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Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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The economically priced, yet stylish Traveler bike rack lets you carry 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Sturdy rack features anti-sway cradles that stabilize your bikes; dual, folding arms; an anti-wobble hitch pin; and a tilting mast. Call 800-298-8924 to order Hollywood Racks hitch bike racks part number HR8500 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hollywood Racks products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks

  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Hollywood Racks
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

The economically priced, yet stylish Traveler bike rack lets you carry 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Sturdy rack features anti-sway cradles that stabilize your bikes; dual, folding arms; an anti-wobble hitch pin; and a tilting mast.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack carries up to 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Sturdy anti-sway cradles with soft rubber straps secure bikes to rack
    • Prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
    • Rotate to better fit bikes of varying sizes
    • Slide along arms, allowing you to adjust bike spacing
    • Won't scratch or scuff your bike's finish
  • Dual, folding arms provide excellent bike support
    • Reduce the need for adapter bars on children's, women's and alternative frame bikes
    • Pivot down when carrier is not in use
  • Tilting upright mast allows easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area
  • Adapter sleeve enables rack to fit both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches
  • Anti-rattle bolt reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
    • Anti-rattle hitch lock and cable lock set (HRLHPTC - sold separately) can be used to secure the rack to your hitch and your bikes to the rack
  • Rust-resistant, sturdy steel construction with black powder coat finish
  • Red safety reflectors on arms


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 35 lbs per bike
  • Distance between bikes: 6-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to back of upright bar: 9-1/2"
  • Distance between arms (outside to outside at cradles): 14"
  • Carrier weight: 29.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels, travel trailers, or flat-towed vehicles

Traveler 4 Hitch Bike Rack

The Traveler bike rack lets you transport up to four bikes on the back of your vehicle without having to skimp on style or pay big bucks.


This versatile bike carrier slides into your vehicle's 1-1/4" or 2" trailer hitch. Leave on the included adapter sleeve to fit the shank into a 2" receiver, or remove the sleeve to slide the shank into a Class II, 1-1/4" receiver. An anti-wobble hitch pin reduces the movement of the rack in the hitch receiver. And you can tighten the thumbscrew on the back of the upright mast to help keep the mast from wobbling.


Dual Arms

Traveler Arms

Constructed of rugged steel with a sleek black powder coat finish, the Traveler features dual arms that support your bikes and better accommodate women's, children's and alternative frames. (An adapter bar [HRBA-PRO - sold separately] may still be required.) The arms easily fold down when the rack is not in use - just remove the tethered bail pin.


Anti-Sway Cradles

Traveler Cradles

Rubber anti-sway cradles with straps firmly grip your bike's frame at three points to keep it from swaying front to back. This helps to keep your bikes from hitting each other and your vehicle during transit. The cradles rotate and slide along the arms, so you can easily adjust them based on the type and number of bikes you're transporting. And you can use the integrated safety strap to help keep your bikes tied down.


Tilting Mast

Traveler Tilted

The Traveler's upright mast tilts forward to allow access to your vehicle's cargo area. Once your bikes are unloaded, just remove the linchpin from the base and tilt the rack away from the vehicle.


An anti-rattle hitch lock and cable lock set (HRLHPTC - sold separately) is recommended to deter theft of the rack and your bikes.



HR8500 Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack - 4 Bikes - 1.25 Inch and 2 Inch Hitches

Replaces Hollywood Racks HR8000

Item # HR8500

Installation Details HR8500 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - HR8500

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

The economically priced, yet stylish Traveler bike rack lets you carry 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Sturdy rack features anti-sway cradles that stabilize your bikes; dual, folding arms; an anti-wobble hitch pin; and a tilting mast.

- HR8500
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Ordering and shipping were quite easy and very quick. Product looks very sturdy and easily assembled; however, have not hauled the bikes with it as of yet (just got it two days ago, the only reason I did not rate excellent). 94078


Comments
I saw a Rav4 that had a bike rackHollywood that fit over the spare tire. The rack looked to be bolted to the back of the door. I have an SUV without a door mounted spare, but I would like to find a bike rack that mounts to the back of the car. I dont want to use a car hitch.
-- comment by: Tom S - 01/20/2014

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There are 3 basic types of bike racks used on the rear. Hitch mounted, spare tire mounted and trunk mounts. The first two are out since you do not want to use a hitch and do not have a spare. There are several trunk bike racks that will fit on SUVs. You can write back and with the year, make and model of your SUV I can show you what will fit. Or you can use our Fit Guide, input the information, and the website will display the results for your vehicle.

-- Patrick B - 2/3/2014


- HR8500
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The carrier was eady to assemble and attach to my hitch. We have 4 bikes, 2 children, 1 women's and 1 man's. It wasn't until the carrier arrived that I saw the video about needing a bar accessory to put children's and women's bikes on. We did not have time or money to purchase more parts so we managed to fit the bikes on. The rack works great but may have made a different choice if we had the information prior to purchasing. 829594



- HR8500
by:

We are happy with the sturdiness of this rack! Plus, it is a great price. 828763



- HR8500
by:

Love it! 239932



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Built to last. This one is replacing a 3-bike Hollywood rack that is 12 years old. It still works fine but I needed space for more bikes! I had one question during assembly - I called the toll-free number on the instructions and immediately talked to a very helpful person who answered my question. I highly recommend Hollywood racks and highly recommend etrailer.com. 82748


Comments
The rack is still working out great. Its a beast. My trailer and carrier needs are minimal, but I can honestly say that there is no need to shop around - because I did prior to this purchase - etrailer.com is a no-brainer.
Jake W - 05/31/2014

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- HR8000
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Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Bought this product after researching many 4 bike capacity racks on line. I wanted something sturdy but not ultra expensive. I considered buying the Thule trailway ( I think it’s csljed) at dicks because it got pretty good reviews and has a latch to tilt instead of a pin. But ultimately decided on this model. So glad I did. very sturdy. Easy to assemble and operate. Holds 4 bikes or varying sizes/styles easily. The only change I would make would be to somehow attach pin that you pull out to tilt the rack out to the rack somehow. I’m always afraid I’m going to lose it. This rack will stay on my car for the majority of the year (with the exception of winter) so ease of use was important to me 555182



- HR6000
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Very nice bike rack for the price. Rack was very easy to put together and install. have only used it once but it seems to be very well made. the ordering was easy to use and rack arrived in 3 days. 176563


Comments
I have used the bike rack many times in the past year and it is very well made. The anti-rattle pin works very well and the strap keeps the wheels from turning in the wind. Would recommend this rack to anyone looking for a well made rack at a good price.
Robert - 03/01/2016

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- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Product was exactly as described. Overall works pretty well although 5 bikes are a bit crowded and the rubber straps used to secure the bikes take some effort to secure 300591


Comments
Still working just fine
Ron - 10/17/2017

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- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Solid design and materials. A bit of a challenge on more atypical frame shapes, including wider top tubes (e.g. Electra Cruiser, top tube is too wide for the cradle) or those with intersecting frame components that make for narrower frame openings (i.e. difficulty in getting over the cradles). Also note that the cradles do not move and the 5th pair of cradles are positioned close (same as other brands?) to the vehicle, between the vertical tube and the vehicle. 198013


Comments
After a year, it has held up well. Construction-wise, it a winner.As noted previously, a design that accommodates various frames better would have been nice.
Alice - 05/25/2016

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- HR6500
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Good at a fair price 837560



- HR6500
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


The products are great!! I like it when I install the Bike Rack on my 2015 Toyota Rav4. 828915



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


We've only used it once but it is great! It fits all 5 of our bikes without issue and we're happy. We have an adult men's bike, adult women's bike, and three 24" kid/teen bikes. The women and kid bikes have to go through the bars slightly differently, but not a problem at all. We love it! 828448



- HR6000
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


I didn't like the pin design. Otherwise it's a good product. 820084



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Thanks for the quick shipment/deliver of this bike rack for my SUV! The directions were easy to follow and this appears to be a solid-well built bike rack. I can't wait to use it on our next vacation! 802525



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Nice solid product. Delivered on time as they stated. Working with the reps was great! 801646



- HR8000
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Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


I've had the bike rack for a year now and still think it is great. I use it about once a week during nice weather and have not had any trouble with it at all. All the straps (rubber) are in good shape after continued use - holding the bikes nice and tight. Typically I take just one or maybe two bikes, so I've placed them in different positions to use all the straps/receivers equally. Every position works well for our adult bikes. 636552



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Just used our bike rack for a camping trip after storing it in the garage for the winter. We had not tried to fit 5 bikes on it before, but my son wanted to bring both his BMX trick bike and his mountain bike. All 5 bikes (2 adult, 3 kids) fit without any trouble, nice and secure. Highly recommended. 399904



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Great product. .great service .. quick delivery easy installation.. etrailer.com 5 star company. . 284793



- HR6000
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


The HR6000 works very well, bikes load easily, have rubber tie downs that hold the bikes securely and is very stable on the road. This rack holds 3 bikes, normally I use it for 2 bikes but on occasion i have had 3 bikes, and it is stable and secure. The 3/8 bolt that connects the rack to the hitch has a tapered end that easily finds the threaded end in the hitch and threads through. The rack has a bottom pin that allows the vertical tube to lean back so the trunk or rear door can be opened with the rack on, (a very nice feature ) to help make that connection tight, there is a thumbnail bolt at the bottom to take up the play. That is a problem because that bolt wants to loosen and lets the rack sway, something to be aware of. Overall a nice way to carry bikes at a good price. 275418



- HR6500
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


We anticipated taking our grandson bike riding at various locations last summer but, we actually only did it once. After that he didn't want to go riding other than the streets in our development. I was glad we had the carrier and who knows we may use it in the future. It is a quality product that we were well satisfied with. I would recommend it to anyone shopping for a bike carrier. 258697



- HR8000
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


We just received the bike rack and plan to use it soon. I chose to ordered the rack through etrailer.com because the price was competitive and I also ordered a trailer hitch from them as well. 248834



- HR6000
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Excellent purchase for the value. It is very sturdy but stylish. Well done! Not easy to break down... It comes mostly pre assembled with minimum left to do other than just bolt it to the lower arm and mount it in your car hitch receiver. I highly recommend it. 242197



- HR6000
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Just what I wanted, 236199



- HR6000
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Thank you for the great service and good price! 215790



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Order was easy and it shipped quickly. Very easy to assemble and appears to be good quality. Using this weekend but anticipate any issues 172555


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Ask the Experts about this Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks

  • 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch Adapter Sleeve for Hollywood Racks Traveler Bike Rack HR8500
    Yes, you can get the 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch adapter for bike rack # HR8500. You will need Replacement Hitch Adapter Sleeve # HRREDADA. It also includes the screw to hold it to the bike rack shank.
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  • Distance Between Cradles on Hollywood Racks Traveler Bike Carrier
    The distance between the cradles on the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier # HR8500 is 6". It is the same measurement for the 3 bike version # HR6500 and the 5 bike version # HR9200. I spoke with my contact at Hollywood Racks and they suggested if you need to adjust them you can use a little bit of warm soapy water to slide the cradle on the arm. Once the water dries they will stay in place.
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  • Solution for Using Hanging Bike Rack with Bike that Has Thicker Top Tube Diameter
    What would be your most ideal solution would be to use a bike frame adapter bar like part # UB01 on the bike. This will attach to the seat post and the steering stem of the bike to provide you with a horizontal attachment tube for your bike rack. I attached a review video for this adapter for you to check out how it works as well. There aren't any longer straps available at this time.
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  • Could Frame Cradles of Hollywood Racks Traveler be Removed if Not Needed
    If you removed the end caps of the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Rack Part # HR8500 you could slide the frame cradles off of it. Typically it's easiest to just slide the ones you don't want to use out of the way on the arms.
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  • Comparing Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack and Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 For Motorhome
    The Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack part # C18087 is what I recommend as it works with all different types of bike frames without any adapter needed and can carry much heavier bikes. The Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier part # HR8500 is an okay choice but it would indeed require any adapter for women's or children's bikes and it has a 35 lbs weight capacity which most likely won't work for a beach cruiser.
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  • Will An Eco Hitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Carry 4 Bikes On A 2017 Chevy Bolt EV
    The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7359 will fit your 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and provides a 2" receiver that accommodates a 4-bike carrier. That said a significant limiting factor here is that from our research your vehicle tow capacity looks to be 100 lbs tongue weight and 1,000 lbs total trailer weight on your vehicle. Should you still decide to pursue this route, a bike rack like the Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack # S64FR is 86 lbs and would not...
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  • Comparison of Hollywood Racks HR8000 and HR8500 Hitch-Mount Bike Carriers
    The Hollywood # HR8000 and HR8500 hitch mount bike carriers share a number of key features including a tilting mast, dual folding arms, anti-sway cradles, an anti-rattle bolt, safety reflectors and a capacity to carry up to 4 bikes of 35 lbs each. Both also carry a limited lifetime warranty. The main differences between them are that the # HR8000 is intended for use only with 2-inch hitch receivers and offers greater clearance between the hitch pin hole and the upright mast (11-1/2 inches...
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  • Recommendation for a Lightweight 4-Bike Carrier
    Our lightest 4-bike carrier is the Saris Bones, part # SA884, at 22 lbs. This is an entry-level bike rack with basic features. This bike rack will fit Class II and higher trailer hitches and you can add a hitch lock, # SA3022, and a cable lock, # SA981. Another bike rack that you may be interested in is the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4-Bike Rack, # HR8500. This is a more economical option, but it does come with anti-sway cradles to keep the bikes from moving when you are driving. It also...
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  • Light Weight 4-Bike Platform Rack Recommendation
    The Saris Freedom 4 Bike Rack part # SA4414B will carry 4 bikes and only weighs 53 lbs. This is actually the lightest weight 4-bike platform rack we offer.
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  • Lock for Hollywood Racks Traveler Bike Rack
    The Hollywood Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable Lock # HRLHPTC is a better option. It is intended to be used with a threaded pin and it comes with a cable lock to keep your bikes locked to your Hollywood Racks Traveler # HR8500. The Hollywood Racks Hitch Lock for 2" Hitches # HRLHP2 has the same style lock core but the pin wouldn't work. Adding the cable lock to keep your bikes secure is a nice touch to the # HRLHPTC kit.
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  • Compatibility of Replacement Hitch Adapter Sleeve for Hollywood Racks Bike Racks
    You will actually only need to use one of the mounting holes for the Replacement Hitch Adapter Sleeve # HRREDADA. This sleeve will work if you have one of the following Hollywood Racks bike racks: Sport Rider - # HR1000Z Sport Rider - # HR1000Z-R (For Recumbent Bikes) Commuter - # HR2500 Traveler 3 Bike - # HR6500 Traveler 4 Bike - # HR8500 If you have a different bike rack please let me know and I can see if there is an alternative solution for you.
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  • Replacement Hitch Adapter Sleeve For Hollywood Racks Bike Carrier
    We do offer a replacement hitch adapter for Hollywood Racks bike carriers. Part # HRREDADA is designed to fit models # HR1000Z, # HR1000Z-R, # HR2500, # HR6500, and # HR8500.
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  • Will Thule Gateway Pro Trunk Bike Rack Fit a 2013 Nissan Rogue With Spoiler
    So technically Thule says that the Gateway Pro # TH88VR will fit your 2013 Nissan Rogue but we have received a lot of feedback stating that any type of trunk mount rack that uses straps will actually damage the spoiler which is why we don't show it as a fit. Your best options are to either go with a roof mount rack like the SeaSucker Mini Bomber # 298-BM2006 (which is a roof rack and bike rack all in one) or by installing a hitch # e98846 and using a hitch mount bike rack like the Hollywood...
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