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Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Black

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Black

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This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number SH12B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design - holds most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Ratcheting hooks on adjustable arms firmly grip your bikes by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front-wheel cradles make it easy to load your bikes
    • Cradles fold into rack for improved bumper clearance when rack is folded up
  • Rear-wheel cradles with ratcheting straps pivot to accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Front-mounted foot lever lets a single person easily tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access
    • Fold the rack up for storage
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening cam system
    • Turn knob to tighten rack in hitch and help eliminate rattle in the connection
  • Keyed-alike locks included for bikes and rack
    • Hitch lock secures rack to vehicle
    • Cable lock secures bikes to rack
    • 3 Keys included
  • Aluminum construction is lightweight and rustproof
  • Glossy metallic black and gray anodize finish


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 40 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (016-025-00-00 - sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47"
  • Distance between bicycles: 14"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of carrier when folded down: 11"
    • Closest part of carrier when folded up: 7-1/2"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded down: 34-3/8"
  • Cable lock dimensions: 6' long x 1/4" diameter
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 bike rack

The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes of almost any size, shape, or frame style on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting wheel hooks and pivoting wheel cradles hold your bikes with no frame contact. The aluminum rack tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. It installs without tools using the hand-tightening cam system, and it includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Adjustable Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 ratcheting wheel hooks

The rack has ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheels - not the frames. These hooks allow you to rapidly load and unload your bikes. Each hook adjusts in 2-mm increments to ensure a snug fit over your wheel, and it releases with the push of a button.


Kuat Sherpa 2.0 ratcheting arms

The wheel hooks are mounted on arms that pivot nearly 180 degrees from left to right. This makes it easier to load when compared with a rack that has the hooks mounted on a central post. To load simply set your bike in the wheel cradles, rotate the arms up over the wheels, and press the hooks down over the wheels until snug.


Folding Front-Wheel Cradles

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

The large, folding front-wheel cradles accommodate most bike wheels. The hinged cradles flip up to hold your wheels in place and fold down so they're out of the way when the rack is folded up against your vehicle. There is a hook-and-loop strap on each cradle that wraps around the tray and through the spokes of your wheel to hold the wheel in place. You can also use the straps to secure the cradles flat so they don't flop around when the rack is in the stored position.


Pivoting Rear-Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rear wheel cradles

The pivoting rear-wheel cradles self-adjust to accommodate your bike's wheelbase. Set your bike's rear wheel into the cradle and it will automatically adjust to grip your wheel at the optimal angle. Use the ratcheting strap to secure your wheel to the cradle.


Folding and Tilting Design

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 folding design

There is a front-mounted foot lever in the base of the rack that lets a single person easily tilt and fold the rack.


Kuat SH22B tilting down

The rack tilts down - with or without bikes loaded - so you can access your vehicle's rear cargo area.

Kuat SH12B 2_bike rack

You can also fold the rack up when you're not transporting bikes. This is great for parking in places where space is limited such as a parking garage.


Tool-Free Installation With Anti-Rattle Device

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 without tools installation

The knob at the front of the shank lets you quickly and easily install the rack. Just slide the shank into your hitch and turn the knob until snug. The knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge inside the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection. The locking hitch pin has an Allen tool on the end that further tightens the hand knob if you are still experiencing rattle after hand-tightening.


Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 locking cableKuat Sherpa 2.0 locking cable

The Sherpa 2.0 includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. The 1/4" thick cable threads around your bike frames, passes through the cable's looped latch tip, and inserts into the lock on the outside bike tray. Coil up the cable and store it in your vehicle or bike bag when it's not in use.


Kuat Sherpa 2.0 locking kitch pin

To lock the rack to your hitch, simply insert the hitch pin and connect the lock to the end of the pin. The locks are keyed alike so you can use the same keys for both locks.



SH12B Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Black

Item # SH12B

Installation Details SH12B Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Black - SH12B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (172 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack.

- SH12B
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My Kuat Sherpa 2.0 arrived early and was exactly as expected. Very light and easy to install. This is a picture of it mounted on a Curt 11130 hitch on a 2009 Mini Cooper S convertible. Sits a little high, but functional and stable. 494978



- SH12B
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Car: 2017 Honda CR-V This is a great rack! There's not a lot to the assembly, other than getting the first two long bolts in, those were tricky. Once those were in there, aligned properly, the rest of the assembly was pretty easy. Attaching the rack to the hitch receiver was the easiest part of the whole thing! The rack is really nicely portable, and will easily store in our apartment during the off season. It takes less than a minute to get it loaded into the hitch receiver. The cable lock is a little bit flimsy, but should hopefully deter casual thievery. What I would have loved to have seen were locks in the retaining arms as well, so those couldn't be messed with by strangers. Otherwise, this rack is really great, and I would highly recommend it. 433069


Comments
The rack is still working great! We had a Saris bones previously, and this rack is so much easier to load the bikes on, and weve never had any issues, even whenb weve hauled our bikes up to Canada. Thanks for checking in, you guys are great, Ive recommended you to anyone looking to buy any kind of bike rack.
Katherine P - 09/21/2018

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- SH12B
by:

The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is amazing. I’m so happy I went with an aluminum bike rack, instead of a steel one. It is so nice and lightweight. Plus, this one in particular looks great with my 2017 Volkswagen (VW) GTI SE. So easy to install and use. It is really sleek and high quality. 477017



- SH12B
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Yeah... Not a huge fan. I've had this rack for a year now and have used it sparingly on my KIA RIO to haul bikes around. Loading bikes is fast and easy! Bikes are fairly secure and I've never had any issues with them coming loose or falling off the rack but that being said... I've decided this mounting solution isn't for me. Bikes aren't as secured on the rack as much as I would like and I find myself constantly worrying about them. Also the rack has far too much play for me to be at ease when using it. An issue I have run into is that my rack has some fore/aft play and also makes a 'knock' sound when being jiggled. I have checked all the bolts and everything is tight so I'm not sure where it is coming from. As I stated previously this rack has NOT failed me in a major way—i only find it dissatisfactory. 735864



- SH12B
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Awesome product. This is the third bike rack that I have purchased from etrailer. It is the second hitch mount bike rack for me. The first hitch mount, Thule, required additional strapping to hold the bike on the rack - which was a pain. Nothing more unsettling than looking out the rearview mirror to see your bike dangling off the back of the car! However, this Kuat Sherpa is an awesome hitch. Bikes are easy to load and unload. Bikes do not touch or rub against each other. They are secure in place and I have no worries about trips down the interstate. If only I had known, this would have been my one and only bike rack purchase. 463703



- SH12B
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Love my Kuat Sherpa. Just installed it today and can't wait to hit the trails. Thanks 829567



- SH12B
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First off the customer service with etrailer is exceptional; I was able to place an order directly with Nicole on a Sunday. I am very impressed and highly recommend. As for the actual product I love this bike hitch. It's very sleek and compliments my vehicle perfectly. Very sturdy and so happy I ended up going with this one. 750244



- SH12B
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Assembly directions were a bit vague but managed to figure it out. Easy to install the rack on my car with a tight, secure fit. The best feature is how easy it folds down so I can use the rear lift gate on my vehicle. My backup camera was confused at first but I definitely could see past the hitch 718776



- SH12B
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Very, very quick shipping, the bike rack is fantastic. 691473



- SH12B
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I love my Kuat Sherpa 2.0. I have it on my Mazda CX5 for about a year now and I leave it on most of the time Dropping it so I can get into the back of my car is barely an effort and I do this quite a bit. I get annoyed easily at little nuisances so this is saying A LOT! The best part about this bike rack, though, is how QUICK and EASY it is to rack the bikes. I can have two bikes racked and be driving away before anyone else has even one bike racked - whether it be a hitch rack or a roof rack. I often wonder why everyone does not have a Kuat. I know they are expensive but this rack is worth every penny and then some! Getting the rack off my car, when necessary, is also easy to do - just unlock the pin, loosen the ball that keeps the rack secure in the hitch and pull off. The only word of caution is to READ the installation instructions BEFORE you open the box!! I did not and realized too late that the box serves as an assembly aid. Putting it together should take 10 minutes but it took me too long (too embarrassed to say) and was not a fun experience. This was due to my own stupidity since I am pretty sure the box stated to read first. Buy a Kuat! 658365



- SH12B
by:

Its ease of use to secure and mount bikes quickly makes this rack the best choice in this class. 634154



- SH12B
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We initially chose this bike rack over several others due to the fit and finish, ease of use and the fact that it was a great aesthetic match to the car. In addition, due to our car's sunroof, a roof rack was not an option. That being said, after several prior years with roof rack, we will now always choose a platform style carrier because of the ease of use and ability to use the same rack with several of our cars. It's great being able to just pull the bike off of the rack and be ready to go. It's also nice to have out trunk completely free of bike wheels on trips! 611240



- SH12B
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This rack is great. It fits well on our vehicle and is very flexible. Not only do the bikes fit well and not interfere with each other but the rack tilts up and down even while the bikes are on it. It folds up neatly too on the car when the bikes are not on it. I would highly recommend this rack. And everyone a eTrailer was helpful. They were great. 610097



- SH12B
by:

Great product - best bike carrier ever! !!! 589696



- SH12B
by:

I have had this rack for a year and used it extensively. The rack folds up to a small footprint so that I can leave it on my vehicle. When removing and re-installing the rack is required, it is quite simple. The rack started to make quite a bit of noise after 6 months or so and the arm needs to be lubricated after a while. Overall very pleased. 570672



- SH12B
by:

Thx. Happy customer!!!! 550952



- SH12B
by:

I love it! It does exactly what I had hoped for: Easy and quick to use! It folds up and down in a second to access trunk. It takes only a minute to (un)mount two bikes. It is sturdy and takes quite a beating (I constantly use the rack to temporarily hold stuff I load into my car). And it looks stylish. I was hoping for a rack that would not stand between me and a bike ride, and it does exactly that! Highly recommended! 525185



- SH12B
by:

Fantastic Service and Speedy Delivery! Best prices too! When browsing etrailers products, be sure to add items to the cart to see the discounted price. 489959



- SH12B
by:

Love my new Sherpa rack. Light weight, attractive, and easy to load bikes on to. Very easy to assemble, read the directions and then follow them exactly, took 10 minutes to complete assembly. Like the flip up front tire holder and the built in locking system. Overall couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. 478476



- SH12B
by:

Love the bike rack. Such good instructions to assemble it. The tow hitch was easy to install. But it is a two man job and a car lift would have made installation a lot easier. 450254



- SH12B
by:

Quality. Well built. Easy to put together. Few parts. Tip. Read Directions first before you pull contents out of box as the box itself supports installation. Also, I would watch a You Tube Video to get an overview of the process. etrailer was prompt and offered great customer service followup. 430092



- SH12B
by:

Love the new rack. Works just as advertised. etrailer customer service is awesome - I had a question and they were exceptionally responsive. Thanks! 410116



- SH22B
by:

Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Your website was so helpful I knew exactly what I was getting. No surprises. The Kuat product is definitely very high quality so I look for many years of use. My favorite features are the light weigh (32#), anti wobble adjustment, and the striking finish. I may leave it on my SUV just for looks! 723338



- SH12G
by:

Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Got the bike rack in just 5 days, plus free shipping. I'm happy. 333098



- SH22G
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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Light weight, very easy to use and very stable. It's my first tray type carrier and will get rid of my old hanging carrier now. Easier to assemble than some say. (insert the 4" bolt BEFORE torqueing the two long bolts) Now for the bad. On second use, the tumbler pulled out of the cable lock. Will call them today. Overall, though, a very good rack. 634080


Comments
Kuat offered to send a complete tray due to the lock problem. I just had them send a lock and the special tool to replace it. It came within a week. Still love this rack. It is very rigid and very quick to load.
Doug - 04/24/2020

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    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack, Item # SH12B, does not have a fat tire and a thin tire version. You can add a Phat Bike Adapter Kit, Item # APBK, that only adds a tire strap extender and a secondary strap to the rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 4-3/4 inches wide. The Sherpa will carry 2 bikes that are 40-lbs or less and works with wheel sizes from 25 inches to 29 inches. It also has a cable and hitch lock with 3 keys included. I have attached links to some articles,...
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    There are two versions of the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack, part # SH12B for 1-1/4" hitch openings and part # SH22B for 2" hitch openings. Therefore, I see absolutely no reason as to why you could not use the former with a 1-1/4" hitch opening as that is exactly what it is designed for. When comparing the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 to the Saris SuperClamp EX part # SA4025F, the SuperClamp has a higher weight capacity (60 lbs vs 40 lbs) and can accommodate wider tires (4-1/2" vs 3"). Aside...
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    I do have hitch bike racks that will work on the rear of a motor home, but the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Hitch Bike Rack, part # SH12B, is not one of them. Although the Kuat hitch bike racks are an excellent bike rack, it is not designed for use on the rear of a RV or a motor home . When a hitch bike rack is designed to fold-up or tilt-away, that design will not allow the bike rack to stand up to the rigors of being on the back of a motor home. A bike rack mounted to the rear of a RV or motor...
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  • Is Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH12B Compatible with Bikes w/ 29 Inch Diameter Wheels
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 you referred to, part # SH12B is compatible with bikes with wheel diameters ranging from 25-29 inches. With an optional adapter # 016-025-00-00, you can carry bikes with 20-24 inch wheels. The rack can handle two bikes weighing up to 40 lbs apiece. A hitch lock and cable lock is included. It will work just fine with your 29er. Just to be absolutely sure, I've confirmed this with Kuat.
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  • Weight Capacity of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Part # SH12B
    According to Kuat, as long as you do not exceed the 80 lb weight limit, you should be fine. I would recommend placing the heavier bike so that it is closest to the vehicle. My contact at Kuat said that if the battery on the electric bike is easily removable, taking the battery out might not be a bad idea. The bicycles are secured on the top and bottom of each tire, it will work great with womens or mens bikes. The hitch pin included with the rack locks, and a locking cable is included...
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  • Comparing Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack and Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack for BMW and Volvo
    The Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Platform Rack EX2 # SA4025F and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH12B are both great options, but between the 2 racks, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is my favorite and the one that hits more of the points on your list. Both the SuperClamp and Sherpa will fit both your 2007 BMW 530 and your 2010 Volvo XC60. These bike racks can both install in either 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch bike racks, and they will both clear your vehicle's bumpers when in the carrying...
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    One of the most important things to consider when choosing a bike rack is the bumper clearance. Because there is not a set standard of how far back the receiver is recessed under the vehicle, the distance between the hitch pin hole in the receiver and the furthest rearward point of the vehicle bumper needs to be known so a rack with a long enough shank can be chosen. If you choose a rack whose shank is too short, the upright portion or wheel tray of the rack will contact the bumper before...
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    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Black Item # SH12B is an excellent choice and it will work with the 1-1/4 inch hitch and your 2011 Kia Soul. It is also available in pearl, # SH12P, and gray, # SH12G. I have linked a video review of the Sherpa 2.0 for you.
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  • Recommended Lightweight Bike Rack for 2013 Lexus IS250
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH12B bike rack you looked at is an excellent bike rack that's very easy to use. At around 30 lbs, it's one of the lightest bike racks of its type we offer. Platform bike racks like the Sherpa are favored by many because the bikes typically don't need to be lifted as high for loading as a hanging type bike rack, so loading the bike is easier for somebody with limited upper body strength. If a super-light weight rack is of the utmost importance, Kuat makes a hanging...
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  • Can Bike with Front Fender Fit on Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack
    I do have an alternative solution for you but if your bike has a front fender then the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH12B won't be compatible because the ratcheting arm will need to be placed on the wheel where your front fender is at. Instead I recommend using the Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412F which is compatible with 1-1/4" and 2" receivers, and it secures your bike(s) by the down tube or top tube, whichever is compatible. This rack is made here in the USA and also comes with...
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    The Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack, part # SH12B, you have referenced is one of our best selling hitch bike racks. It will fit Class I and Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches. It is made of lightweight, rustproof aluminum and folds up out of the way when not being used. It uses an adjustable hook that grabs the front tire to hold your bike in place, so it does not touch the frame of your Trek bike. I am including a link to a video review on the Kuat bike rack. You will want to look at the owners...
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    The Inno Tire Hold 2 Bike Platform Rack part # INH120 and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack like part # SH12B are both excellent options. I recommend the Kuat Sherpa because the finish of these racks is extremely nice and there are really no others who can compete. In addition to the finish, it is a very high quality rack that will perform well and last a long time. In addition to all of this, the Sherpa is much lighter than the Tire Hold. In order to use either bike rack on a 2013...
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  • Is Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Compatible With Class I Trailer Hitch
    The Class I Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24866 that fits your 2011 VW Golf Wagon and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack for 1-1/4 inch hitches are absolutely compatible because this bike rack does fit a Class I trailer hitch. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack is available in Gray # SH12G, Black # SH12B, and Pearl # SH12P. You have made superb choice because of its unique combination of function and style. I have added a link to a video install of the Draw-Tite hitch and review...
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  • Can Trailer Hitch be Installed on 2019 Volkswagen Golf TSI
    What you are referring to is actually pretty common when it comes to smaller vehicles. It isn't surprising to see that UK versions are given the thumbs up to tow while US versions are discouraged from towing and I'm not sure what the reason is. I will say that quite a few people do still get trailer hitches installed on their Volkswagen Golf and are just fine. I can't really go against what your owner's manual says but if you do decide to install a trailer hitch the Curt Class I part #...
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    The Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT24959 (25 Lbs) and EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7211 (30 Lbs) are both great options for a 2013 Subaru Impreza Wagon. I recommend the EcoHitch because it has the best look once installed, offers the best ground clearance, and allows for use with the most amount of hitch mounted accessories. The only advantage of the Draw-Tite is ease of installation and weight savings (minor). The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite and Curt Trailer Hitches for a 2019 Audi A3
    Both the Draw-Tite # 24930 and Curt # C11399 trailer hitches are similar for your 2019 Audi A3 (non e-tron) as far as weight capacities and designs go. The real differences lie in the restrictions attached to either trailer hitch for accessories. The Draw-Tite has a tab welded into the receiver tube which can be a fit issue for some 1-1/4" accessories while the Curt requires the use of a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 for all non-trailer accessories. I highly recommend the Curt...
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  • Good Bike Rack Needed to Carry 2 Expensive Bikes with a 2015 Audi A3
    The Saris Bones bike racks, like part # SA805BL, are confirmed to fit your 2015 Audi A3 and are decent bike racks if you are looking for something affordable. If you are wanting a really good bike rack for expensive bikes then I recommend installing a trailer hitch on your newer 2015 Audi A3 and using a hitch mount bike rack to avoid bike rack to vehicle contact, plus most of the hitch mount bike racks have more to offer. If you were to go with the Saris Bones then you would likely need...
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  • Correct Hitch Lock for Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Using 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch Adapter
    The correct hitch lock for your Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches # SH12G (Gray), # SH12P (Pearl), or # SH12B (Black) using the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2" # D101 is the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # HL2. The only difference between this part and the one you referenced is that H101-004 has a specific code, 004. The reason for this is simply a change in part numbers, and a specific code will not be able to be ordered.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu
    If you like the Thule T2, but you aren't thrilled with the weight and size, I recommend looking at the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 bike racks. The Sherpa 2.0 is available in gray, # SH12G, pearl, # SH12P, and black, # SH12B. These bike racks weigh almost 20 lbs less than the T2 at 32 lbs and they are smaller in size. When folded, the T2 Pro measures 55" wide x 34" tall and the Sherpa 2.0 measures 42-1/4" wide x 27-3/4" tall (see photo). Kuat is a premium brand that competes with Thule when it comes...
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