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Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex Racks - Qty 1

Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex Racks - Qty 1

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This adapter allows you to use the 1-1/4" stinger - or shank - on your Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex bike rack in 2" hitches. The adapter attaches to the stinger with 1 flathead screw (not included). Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule accessories and parts part number 853-7489 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex Racks - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - 853-7489

  • Hitch Bike Racks
  • Shanks and Adapters
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This adapter allows you to use the 1-1/4" stinger - or shank - on your Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex bike rack in 2" hitches. The adapter attaches to the stinger with 1 flathead screw (not included).


Features:

  • Replaces 1 hitch adapter for your Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex bike rack
  • Fits TH9028, TH9028XT, TH9029, TH9029XT, TH9030, TH9030XT, TH9031, TH9031XT, TH934, TH934XTR, TH990, and TH990XT
  • Allows the 1-1/4" stinger on your bike rack to be used in 2" hitches
  • Attaches to the stinger with 1 flathead screw (853-5787-02 - sold separately)


Dimension

853-7489 Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter Sleeve for Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, and Vertex Bicycle Racks - Qty 1







Video of Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex Racks - Qty 1


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks 853-7489 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Thule Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule bike racks. This replaces one hitch adapter for your Thule Doubletrack Hitching Post Pro or Vertex bike rack. This simply allows the 1 1/4" stinger on your bike rack to be used in a 2" hitch. This attached to the stinger with one flathead screw, it'd go in this hole right here. It's not included, it is sold separately, you can find it here at etrailer.com with part #853-5787-02. The unit itself is made from an aluminum construction, has a really nice black powder-coated finish.

Overall, it's going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion, looking good and lasting for a long time. Few measurements to go over with you real quick, starting with the overall length. Measuring edge to edge, it's going to measure 4 3/8" long, and then the width and height is going to be 2" x 2". Internally, it's going to give us a 1 1/4" by 1 1/4" opening. The distance from the center of the pin hole, which would be this pin hole right here to the edge of the adapter, you're going to see that's going to measure right on 1 1/2". Going center of pin hole to the other edge of the adapter, that's going to give us a measurement of around 2 7/8".

Then that pin hole has a diameter of 1/2". That's going to do it for today's look at the Thule Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule bike racks.


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Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex Racks - Qty 1 - 853-7489

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (125 Customer Reviews)

This adapter allows you to use the 1-1/4" stinger - or shank - on your Thule Doubletrack, Hitching Post Pro, or Vertex bike rack in 2" hitches. The adapter attaches to the stinger with 1 flathead screw (not included).

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Product OK, retailer is not: Additional needed item (screw, in this case) was not flagged as 'must have' extra at the "add to cart" next to item it was required for (hitch), but only noted at the very bottom of the description, next to another "add to cart". If one uses the first available 'Add to cart", need to also purchase a screw for above part is not known. Would have been easy to correct, as discrepancy was noted (by chance, YouTube) immediately, but customer service refused to add on to original order and insisted on a separate full shipping fee (900% of the cost of item), saying the original order had "already shipped" (10 minutes ago..?) Check other one stars, this is not exceptional. (Doubt this comment will make it to the website..) 390998



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Shipped adapter sleeve promptly and at a very fair price. I experienced the same excellent service with several other orders placed earlier. 552331



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The part I ordered was just what I needed to replace a cheap plastic piece that came with my bike rack. Very good quality. Shipping was fast. 370962



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Used this many times to fit a bike rack into the larger receiver. Works well, good balance for tight fit and removable. 513554



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Replaced my late 90's Jeep Cherokee Sport with a new Toyota 4Runner. The Toyota has a 2" receiver, so I needed a solution for my older Thule Hitching Post Pro 4-bike rack. Before installing I wondered whether there would be some jiggling as I drove along. But once I ratcheted down the threaded bolt it proved to be rock solid. I think this adapter, the bolt and shipping were < $20 or so. Way cheaper than buying a whole new bike rack. I'm good to go! If only the weather would warm up, I'd take out the bikes. 358862


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That hitch adapter worked great last summer with my new 4Runner. I biked more miles than any summer in the last 20 years. I was worried Id have to buy a whole new bike rack for my new car. I liked my old Thule unit, since it was all-metal and still in great shape. That product saved me money and enabled me to see 100 miles of trails along a scenic watershed that passes near my home.

Paul B - 04/03/2018

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Well made product, as to be expected by Thule. It does appear though that not all 2" hitch receivers are the same - so check yours! The adapter fits very loose in my hitch, I'll have to use 1mm aluminum plate to shim it all around (or 2mm shim on 2 sides). To clarify, this is not a problem with the adapter - it is sized a fraction under 2", where my hitch adapter is way more than a fraction over 2". 389530



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Needed this adapter to adapt up from 1 1/4" to 2" shaft so that my Thule bike rack would fit the 2" reciever hitch on the RV that I had rented. Very knowledgable sales person helped me figure out the correct adapter that I needed and was able to overnight it to me in Lake George where I was located at that time. Saved me a load of hassle and did not rush me so that we could be sure it was the right part. I rarely give 5 stars but this person really got me out of a jam and I got exactly what I needed when I needed it! Many many thanks. 281776



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My overall experience with etrailer has been OUTSTANDING. I ordered this Thule 2" Hitch Adapter (item 853-7489) in order for my older Thule Hitching Post Pro bike rack to fit in my Curt trailer hitch. The adapter works perfectly. I am very impressed with the strong and sturdy quality of this product. When I inserted the bike rack and tightened the bolt, the fit is very stable and without wobble. I am extremely satisfied with this product as it also saved me from having to spend a lot more money for a new bike rack. 561474



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Picked this up to get my 1-1/4" Thule bike rack onto my new Curt Class III 2" receiver. I picked up the appropriate flat cap screw and all went well. Needed some pro advice to solve one issue I was having with getting the rack tight into the receiver, but otherwise all good! (That tip is that you still use the original, short bolt that came with the 1-1/4" hitch rack... the bolt does not need to go all the way through the rack, the sleeve and the receiver!) The part came in super fast! I'm very pleased with it, and the service from etrailer. 262663



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Worked perfectly well. 448814



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Perfect fit, does the job was just what I expected. 717072



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Fast delivery! Bought as a spare just I ncase 713837



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I asked for help and the hitch adapter was exactly Right! Super Easy. Super Fast. Thanks! 680643



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Exact fit 674295



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looks like just what I need -had one before on old car. Impressed with etrailer service in general. 671343



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They had the item I needed with good information on the website, and very fast service. 670813



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Excellent quality! Perfect fit for my 1.25 inch Thule bike rack. When inserted into the 2 inch hitch, there is no wiggle room. Fast shipping too. 665255



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Everything works great, than you. 663851



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The product fits too loosely in a standard 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. It results in unacceptable wobble of the bike rack. 660116



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It didn't work for me. I have never gotten the bike rack connected despite this supposedly being the correct size. I will probably just start over from scratch. 659016



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Fits perfect; is the right item; although i'm still missing a bolt to secure the adapter to the rack. Not etrailer's fault; i just thought it may come with the adapter. 652203



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Fits perfectly adapting a 2” receiver to 1 1/4 for a Thule bike rack. 639449



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Product is well built and was exactly what I was looking for. 634329



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I purchased and installed this trailer hitch adapter for my bike carrier a year ago. It was easy to install and continues to work exactly as expected. When I need to remove my bike carrier, the adapter easily comes off with it and stays on the bike carrier until I need to put it back on by vehicle. 606215



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Works great with my 4 bike rack, just a little play, but this one had that with a standard 1 1/4" hitch as well. 574900



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The product was exactly what I needed and arrived a day early. 572228



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Adapter works as advertised 568282



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I was happy to see that the part is made of metal. The photo had me wondering if it might be made of plastic. 563288


Comments

It works perfectly! Well worth the money.

Keith D - 09/09/2019

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Excellent sturdy adapter. Works perfec t! 559108



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Good price, fast shipping, great service 558762



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Delivered on time, great price. 558471


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Still works, amazing technology!

Mike J - 08/26/2019

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Seemed a bit too much play/wiggle room when installed, but worked well. 554269



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excellent product, works perfect 549883



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Used product to connect a 2” Thule bike rack to a 1-1/4” hitch. It worked well, with a little extra foam and tape around the outside of the piece to make it tighter. Product arrived quickly and met my expectation 548769



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So far so good. Once you get it lined up it just does the job easily and hassle free. 541124



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I needed an adapter to fit my 2 inch hitch from 1 1/4 so my go to for any trailer needs led me here and I got what I found was the perfect solution. I've never been disappointed when shopping here and prices leave me smiling. 526612



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Note that the threaded hole to attach the adapter to the bike rack does not align correctly with the i-bolt hole on Yakima bike racks. However this product is clearly listed as a Thule adapter. I just assumed it would work for both. Regardless, I can still get it to work, just takes a little more fiddling to get everything aligned correctly. Once aligned and secured, it performs flawlessly. Customer service and shipping was quick and hassle free. 509476



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Product is just a product. The thing that is missing from a lot of companies is the customer service and product delivery status. A confirmation email stating delivery status, real time tracking, and tracking numbers were on point. Would I order again? Yes. Even if I didn’t want anything else! 505749



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This fit my Graber hitch rack - perfectly. Thanks!! 493561



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Great product and Great place to purchase it. 485021



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Well made Hitch adaptor 483034



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Everything was s advertised. Came on time and packaged very well. 477061



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Item shipped extremely fast! If I had any suggestion, it would be to include a set screw so that the adapter would stay in place once the adapter was aligned with existing hitch bolt. I had to modify my existing bike rack by drilling and installing a set screw on the adapter, but all is good! 474850



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Came in exactly as described! Arrived 2 days earlier than expected. Arrived Friday before Monday expected date. 473009



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This is awesome for switching from 1 1/4" to 2" 471710



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Good price. Good produce. Delivered on time. 462330



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perfect fit. I was concerned it would be scratched or even dented but the product was new and scratch free. 453072



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Works just fine for exactly what it is designed to do. I use it to put 1 1/4" bike racks on the 2" hitch. Helps to have the set screw on the side to hold it in place while installing it, but can be done (frustratingly) without. I have used it with several different vehicles and several different bike racks. 452832



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Fits well... works great! 451461



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Item worked perfectly. 442806


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