Today we are going to show you part number Y02418 from Yakima. This is their Hitch Ski Mount. What this does is, it adds ski and snowboard capacity to your hitch-mounted bicycle rack. It comes with adjustable lower arms that grab everything from thin snowboards to thick skis. It also comes with a little bit longer arms than normal for todays extra-wide skis, and it easily attaches to your existing Yakima hitch mount, except for the KingPin 2, and most other hitch racks. This product easily attaches to your existing Yakima hitch rack, including most other hitch racks, except for the two-bike DoubleDown.
We are actually going to install this on a DoubleDown 5. We will give you a better idea of how it works and we will load it up with some skis. All right, we will go ahead and install this on our rack here. It installs just like a bicycle would on your rack here. Let us go ahead and just do it. Put it on the cradles and just strap it down into place. First, you want to loosen up the bottom clamp. Just undo the screws until they stop. Use your room to slide your skis into, because this does not come off.
Then, undo your top clamp here. And again, just slide your skis in there and then clamp it shut. Get them into position the way you want them to and then just go ahead and pull your top clamp into place and lock it down. You may have to tighten it up just a little bit, and cinch it down into place. And you also have a key lock here to make sure they do not go anywhere. Once you have that done, then go ahead and clamp down the bottom clamp. And there you have it for part number Y02418 from Yakima, the Hitch Ski Mount.