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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  • 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. 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 - HR8500

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 from center of hitch pin hole to back of upright bar: 9-1/2"
  • Distance between arms (outside to outside at cradles): 14"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels or towable campers

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 inch or 2-inch trailer hitch. Leave on the included adapter sleeve to fit the shank into a 2-inch receiver, or remove the sleeve to slide the shank into a Class II, 1-1/4 inch 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



HR8500 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details HR8500 Installation instructions



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


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




Video Transcript for Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2012 Honda Pilot, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler four-bike carrier, part number hr8500. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, slide our antirattle through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with the carrier secured to the vehicle, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about seven inches. With the cradle arms folded down, we have added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.

We'll then pull the pin at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out, and we'll measure from the vehicle's cargo door to the end of the carrier's cradle arms, and we'll get a measurement of 42 inches. To access the cargo area, we'll pull the pin at the base of the carrier to tilt the mast down. This will allow us to have access to our cargo door. To load the bike, we'll make sure that the mast is in its upright position. We'll undo the cradle straps, set the bike into the frame cradles, and secure with the straps.

And that completes today's test fit for the Hollywood Racks Traveler four-bike carrier, part number hr8500 on our 2012 Honda Pilot.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (20 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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Love it! 239932



- HR8000
by:

Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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
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Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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 Hollywood Racks 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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- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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



- HR6000
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Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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



- HR6000
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Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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 Hollywood Racks 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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- HR8000
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Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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



- HR9200
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Review from a similar Hollywood Racks Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- HR6500
by:

Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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
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Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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
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Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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
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Review from a similar Hollywood Racks Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Just what I wanted, 236199



- HR6000
by:

Review from a similar Hollywood Racks Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Thank you for the great service and good price! 215790



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Hollywood Racks 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



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Hollywood Racks Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Product worked great on a trip to Chincoteauge and back. About 450 mi. There are more deluxe bike racks available but they also have deluxe pricing that goes with them. I was very satisfied with the functionality of this rack. It seemed plenty strong to support the 5 adult bikes that I carried. 153751



- HR9200
by:

Review from a similar Hollywood Racks Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Great product, just used it on a 1100 mile roundtrip without any issues - only carried 3 bikes this time. Easy to setup and use. 142338



- HR6500
by:

Review from a similar Hollywood Racks Traveler in Hitch Bike Racks


Great rack with all the features I need - and much cheaper than the name brands! 101210


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