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Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers

Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers

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Replaces the 2" hitch adapter for your Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, or Helium Pro bike rack. Attaches to the Snug-Tite Stinger to convert the 1-1/4" shank to a 2" shank. Call 800-298-1624 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH8523185001 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 Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH8523185001

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  • Shanks and Adapters
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Replaces the 2" hitch adapter for your Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, or Helium Pro bike rack. Attaches to the Snug-Tite Stinger to convert the 1-1/4" shank to a 2" shank.


Features:

  • Replaces lost or damaged 2" hitch adapter sleeve
    • Works with Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, and Helium Pro bike racks
  • Attaches to Snug-Tite Stinger on your rack to convert the 1-1/4" shank to a 2" shank
  • Mounting screws (852-3136-001) and hex tool (853-0930) sold separately


8523185001 Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, and Helium Pro Bike Carriers





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Video Transcript for Review of Thule - Hitch Bike Racks - TH8523185001

Today we're going to take a look at the replacement two inch hitch adapter for the Thule Helium Aero and Easy Fold Bike Carriers.Now this two inch hitch adapter replaces a lost or damaged hitch adapter on the Thule Helium Aero Two and Three bike racks or for the Thule Easy Fold Bike Rack. This is an aluminum construction. It attaches to the snug tight stinger, which is the shank on the bike rack to convert a 1-1/4 inch shank to a two inch shank.Now the mounting screws and the hex tool to install it is all sold separately on our website. It's listed on this product pages as a related product. Mounting screws part number is 852-3136-001 and the hex tool's part number is 853-0930. Now, this part is designed to work with the Thule Helium Aero Bike Racks, part number TH9042 and the TH9043 are the Thule easy fold bike rack part number, TH9032.That should do it for the review on the replacement two inch hitch adapter for the Thule Helium Aero and Easy Fold Bike Carriers..


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Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers - TH8523185001

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the 2" hitch adapter for your Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, or Helium Pro bike rack. Attaches to the Snug-Tite Stinger to convert the 1-1/4" shank to a 2" shank.

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Solved my Thule bike rack/trailer hitch dilemma immediately! 5-minute installation and saved a couple hundred bucks by doing it myself. Well-designed and detailed shipping tracking system that really kept me up to date on delivery time, and arrived 1-day early too. Could not be happier!



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This product is useless without the screws, which are a non-standard size and head shape. This simple order has become a major headache as I drive from hardware store to hardware store, looking for $0.50 in parts that should have been in the package.


Comments
Thank you for your review! If you note in the description of the product, parts # 852-3136-001, the mounting screw, and part # 853-0930, the hex tool, are listed as separate parts that can be sourced on our website. I hope this helps.
Brooke M - 07/06/2021


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Great experience! Everything came on time as described. Adapter fit perfectly. Will definitely order from here again in the future.



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Exactly fit part for my Thule rack so that I can use it in 2" hitch receivers. The item was missing from a rack I purchased on another online retailer, but no worries as etrailer.com saved the day for me! Now I have a perfectly functional Thule rack!



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I switched my Thule Helium Carrier from a 1 1/4" hitch to a 2" and could not figure out how to do it and as always the very helpful folks at etrailer came to the rescue. Works like a charm, rock solid.



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Exactly what I needed. It did the trick. Great customer service and really fast delivery!



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So very glad you carried an item that is hard to get anywhere else. Even though it was on a two month back order, you kept me updated.



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Product is a perfect fit and arrived quickly. Unfortunately, it did not come with the screw to attach it and I had to order that separately and pay the additional shipping. etrailer provides excellent service and products.



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Warning: this “adapter” does not come with the 2 screws needed to attach which makes it useless. I spent $20 on rush shipping to get this in advance of bike trip which ended up being a waste since I wasn’t able to use it. Went to 3 local hardware stores and they do not sell the screws which Thule describes as M8x30.


Comments
This Replacement 2 inch Hitch Adapter for Thule Helium Aero and EasyFold Bike Carriers part # TH8523185001 require 2 replacement cap screws part # 852-3136-001
Replacement Cap Screw for Thule Apex 2" Adaptor
$6.83
to attach. You may also need the hex tool # 853-0930
Replacement M5 Hex Key for Thule Bike Carriers, Ladder Racks and Ski and Snowboard Carriers
$3.68
to tighten.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 10/06/2017


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Product was shipped quickly. I had thought it would come with the screws to install it, that was my bad for not noticing it did not come with the screws. I have found screws that are a little long, we will grind them down so we can put the 2" adapter on to the stinger of my Thule Helium 3 Bike hitch.



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Product works great. Allowed me to attach my bike carrier with my recently purchased hitch.



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The product is very well made. I only wish that there were the two screws to attach this to my existing bike carrier. I understand why they did not come with it since this is a replacement part, but I lost the original part with the two screws.



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It was the incorrect adapter for the Thule bike rack that I have.



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All great as always thanks.



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Product fitted my Helium Aero 2 just like the missing original. Worked great.



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Excellent fits perfect



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Excellent product Came a day early



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Exactly like the original part from Thu le



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As expected, thanks!



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Works exactly as expected


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