Today were working with a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and were going to be test fitting the Thule hitching post pro hitch mounted bike carrier, part number TH934XTR. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pin holes then thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a couple of clearance measurements. Weve got about 22 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground, however keep in mind that our Jeep today does have aftermarket suspension and tires. Weve got about a of an inch of clearance between our aftermarket spare tire and the bike rack and overall weve added about nine inches of length.
Today on our 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited were going to be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier for 2-inch Hitches, part number TH9027. Our vehicle is equipped with a 2-inch hitch and our bike rack is already preassembled. We can go ahead and slide the bike rack shank directly into the receiver tube lining up the integrated hitch pin lock with the hitch pin holes and the receiver tube. Then well use the hand knob to secure bike rack to the hitch. This is what our bike rack will look like when its in stored position. Next well go ahead and take a few measurements.
Today on our 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited were going to be test fitting the Thule Apex four bike carrier for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number TH9025. With our vehicle already equipped with a two inch hitch and our bike rack already preassembled were ready to go ahead and slide the bike rack shank directly into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the holes in the hitch with the integrated locking hitch pin on the bike rack shank. Then well use the hand knob to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. As you can see once the hand knob is tightened down it really secures the bike rack to the vehicle. This is what our bike rack will look like when its in its stored position.