehicle for a bike carrier. The SportRack Super EZ Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part # SR2901XT has a distance of 9 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier. This carrier has a folding upright mast that allows access to the rear of the...
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  • Will the Thule 9026 Fit a 2015 Chevy Suburban
  • The factory trailer hitch on your 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is likely a Class III or IV hitch with a 2 inch by 2 inch receiver. You can verify the size of your trailer hitch by measuring the height and width of your receiver opening (see photo). If you find that your Suburban has a 2 inch receiver and Class III or IV hitch RATING then the Thule Apex 5 bike carrier, # TH9026, is a fit for your vehicle and factory hitch. I have included a FAQ article that discusses how to choose a hitch-mounted...
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  • Wheel Mount Platform Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2011 Subaru Outback
  • The Kuat Sherpa bike rack part # S101 would be a great choice for a wheel-mounted platform rack on your 2011 Subaru Outback. This is one of the nicest racks on the market and I think you would really like it. Check out the review video I attached for more details and info. For a hitch I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87568. This is the most popular hitch available for your vehicle. This is a 2 inch hitch that will offer more flexibility and capacity for future hitch accessories...
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  • Yakima Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Outback with 2 inch Curt Hitch
  • Yes, the Yakima RidgeBack 2-Bike Rack # Y02457 would work great in the Curt Class III Hitch part # 13390 you have installed on your 2014 Subaru Outback. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out. With the Curt hitch you installed all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from CURT. For a strap you would want the part # 18050. I...
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  • How to Determine if a Vehicle Can Use Weight Distribution and if That Will Increase the Capacities
  • Capacities can range quite a bit on hitch classifications. The biggest and most important difference between a Class II and a Class III hitch is the size of the hitch opening. A Class II with have a 1-1/4 inch square opening and the Class III will have a 2 inch square opening. Check out the FAQ article I attached on hitch sized and classifications. To use a weight distribution system you will need to have a 2 inch hitch on your 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. You will also need to consult...
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  • Bumper Mounted Bike Carrier Recommendation For RV Trailer
  • I cannot recommend removing the tilting portion of the Thule # TH916XT carrier you have. I would not be able to tell you whether it can be mounted in the receiver and if it would allow a hitch pin to be used in this manner. If you are looking for a bumper mounted bike carrier for your RV, I recommend the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part # S64663. This carrier will fit a 2 inch hitch receiver, or can be mounted on a continuously welded 4 X 4-1/2 inch tall steel RV bumper....
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  • Can Thule Vertex 2 Bike Carrier # TH9028 Be Easily Removed from Hitch on Chevrolet Volt
  • The hitch-mount Thule Vertex 2 Bike Carrier # TH9028 that you referenced does indeed have support arms that can fold down when the carrier is unloaded. It can also be removed from the 1-1/4-inch hitch on your Volt by taking out either the standard hitch pin or anti-rattle hitch lock # THSTL2 used to secure it. Please note that your Volt has a tongue weight rating of 100-lbs; this means that the combined weight of your bike carrier and the loaded bikes cannot exceed this capacity. If...
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  • Will the HIghland SportWing 2 Bike Rack # 5801200 Fit on a Subaru XV Crosstrek with OEM Hitch
  • As long as you do not exceed the tongue weight rating of the trailer hitch on your Crosstrek, you will have no problem using the Highland SportWing 2 Bike Rack, # 5801200. For some reason many OEM Subaru hitches have shorter hitch pin hole depths, but that will not affect the stability or support for this bike rack. Subaru and bike rack manufacturers do not have a specific hitch pin hole or shank length requirement for trailer hitches or hitch mounted accessories.
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  • Hitch And Bike Carrier Recommendation For 2010 Toyota Camry
  • After doing some research, I found that your 2010 Toyota Camry has a towing capacity of 1,000 lbs. This means your tongue weight capacity is approximately 100 lbs. Many hitches will have a much higher weight rating but your vehicle may not be rated to carry that much weight. The hitch I recommend for your Camry is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36416. This is a Class ll receiver and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have attached an installation video for this hitch on a 2010...
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  • Recommended Locking Pin for Kuat Sherpa S101
  • The Kuat Sherpa bike rack part # S101 that you referenced comes with a locking hitch pin as well as an anti-rattle device built into the rack. The replacement part would be the Kuat Hitch Pin Lock part # KUATLOCK. Check out the review video I attached for this rack that details how the anti-rattle device works.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 4 Bikes at the Back of an RV
  • There are only certain bike racks that are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1400 is not one of them though. The issue is that the rear of an RV or trailer is further from the axle than on a passenger vehicle. This creates much more movement and stress on anything at the back, like riding at the back of a school bus. But there are options for bike racks that are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer. I have included a link to the...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Two Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 2010 Honda Element
  • For maximum flexibility, I always recommend going with a Class III hitch if the option is available. The Class III uses the more common 2 x 2 inch receiver opening, that has many more available accessories than the 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 does. I'd recommend the Hidden Hitch # 87506. As you can see by the installation instructions I've linked, the installation procedure is pretty straightforward. If you'd prefer a hanging style rack, the Swagman Trailhead, part # S63360 is an excellent choice....
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  • Wheel Hoop Width on SportRack Platform Bike Rack and Bike Racks for Fat Bikes
  • The wheel hoops on the SportRack bike rack # SR2901 are 2-5/8 inches wide. If you are asking because you have a fat bike there are racks made specifically for fat bikes. We have the following racks for fat bikes: # HR1000-FB (tires up to 5 inches wide) # HR1450-FB (tires up to 5 inches wide) # HR200-FB (tires up to 5 inches wide) # TH916XTR-FB (tires up to 5 inches wide) # TH917XTR-FB (tires up to 5 inches wide) # SA4025-FB (tires up to 5 inches wide) # SA4412B-FB (tires up...
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  • How to Carry a Tandem Bike On a 2014 Honda Accord
  • You also have to consider ground clearance. Your 2014 Honda Accord trailer hitch is going to be closer to the ground than it would be on many other vehicles so the height of the rack would actually be an advantage when going over bumps, dips, or up and down driveways. The bike might catch some wind that it wouldn't normally if behind an SUV but in either case most of the wind is going to be pushing at the parts of the bike sticking out the sides. That is why you see the tandem bike...
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  • Will the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Hold a Woman's Bike Securely Without an Adapter Bar
  • The ability of the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack, # S64670, to securely hold a woman's bike without a bike adapter bar will depend on the style of the bike's frame. If the bike has a step through frame with a sharp downward curve or angle, then a bike adapter bar, like part # 64005, would be required. If it has a typical woman's style bike frame with a less dramatic curve or angle, then you should have no problem securing the bike without the adapter bar. I have attached a picture of a bike...
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  • Will Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier Work On 2010 Toyota RAV4 With Rear Mounted Spare Tire
  • I did some research on your 2010 Toyota RAV4 and found that the maximum towing capacity is 1,500 lbs, which makes the tongue weight about 150 lbs max. When considering the tongue weight you need to add the weight of the carrier along with the weight of any cargo on the carrier. The Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Carrier, part # S64665 weighs 59 lbs, so that would give you about 90 lbs for bikes. To find a rack that will clear your rear-mounted spare tire, I have included a link to a helpful article...
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  • Carrying Bikes While Towing a Trailer with Propane Tanks Mounted on the Front
  • This is the age old question since the dawn of towing bike racks. The only way to figure it out is to try it. It will likely reduce the turning radius of the trailer. And depending on where the tanks are, they could be the likely point of contact. You could avoid all of that by using the super sweet Bike Bunk Trailer mount bike carrier # CC-275. This carrier and a 2 inch receiver for a bike rack and the distance from top of A-frame trailer to top of cross tube is 33-1/2 inches. It...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying Beach Cruisers
  • The Swagman XC Bike # S64650 that you referenced would do well for your beach cruisers as it can handle tire widths of up to 3-1/2 inches and wheel bases of up to 51-1/2 inches. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well.
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  • Options for Carrying 4 Bikes with a 2006 Toyota Tundra On Front Hitch or Truck Bed
  • You will need to check your local DOT to determine if there are laws on carrying a bike rack on the front of your 2006 Toyota Tundra. You will need to consider that your headlights might be partially blocked which will make night time driving different and air flow to the radiator will be partially blocked so your truck might run a little hotter. The Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack # S64665 would work as long as the weight of it and your bikes are not more than the tongue weight rating of your...
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  • Will the ProRack 2 Bike Carrier part # RP8062403 fit a 2003 Chevy TrailBlazer
  • Yes, your 2003 Chevy TrailBlazer should have a factory 2 inch hitch on it and the ProRack 2 Bike Carrier part # PR8062403 that you referenced would work great on it. If you wanted to be absolutely certain you would want to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on the bumper. If that distance is less than 6-1/2 inches this rack would fit easily. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you...
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  • 5-Bike Rack Recommendation for Use On 2011 Chevrolet Silverado
  • There are a few differences between the two carriers you referenced, the Thule Vertex 5 # TH9030 and the Yakima RidgeBack 5 # Y02459, and these may help your decision. The Thule is made to fit only a 2-inch hitch, while the Yakima fits both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch sizes. All other things being equal, the Thule may provide better stability in your hitch (less play and wobble) since it installs without the adapter that is included with the Yakima. Generally more connection points means more...
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  • Four Bike Platform Style Bike Rack that Can Fold Up and Fit a 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • To determine if the SportRack bike rack # SR2902 will clear the back of your 2007 Honda Odyssey you will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear bumper. It that measurement is less than 12 inches the rack will clear the back of the van. However, this rack does not fold up towards the vehicle. The center mast can fold down to the side and the side parts that hold the wheel hoops can fold up but that is all the folding...
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  • Will the Swagman XTC Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2009 Hyundai Accent Hatchback
  • All of the trailer hitches for the 2009 Hyundai Accent hatchback are Class I trailer hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The Swagman XTC, # S64670, does fit Class I trailer hitches. The rack measures 8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop. This should be enough to clear the back of your 2009 Accent. I have included a link to a help article that explains how to measure for clearance. I have also linked a video showing the rack on a 2013 Accent.
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  • How to Install a Thule T2 Bike Rack # TH917XTR on 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon with Hitch # 36284
  • If there is insufficient clearance at the back of your 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon to install the Thule T2 Platform Bike Carrier # TH917XTR in your Draw-Tite Hitch # 36284, then a hitch extender might seem like a logical and suitable solution. The problem with any hitch extender/adapter, such as the Brophy # hes0, is that its use will cut your hitch's capacity in half. This is a result of the altered geometry in the set-up. Your hitch would then have a reduced tongue weight capacity of...
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  • Fit of ProRack # PR8062403 Bike Rack on Draw-Tite Class I Hitch # 24850 on 2010 Chevy Camaro
  • When we installed the Draw-Tite # 24850 on a 2012 Camaro, we found that the hitch pin hole in the receiver is recessed by 12 inches under the vehicle, which is the most I've ever seen. This distance on your 2010 model should be similar. This means that the bike rack you choose would need a hitch pin hole to closest part of rack dimension greater than 12 inches. This would rule out the ProRack # PR8062403 you mentioned. You would not be able to slide the shank into the receiver far enough...
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  • Is a Hitch Extender Needed to Use a Platform Style Bike Rack on a Jeep Wrangler
  • I believe I have found the question and answer page you are referring to and it is on the Doubletrack, # TH990XT which is also the part you were on when you asked the question. So if we are talking about the Doubletrack it does measure 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier when folded up. But it is over 17 inches to the upright mast when folded down to carry bikes. The Thule T2 is # TH916XTR and it has the following measurements: Measures...
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  • Are Their Rear Vehicle Clearance Issues with the Kuat Sherpa Platform-Style on a 2014 Acura RDX
  • We did a test fit of this rack on a 2013 Acura RDX (the same generation as your 2014 model) and found that with the bike carrier folded up the closest part of the Acura RDX to the closest part of the bike carrier is about one inch. This is enough clearance to prevent the carrier from coming into contact with your vehicle. If you want more clearance, you can remove the wheel shoes of this rack when you plan to fold it up and you will gain additional clearance of more than 11 inches. You...
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  • How to Prevent Cradles on Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934 Bike Rack From Moving Around
  • I believe you're saying the cradles are sliding around, is that correct? This is not unheard of, and can occasionally happen. If that's what you're describing, there's an easy fix that I learned years ago when working at a bike shop. First, remove the end caps from the rack arms. Then, slide off the cradles. Use a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol to clean any grease and residue from the cradles and the bike rack arms. Then spray some aerosol hair spray on the interior of the cradles,...
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  • Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Bike Rack part # PS63138 vs. Sportrack 4 Bike Carrier # SR2902
  • Although they look similar the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Bike Rack part # PS63138 and the Sportrack 4 Bike Carrier # SR2902 are different racks made by different companies. Between the two I like the Pro Series bike rack since it can carry 4 bikes, but if you only needed to carry 2 you could remove the back section of the rack and be left with just a 2 bike rack. Which this removeable section can also be used as it's own standalone rack for a 1-1/4 inch hitch. So basically you are getting...
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  • Replacement Parts for the Thule T2 Platform Style Bike Carrier # TH917XTR
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and the hanger bracket replacement parts that you will need for your T2 Platform Style Bike Carrier, # TH917XTR, are listed below. Top Hanger Bracket # 853-5952 Qty 1 Bottom Hanger Bracket # 753-3584 Qty 1 M8 x 1.25 x 25 mm Bolt # 853-5976 Qty 4 Replacement Washer # 951081654 Qty 8
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  • Can 4 Bikes be Carried on the Roof of a 2014 Toyota Prius V
  • It is not likely that you will be able to get all 4 bikes on the roof of your 2014 Toyota Prius V, even if you alternate the directions. There is also the possibility that the combined weight of the bikes and carriers they are on would exceed the roof capacity (consult the vehicle owners manual or Toyota for the roof capacity). Three bikes are likely not going to be a problem though you may need to alternate directions. What I recommend is to put 2 bikes on the roof and 2 bikes on...
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  • Recommended Prorack 2-Bike Carriers For 2006 Ford F-350 truck With Camper Shell
  • If you have a hitch installed on your 2006 ford F-350 truck, I recommend a hitch-mounted bike carrier. The carrier I recommend is the Prorack 2 Bike Carrier, part # PR8062403. This rack has a tilting feature when unloaded to allow access to the back of your truck. It will work with either 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitch receivers and has a weight capacity of 62 lbs. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack is 6-1/2 inches. You will want to make sure...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Carrier For Adult Trycicle
  • We do offer hitch-mounted carriers that can work for an adult tricycle. I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Trike Carrier, part # HR1000R-TRKADP. This carrier can fit either 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch receiver openings and has a weight capacity of 100 lbs. Some of the dimension you will want to note is the maximum trike track width is 36 inches, maximum wheelbase is 74 inches and the maximum tire width is 3 inches. This carrier will fold up against the vehicle when not in use. I...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Honda Pilot
  • Trailer hitches, no matter where they are installed or what brand they are, are standard sizes so you will be able to use any bike rack that fits a 2 inch trailer and clears the back of your 2006 Honda Pilot. The Thule Parkway, # TH956, is the most popular bike rack for owners of the 2006 Honda Pilot. For less money you can get the Hitch Post Pro, # TH934XTR which has more features including anti-sway cradles and the ability to fit both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitches. I have included...
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  • Softride Dura Parallelogram 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Chevy Traverse
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2011 Chevy Traverse like the Draw-Tite Hitch part # 75528 yes, the Softride Dura Parallelogram 4 Bike Rack # SR26247 would work well. The same applies for a newer Traverse. This rack will fit 4 adult bikes. A trick for loading bikes is to alternate the directions they face so that the handlebars do not interfere with each other. It's also a good idea to load the heaviest bike first. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as...
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  • Compatibility of Swagman XP # S64955 Towing Bike Rack with Curt # D-26 Ballmount
  • The Curt 45260 ( # D-26 ) ballmount will work just fine with the Swagman # S64955. It has the same shank length as the recommended # D-28, and it does NOT have the gusset (angled metal piece you referred to), so there will be no worries about it interfering.
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa Hitch-Mount Bike Rack # S101 Work With Bike Having 43-3/4-Inch Wheelbase
  • Your Trek Verve 2 bike with a wheelbase of 43.7-inches will work on the Kuat Sherpa as long as the bikes wheel size does not exceed the maximum allowable 29-inches. The wheelbase together with the wheel diameter will determine the fit. Please refer to the linked video for additional information. I could not find a bike weight figure for your bike, so you will want to verify that it does not exceed the 40-lb-per-bike limit for the Sherpa.
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  • Having Trouble Loosening Locking Knob on Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • The initial run of the Apex bike racks, including # TH9027, had this problem but there is an easy solution. There has to be the right amount of tension on the knob. You will need to either pull back on it some while turning or push in while turning. This is assuming that it is unlocked. You also might want to try pushing the bike rack up and down and side to side because if it is bound up that could be causing some issues too.
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  • Handlebar Clearance for 2 Bike and 4 Bike Platform-Style Rack on 2008 Toyota Sienna
  • The Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Carrier # PS63138 will most likely work fine for you. The rear of the 2008 Sienna looks like it has a slightly flatter profile than the 2013 in the video you reference, which means your bikes' handlebars should not come into contact with your vehicle. After reviewing the video you reference, it looks like the bike is very close but not actually touching the vehicle. Taking a few measurements will give you an approximate idea how...
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  • Will the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider # HR1000R Carry a Bike E and Haluzak Horizon Recumbent Bike
  • I spoke with my contact at Hollywood Racks that the Sport Rider, # HR1000R, will work but you will more than likely need to use a Bike Mount, # HR915, to secure the Bike E and possibly the Haluzak Horizon. Since your bikes do not have traditional frames, it may be difficult to secure them with the cushioned hooks that are on the bike rack. By using the bike mounts, # HR915, your bikes would now be secured at the fork and the hooks would not be needed. The Sport Rider, # HR1000R,...
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  • Bike Rack Options for Carrying Fat Tire Bikes
  • I have a few bike racks that have fat tire wheel cradles available, however, there are no adapters or alternative cradles that will work with the Swagman XC bike rack to accommodate wider tires. The bike rack that I recommend for customers that have downhill bikes or bikes with fat tires is the Thule T2 Bike Rack, # TH916XTR, and the Fat Tire Adapter Kit, # TH919. I attached a video of the T2 bike rack and the fat tire adapter for you to check out. Another option would be the Hollywood...
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  • Compatibility of Thule Vertex 5-Bike Rack # TH9030 with Range Rover Sport
  • To determine if the Thule Vertex # TH9030 is compatible with your Range Rover Sport, you'll need to find how how far the receiver tube is recessed under the vehicle. You can easily do this by measuring the distance from the hitch pin hole in the receiver to the furthest rearward part of the bumper. If this distance is less than 6-1/4 inches, the bike rack will work just fine on your vehicle. I'll link you to an article showing how to take that measurement. If your receiver tube is recessed...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Sienna for Thule Apex 4 Swing Bike Rack
  • The hitch that was installed on the 2013 Toyota Sienna in the video you referenced was the Hidden Hitch part # 87586. Check out the video I attached that shows this hitch being installed on this vehicle. Since we were able to fit the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack # TH9027 on your vehicle with this hitch I would recommend you get both the Hidden Hitch and the Apex as both are great products. The Hidden Hitch # 87586 is a Class III hitch with plenty of capacity that would carry this rack...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for a 2010 Mazda 3 Sedan with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • Yakima bike racks for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches do not always fit Class I trailer hitches such as # 60258 on your 2010 Mazda 3. Because of this I do not recommend this bike rack for you. I recommend the Thule Vertex # TH9028. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. The Vertex features arced arms for better bike spacing, it is Class I compatible with your trailer hitch, and has anti-sway cradles and the ability to tilt down. Please note the video linked is showing the 4-Bike...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota 4Runner to Clear Rear Spare
  • To determine if the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 would clear the rear spare of your 2013 Toyota 4Runner you need to take one simple measurement. You need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the spare tire. If that measurement is less than 8 inches the # 63124 would work for you as this rack has a distance of 8 inches from the center of its pin hole to the upright bar of the rack. For a similar bike rack with more clearance you would...
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