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Replacement Wheel Tray for Thule DoubleTrack Hitch Bike Racks

Replacement Wheel Tray for Thule DoubleTrack Hitch Bike Racks

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Replace a lost or damaged wheel tray on your Thule DoubleTrack with this equivalent part.


  • Replacement wheel tray for DoubleTrack or DoubleTrack XT (TH990 or TH990XT)

1500056261 Thule Replacement Wheel Tray for DoubleTrack Hitch Bicycle Racks

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Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks 853-7481 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a replacement wheel tray for Thule hitch bike racks. This particular one replaces a damaged wheel tray for the Thule double track, or double track XT hitch bike racks. Model numbers TH990, or TH990XT. It is a direct replacement. It's a really nice unit made from durable plastic construction. Nice strong durable design.

Installation hardware, or attachment hardware is not included. So you'll use your existing hardware. Also this part number comes with the wheel tray only. It does not come with a new wheel strap. That is sold separately and available at if you need it.But you will notice that it is a direct replacement.

So we have the narrow channel right here for road bike, or really narrow tires. And right here you can see how that channel widens. And if I take a measurement from the inside edge of this portion here to the same point on the other side, you can see that that gives us a measurement of about two-and-three-quarters to two-and-seven-eighths inches. So it will accommodate wider tires for mountain bikes as well. But again, this part number comes with the wheel tray only.

And it is designed as a replacement wheel tray for the Thule double track, or double track XT hitch bike racks.

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Replacement Wheel Tray for Thule DoubleTrack Hitch Bike Racks - 853-7481

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (91 Customer Reviews)

Replace a lost or damaged wheel tray on your Thule DoubleTrack with this equivalent part.


This replacement tray for our Thule Doubletrack hitch rack is a perfect fit and looks identical to the lost original. Also got the new lever (853-3508), barrel nut (853-0446), and carriage bolt (915-066-31). From now on we'll be closing the lever lined up against the rack rails as shown so that it can't accidentally get flipped up and spin itself off in the wind (I'm assuming that's how we lost it, I'd hate to think it was stolen!). Thank you so much for making these out-of-stock Thule rack parts available, and at a fair price! Quick shipping, too!


I did not use the product for a direct replacement on a Thule bike rack. I used 2 tire trays to fabricate my own truck bed cradle so I could toss my bike in the back without removing the front wheel or having my receiver hitch occupied with a bike hauler. These tire trays are good quality and worked great.


Etrailer has great communication when ordered placed, useful website and speedy delivery. Thule replacement wheel tray was perfect part.


My desire was to take a low cost bike rack and add these tire trays to make a solid mountain bike rack. These replacements trays were exactly what I was looking for. I drilled a hole down the center and bolted them to the rack frame using a 1/4” galvanized screw and it came out great.


I built an add on tandem for my current bike carrier. This was added so I could transport my tandem and road bike to Florida from CT. This rear bike tire holder fit my fabricated, adjustable rack to perfection and retained the rear tire perfectly.


I am very pleased with ETrailer. I will be doing more business with them for my future needs. The tire trays were exactly what I needed. They are a high quality product. Shipping was quick and packaging was thorough. I highly recommend ETrailer for those looking for hauling products.

After a year the tire trays have held up very well. It makes strapping my trike really easy and travels very securely. Great product offering from etrailer
Todd A - 07/17/2021


This wheel tray for my Thule T2 bike rack was exactly what I needed to replace the missing one which apparently bounced off on a long trip. I'll know now to check to the nuts & bolts occasionally.

Still works fine. I know now to take a look occasionally at the bolts holding it on to make sure they dont loosen over time. Your company is a great resource, just havent needed anything recently.
Kyle M - 08/08/2018


Just what I needed to fix a piece I lost from my rack. Thanks etrailer for stocking these spares!


I was very pleased to have the option to buy just the wheel tray for my discontinued Thule DoubleTrack after discovering it was somehow lost (or stolen?). Price was fair and installation was a breeze. Such a great alternative to having to go direct to the manufacturer and buy a larger kitted replacement part at a higher cost. Great customer service, too!


Exactly the same as the one that broke on my existing bike rack


This cradle was an exact fit for my rack. Shipping took 2 days, not two weeks which was wonderful. I neglected to buy a needed cradle bolt lock which I will order try and order from etrailer. How I found the part:
Only a few sites on the web had this cradle.

I found the part using Google and searching with the exact description.The link took me to an etrailer selection page where I could narrow the search for the exact model, select and pay so my experience was a good one. This filter page looked different than what you find on the main landing page.

To find parts for this bike rack on the etrailer website was problematic.
Your exact model may not be found, however a similar one will be found.
From there, you should find compatible replacement parts.
Method 1: I did a search using the part number; it was not found.
Method 2: Using the filer, I did find the cradle, but you do have to make your filter selections correctly and you must select Related Parts below all the product photos.

5 star !!!


Someone was successful in stealing key parts /straps off my rack. I contacted Thule directly for replacement parts, unfortunately the parts I needed were not available for individual sale on their site. I would have to replace the entire assembly. They directed me to etrailer.

The etrailer representative was courteous and knowledgeable. Parts came RIGHT AWAY.


I needed to order a new wheel tray for my Thule Doubletrack bike rack, and etrailer’s website was an excellent place to do it. Not only did they have everything that I needed, the website had easily accessible info on the related parts (lever, nut, and bolt) that needed to be ordered with it. It shipped out and I received it in the timeframe expected. I will definitely be going back to etrailer when needed.


Great products just like the original, fit was spot on. They have held up well over the past year and look forward to many more years of performance.


I was so happy my son found this part available at etrailer! It was not available from Thule, and we have a trip planned in 3 weeks. I did NOT want to buy a whole new rack. etrailer customer service is beyond awesome! Great communication every step of the way from order to post delivery. Thank you!!


SO GLAD carried this part! Couldn't get it on the Thule website even though the bike trailer was only a few years old. It fell off at some point when the bolt came loose. This replacement is identical, fit perfectly -
YAY! Thanks, people!!


Bought these to make a custom bike rack in our motorcycle carrier. They will be great and I would have submitted a photo but I’m not done with it yet.
Very happy with the purchase and experience from etrailer!


Perfect replacement


Bought replacement parts for Thule rack. Very reasonable prices and knowledgeable sales people. Great customer service. I had some mix up on parts needed and they were very helpful. Have used this company a few times.


Had one of my trays stolen off my thule rack while parked at a very popular trailhead - Tiger Mt.- near Seattle area. On line purchase the next day for replacement, quick shipping w/tracking, good price. Exactly what I needed.


I am making a trike carrier out of a scooter/wheelchair carrier. I needed something for the tires to sit in so I purchased these. They fit and work perfectly and were delivered in a very short amount of time!


After one of my wheel trays fell off, I contacted Thule to order an new one. Turns out the only option was to order the entire "bar" assembly (which consequently was out of stock). So I took a shot in the dark and Googled it. Thanks etrailer for bailing me out! It is a perfect fit!!


Some how I lost the wheel cradle on my Thule bike rack and needed a replacement. Website was very helpful in determining what I needed as was customer service. ordering process was easy and product was as expected. I was successful in installing. thanks so much for all your help.


I needed to replace the wheel tray for my bike carrier, the OEM doesn't allow you to purchase that one piece, so to the rescue. The price was great and the delivery time was excellent. Thanks


Well made and does just what it is supposed to do. Used it to make my own custom bike rack.

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