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Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Acura RDX

Today on our 2011 Acura RDX we are going to be doing a test fit on the Yakima Ridgeback. This is a folding and tilting two bike rack. They designed it for use with a an 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. The part number on it is Y02467. This is a dual-arm designed bike rack. It's going to hold two bikes and it holds them in three different positions. We are going to have two straps here on the top of our frame, then we are also going to have one here on the back side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Acura RDX - Curt

Today on our 2011 Acura RDX, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers a 2 inch opening, it's part number is C13154. Here's what the hitch looks like, once we get it installed on the vehicle. As you can see, there's a very short section that you can actually see. This is the round tube design. It's nice and soft, it looks real good on the back of the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Acura RDX - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Acura RDX, we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame custom fit trailer hitch receiver. This is a class three 2" opening hitch. Its part number is 75784. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it's one of the cleanest looking hitches that we offer. You don't see that tube that's going to come down and mate up with the hitch.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Acura RDX

Today on our 2011 Acura RDX we're going to do a test fit on the Glacier cable snow tire chains. This is for one pair. Its part number is PW1046. As you can see, our chains have a nice low profile design. They're of kind of a ladder style. It's going to give us great traction, forward and rear. They offer a steel roller that goes on a spring rack cable.



Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Acura RDX

Today on our 2011 Acura RDX, we're going to do a test run on the Thule standard snow tire chains. These are the diamond pattern D-link. Part number is TH01571245. Here you can see our chains installed on the vehicle. These work great for rear wheel drive as well as front wheel drive. They're going to require sixteen millimeters of clearance around the outside.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Acura RDX

Today on our 2011 Acura RDX we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule Vertex Swing. This is a swing-away-style 4-bike rack. Been designed for use with 2" hitches. The part number on it is TH9031XT. The Swing is a very nice rack in the fact that this is going to give use complete, unobstructed access to our rear cargo area. For that to work, we're going to loosen the black t-handle located down here.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2011 Acura RDX

Today on our 2011 Acura RDX, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule Vertex. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They've designed it so we can use it with the 1 1/4 or 2-inch hitches. Part number on it is TH9029XT. Now, the XT version has the integrated lock. It's going to be a cable that's going to come around that's going to secure all of our bikes in place so we won't have to worry about them disappearing from our rack. This is a Thule one-key system so that can be set to match any of your other Thule locks or as independent.





2011 Acura RDX Questions and Answers


  • Will Draw-Tite Class III Hitch # 75784 Install the Same on a 2011 Acura RDX as a 2010 RDX
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, item # 75784, will install the same on a 2011 RDX as it does on a 2010 model. The instructions, see link, indicate that you will not have to remove any body parts for installation of this hitch.
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  • What Hitch Will Fit A 2011 Acura RDX
  • The CURT Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # C13154, will fit a 2010 and 2011 Acura RDX. They also have the CURT Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C12074 that will fit the 2010 and 2011 Acura RDX. The Draw-Tite Class III 2 Inch Hitch, part # 75784, will also fit both the 2010 and 2011 Acura RDX. I am including links to the installation instructions on all four of the hitches.
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  • Options for Carrying Two Bikes on a 2007 Acura RDX
  • A option for carrying bikes with your Acura RDX would be to use a hitch mounted rack. Unfortunately, a trunk mounted rack will not be compatible. Part of the problem is the glass you mentioned. Basically, a trunk mount rack cannot be safely attached to the rear of the vehicle. But there are other options. You could add a hitch and use a hitch mounted bike rack, or, use roof mounted racks. In either case these options offer more versatility than a trunk mount bike rack including towing,...
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  • Factory Connection Point for Trailer Wiring Harness 118500 on a 2011 Acura RDX
  • First, for a 2011 Acura RDX, you would need to use trailer wiring harness # 118500. The connection point is already present on the vehicle. It is behind a trim panel in the cargo area of your RDX. The small fuse will also need to be installed in a fuse panel. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Weight Capacity and Comparison of Rhino Roof Racks for a 2011 Acura RDX
  • I spoke with my contact for Rhino Rack and he said the weight capacity for all Rhino-Rack roof racks for your 2011 Acura RDX is 110 lbs. I think you were looking at the Rhino-Rack Heavy-Duty roof rack with the Heavy-Duty crossbars, # RB1375, the leg kit, # RRRLKHD, and Custom DK Clamps and Pads, # DK177. The Heavy-Duty crossbars will have a higher weight capacity, but once they are installed on a 2011 Acura RDX, the entire roof rack capacity drops to 110 lbs due to the limitations on the...
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  • Installation Instructions for Tow Ready Trailer Wiring Harness # 118500 on a 2011 Acura RDX
  • Installation of Tow Ready Wiring Harness, # 118500, is fairly straight forward. Below I have outlined the instructions for you. First, open rear hatch. Temporarily remove all floor coverings, exposing the spare tire compartment. Remove the spare tire. Next, locate blue 6 pin tow plug near the foam cargo tray. It will be taped to the vehicle electrical harness with blue tape. Then, you will insert the T-Connector harness into the vehicle Tow-Plug harness and lock it into place. Locate...
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  • Can Womens Bike Be Used On Thule Vertex Bike Rack Without Adapter Bar
  • Although I do recommend using an adapter bar like part # 64005, when carrying bikes with alternative frames like kids bikes or women's bikes, it certainly is not mandatory. You can load a bike with an alternative frame and see how much ground clearance you have. You may find you have plenty of clearance. I have attached a link to a product review video for the adapter bar you can check out. The Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack, part # TH9028XT, should be a good fit for your 2011 Acura RDX. This...
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  • Replacement Hitch Pin Installation Problem for My XC2 # S64650 Bike Rack
  • I have ran into this situation a couple of times. The hitch pin, # S64029, is the correct hitch pin for the Swagman XC, # S64650, bike rack. Sometimes manufacturing tolerances are not quite the same on the replacement hitch pin and you will need to use a wrench to slowly thread the hitch pin in and out a few times to get the threads to match up perfectly. Start by applying some oil, then threading the new hitch pin in until you feel resistance. Back the hitch pin out a bit and thread...
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  • Draw-Tite # 75784 Hitch and Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack Compatibility on 2011 Acura RDX
  • The 2-inch Draw-Tite Hitch we offer for your 2011 Acura RDX is part # 75784 which has a rated tongue weight capacity of 400-lbs. You are correct that any extender/adapter used in this hitch will reduce its capacity by half. This means that your hitch-and-extender would have a tongue weight rating of only 200-lbs. Since the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Carrier # S64665 itself weighs 59-lbs, your net load capacity for your bikes would be only 141-lbs. This 35-lbs-per-bike may be enough for your...
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  • Ground Clearance for Curt Hitch part # C135154 Installed on a 2011 Acura RDX
  • When we installed the Curt Hitch part # C13154 on a 2011 Acura RDX we found that from the top of the hitch opening to the ground the distance measured was 12 inches. Since the hitch opening is 2 inches tall that would mean that the bottom of the hitch would be about 9-3/4 inches from the ground.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack, Surfboard and Kayak Carrier for 2011 Acura RDX
  • The Rhino Rack Vortex Aero rack consisting of the # RRVA137B-2 crossbars, the # RRRLKVA foot pack and the # DK177 fit kit you mentioned would be an excellent choice for your RDX. This comes with plastic lock cores with universal keys, but can be upgraded to all metal locks for added security, # RRVA-LEC4. For your surfboards, I'd recommend the Thule # TH811XT board carrier, which can carry up to 2 boards. The molded foam base protects your boards from damage, and tie down straps are...
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  • Availability of Mud Flaps for 2011 Acura RDX
  • The mud flap option we offer for the 2011 Acura RDX is a general-purpose kit like the Husky Liners Universal-Fit Molded Mud Flaps Set # HL56331. This is a 2-piece (front or rear) kit that includes fasteners and that is intended for larger vehicles. The flaps themselves measure 11-3/4- wide x 17-5/8-inches long. This may be a bit too large for your RDX - but you can decide this for yourself. Do note that we also offer smaller universal-fit mud flaps such as the DeeZee Universal-Fit Plastic...
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  • Hitch-Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for 2011 Acura RDX
  • The 2011 Acura RDX can be equipped with either of two sizes of hitch, either a 1-1/4-inch Class II type or a 2-inch Class III type. You will first want to confirm the size of the receiver opening on your hitch since the different sizes/classes have varying weight capacities and some bike racks will only fit the larger size. It is important also to confirm the vehicle's tongue weight capacity (in your owner's manual or at your local dealership) and that of the hitch you have, which will...
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  • Hitch Lock for a Thule Vertex Bike Rack
  • When it comes to the Thule Vertex, # TH9028XT, the only lock that is going to work is the Thule lock, # THSTL2. No locks from other brands, threaded or not, will fit. This is common for bike rack manufacturers in general and not just Thule.
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  • Whats Included In Rhino Rack Aero Bar Roof Rack for 2011 Acura RDX w/ Bare Roof
  • Rhino Rack offers the Aero Bar roof rack in silver as part # RRRS476 or in black as part # RRRS476B. Ordering either would include: 2 Crossbars 4 Roof Rack Legs 4 Clamp Kits which include the clamps and the rubber pads that sit on the roof.
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