Today, on our 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, we will be test fitting the Thule Gateway 2 bike carrier, part number TH9006. This is a trunk mounted bike rack. To begin our test fit, we have already preset our bike rack so we are ready to fit it to the vehicle. We will set the bike rack up against the rear hatch, making sure that it is resting on the rear bumper. We can then take the 2 top straps and hook them to the hinge part of our rear hatch. We will move down to the lower and side mounted strap where we will put the lower strap on the lower side of our hatch and the side strap just underneath the rear window of our rear hatch.
With all of our straps in place, we can go ahead and tighten them down, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. We will then undo the knobs, loosening up our dual arms. We will bring them out one at a time, making sure they stay in line. We can then reclamp them down into place. We will now undo our strap to expose our cradles.
We can then place the bike into the cradles and bring the straps around securing our bike to the bike rack. And there you have it, our bike is loaded and we are ready to hit the road. And that completes our test fit of the Thule Gateway 2 bike carrier, part number TH9006 on our 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. HH.
Today, on our 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, we will be test fitting the Thule Raceway 2 bike carrier part number TH9001. Now, with our fit dial set to 11 as indicated in the instructions, we are now ready to place our bike rack up against the rear hatch. You will want to make sure that it rests on the bumper. We can then take our top 2 straps and hook them at the hinging point for our cargo door. We will take the lower straps and hook them on the bottom side of our cargo door. You may need to open the door to get the straps on the lower side.