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  • Is 40 ft lbs Torque Exactly Required to Install the Threaded Pin of the Swagman Rack part # S64663
  • Yes, 40 ft lbs is pretty snug but not overly tight for installing the threaded pin on the Swagman Platform Rack part # S64663. While having exactly 40 ft lbs of torque on the pin every time you install this rack would be nice we don't expect you to use a torque wrench everytime you install this rack. I would recommend you use a torque wrench the first time you install the threaded pin to give you an idea how tight it needs to be and then use a regular wrench after that to get it about that ti
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CRV for Full Rear Cargo Access
  • For a bike rack that I can guarantee will give you complete rear cargo access on your 2013 Honda CRV you would want the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9027. This rack swings out and away from the rear of your vehicle and gives you complete rear cargo access. Check out the review video I attached for this rack being demoed on a very similar CRV as yours. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a T
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  • Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack and Hitch Lock Recommendation for a 2013 Honda Ridgeline
  • The correct locking hitch pin to use with the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 would be the Trailer Hitch Lock part # 5201 that is designed to be used on 2 inch hitches. I attached a review video for this lock as well as a video of the # 63124 being demoed on a 2013 Ridgeline just like yours for you to check out.
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  • Will a Trek Verve Step Through Frame Bike Fit the Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack
  • If you have the shorter hook at the bottom of the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT, then from the bottom of the wheel tray to the top most point on the underside of the hook measures 16 inches. If you park the bike on level ground and measure up to the top of the frame above the pedal and it is 16 inches or more then your Trek Verve will fit. If it is less than 16 inches I recommend going with a different rack such as the T2, # TH917XTR for a 1-1/4 inch hitch or # TH916XTR for a 2 inch hitch. The
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack to Carry Electric Bikes on a 2003 Toyota Highlander
  • I have the perfect bike rack for your E-bikes. But first, for your 2003 Toyota Highlander, Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 70777 will fit and it does offer a 2 inch receiver which is what will be needed for the bike rack. I have linked a video showing installation of the hitch for you. For the bike rack, take a look at Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 for electric bikes, # HR1450E. This platform style rack is overbuilt with additional supports which allow it to carry up to 80 pounds per bike. Thi
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  • Would the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 5 Bike Carrier # Y02452 fit a 2010 Toyota Rav4
  • As long as you had a hitch on your 2010 Toyota Rav4 like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75432 then yes, the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 5 Bike Carrier # Y02452 that you referenced would work well for you. Check out the install videos I attached for both products I just mentioned. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Yakima Tube Top Adapter Bar # Y02531 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to p
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  • Will Thule Speedway 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack # TH961XT Fit 2009 Toyota RAV4 Without Spare
  • According to my contact at Thule the now-discontinued Speedway 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack # TH961XT is not a fit for your 2009 RAV4 even without the spare tire mount. A better option for your RAV4 is a hitch-mount carrier that will use the vehicle's frame (its strongest part) to support the weight of the bike rack and loaded bikes, rather than the thin sheet metal of the rear hatch. A hitch also offers you the flexibility to use other hitch-mount items such as cargo baskets, and also to t
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  • What is the Difference Between Swagman Bike Rack # S64663 and # 64663
  • The S in front of Swagman bike rack # S64663 is just our part number. The S indicates Swagman in this case. It is not any different from the manufacturer part number 64663. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view.
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  • Will the Pro Series Q-Slot Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Clear the Spare Tire on a 2008 Toyota RAV4
  • The Pro Series Q-Slot just might be a fit for your 2008 Toyota RAV4. You will need to take an important measurement first. You will also need to have a 2 inch trailer hitch for the rack to fit. Measure from the center of the 2 inch trailer hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that measurement is less than 12 inches then the rack will fit. I have included a link to our help article that shows how to take the measurement. I have also incl
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  • Recommendation for a 4-Bike Kuat Bike Rack for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • For 4 bikes, Kuat has 2 options. First, there is the black and chrome NV, # N105-107, that you have referenced. And then there is the original, # N101-103. To determine if either rack will fit your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, you will need to take one important measurement. Measure from the center of the 2 inch trailer hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear most part of the vehicle (usually a spare tire on Jeeps). If that distance is less than 9-
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  • Can a Thule Vertex Trailer Hitch Mount Swinging Bike Rack be Used on a 2000 Volkswagen Passat
  • I do have a way that you can carry 4 bikes on your 2000 Volkswagen Passat but you will not be able to carry the bikes using the Vertex rack. I strongly advise not using a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch adapter to use the Thule Vertex swinging bike rack # TH9031 with your Volkswagen Passat. The issue is that using an adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The hitches for your 2000 Passat have maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. By using the adapter that
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  • Using Frame Adapter Bar to Carry Norco Rideau Bikes On Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT Bike Rack
  • The Thule # TH990XT Doubletrack is an excellent choice for most vehicles using a 1-1/4 or a 2 inch receiver. In order to fold up into its storage position, the hitch pin hole of your receiver needs to be recessed under the vehicle by less than 6 inches. I've linked you to a help article showing how to measure this. For the most part, step through bikes don't work well with bike racks that grab the bike by the top tube. The top tube is so close to the bottom of the rack that the hooks might no
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  • Thule Bike Rack Recommendations for a BMW X5 SUV
  • Thule and other bike rack manufacturers offer 2- and 3-bike trunk-mount racks that are a fit for the BMW X5, for both the M-version and not. For example, if your X5 is a 2013 model year you can use any of the carriers shown on the link provided, and these include options from Thule, Yakima and Hollywood Racks. At the top of the page you can select your version, M or not, to see all racks and then use the filters at the left hand side of the page to narrow the results to those carriers with t
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  • Installing Yakima SwingDaddy Bike Rack # Y02464 on 2011 Acura TSX
  • If you click the provided link, you can see the available hitches for your 2011 Acura TSX. As you can see, they are all Class I hitches with the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The Swing Daddy is only compatible with the 2 inch receiver, and Yakima states that an adapter should not be used. Because of the low tongue weight capacity of the Class I hitch, the hitch and the bike rack manufacturers all agree that no more than two bikes should be carried on a Class I hitch. Adding additional bikes wi
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  • Shank Measurements for Yakima RidgeBack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • I went out to our demo studios and took some key measurements of the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458. First, from the center of the pin hole to the end of the shank it measures 1-1/2 inches. The overall length of the shank is 8 inches, see picture. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the upright mast is 12 inches, see picture.
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  • Kuat, Saris and Thule Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback
  • The Saris Axis 3 Bike Rack, # SA843B, weighs 14-1/2 lbs and has a maximum weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike. We have not received any complaints on this bike rack and Saris is a well known bike rack manufacturer. We recently started carrying Saris products, so our reviews on all of their products are limited at this time. All of the reviews on our site come from our customers that actually purchased the product, so we have not had a customer come back to comment on the bike rack. If you wou
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  • Will the Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • To determine if the Thule Apex bike rack # TH9025, or any bike rack, will fit your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and clear the spare tire, there is one important measurement you will need to take. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the spare tire. If that distance is less than 9-1/4 inches then the rack will fit. I have included a link to our help article showing how to take the measurement. I have also linked a video review of this
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes on a 2012 Chevy Cruze
  • Yakima bike racks that fit 1-1/4 inch receivers do not fit most Class I trailer hitches. Since all of the hitches for the 2012 Chevy Cruze are Class I hitches, you will want to look at some other racks that are Class I compatible. However, on a Class I trailer hitch, both bike rack manufacturers and hitch manufacturers agree that the most bikes you can carry safely on a Class I trailer hitch is 2. To carry 2 additional bikes you would need to add a roof rack to the vehicle. With the Curt t
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  • Will Rola NV2 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit 5th Wheel Trailer or Clear Spare Tire on Honda CR-V
  • There are only certain bike racks that are rated for use behind a 5th wheel trailer. The Rola NV2, # 59508, is one of the ones that you can use. And you can also use it on a regular passenger vehicle. To determine if it has enough clearance to clear the spare tire on your CR-V, you will need to take one important measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the CR-V straight back to the distance required to clear the spare tire. If that distance is less than 17-1/2 inches
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  • Will the SportRack Super EZ Platform Rack part # SR2901XT fit a 2013 Fiat 500
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your Fiat 500 like the Curt Hitch part # C11347 if you have an Abarth model or a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24873 if you do not have an Abarth model the SportRack Super EZ Platform Rack part # SR2901XT would work well for you. 2-bike racks are the lowest amount of bikes we sell racks for. I attached a review video for the rack for you to check out also.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 2006 Honda Element that Allows Rear Doors to Open
  • The Thule Hitch Post Pro bike rack, # TH934XTR, is designed to fit 1-1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches, both of which are available for the 2006 Honda Element. However, if the vehicle has a 1-1/4 inch hitch then it is likely a Class I and you would be limited to carrying 2 bikes maximum on the Class I hitch. If you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch and you need to carry more than 2 bikes then I recommend installing a Class III hitch, # 87506. With this hitch installed the receiver face will be about flush
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Toyota Venza
  • The safest and most stable way to carry bikes on a vehicle is to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mount rack. The most popular trailer hitch for your 2011 Toyota Venza is Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87521. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. The 2 inch receiver will afford you many options for bike racks. I have included a link to a video showing the hitch being installed for you. For a bike rack, I am actually going to recommend a 3-bike rack because we have
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  • Fit of Thule Vertex # T9029 on 2012 Volvo XC60
  • When we installed the Curt Class III, part # 13268 on a 2011 Volvo XC60, we found that the distance from the hitch pin hole to the furthest rearward portion of the rear bumper cover was 7 inches. This distance can vary by the manufacturer of your hitch. The length of the shank of the Thule Vertex # TH9029 Bike rack you mentioned is about 6-1/4 inches measured from the hitch pin hole to the closest portion of the rack. If the hitch pin hole to rear of bumper dimension on your XC60 is LESS than
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  • Bike Carrier Recommendations For 2005 Toyota Solara Convertible
  • For your 2005 Toyota Solara, the hitches we offer are Class ll hitches with 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. This does limit you when you choose carriers that would work for you. Using an adapter to reduce the 2 inch bike carrier shank to fit in a 1-1/4 inch receiver reduces the tongue weight and towing capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The carrier I recommend that will fit your hitch is the Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Carrier, part # S64670. This is a 2 bike carrier and has a weight capacity of
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  • Availability of 4-Bike Rack for 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
  • As a first step, you'd need to install a hitch if you don't already have one. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite class I receiver, part # 24852. Now for the bikes. All the bike rack and hitch manufacturers agree that any bike rack installed in a class I hitch should carry no more than two bikes. Adding additional bikes will place additional weight too far away from the hitch itself, which increases the leverage applied to the receiver tube and the hitch attachment points to the vehicle. This increa
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  • Swingaway Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon That Clears the Bumper
  • I recommend returning your Thule Apex to and get a the Vertex, # TH9031 instead. The biggest reason is that by using any type of extender or adapter you will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent and that could create too much stress on the hitch and can damage it and the vehicle. The Vertex does not have the same hitch pin design and should clear your bumper without issue. The similarities between the two racks also means that you are not losing too many features an
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  • Softride Alumina Parallelogram Bike Rack part # SR26428 Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan like the Hidden Hitch part # 87600 the Softride Alumina Parallelogram 3 Bike Carrier # SR26428 that you referenced would be an excellent bike rack for you. This is an extremely lightweight rack with a tong of great features. It has a tilting feature that lets you tilt the rack with bikes loaded to allow for easier loading and unloading and for rear cargo access. The rack also has anti-sway cradles to keep the loaded bikes f
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  • 1-1/4-Inch Hitch-Mount 2-Bike Rack Recommendation for Use on Lincoln MKX
  • The Lincoln MKX, introduced for the 2007 model year, is still in its first generation and can be fitted with either the 1-1/4-inch size Class II hitch that you have, or with a larger capacity 2-inch Class III hitch. The 1-1/4-inch Class II hitches we offer for the MKX all have a tongue weight capacity of at least 300-lbs which makes them fully suitable for use with a 2-bike carrier and two 45-lb bikes. An important consideration when selecting a hitch rack is the amount of room you will need
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle
  • The Swagman bike rack # s64095 is meant to mount on a ball platform on either a truck bumper or the right kind of ball mount installed in a trailer hitch. It is probably not the best option for your 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle for this reason. You would need a hitch, # 24679, which will fit as long as you do not have the Turbo S model. Regular turbo and all other models are fine. Then you would need ball mount # 3593 and a ball with a 3/4 inch diameter shank, # 19256. Then you can use bike rac
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  • Is it Easier to Load 4 Bikes on a 5-Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • Given the slight price difference between the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4, # Y02451, and the DoubleDown Ace 5, # Y02452 I recommend going with the 5. What you are thinking is true. It is easier to load 4 bikes on a 5 bike rack then it is on a 4 bike rack. Plus you still get all of the same features on the 5 as you do with the 4. One tip I can offer that will make loading even easier on the 5; remove the last set of cradles, then you can move the rest of the cradles for even more space. The c
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  • Kuat Bike Rack for 1995 Honda Accord with 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch and Vehicles with 2 Inch Hitches
  • I strongly advise against using a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch adapter. Based on the weights you have provided you would be overloading the hitch and could actually end up damaging your 1995 Honda Accord, bikes, and rack. Since you have other vehicles and a mix of 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches, I recommend using the Sherpa, # S101 for gray, # S102 for white, or # S103 for black and chrome. Or you could use the NV Core, # N104. All 4 of these racks will fit both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches. If you go wit
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  • Swinging Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that is Corrosion Resistant
  • The Apex Swinging bike rack, # TH9027, did not exist until recently. You must have had the Thule Revolver which is more closely related to the Vertex swinging bike rack, # TH9031. All of the swinging bike racks have steel swinging mechanisms that are powder coated. This offers minimal protection from corrosion. Salt spray is going to wreck steel, no doubt about it. You would ideally remove the rack when not in use or you will want to rinse of salt and grime using fresh water. I know this i
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  • Why a Wheel Mounted Platform Bike Rack is Preferred to a Frame Mount
  • Generally speaking wheel mount only bike racks are preferred. Especially for people with carbon fiber bike frames since frame mounts aren't recommended at all with them otherwise damage could occur. For other frame designs people still prefer them because there is no frame contact. People with suspension also prefer wheel mount as well. Loading is also easier because when the wheel mount is lowered you just set the bike in the tray, raise the wheel mount and then secure it to the wheel. Frame mo
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Audi Q5 that Would Allow a Kuat Sherpa to Fold Up
  • All of the hitches that we carry that are confirmed to fit your 2010 Audi Q5 will have nearly exactly the same location and would have the same distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point out on the rear bumper. We had a chance to install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75708 (which is the same as the Hidden Hitch part # 87603 except it includes a ball mount) on a 2011 Audi Q5 and found that it had a distance of 7 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the near
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  • Is it Possible to Carry 4 Bikes with a Hitch Mounted Bike Rack on a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Yes, it is possible to carry a 4 bike carrier on your 2007 Toyota Camry. First you will need a Class II hitch like our Draw Tite hitch part # 36416. It's important that the hitch be a Class II hitch because Class I hitches can only carry 2 bikes max. I attached a hitch classification FAQ for you to check out if you are interested in the differences. I also attached an install video for the # 36416 for you to check out. One of the most popular 4 bike racks with other owners of 2007 Toyota C
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  • What Bike Sizes Are Compatible with Swagman Semi 4.0 4 Bike Carrier # S64695 for 2-Inch Hitches
  • I checked the Diamondback website for specs on the Cobra 20, but none are provided. However, you can easily determine compatibility of this kid's bike with the Swagman Hitch-Mount Platform Carrier # S64695 by taking a simple wheelbase measurement. Measure the distance between the two tires' contact points as it rests on the ground. If this wheelbase distance is between 15- and 51-inches then the Cobra 20 will work on the Swagman carrier. The carrier accommodates wheel diameters from 20- to 29
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  • Will Rhino-Rack 4-Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2005 Toyota 4Runner
  • The Rhino-Rack bike rack, # RBC038 is designed to fit 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. For it to fit your 2004 Toyota 4Runner you will need a 2 inch hitch and you will want to take one important measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear most part of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 11-1/2 inches the rack will fit. I have included a link to a help article that shows how to take the above mentioned measurement.
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  • Will the Thule Vertex Bike Rack fit a 2010 Toyota 4Runner
  • Yes, the Thule Vertex 2 Bike Carrier # TH9028 that you referenced will work on your 2010 Toyota 4Runner. I wish we had a video that showed this rack being demoed on your vehicle but we have not made one yet. I did attach a video of this rack being demoed on a similar vehicle 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 Thule Bike Adapter Bar # TH982XT to provide a horizontal top
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations For Carrying 2 Bikes on the Bumper of an RV
  • We sell RV bumper hitches that would work well for you to carry an RV rated bike rack at the rear of your Montana 5th wheel trailer. If you have a 2 inch square bumper I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # C19101. If you have a 4 inch square bumper I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # E-100. Now for a bike rack you will need to get a rack that is rated for use behind an RV. The ride is much rougher at the rear of an RV when compared to a passenger vehicle, so a rack not rated for RV use
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  • Low Ground Clearance Bike Rack Recommendation for Ease of Bike Loading for a 2013 Kia Soul
  • The lowest is definitely going to be a hitch mounted bike rack. So the first thing you will need is a hitch like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24839. I attached an install video for you to check out. Of all the racks we test fit on the Kia Souls it looks like the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Style Rack part # PS63134 would sit the lowest to the ground which would make loading and unloading the easiest. Check out the install video I attached that shows this rack being installed on a similar Soul
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  • Comparing the Thule Doubletrack and Swagman G10 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • The Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT has been around for a long time. It is a staple of the Thule lineup, a quality rack, and it has a lot of nice features such as locks for the hooks and hitch pin. It is heavy though with a shipping weight of 47 pounds. One thing that could occur if the rack is not maintained is the mechanism that allows the mast to fold up and down can get grime in it and the arm will not open or close too easily. Other than that I have not come across problems with the rack.
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  • Hidden Hitch and Kuat Beta Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Matrix
  • Yes, the Kuat Beta Bike Rack part # B202-114 will install in the Class I Hidden Hitch part # 60898 that you have on your 2007 Toyota Matrix. This rack is Class I compatible and will slide all the way into the opening of your hitch so that the pin hole would line up so that you could pin it in the hitch. I attached a review video for the rack for you to check out also.
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  • Will a Standard Straight Hitch Pin Fit the Thule Vertex Bike Rack In Place of the Threaded Bolt
  • The Thule Vertex has a weld nut welded inside its shank so using a regular pin is not an option. Using a ratchet with the proper socket makes installing and removing the threaded bolt much easier. Without the threaded bolt in place you will lose the anti-rattle feature.
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  • Swing Away Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for a 2008 Lexus GX 470
  • This battle really comes down to the Yakima FullSwing, # Y02465, and the Thule Apex, # TH9027. Yakima was recently here to visit us and they brought along with them the FullSwing. It is a good looking rack but other than that some of the features I did not care for. The mechanisms to fold the arms or whole rack can be difficult to use. The cradles are fixed so if you need more space between bikes you cannot adjust them. But it does have the new Zip Strip straps instead of rubber straps. These
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for a 2014 Subaru Forester with Factory 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • If your 2014 Subaru Forester has the factory installed 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch then you will have problems with nearly all bike racks designed to fit in a Class I trailer hitch. The issue is that the hitch pin hole is very close to the end of the receiver. This means that there will not be much of the bike rack shank in the receiver to support the rack. The good news is that Yakima bike racks, that normally do not fit Class I trailer hitches, will still work just fine. For a Yakima rack that
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  • What is the Maximum Wheelbase and Tire Width of Sportrack #SR2901LR and #SR2901
  • Both models, # SR2901LR and # SR2901, have the same dimensions, so the wheel hoops are 2-5/8 inches wide and the maximum wheelbase is 58 inches. I have linked to installation details and video reviews for both racks.
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  • What is the Maximum Bike Wheelbase and Tire Width that Will Fit Pro Series Q-Slot 2 and 4 Bike Rack
  • The maximum wheelbase for the Q-Slot bike rack, # PS63138, is 58 inches. The maximum allowable tire width for the rack is 2-3/4 inches. I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Comparing Yakima Double-Down Ace Bike Rack and Hollywood Road Runner Bike Rack for 2014 Honda CRV
  • The 2014 Honda CR-V utilizes three classes of hitch, so in order to know how many bikes your hitch can support it is important to know the class and the size of the hitch opening, which can be either 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch. I am adding a link to a helpful article about trailer hitch classes. The 2-inch hitch opening on a class II hitch will allow you to carry more bikes due to its increased weight capacity. If you have a 2-inch hitch opening you will be able to use either the Hollywood R
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  • Recommendation for Carrying 3 Bikes on a 2014 Honda Accord with Class I Hitch
  • I have an option for you, but Class I hitches can only carry up to two bikes on a hitch mounted bike rack due to the weight and leverage that would be on the hitch. The Pro Series Bike Rack part # PS63144 that you referenced is compatible with Class I hitches, but it can only carry 2 of your bikes. What may seem odd is that there are 3 bike trunk mounted options that are available for your vehicle. For the nicest trunk mounted rack that could carry all three of your bikes I would go with the
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  • Will Saris Freedom SuperClamp Bike Rack fit on 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport with 1-1/4 Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Saris and he said that the Freedom SuperClamp 2-Bike Rack, # SA4025, was a fit for your 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. I asked if you would still have full function of your hatch while the rack was in place and he said that you should not have any clearance problems once the bikes have been removed and the rack has been folded down.
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  • Recommendation for a Quality Hitch Rack to Transport 2 to 4 Bikes with a 2007 Honda CR-V
  • The Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 Bike Carrier, # Y02451, is a great option and will work with the 2 inch hitch on your 2007 Honda CR-V. This bike carrier offers a ton of features including anti-sway cradles which hold bike frames at three points to prevent bike to bike contact. The maximum weight capacity of the carrier is 120 pounds. From the information that I have gathered about the CR-Vs, the maximum tongue weight is 150 pounds. Tongue weight is the maximum amount of weight that can be safely sus
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  • Is the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack Compatible with a 2005 Toyota Prius
  • Yes, the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # PS63134 that you referenced is compatible with the Class I hitch that would be on a 2005 Toyota Prius. I attached a video of this rack being demoed on a very similar Prius as yours for you to check out. This rack weighs 34 lbs. If you need a hitch for your Prius the most popular one we carry is the Hidden Hitch part # 24808. I attached an install video for this hitch as well. This hitch would work very well with the # PS63134.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Use with a Dual Hitch Receiver on an RV Flat Towing a Vehicle
  • Dual hitch receivers like the Roadmaster Dual Hitch part # RM-077-2 are great to allow you to flat tow your vehicle and then also carry a bike rack. However, since you said you will be towing with an RV you will need an RV rated bike rack as the ride at the back of an RV is much rougher than the back of a passenger vehicle due to the increased distance between the back of the vehicle and the rear axle, similar to how the backseats of a school bus have a rougher ride than the front seats. For
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  • Comparing Thule Helium Aero 3 and Kuat Alpha Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a 2014 Mazda CX-5
  • Hands down my favorite bike racks are the Thule Helium Aero series such as # TH9043. Basically, the rack has a great set of features. It has the integrated cable lock, cradles with road-dampening technology, built-in anti rattle and locks, and it weighs only 19-1/2 pounds. The Kuat Alpha, # A102-Black for 2 inch hitches or # A102-BLACK-114 for 1-1/4 inch hitches is still an excellent rack and weighs just over 14 pounds. If you wanted a rack that would fit both 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch hitches the
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  • Hitch-Mount 2-Bike Rack for Use With StowAway Swinging Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier on 2004 Ford Van
  • Your StowAway Cargo bin with Swingaway frame is intended to be used only in its locked storage position (right up next to the vehicle) when it is loaded and you are on the road. It cannot be used without being locked in this position. According to my contact at Stowaway the swinging arm mechanism and your trailer hitch receiver could easily be damaged by such use. Given this there is no way you could fit a bike rack and two bikes between it and the rear of your Ford van. A safer option is to
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  • Is There a Locking Quick-Connect Option for Securing Thule Parkway 2 Carrier # TH958
  • My contact at Thule confirmed that there is no lockable quick-connect option for securing their Parkway 2 hitch-mount bike carrier to a hitch receiver. We do offer the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device # THSTL2 but this does require (and include) a wrench to tighten the bolt for the anti-rattle function. The part you referenced, # 853-5210-02, operates the rack tilt feature.
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  • Will Swagman Platform 2 Bike Rack Extend Out Enough to Clear Lowered Tailgate on 2001 Ford F-250
  • The Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # S64663 measures only 4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest wheel hoop whether it is bumper mounted or hitch mounted. You could use an extension such as # HE06 to get some extra length. However doing so will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. You are more likely to have clearance using the Rola NV2, # 59508. It measures 17-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest upright arm of
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  • Will the Swagman Quad 2+2 Bike Rack Fit a 2003 Toyota 4Runner and Can the Hooks Be Locked
  • Provided your 2003 Toyota 4Runner has a 2 inch trailer hitch the Swagman Quad bike rack # S64691 will fit just fine. You will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If this measurement is less than 9 inches then the rack will clear the rear of the vehicle when folded up or down. The hooks themselves do not lock. To lock the bikes and rack to the vehicle you would need to use a cable lock, # CAB-10. Run it
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  • Recommended Two Bike Rack for Long Distance Highway Travel
  • The Hollywood Racks Commuter you mentioned, part # HR2500 is a high quality rack. This being said, because the Commuter does not have anti-sway cradles it is not a rack I would recommend for long distance travel at highway speeds. An anti-sway cradle has an additional strap that would attach around the seat post frame tube, and would prevent the bikes from swaying back and forth during travel. The swaying could cause the bikes to bang into each other or into the rear of the vehicle. If the 1-
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  • Will the SportRack Platform Style Bike Rack Fit on my 2006 Honda CR-V With Spare Tire on Back Door
  • In order to ensure that a hitch mounted bike rack will fit your 2006 Honda CR-V with the spare tire mounted on the back door, you will need to measure to determine the amount of clearance that you vehicle requires. I have attached a help article which will assist you in doing this. The SportRack Super EZ Platform Bike Carrier, # SR2901XT, has a distance of 9 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier. In order for the rack to clear the spare tire, the distance from the
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Mazda CX7 that Will Give Complete Rear Access with Bikes Loaded
  • Your best option for a 4 bike rack that will give you complete rear cargo access on your 2010 Mazda CX7 with bikes loaded on the rack would be the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9027. This rack can swing out and give you complete access to the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded. Unlike most racks that can't even tilt with bikes loaded like the Thule Vertex # TH9029 that you referenced. Check out the review video I attached for this rack also. If you plan on carrying any womens or
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 4 Bikes on a 2013 Subaru Impreza Hatch with a Class I Hitch
  • You have options to carry 4 bikes on your vehicle, but since you have a Class I hitch you will be limited to only carrying 2 bikes on the hitch of your 2013 Subaru Impreza Outback. Class I hitches cannot handle the increased weight and leverage that comes with carrying more than 2 bikes. Also if you were to use a hitch adapter to go from a 1-1/4 inch hitch to a 2 inch hitch then you reduce the capacity of the hitch by 50%. I attached an FAQ article on hitch classifications for you to check ou
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  • Will the Softride Alumina Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2012 Toyota RAV4
  • To determine if the Softride Alumina bike rack, # SR26428, will fit your 2012 Toyota RAV4 you will need to take one important measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle (spare tire or bumper, whichever sticks out furthest). If that distance is less than 7-1/4 inches, the rack will fit. I have linked an article that shows how to take the measurement. If you need a rack that comes out further to clear the re
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  • How Easy is it to Load 3 Bikes on the Thule Helium Aero Trailer hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • What you have heard is true. The more bikes, the harder it is to load them. But it is not so hard that it would be frustrating at all. Plus you can adjust the cradles on most racks to change the amount of space between bikes. Since you want to load one adult bike and 2 kids bikes it should not be much of a problem at all. I have a rack very similar to the Thule Helium, # TH9043, the Raceway, # TH9002XT, and I load 2 adult bikes and one kid bike on it all the time with little to no problems. I
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Bike Rack for a Step-Through Frame Bike and 2014 Subaru Forester
  • First, highway driving should actually be less stressful on the rack than surface road driving because there tends to be less curves, bumps, pot holes, and other similar things you would find on the streets. Any of the racks you are interested in should have no issues on the freeway. Stability: platform bike racks are going to move around. This is because of their design. You have long platforms extending out from the center of the hitch with weight on them. There is going to be some movement
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  • What Size Bikes Will Fit on the Thule T2 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • The 20 to 29 inches is in reference to the wheel sizes that the Thule T2, # TH916XTR, can carry. It is possible that a smaller size would fit but it all depends on the bike. I would not recommend this rack though because there is no guarantee that a bike smaller than 20 inches will fit. The Thule DoubleTrack, # TH990XT, is a better option since it holds the bikes at the frame and not the just at the wheels. Since the hooks come down on the frame a smaller wheel size will not be a factor.
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  • Hitch-Mounted Rack for 2004 Toyota Highlander for Complete Rear Cargo Access
  • The Thule T2 Platform Bike Rack part # TH916XTR that you referenced is an excellent bike rack that has been reviewed very well by our customers, but the only criteria it doesn't meet of what you listed would be full rear cargo area access. This rack can be tilted to allow better rear cargo access but it does not swing totally out of the way like a swinging rack would. I think the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier part # TH9027 would be a better choice for you. Your bikes would be very secure, is easy
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  • Can Thule Vortex Swinging Bike Carrier # TH9031 be Used on Forest River Solera 24R Motor Home
  • I understand your interest in the Thule Vertex Swinging Bike Carrier # TH9031 to enable operation of your motor home slide-out with the bikes loaded. Unfortunately this hitch-mount carrier from Thule cannot be used on your motor home. Bike racks designed for use on the rear of an RV are built expressly to withstand the extreme forces found at the rear of such vehicles. Any device attached to the back of a motor home will be subjected to twisting forces far in excess of what is typically found
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  • Will Thule T3 Bike Rack Cradles Fit SportRack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack SR2403
  • The Thule T3 cradle, # 853-5829, fits on Thule bike racks with 1 inch diameter arms. The arms on the SportRack bike rack # SR2403 are 1-1/4 inches so the T3 cradles will not fit. The Yakima cradle set, # Y8780023, will fit on 1-1/4 inch arms. The set includes one cradle set, anti-sway cage, and 3 straps. Please note that since this product is from a different manufacturer they have not been tested together.
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  • Will the Thule Helium Aero Bike Rack Fit a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek with OEM Trailer Hitch
  • The OEM trailer hitch on your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a Class I trailer hitch. The Thule Helium Aero, # TH9042 is compatible with Class I trailer hitches. To determine if there would be any bumper interference you will need to take an important measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If this distance is less that 14-3/8 inches then the rack will clear the rear of the vehicle. I have included a pict
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  • How is the Ratchet Strip Attached to the Mast on the SportRack Super EZ Platform Bike Rack
  • The strip that the hooks ratchet on for SportRack Super EZ bike rack # SR2901LR is made of sturdy plastic. But uses a combination of screws and recessed rivets to secure to the metal mast. A would-be thief would not be able to loosen or remove the strips to steal the bikes. I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Options for Carrying 4 Bikes With 2012 Kia Soul
  • None of the Softride Bike Racks are approved for use with a Class I hitch. The two bike limitation is agreed upon by both the bike rack and the trailer hitch manufacturers. It is not only the additional weight added by loading on the third and fourth bike, but also that this weight is applied further away from the point where the bike rack inserts into the hitch. The extra bikes will apply leverage to the hitch, which could damage the hitch or cause its attachment points to the vehicle to fail,
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  • Would a Thule Vertex Bike Rack Clear the Spare Tire of a 2001 Honda CRV
  • To determine if the Thule Vertex Bike Rack part # TH9028 will clear the spare tire on your 2001 Honda CRV you will need to take one measurement. You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on your spare. The # TH9028 has a distance of 12 inches from the center of its hitch pin hole to the upright mast of the rack. If the distance you measured was less than 12 inches then this rack would have enough clearance. With the rack folded down you wo
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  • Availability of Replacement Top Plate and Cradle Pads for Swagman Original Bike Rack, Part # S64400
  • Swagman does indeed offer replacement top plates. If your rack is an older model, manufactured between 1999-2008, you would use part # P113. If your rack was manufactured after 2008, you would use the # P121 top plate. The replacement cradle pads are also available. They are sold individually as part # P0023.
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  • Will Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2-Bike Carrier # Y02438 Fit Inside Trunk of 2013 Honda Accord Sedan
  • The Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2-Bike Carrier # Y02438 that you referenced is a Class II carrier and as such it cannot be used in a Class I hitch. You can check the safety/warning sticker on your hitch to verify its Class rating. The hitch receivers we offer for the 2013 Honda Accord can be seen on the link provided. Please note that all are rated as Class I hitches which makes them compatible only with Class I accessories. The linked article on hitch classes will clarify. However, just for ref
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  • Can a Different Hitch Lock be Used with the Thule Vertex Bike Rack
  • I am not sure what reviews you have seen but on our site the Thule lock, # THSTL2, has an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 over nearly 70 reviews. Bike rack manufacturers thread the racks and locks unique to their products. Other locks are not tested and are not likely to fit. But if you wanted to use a different lock, you could use a cable lock, # CAB-10 and you could lock the bikes and the rack to the hitch at the same time. I know exactly what you are talking about but you do not wa
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Bike Rack Fit a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek with OEM Class I Trailer Hitch
  • On the Kuat Beta bike rack # B202-114 from the end of the shank that fits into the hitch receiver to the center of the pin hole is 1-3/8 inches. Because the pin hole on the OEM Subaru hitch is so close to the end of the receiver, this means that not very much of the bike rack shank would be in the receiver. Because of that it would not be supported well and I do not recommend it. This is sort of a strange case because the hitch is a Class I. But on this particular Class I hitch, a Yakima bike
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  • Can the Shank of the Swagman Trailhead Point Down For Use on a Lifted Vehicle
  • As long as you have the clearance to do so, there is no reason you wouldn't be able to mount the shank so that it points downward. It would just be a matter of rotating the shank downward and installing the mast on it in that position. 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 Adap
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Carriers For 2010 Mazda 3 With Hatchback
  • We do offer several bike carriers that will work on your 2010 Mazda 3 with a hatchback. If you want a hanging bike carrier I recommend the Thule Vertex 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH9028. This carrier has a tilting feature that allows access to the rear area of your vehicle. This carrier will fit hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. This carrier holds bike frames at 3 different points which will help prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact. For added security I recommend the Thule Snug Tite
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  • What is the Difference Between the Sportrack Platform Bike Racks # SR2901 and # SR2901LR
  • The biggest difference between the SportRack EZ Bike Rack part # SR2901LR and the SportRack Bike rack # SR2901 is the # SR2901LR has locking, ratcheting arms that make installing and removing bikes much easier. The # SR2901 uses tightening knobs that will take longer to install and remove bikes and are not locking to act as a theft deterrent. Both of these racks will add 22 inches to the overall length of your vehicle. To determine how high your bikes will be above the ground you will need to
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  • Lock Recommendation for MaxxHaul Platform Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • Bike rack manufacturers make their threaded pins unique to the bike racks they manufacture so you would not want to use lock # S64029 with MaxxHaul bike rack # MT70387. To lock the rack to the hitch and/or the bikes as well I recommend a cable lock such as # 8428DPS. This is a 6 foot cable with a 3/8 inch diameter that is cut and rust resistant.
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  • Can Prorack 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier # PR8062404 be Used on 2011 Toyota Camry
  • The Class II ProRack 4-Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier # PR8062404 that you referenced will fit any of the Class II hitch receivers we offer. All of the receivers we have for your 2011 Toyota Camry are rated as Class II hitches, all have a tongue weight capacity of either 300-lbs or 350-lbs and all have a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening. The link provided will show you each one and their fits for your Camry will depend on the particular version of your car. For reference I have linked a review video
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  • Tailgate Clearance for Yakima Double Down Ace # Y02450 Used on 2008 Toyota Tacoma
  • We have not tested this rack on a Tacoma, so I cannot provide an immediate yes or no answer for you. However, if you can provide me with the height difference between the inside top of your receiver and the underside of your tailgate when open, as well as the distance from the hitch pin hole in your receiver to the furthest rearward point of your tailgate when open, I should be able to figure it out for you. I have provided a photo showing the dimensions I need.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Carry Electra Townie on 2013 Lexus RX350
  • Because the Highland SportWing bike rack carries bikes by the wheels, it would be an excellent choice for bikes with oddly-shaped frames like the Electra Townie you mention. The rack will fit both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch receivers. If your RX350 does not already have a hitch, you will need to install one. If your RX350 is a F Sport model, use # C13143. If it is not an F Sport model, you can use the Draw-Tite # 75676. To see a product demonstration video for the SportWing bike rack, click the
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  • Will SportRack 2-Bike Platform Bike Rack Fit a Chrysler Sebring and Hold a Womans Bike
  • The SportRack 2 Bike Carrier, # SR2901, will fit Class I and II trailer hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers, like the one on your Sebring, and 2 inch trailer hitches with the included adapter sleeve. The hooks on the rack can travel the length of the mast so a womens bike or any alternative frame bike will not be an issue and the rack will hold it nicely. I have linked a video review and the installation details for this bike rack for you.
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  • Compatibility of Hollywood Racks # HR1000R-TRKADP Trike Carrier with OEM Hitch on 2012 Jeep Patriot
  • The Hollywood Racks # HR1000R-TRKADP is meant for use on a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver or a Class III or IV hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. It is not meant for a Class I receiver. The rack has an integrated adapter. My research indicates that the factory hitch on a Patriot is a Class II, but you can confirm this by checking the sticker affixed to the hitch. If the weight capacity listed is 2000 lbs or greater, it is a Class II and the HR1000R-TRKADP rack would be compatib
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  • Availability of Locking Hitch Pin for Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XT
  • There is indeed a lock available. The rack includes an anti-rattle hitch bolt that can be made lockable by adding the Thule Snug-Tite Lock, part # THSTL2, which will secure the rack in the hitch receiver. To lock the bikes to the rack, a cable lock is offered, part # TH538XT.
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  • Will a Diamond Vidal Womens Bike with Step-Through Frame Fit SportRack Super EZ Bike Rack
  • Your Diamondback Vidal bike has what is called a step-through frame. If you used the shorter hook and placed it as the bottom hook on the upright mast then it will go down plenty far enough to secure your step-through frame bike. The worst case scenario would be that you would need to use an adpater bar, # TH982XT, at the handlebar gooseneck and seat post to create an artificial top tube and then secure the hook to it. But I am confident that you will not have to do that with your particular
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  • Dimensions of Swagman Ball Hole Mount 2-Bike Carrier # S64095 for 2002 Nissan Frontier XE Pickup
  • I pulled a sample of the Swagman Ball Hole Mount 2-Bike Carrier # s64095 from our warehouse in order to take the measurements you need. The rear-most part of the Swagman # S64095 rack when assembled and mounted to your bumper will extend back from the center of the hitch ball mounting hole 16-inches. From this same mounting hole the front of the upright bar will be 2-inches back from the hole center. I have included a photo of the rack with these dimensions indicated. We do not have any ty
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  • Needing a Recommendation for 4 Bike Carrier to use with a 2006 Ford Focus Wagon
  • I have a couple of options for you which will allow you to safely transport 4 bikes with your 2006 Ford Focus Wagon. Most likely your Focus has a Class I hitch which is rated to carry a maximum of 2 bikes. The weight of the additional bikes can be a problem, but the greater issue is that when additional bikes are placed in the rack, the load is moved away from the receiver tube. As the distance becomes greater, so does the amount of leverage applied to the receiver and the attachment points betw
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  • Availability of Replacement Pads for Bike Retaining Hooks on SportRack # A30901 Platform Bike Rack
  • SportRack does not sell replacements for the foam pads, but luckily another one of our bike rack vendors does. The Swagman platform bike racks use hooks that are the same diameter, so their # P177 replacement foam pads would work for your SportRack A30901. Replacing the pads is not too difficult, but here's a tip to make it easier. Remove the old pads and any adhesive that might remain on the hooks. WD-40 is usually does a fine job of dissolving the adhesive glop, but if the remaining adhesiv
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  • 4 Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • First thing you need is a hitch. For that I recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87621. This is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening that does not require the use of a stabilizer strap like the Curt hitch for your vehicle does and will give you more flexibility in the future with other hitch accessories when compared to a 1-1/4 inch hitch. I attached an install video for you to check out. Now for a bike rack the Thule Vertex part # TH9029 that you referenced would make an excellent choice. Th
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  • Will Kuat NV Aluminum Platform Carrier # N101 Allow Rear Hatch to Open on 2014 Ford Escape
  • Your 2014 Ford Escape is part of the same third generation of this vehicle as the 2013 model year shown in the linked video. This video shows that the NV will allow rear hatch access with the rack in its folded down position. As you will note from the video the rear hatch clears the tilted-down rack even with a bike loaded. This clearance may vary depending on your style of bikes. For example very wide handle bars, such as those often included with beach cruiser-type bikes, may not allow ful
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  • Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Volvo XC90
  • The Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Carrier part # TH9031 is a very popular bike rack with other owners of 2007 Volvo XC90's. I really like this rack and recommend it whenever I can because this is one of the few racks that allows you complete rear cargo access with the rack and bikes installed. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out As long as you have a 2 inch hitch like the Hidden Hitch part # 87810 on your vehicle this rack would be excellent. I attached an install vide
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  • Kuat Bike Rack Recommendation that is Compatible with Fat Bikes
  • I spoke to my contact at Kuat and he said that the Kuat Sherpa part # S101 will not accommodate fat bikes, but the Kuat NV part # N101 will as it can fit bikes with up to 4 inch wide tires. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out. The adapter that allows the Thule T2 Bike Rack # TH917XTR that you referenced to work with fat bikes is the Fat Tire Adapter part # TH919.
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  • Will Prorack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • On the Prorack bike rack # PR8062404 it measures 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast of the rack. That should provide you with 2-1/2 inches of clearance. There is a little support gusset on the shank to the bottom of the mast that is 6-1/2 inches back from the pin hole but that should only be an issue if the bumper is further back than that. I have linked a video review of the rack for you. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a to
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  • Will the Saris Cycle-on 2 Bike Rack # SA4024 Fit on a 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L
  • I have some information that will help, however we have not had the chance to test the Saris Cycle-on 2 Bike Carrier, # SA4024, on a 2007 Honda CR-V yet. We can determine if this bike rack will fit by taking one important measurement. You will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to rear-most point of your rear bumper (see photo). The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the bike rack on the Cycle-on is 12 inches. On the
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  • 4 Bike Rack That works with both a 2011 Ford G-150 and 2007 Chevy Tahoe
  • Yes, the Prorack # PR8062404 will fit both your 2011 Ford F-150 and 2007 Chevy Tahoe, as long as both of these vehicles have hitches installed on them. This bike rack is compatible with both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches, most likely you will have 2 inch hitches installed on the vehicles that you specified. This bike rack is very affordable, and has the carrying capacity of up to 125 total pounds. It also has a nice tilting feature that can be used without bikes installed on so that you can
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 4 Bikes that Will Clear Spare Tire on 2004 Jeep Liberty
  • The Thule Parkway trailer hitch mount bike rack measures 9-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the up right bar. You will need a bike rack that sticks out further than that but to determine how much you will need to take a measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the spare tire. I have linked a help article and picture that shows how to take the measurement. The clearance is less on the Pro Series
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  • Will Swagman XC Bike Rack Fit Curt 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2005 Volvo V70
  • The Curt trailer hitch # C12318 and Swagman bike rack # S64650 are compatible with each other and your 2005 Volvo V70. But with the Curt hitch, Curt requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer load such as a bike rack. The platform style rack would be difficult to use with the strap. For a hitch that does not require the strap use Draw-Tite hitch # 36297. I have linked a video showing installation on a similar vehicle. The Swagman XC bike rack is a basic platfor
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