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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 800-298-1624 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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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 Bike Racks Replacement 2 inch Hitch Adapter Review

Dustin: Hey everyone. Dustin here at etrailer.com.Today, we'll be taking a look at some replacement parts for Thule bike racks. I got a specific problem here today, and I want to show you on my Thule Hitching Post Pro. Now, rather than replace an entire bike rack just for some missing parts, check out our inventory of replacement parts here at etrailer. Today we're taking a look at the shank adapter.Now this is my Hitching Post Pro, but it's also going to work with your Doubletrack, your Vortex and other similar Thule bike racks. The problem I have is that because this is adaptable between inch-and-a-quarter and two-inch hitches, sometimes I take the adapter sleeve off to switch between vehicles and I've actually lost the adapter sleeve.

Not a problem. We sell a replacement part here at eachtrailer.com.What you'll want to do is you'll want to go and pick up the sleeve itself. And if you are missing the screw, that's a separate part number. We'll put that up on the screen for you. And if you want, you can pick up the tool as well, but I'll let you in on a little secret.

It's just an Allen wrench, which you probably already have at home.So it's a direct replacement. It's going to slide right into place. All you want to do is make sure that this concave portion goes on the same side that your set screw is on. You'll want to take your set screw, more than likely you're using the new one. But if for some reason your old one was chipped or cracked or something like that, you can reuse your old one.

You'll want to get it started in there and then we'll just tighten it the rest of the way down. Don't go crazy tight. Just get it nice and snug to where it's flush. You're not going to have any problems inserting this into your hitch. You're basically back to normal.

Just go ahead and get your bike rack installed like you normally would.We do have replacement anti-rattle bolt here at etrailer.com too, if that turns up missing.So just like that, I'm able to load my bike up again. And I saved myself several hundred dollars just by swapping out parts for my Thule replacement part here from etrailer.com.


Customer Reviews

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   (180 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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Does what it's supposed to. Direct OEM replacement. Easy to order, plenty of shipping options & showed up exactly when etrailer said it would. User Tip: if you're using this to secure the 2" hitch adapter on a 1.25" stinger, add a drop of loctite to the screw before installing


Comments
1 year later, still working as it should, no noticeably excessive wear or deterioration.
Richard J - 09/15/2021


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Snug, secure fit into trailer hitch. This definitely fits the Thule model 934XTR 4 bike carrier I purchased around 2012. Not easy to verify that these parts fit older models. I've attached a picture for your reference of the carriers 1" hitch that this works with. Parts came nicely packaged and delivered in a couple of days. Would use eTrailer again!



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Significant upgrade over plastic 2 inch adapter that came with Thule hanging hitch rack. Rack is more stable now.



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Perfect adapter for Thule bicycle rack, fits exactly as described.



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Bought a used Thule hitch rack that was missing this adapter sleeve, so was happy to find it on etrailer. Everything fit well and felt secure. Only complaint is that it should include the screw used to secure this to the 1.25” post - etrailer sells you the screw separately for $[X]+, which seems needlessly expensive.



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Shopped other sites with no luck. Found it on etrailer.



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My Thule bike rack always had excessive play in the hitch receiver. I tried this replacement adapter hoping it would solve the shaking while transporting bikes down the road. Sadly, this didn't work. I would up changing my bike rack entirely to a Hollywood rack which tightens into the receiver. Not a reflection on etrailer, they provided the part quickly.



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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.


Comments
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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The hitch adapter worked to install my bike rack to my 2" receiver. I would have liked to have an instruction sheet with text and diagrams though.



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Awesome service and great product


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Still works great after one year!
Daniel - 10/29/2021


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Thank you so much the order was delivered on time and we are all set to head to Florida. Thank you again! Ken



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worked great for me bike rack this hitch adapter



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After sending pics/specs. etrailer delivered exactly what I needed! Thank you.



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etrailer is very responsive, helpful, and informative.



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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.



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Thanks Korren! Everything worked great. Part fits fine.



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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.



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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.



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Perfect, exactly what I was looking for.



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Craftsmanship is great! Its what i needed to replace a plastic adapter hard solid aluminum and fits great on my sport rack bike rack.



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I have to say: I didn't expect this to work as well as it did. I ordered the screw recommended in the video and put it into the shank of my Thule 954 bike rack. The beauty part is that, with the screw in place, the hitch adapter goes onto the shank and stops so that the holes for the bolt in the shank and the adapter line up perfectly. Putting the adapter into my 2" trailer hitch was easy too: it stopped at a depth that had the holes in the hitch, adapter, and shaft line up perfectly. It was super easy to get the bolt through the holes and tighten it. The bike rack is now very solidly held in the trailer hitch without any wobbling whatsoever.



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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".



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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.



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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..)



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Great shipping time product was as discribed. Only thing I’d say is your website is a bit messing looking and needs to be cleaner looking and more user friendly. Thanks


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