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#3Softride Dura Parallelogram 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Softride

Rating:
56 reviews

SR26247

Price:$300.00


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

4 Bikes

Steel

Bike and Hitch Lock


Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch

Class 2 - 3 Compatible

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

Tilt-Away Rack
Swing-Away Rack

Softride


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#4Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount

Thule

Rating:
27 reviews

TH911XT

Retail:$159.95

Price:$126.95


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

3 Bikes

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Dual Arm

Folding

Hanging Rack

Thule


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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this Bike Rack

  • Yes, Thule does list the Passage 3, # TH911XT, as a fit for the 1997 Ford Explorer 2 or 4-door models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes, I recommend using the bike adapter bar # TH982XT, for greater ground clearance and to carry the bikes more level. I have included a link to a video that shows how the adapter works.
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  • The 3 bike trunk mounted bike rack I would recommend for your 2014 Ford Explorer would be the Thule Raceway 3 bike rack part # TH9002PRO. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps ends to flap around....
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  • The Thule Passage trunk mount bike rack # TH911XT is listed as a fit for your 2012 Ford Explorer. The trunk mount bike racks that we carry can, at most, carry 3 bikes on 3-bike racks like TH911XT. A 4-bike trunk mount rack is not available though I have seen them before. I think a 4-Bike trunk mount rack is not a good idea because of the amount of weight and stress it puts on the vehicle. You would need to carry the 4th bike in the vehicle or install a trailer hitch and use a...
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#5Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount

Thule

Rating:
285 reviews

TH990XT

Retail:$299.95

Price:$238.95


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack

2 Bikes

Steel

Bike and Hitch Lock


Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch

Class 1 - 3 Compatible

Wheel and Frame Mount

Fold-Up Rack

Thule


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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this Bike Rack

  • The Thule Doubletrack bike carrier # TH990XT fits both 1-1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches. Provided your 2014 Ford Explorer has a trailer hitch, the bike carrier will fit that hitch. I have included a link to a video that shows the carrier on a 2013 Ford Explorer which will be similar to your 2014 since they are part of the same generation.
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#6Upright Roof Bike Carrier

Swagman

Rating:
67 reviews

S64720

Retail:$52.00

Price:$46.80


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount

5mm Fork
9mm Fork
15mm Fork
9mm Thru-Axle
15mm Thru-Axle
20mm Thru-Axle

Steel

Bike Lock


Product Specs:

Round Bars
Square Bars
Factory Bars

Disc Brake Compatible

Clamp On - Standard

Black

Swagman


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#7Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style

Swagman

Rating:
88 reviews

S64665

Retail:$410.00

Price:$351.00


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack

4 Bikes

Steel

Bike and Hitch Lock


Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch

Class 3

Wheel and Frame Mount

Fold-Up Rack

Swagman


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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this Bike Rack

  • As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2013 Ford Explorer like the Hidden Hitch part # 87720 the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Carrier # S64665 would install and work well for you. Since you are looking for rear cargo area access on your vehicle with the rack installed I believe I have a better recommendation for you. Check out the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9031XT. This rack can swing out and away from your vehicle when loaded with bikes to give you complete...
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#8Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount

Thule

Rating:
106 reviews

TH910XT

Retail:$139.95

Price:$110.95


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

2 Bikes

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Dual Arm

Folding

Hanging Rack

Thule


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#9Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack for 1-1/4" & 2"

Yakima

Rating:
48 reviews

Y02424

Retail:$219.00

Price:$197.10


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

4 Bikes

Steel

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch

Class 2 - 3 Compatible

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack

Yakima


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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this Bike Rack

  • To determine if the Yakima DoubleDown # Y02424 will fit your Ford Explorer you will need to take one important measurement. You will need to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin out to the furthest point out of the rear of your vehicle. The # Y02424 measures 11-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin out to the nearest upright bar, so if the distance you measure on your vehicle is less than that this rack will work for you. Check out the installation...
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#10Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Swagman

Rating:
75 reviews

S63360

Retail:$160.00

Price:$144.00


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

2 Bikes

Steel

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch

Class 1 - 3 Compatible

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack

Swagman


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#11Thule Gateway XT 2-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

Thule

Rating:
11 reviews

TH9006XT

Retail:$159.95

Price:$126.95


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

2 Bikes

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Dual Arm

Folding

Hanging Rack

Thule


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#12Yakima KingJoe Pro 2 Bike Rack - Folding Arms - Trunk Mount

Yakima

Rating:
47 reviews

Y02624

Price:$165.00


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

2 Bikes

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Dual Arm

Folding

Hanging Rack

Yakima


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#132 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers - Ball Hole

Swagman

Rating:
21 reviews

S64095

Retail:$88.00

Price:$79.20


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

2 Bikes

Steel

Bike Lock


Product Specs:

Ball Hole Mount

Class 1 - 3 Compatible

Frame Mount - Standard

Fixed Rack

Swagman


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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this Bike Rack

  • The Swagman bike rack, part # S64095, does attach to the hitch ball hole on the bumper of your 1993 Ford Explorer, but it is not going to be easily attached and removed. It will require the removing and installing of the 1-7/8 hitch ball every time you remove or install the bike rack on the bumper. It requires the ball hole in the bumper to be 3/4 inch in diameter. I am including installation instructions for you. The bike rack that will be the quickest and easiest to install...
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#14Thule Archway XT 3-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

Thule

Rating:
7 reviews

TH9010XT

Retail:$219.95

Price:$174.95


Product Summary:

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Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

3 Bikes

Bike and Rack Lock


Product Specs:

Dual Arm

Folding

Hanging Rack

Thule


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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this Bike Rack

  • There are numerous trunk mount bike racks that are listed as fitting the 2014 Ford Explorer. I have included a link to them for you to the right. The Thule Archway, # TH9010XT, is one of the racks listed as a fit. I have linked a video review for you. I do not recommend a Yakima rack if you need to carry three bikes because even with a 3-bike Yakima rack you will be limited to 2 bikes because of how the rack needs to install. If your Explorer has a spoiler at the top of...
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  • I attached a link to a page that has all of the trunk mounted bike racks that are available for your 1996 Ford Explorer. The one that I would recommend the highest would be the Thule Raceway 3 part # TH9002PRO. This rack uses rubber coated steel cables instead of fabric straps which would make it much harder to steal. It also only uses four attachment straps instead of six like most racks. I attached a review video and installation instructions for this product for you to...
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#15Swagman XP Towing Rack - Folding 3 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches

Swagman

Rating:
30 reviews

S64955

Retail:$220.00

Price:$179.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

3 Bikes

Steel

Bike Lock


Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch

Class 3

Frame Mount - Standard

Towing Rack

Swagman


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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this Bike Rack

  • Regarding your setup of your 2000 Ford Explorer XLT towing a pop-up camper, the Swagman XP towing rack 3-bike rack # S64955 you referenced will work as long as you stay within the maximum tongue weight of your Explorer. The bike rack weighs approximately 27 pounds and the maximum capacity per bike is 35 pounds. I did a little research and your Explorer will have a towing capacity between 5740-6820 pounds. Therefore, your tongue weight will be 574-682 pounds. I would still...
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#16Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches

Swagman

Rating:
384 reviews

S64670

Retail:$237.00

Price:$213.30


Product Summary:

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Platform Rack

2 Bikes

Steel

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch

Class 1 - 3 Compatible

Wheel and Frame Mount

Fixed Rack

Swagman


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Questions from Ford Explorer owners about this Bike Rack

  • You will want to make sure you have the clearance at the rear of your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. I have attached a helpful article that shows how to measure to make certain your bike carrier clears the rear bumper. You can use a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. You will hold the straight edge vertically against the rear bumper so that it extends below the hitch. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the straight edge. This gives...
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#17Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Swinging

Thule

Rating:
30 reviews

TH9027

Retail:$499.95

Price:$398.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

4 Bikes

Steel

Bike and Hitch Lock


Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch

Class 3

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

Swing-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack

Thule


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#18Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Thule

Rating:
75 reviews

TH9028

Retail:$249.95

Price:$224.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

2 Bikes

Steel

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch

Class 1 - 3 Compatible

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack

Thule


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#19Thule Parkway 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Tilting

Thule

Rating:
61 reviews

TH956

Retail:$199.95

Price:$158.95


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

4 Bikes

Steel

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch

Class 3

Frame Mount - Standard

Tilt-Away Rack

Thule


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#20Swagman Original - 3 Bike Folding Towing Bike Rack for 2" Hitch

Swagman

Rating:
7 reviews

S64600

Retail:$158.00

Price:$142.20


Product Summary:

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Hanging Rack

3 Bikes

Steel

Locks Not Included


Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch

Class 3

Frame Mount - Standard

Towing Rack

Swagman


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Rola TX 104 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2015 Ford Explorer Limited we're going to be test fitting the Rola TX104 4-bike rack. This is going to be part number 59401. This comes with a 2" shank for 2" hitches only. Now let's go ahead and put it in our 2" receiver. Go ahead and line up your holes. Once you have your pinholes lined up, go ahead and thread in your anti-rattle bolt.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike platform style hitch mounted bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part number Y02420. We'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Line up our pin hole and thread in our anti rattle bolt tightening it down with the wrench. Then we can go ahead and install the pin on the other side. Now with our bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about fourteen inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about three and a half inches and we've added about twelve inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to unfold. This is going to allow us to have full access to our rear hatch door.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer were going to be test fitting the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider SE2. A platform style tilting 2 bike rack for 2 inch hitches part number HR1450. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch until it meets the stopping plate. Well then slide through our pin being sure that it engages our anti-rattle device and secure it with a provided lock. Well then turn the black lever here at the rear of the rack. This will tighten our anti-rattle device and further secure the rack to our vehicle.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite Aluminum Two Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number Y02438. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up our pin holes and insert the attached pin. At the rear of the shank, we can tighten up the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position, it gives us a ground clearance of about 13 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Explorer is about 5 inches away.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2000 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex Four Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9029. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our pin holes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. This will help reduce the amount of rattle or wobble that we may have inside the hitch. With the bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 13-1/2 inches. The closest point of our Vertex to the rear of our Explorer is about 4 inches.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero, a tilting two bike rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, well hold out on the attached pin. Well line up our pin holes, allow the attached pin to fall into the pin hole, and then well tighten the black knob. This engages our anti-rattle device and further secures our rack to our vehicle. In this position, we have about 14-1/2 inches worth of ground clearance.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4-bike rack for 2" hitches, part number TH9027. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll go ahead allow the included pin to fall into place, and then use the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle. With the bike rack in this position we have a ground clearance of about 14-1/2". The closest point of the bike to the rear of our Explorer is about 2" away. We've added about 13-1/2" to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll go ahead and pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex four bike rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number Th9025. We'll begin the test fit by sliding the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll allow the pin to fall into place and use the hand knob to engage the anti rattle device and secure our bike rack to the vehicle. With the bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 14 1/2". The closest point of the Apex to the rear of our vehicle is about 2". We've added about 13" to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll pull the lever at the base of our bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. This give us full access to our rear hatch door. With the bike rack back in it's upright position, we'll pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing our our dual arms. With these out, we've added about 37 1/2" to the overall length of our Ford Explorer. We'll go ahead and undo our cradle straps to expose our frame cradles.



Swagman Quad 2+2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Swagman Quad two plus two, a platform style two bike and four bike rack for two inch hitches part number S64691. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and then tighten it down with the wrench. We'll then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we have about thirteen and a half inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about five and a half inches away and overall we've added about fourteen inches to the length of our Explorer. Pulling the silver pin and clip at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle into the platform position. We'll reinsert the pin and clip to hold it here. With our rack in the platform position we have full access into our hatch.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Saris Axis, a folding and tilting 2-bike rack designed for use in 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number SA832B. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt from the left to the right, and tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we'll have about 13-3/4" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about 5-3/4" away. Overall we've added about 13" to the length of our Explorer. Pulling the yellow t-handle at the base of the center mast will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it down with a wrench. With the bike rack in this position we have a ground clearance of about 13". The closest point of the back rack to the rear of our Explorer is about 7-3/4" away. We've added about 18" to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll pull the pin at the base of the back rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Swagman XTC4 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we are going to be test fitting the Swagman XTC4, a platform style four bike rack for two inch hitches part number S64665. To begin our test we'll slid the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pinholes, thread in our anti rattle bolt and tighten it down with the wrench. We can then secure it with the provided lock. In this position we have about thirteen and a quarter inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is only about an inch and a half away. However we are trying to manipulate it, we couldn't get it to make contact with our bumper and overall we've added about eight and a half inches to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the large silver pin and clip located at the base of the rack will allow us to tilt it away from our vehicle into its platform position. We'll reinsert the pin to hold it here and as you can see this gives us great access into our hatch. In the platform position our bike rack is going to offer us about twenty one inches worth of ground clearance here at the rear.



Swagman Jackknife 4 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Jackknife, a tilting four bike rack for 2 inch hitches, part number S63460. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up our pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. We can then secure it using the provided clip. In this position, we have about 13-1/4 inches worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle is about 9-1/2 away. Overall weve added about 19-1/2 inches to the length of the Explorer.



Swagman Semi 2.0 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Speaker: Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Semi 2.0, a platform-style tilting two bike rack for 1- 1/4"and 2" hitches, part number S64685. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch, lining up our pinholes. We'll thread in our anti-rattle bolts then we'll tighten it down with a wrench. We'll then secure it using the provided lock. In this position we have about 14" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back of our vehicle, it's about 3" away and overall we've added about 16" to the length of the Explorer. Pulling the black handle located on the base of the rack at its front will allow us to tilt the rack away from our vehicle into platform position. As you can see this will give us full access into our rear hatch.





Ford Explorer Roof Bike Racks Videos

Thule Sprint Fork Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number TH528. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. As we do this we'll want to bring our black rubber coated metal straps around the underside of our load bars. This will position our foot packs directly on top of them. Here at the front we're going to fit the strap into the foot of the carrier and tighten it using the black lever. With the front secure we'll move to the rear and we can repeat that same tightening process. With our rack secure we're ready to load up our bike.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer we're going to be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth, a frame clamp roof Bike Rack with Part number TH599XTR with our Thule Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer. We'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on to our load bars. Here at the front we'll remove both of the T-bolts from the lower portion of our clamp, bring both clamps under the underside of our bar, then we'll reinsert the T-bolts and tighten both wing nuts to secure both clamps around our load bar. With the front secure we'll move to the rear. Here we will loosen both wing nuts and remove one completely. We'll then position the clamp so that one bolt will come down on both sides of our load bar, replace the metal flat portion, put the bolt back through the metal flat portion and secure it by tightening down both wing nuts. With our rack secure we're ready to load up our bike. We'll first want to undo our wheel straps and make sure that our center frame clamp is open.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Rack, part number S64720. With our Thule rapid crossroad roof rack system already installed on the Explorer, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto the load bars. Here at the front, were going to bring two of the silver U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit it up to the head of our carrier, and thread two wing nuts onto each one.After tightening down all four wing nuts, well have the front of our rack secure. We can now move to the rear load bar. Here were going to bring one of the U-bolts down through the rack, being sure the threaded portion comes out on both sides. Well then place on our black metal plate and thread two wing nuts onto our U-bolt to hold the plate in place.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Circuit, a fork-mount roof bike rack with part number TH526. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll remove the skewer, lift up on the large black lever, and separate our clamp. We'll bring the lower portion of our clamp around the underside of our load bar, put the T-bolt back into it, pull down on the large black lever to cam it closed, and reinsert our skewer. With the front secure, we can move to the rear. Here, we're going to loosen up both wing nuts, slide the clamp so it'll separate, bring the rubber-coated metal portion around the underside of our load bar, slide our clamp back together, and tighten down our wing nuts to secure it. With the rack secure, we're now ready to load up our bike. We'll first want to undo our rear-wheel strap and make sure that our front skewer is open.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack, part # S64710. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we're going to bring 2 of the silver U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit them up through the head of our carrier, and thread 2 wing nuts onto each one. With all 4 of our wing nuts started, we'll go ahead and tighten them all down. This will secure the front of our bike rack to our roof rack. We'll now move to the rear. Here, we're going to place 1 U-bolt down through the rack, being sure that the threaded portion comes out on both sides of the load bar. We'll then place on the flat black metal plate and thread 2 wing nuts on to hold this place.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Speaker: Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, were going to be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch, a fork mount roof bike rack with part number RKY1011. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, were going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, well bring the two black rubber coated metal straps around the underside of our load bar as we do so. Well then remove the black plastic cover, fit those straps back into the head of our carrier and tighten down the Allen bolt located on the front with an Allen key to secure it. With our straps tight, well now replace our black plastic cover and move to the rear clamp. Here, well remove one of the Allen bolts completely and loosen the other. Well bring the black plastic portion of the clamp around the underside of our load bar, reinsert the Allen bolt and thread it in. Well then take an Allen key and tighten both of our bolts down. With our front and rear secure, lets take a look at the rear hatch to see what kind of access we have.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Rockymounts Pitchfork, a fork mount roof bike rack with part # RKY0438. With our Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll remove the black plastic cover, then our front skewer. This will give us access to the 2 Allen bolts that we need to loosen up. We use our Allen key to loosen them up, separate the rear portion of our clamp from the upper portion, slide our rack rearward so that our clamp will come around the underside of our load bar. We'll then use our Allen key to tighten those 2 Allen bolts back up. With these tight, we'll reinsert our skewer and also replace our black plastic cover. We'll now to the rear where we're going to remove the wing nut and also the black plastic portion of our clamp.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Trio, the fork-mount roof bike rack with part number RU01. With our Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system already installed on the Explorer, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll bring the two black rubber-coated metal U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit them up near the head of our carrier, and thread two cylinder nuts onto each one. We'll then take the provided awling tool and tighten all four of these cylinder nuts down, securing the front of our rack to our vehicle. We'll now move to the rear. Here, we're going to loosen both wing nuts and remove one completely. We'll then position the clamp so we have one bolt in front of our load bar and one bolt behind it.





RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY0438. With the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll remove the black plastic cover and the skewer so we can gain access to our Allen bolts. We'll loosen those up, bring our front clamp around our front bar, and re-install the Allen bolts tightening with an Allen key. We can then re-install the skewer making sure to leave it open for when we're ready to load our bike, and we can replace the black plastic cover. Here at the rear we'll loosen up the wing nut and bring our rear clamp around the rear bar.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today we have a 2013 Ford Explorer and we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork Style Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number s64710. To install the bike rack to the carrier place the bike rack up on top of our load bars. At the front we'll fit the two U-bolts around our load bars and use the wing nuts to secure the front of the bike rack.Next we'll move to the back of the bike carrier fitting the U-bolt through the carrier from the top. We'll take the clamp and two wing nuts to clamp around the bar from the bottom. With that done our bike rack is secure and we're ready to load up our bike. We'll make sure that the wheel strap at the rear of the bike carrier is undone and also make sure that the skewer at the front of the bike is open.We'll pick up our bike, place the wheel into the wheel tray and fit the front fork down into our skewer.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky0438. To fit our carrier to the vehicle we'll set it up on top of our load bars. We'll put the front clamp around the front load bar and use the Allen key to tighten it down. Then at the rear we'll fit the clamp around the load bar using the wing nut to tighten it down. Now it's time to reinstall our skewer cover. At this time we can go ahead and prepare to load up our bike.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Roof Top Bike Carrier, part number TH513. With our vehicle equipped with the Thule AeroBlade crossbars and our Domestique preassembled, we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll simply set the Domestique on top of the crossbars. We'll line up the head of the bike carrier with the front crossbar and adjust the rear mounting point to the rear crossbar of our vehicle. We can then take the front head cover, bring it underneath the front crossbar and tighten it down using the Allen wrench included with the bike rack. After the front head is tight, we can move to the rear attachment point and bring the clamp underneath the rear load bar and tighten it down using the included hardware.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2011 Ford Explorer well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. Now our vehicle is equipped with the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system and our roof rack is preassembled so we are ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well take the head of the bike rack and put it directly over the top of the front cross bar, we can then bring the rubber coated steel straps around and secure them back to the head of the bike rack. Well then come to the rear mounting point and line it directly over the top of the rear crossbar where we can secure it using the included wing nuts provided with the bike rack. With our rear mount secured we can move on to the head, tightening down the Allen bolt, which will secure it to the front cross bar. And with the head of the bike rack secured well install the head cover, which will complete the bike rack and make it ready to load a bike.





Ford Explorer Trunk Bike Racks Videos

Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Thule Gateway trunk binder two-bike rack, part number TH9006XT. With the fit dial set to number nine, according to the included instructions, place the bike rack up onto the vehicles rear hatch. Position the bottom part of the bike rack onto the upper tier of the rear bumper. The top portion of the bike rack should be around the center of the rear window. Keep in mind the rear windshield wiper may not be used while using this bike rack. Well take the top clips and hook it on the top portion of the rear hatch.



Thule Archway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 For Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Archway Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number TH9009XT. Keep in mind, when using this bike rack, the rear windshield wiper may not be used. With our fit dial to fit number nine, we'll place the bike rack up onto the rear hatch of our vehicle. With the bike rack in position, we can take the top clips and put it to the top part of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We can now tighten down the straps and secure the bike rack to the vehicle. We'll now use the included hook-and-loop fasteners to secure the excess lock. With everything all tightened down and secure, we're ready to load up our bike.



Prorack Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test fitting the Pro-rack trunk mounted two-bike rack, part number pr8062401. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom part of the bike rack just below the rear license plate. Well put the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch, and then tied in on the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. Once everything is all tighten down, well go ahead and secure the excess slack with the rubber loop provided. Now, well go ahead and load up a bike.



Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Hollywood Over the Top, trunk mounted two-bike rack, for vehicle as spoilers, par number hrf2. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom part of the bike rack on the upper tier of the rear bumper, as well as the top portion of the bike rack to the upper part of the window, just below the rear light. We can do this by flipping out the middle set of two black levers. With the bike rack in position, well take the top clips, and hook it to the top part of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips at the bottom part of the rear hatch. Well then tighten on the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle.Well now go ahead and secure the extra strap.



Hollywood Racks Gordo 2 Bike Carrier Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer we'll be test fitting the Holllywood Racks Gordo trunk my-nah 00:05 2-bike rack for long wheel based bicycles, part number HRG2. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's rear hatch. The bottom portion of the bike rack should rest on the upper tier of the rear hatch, just below the license plate. The top portion should rest about the center of the rear window. Keep in mind when you using this bike rack you will not be able to use the rear windshield wiper. We'll now take the top clips to put it the top part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom of the rear hatch, as well as the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch.



Hollywood Racks Expedition Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2013 Ford Explorer, well be test-fitting the Hollywood Rack Expedition, trunk mounted two-bike rack, part number hrf6-2. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up unto the vehicles rear hatch. Well position the bottom side of the bike rack on the upper tier of the rear bumper. With the new top set of levers to adjust the bike rack to fit around the rear hatch.Now, the top portion of the bike rack should rest at about the middle of the rear window. Once weve established this position we can then clamp down the black plastic levers. Well then hook the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips at the bottom part of the rear hatch.



Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Yakima QuickBack Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number Y02621. Keep in mind when using this bike rack the rear windshield wiper cannot be used. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's rear hatch. We'll place the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We then can tighten down the straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. After securing the excess slack, we're ready to load up a bike.



Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Ford Explorer

Today, on our 2013 Ford Explorer, we'll be test fitting the Thule Passage Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Rack part number TH910XT. With the fit dial set to number nine according the included instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the vehicle's rear hatch. We'll then place the top clips to the top part of the rear hatch, the side clips to the side part of the rear hatch, and the bottom clips to the bottom part of the rear hatch. We can then tighten down the blue straps to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. After securing the excess slack, we're ready to load up a bike. We'll undo the cradle straps, place our bike into the frame cradles, and then secure it with the straps.





Ford Explorer Hitch Bike Racks Questions

  • I would go with the Thule Apex # TH9027 for several reasons. First, it is a newer design than the SwingDaddy so it is more advanced overall. The arms are arced for the most ground clearance and clearance between bikes. The cradles are new Hold Fast cradles and feature road-dampening technology which reduce shock and vibration. The arms can tilt down on both racks which is nice for storage. Both racks feature integrated cable locks and anti-sway cradles. The arms are about 2...
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  • The wheel cradles on the SportRack Super EZ Platform Bike Rack, part # SR2901XT measure 3 inches wide at the widest point so they would be too small for the 3-1/2 inch wide tires. For a platform style bike rack for a bike with wide tires you can use # HR1450-FB which can hold tires up to 5 inches wide.
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  • The Thule Doubletrack bike carrier # TH990XT fits both 1-1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches. Provided your 2014 Ford Explorer has a trailer hitch, the bike carrier will fit that hitch. I have included a link to a video that shows the carrier on a 2013 Ford Explorer which will be similar to your 2014 since they are part of the same generation.
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  • As long as you have a hitch with a 2 inch opening on both your 2011 Ford Explorer and your 2002 Chevy Trailblazer the Thule Vertex 5 Bike Carrier # TH9030 that you referenced should work very well for you. To be sure you could measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin on the hitches of both vehicles out to the furthest point out on the rear of your vehicle. This rack measures 6-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the nearest portion of the rack....
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  • The Swagman Towing rack, part # S64675 uses a one piece top plate to secure the bikes to the rack. This style of rack is more suitable for carrying bikes with a horizontal top frame. The Swagman rack, part # S64975, uses wrap around cradles that can be rotated on the bike rack tube to allow you to carry bikes with angled frame down tubes level . With a dry tongue weight of 303 lbs on the trailer, I do not think that either of these racks would be suitable. The tongue weight capacity...
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  • The issue with certain racks not being able to tilt with bikes attached is an issue with the racks themselves and not the vehicles. Ground clearance is typically not the problem but it is rack design and what racks are rated for that limits its abilities. You may end up damaging a rack and/or the bikes if you tried to tilt the rack down with the bikes attached. Some racks will allow you to tilt them with bikes loaded. For example the Thule T2, # TH916XTR, which is a platform...
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  • What year is your Ford Explorer? Please let me know and I would be happy to suggest the best hitch for carrying a bike rack on your vehicle.
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  • The Swagman G10, part # S64681 would be compatible with the hitches on both of your vehicles. A removable adapter allows you to move the rack from a 1-1/4 to a 2 inch receiver opening. Then, the clearance between the bike rack and the rear bumper of the vehicle should be considered. You can measure from the hitch pin hole in the receiver rearward to the furthest portion of the bumper on each vehicle. (See photo.) If this distance is less than 6 inches, the G10 will install...
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  • Most of our hitch mounted bike racks will allow you to open the rear hatch of your 2004 Ford Explorer without having to remove the bike rack. I have attached a link to all of our bike racks for you to check out. As long as the bike rack has a folding, tilting or swinging feature, then it will allow you to open your back hatch. For 3 bike models, I recommend are the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack, # S63365, or the Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack, # TH9043. Both bike racks have...
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  • You will need to take one measurement to determine if this rack will work for you. You will need to determine the clearance for your Explorer. You need to find the amount of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of your bumper. You would need a straight edge, like a yardstick or a dowel rod, and a measuring tape. Hold the straight edge vertically against the back of the bumper, making sure it extends below the receiver. Measure the distance from the center...
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  • The SportRack 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Rack that you referenced, part # SR2901, offers 12-inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the nearest edge of the first wheel cradle. With that clearance distance you will not be able to open the rear hatch with the bikes on the rack. You would need to remove the bikes and fold down the center arm of the bike rack in order to have enough space to open the rear hatch freely. However, we do offer hitch-mount racks that...
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  • Yes, since your 2006 Ford Explorer has a 2 inch hitch like the Draw Tite hitch part # 75437 installed on it the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack part # Y02458 will work for you. 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 provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This...
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  • To determine if the Yakima DoubleDown # Y02424 will fit your Ford Explorer you will need to take one important measurement. You will need to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin out to the furthest point out of the rear of your vehicle. The # Y02424 measures 11-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin out to the nearest upright bar, so if the distance you measure on your vehicle is less than that this rack will work for you. Check out the installation...
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  • Softride is the name of the manufacturer of some of the bike carriers we offer. We do not offer any bike carriers that feature a built in shock absorber on the frame. The Softride Alumina Parallelogram Bike Carrier, part # SR26428, is a 3 bike carrier with a tilting feature that allows access to the vehicle rear cargo area. It has anti sway cradles with rubberized tie-downs that hold the bikes securely in place and help prevent swaying and damage to the bikes paint finish. This...
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  • There are not any adapters or dual purpose ball mounts available for a 1-1/4 inch hitch. You do have the option of installing a 2 inch hitch that will sit underneath your OEM 1-1/4 inch hitch like Draw-Tite part # 75132. I have added a link to it below and we do have a picture on that page of how how it looks after installation. Once you have a 2 inch hitch installed you can use something like the Curt dual-purpose ball mount, part # D210.
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  • On the Hollywood Racks Commuter 2, # HR2500, it measures 10-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the mast (upright bar) on the rack. It is unlikely that you would need to use any type of extension for this rack on your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes that do not have a top frame tube that goes straight across, I...
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  • As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2013 Ford Explorer like the Hidden Hitch part # 87720 the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Carrier # S64665 would install and work well for you. Since you are looking for rear cargo area access on your vehicle with the rack installed I believe I have a better recommendation for you. Check out the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Carrier # TH9031XT. This rack can swing out and away from your vehicle when loaded with bikes to give you complete...
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  • The Swagman bike rack, part # S64095, does attach to the hitch ball hole on the bumper of your 1993 Ford Explorer, but it is not going to be easily attached and removed. It will require the removing and installing of the 1-7/8 hitch ball every time you remove or install the bike rack on the bumper. It requires the ball hole in the bumper to be 3/4 inch in diameter. I am including installation instructions for you. The bike rack that will be the quickest and easiest to install...
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  • I would recommend the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2 inch Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers, item # D210, and the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, item # Th958. You will need to keep in mind that the tongue weight for the vehicle hitch and ball mount will need to be kept within the limits of the lowest rated part in the system. This means that the tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of the bike rack and the bikes cannot exceed the lowest...
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  • Yes, the Thule Parkway 2 Bike Carrier, item # TH958, will work on your 2005 Ford Explorer as long as the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole in the trailer hitch to the farthest out part of the rear bumper is less than 9-3/4 inches. You may want to consider the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device, item # THSTL2, to secure the bike rack to the vehicle, and the Thule Cable Lock, 6 foot, item # TH538XT, to secure the bikes to the rack and vehicle. If...
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  • If the hitch on your 2003 Ford Explorer is a Class I trailer hitch then that would explain why some bike racks would not fit. Look at the hitch for a sticker that states the Class it is or look down the receiver tube. If you see a tab sticking out in the tube then it is a Class I and you will have to have a Class I compatible bike rack and you will be limited to carrying 2 bikes at most. The 2 bike limit is because a Class I trailer hitch cannot support a third or more bikes...
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  • You will want to make sure you have the clearance at the rear of your 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. I have attached a helpful article that shows how to measure to make certain your bike carrier clears the rear bumper. You can use a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. You will hold the straight edge vertically against the rear bumper so that it extends below the hitch. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the straight edge. This gives...
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  • You will not need an adapter! The Thule Vertex fits both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. It comes with its own adapter sleeve that you can put on and take off as needed. Platform bike racks are more stable but also heavier and more difficult to store compared to hanging bike racks. For a locking rack that will fit 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches and that fits your budget I recommend either the SportRack Super EZ # SR2901XT or the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT. I have...
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  • Towing bike racks such as the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tow 'n Go # HR135 are intended for use on standard ball mounts but not on the shank of a weight distribution system. Also, we cannot recommend modifying or altering any item to use it in a manner that differs from the manufactuer's intent. Capacity and safety margin for a product could change if it is modified. A better option for you might be the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Carrier for A-Frame Trailers,...
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  • You can quickly and easily determine if the Softride Alumina Parallelogram rack will work with your Explorer by taking one measurement. Measure the distance from the hitch pin hole in the receiver to the furthest rearward point of the back bumper. If this distance is less than 7-1/4 inches, the rack will work just find on your Explorer. If you're unsure how to take the measurement, take a look at the help article I've linked you to. If you'll be transporting women's bikes...
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  • The Thule Vertex # TH9029XT comes nearly fully assembled. All you will need to do is put the anti-sway cages on the cradles and the rubber straps. If you are using the rack in a 2 inch hitch you would also put the sleeve on the shank. It will probably take you 10 minutes at most from opening the box to putting it in the trailer hitch. The 2006 Ford Explorer could have either a 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch receiver. You can measure the receiver opening ahead of time if you want. This...
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  • Regarding your setup of your 2000 Ford Explorer XLT towing a pop-up camper, the Swagman XP towing rack 3-bike rack # S64955 you referenced will work as long as you stay within the maximum tongue weight of your Explorer. The bike rack weighs approximately 27 pounds and the maximum capacity per bike is 35 pounds. I did a little research and your Explorer will have a towing capacity between 5740-6820 pounds. Therefore, your tongue weight will be 574-682 pounds. I would still...
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Ford Explorer Trunk Bike Racks Questions

  • I contacted our representative at Thule about the compatibility of the Thule Raceway 3 Bike Carrier, part # TH9002PRO, on your 2012 Ford Explorer. He informed me that it will fit your vehicle. When installing the Raceway on your vehicle, you will adjust the Fit Dial to number 9. If you plan to carry womens, childrens, or alternative frame bicycles, I would recommend the Thule Bike Adapter Bar, part # TH982XT. The adapter bar will allow you to carry those types of bikes...
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  • Yes, Thule does list the Passage 3, # TH911XT, as a fit for the 1997 Ford Explorer 2 or 4-door models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes, I recommend using the bike adapter bar # TH982XT, for greater ground clearance and to carry the bikes more level. I have included a link to a video that shows how the adapter works.
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  • The roofline spoiler on your 2014 Ford Explorer is new on this series and you are indeed wise to be concerned about bike rack fits with this cosmetic feature. The Thule Raceway PRO # TH9002PRO 3-bike trunk-mount rack uses four nylon-coated cables for attachment; two of these go up over the spoiler to attach to the roof rack. While the spoiler will not really bear the weight of the carrier and bikes, it will surely have pressure put on it. We do offer a specialized carrier from...
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  • Yes, the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3-bike rack # Y02625 would work on both your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport and 2010 Ford Fusion. Please note, however, that the weight limit for 3 bikes is going to be 90lbs. If you are planning on carrying womens bikes or bikes with alternative frame styles, you may also need the Yakima Tube Top bike adapter bar # Y02531. You can view a video review and the assembly instructions for the adapter bar at the included links. To secure the rack to the...
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  • The Thule Raceway trunk mount bike rack # TH9002PRO is listed as a fit for your 2014 Ford Explorer. However I cannot advise going against anything in the vehicle owners manual. I recommend installing a trailer hitch, # C13100, and using a hitch mount bike rack such as # 59400. This will actually cost less than the Raceway and you will have the added benefit of a trailer hitch that you could use for other accessories such as a cargo carrier or for towing should the need arise....
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  • There are numerous trunk mount bike racks that are listed as fitting the 2014 Ford Explorer. I have included a link to them for you to the right. The Thule Archway, # TH9010XT, is one of the racks listed as a fit. I have linked a video review for you. I do not recommend a Yakima rack if you need to carry three bikes because even with a 3-bike Yakima rack you will be limited to 2 bikes because of how the rack needs to install. If your Explorer has a spoiler at the top of...
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  • The 3 bike trunk mounted bike rack I would recommend for your 2014 Ford Explorer would be the Thule Raceway 3 bike rack part # TH9002PRO. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps ends to flap around....
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  • Prorack does not list individual vehicle fits for their trunk mounted racks. Because Prorack racks are manufactured by Yakima and are very similar to the Yakima SuperJoe, we have found that if a SuperJoe will not fit a particular vehicle, the Prorack rack will not either. Because the SuperJoe is not a fit for the 2011 Explorer, we can infer that the Prorack rack will not fit either. I have linked you to a page showing the available trunk mount bike racks that are a confirmed...
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  • The Thule Passage trunk mount bike rack # TH911XT is listed as a fit for your 2012 Ford Explorer. The trunk mount bike racks that we carry can, at most, carry 3 bikes on 3-bike racks like TH911XT. A 4-bike trunk mount rack is not available though I have seen them before. I think a 4-Bike trunk mount rack is not a good idea because of the amount of weight and stress it puts on the vehicle. You would need to carry the 4th bike in the vehicle or install a trailer hitch and use a...
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  • The best trunk mounted bike rack that has been confirmed to fit your 2013 Ford Explorer that I would recommend would be the Thule Raceway Bike Rack part # TH9002PRO. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose...
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  • With trunk mounted bike racks you will not be able to open the back hatch with bikes attached, this would bind the top hooks of the rack against the painted surface of the vehicle and could cause damage. If you need to rear cargo access with your 2013 Ford Explorer with bike loaded your best option would be going to a swing away hitch mounted bike rack. If you do not have a hitch you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75710. I attached an install video for this hitch. For...
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  • I attached a link to a page that has all of the trunk mounted bike racks that are available for your 1996 Ford Explorer. The one that I would recommend the highest would be the Thule Raceway 3 part # TH9002PRO. This rack uses rubber coated steel cables instead of fabric straps which would make it much harder to steal. It also only uses four attachment straps instead of six like most racks. I attached a review video and installation instructions for this product for you to...
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