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Trunk Mount 3 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Explorer

Question:

I have a new explorer and 3 mountain bikes. No hitch. Which of the 3 bike racks do you recommend. I really need to make sure it doesnt scratch up the car as its on a lease.

asked by: Don P


Expert Reply:

There is a trunk mount bike rack that will fit a 2011 Ford Explorer, but # TH9002 will not fit. Instead, take a look at the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3, # Y02625. Yakima has listed this bike rack as a fit for your vehicle. No worries about scratches with this rack, it features deluxe pads on the base which protect your vehicle paint from scratches and abrasions. When carrying 3 bikes the capacity is 90 pounds.

You could also use the QuickBack 3, # Y02622. This rack also has padded feet to protect the vehicle paint. The unique design fits many vehicles, including the 2011 Explorer. When carrying 3 bikes, the capacity of this rack is also 90 pounds. I have included a link to the installation details for the QuickBack 3 for you to view.

For either rack, if you will be carrying alternative frame bikes that have a top tube that is not straight across, I recommend the Tube Top Adapter Bar, # Y02531, so the bikes will be more level on the carrier. Also, I recommend cleaning the pads and the vehicle before each use to keep from damaging the vehicle finish. I have incldued a link to the installation details and a video review of the adapter.

expert reply by: Michael H




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Products Referenced in This Question

Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar


Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar

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48 reviews

Y02531

Price:  $39.00

Product Summary:

Hitch Bike Racks
Trunk Bike Racks
Spare Tire Bike Racks
Accessories
14-1/2 - 31-1/2 Inch

Product Specs:

Bike Adapter Bar


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Yakima QuickBack 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack


Yakima QuickBack 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack

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31 reviews

Y02622

Price:  $209.00

Product Summary:

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
3 Bikes
Hanging Rack
Rack Lock

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding


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Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack - Folding Arms - Trunk Mount


Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack - Folding Arms - Trunk Mount

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52 reviews

Y02625

Price:  $185.00

Product Summary:

Frame Mount - Anti-Sway
3 Bikes
Hanging Rack
Locks Not Included

Product Specs:

Dual Arm
Folding


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