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Pro Series Cargo Carrier Bike Rack Adapter Kit For Maximizing Bikes Carried with a 2003 Ford Van

Question:

I have seen kits that allow you to carrie bikes on platform cargo carriers. Is there a kit for this cargo carrier or do you have a suggestion to allow me use this for bikes also. I need to maximize the number of bikes I can carry.

asked by: Joe


Expert Reply:

At this time the only cargo carrier available for 2 inch hitches with a recommended bike carrier is the Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier, # 6501, which is designed to accept the Bike Adapter For Cargo Carriers, # 6505. If you decide to go with this carrier you may also want to consider the cargo carrier light kit, # 6504.

The Pro Series Cargo Carrier, # 63153, is not designed for use with the bike adapter bar.

To Maximize the number of bikes you can carry, I would recommend a bike rack like the Thule Apex 5 Bike Carrier, item # TH9026. This would allow you to carry 5 bikes and the cradles on the rack will keep the bikes separated, eliminating damage to the bikes or their finish.

You will also need a bike adapter bar for each bike that does not have a top bar that will allow the bike to be carried level. The Thule Bike Adapter Bar, # TH982XT, would be a good choice. We have a video showing the use of this item for you to review, see link.

expert reply by: Bob G




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Products Referenced in This Question

20x60 Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs


20x60 Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs

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2 reviews

6501

Retail: $220.00

Price:  $179.95

Product Summary:

Flat Carrier
Fixed Carrier
Steel
500 lbs
20 x 60 Inch

Product Specs:

8.3 Square Feet
Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Class 4


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Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier Light Kit


Draw-Tite Cargo Carrier Light Kit

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4 reviews

6504

Retail: $53.00

Price:  $41.95

Product Summary:

Hitch Cargo Carrier
Accessories

Product Specs:

Flat Carrier Parts
Light Kit


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Bike Adapter For Draw-Tite and Reese Cargo Carriers


Bike Adapter For Draw-Tite and Reese Cargo Carriers

6505

Retail: $85.00

Price:  $69.95

Product Summary:

Hitch Cargo Carrier
Replacement Parts

Product Specs:

Flat Carrier Parts
Adapters


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Thule Apex 5 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Tilting


Thule Apex 5 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Tilting

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60 reviews

TH9026

Retail: $439.95

Price:  $350.95

Product Summary:

Hanging Rack
5 Bikes
Tilt-Away Rack
Fold-Up Rack
Steel
Bike and Hitch Lock

Product Specs:

Class 3
Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Frame Mount - Anti-Sway


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Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes


Thule Bike Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes

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94 reviews

TH982XT

Retail: $39.95

Price:  $30.95

Product Summary:

Hitch Bike Racks
Trunk Bike Racks
Spare Tire Bike Racks
Accessories
16 - 31-1/2 Inch

Product Specs:

Bike Adapter Bar


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24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs


24x60 Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - 500 lbs

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286 reviews

63153

Retail: $202.17

Price:  $139.95

Product Summary:

Flat Carrier
Fixed Carrier
Steel
500 lbs
24 x 60 Inch

Product Specs:

10 Square Feet
Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Class 3
Class 4


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