I have a Nissan Rogue 2008 I can only have a 1 1/4 size hitch I want to haul 4 bikes will that a problem and if not wish should I buy I also will travel a lot I want it to be safe
asked by: John J
To carry 4 Bikes in a 1-1/4 inch receiver hitch you will need to make sure that the hitch is rated as a Class II hitch, like the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch, item # 12247. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs, see instructions link, which is common for Class II hitches and will allow you to carry 4 bikes with no problems.
If you already have a 1-1/4 inch hitch on your Rouge you should check the hitch or with the manufacturer of the hitch to be sure that it is a Class II hitch, if it is rated as a Class I hitch you will be limited to carrying 2 bikes on that hitch, for safety.
When using the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Carrier, item # TH934XTR, you should load the bikes that are heaviest closer to the vehicle and keep your lighter bikes out farther. This will put less stress on the bike rack, hitch and vehicle frame. We have a video review of this rack for you to check out.
If you will be carrying alternative framed bikes with no top bar you will need the Thule Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Hitch Bike Racks, item # TH982XT, see video link.
expert reply by: Bob G
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