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Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray

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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 SH22G 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 - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - SH22G

  • Platform Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Kuat
  • 2 Bikes
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • 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.


  • 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 gray and orange anodize finish


  • Application: 2" x 2" 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"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded up: 18"
  • 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

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 SH22G tilting down

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

Kuat SH22G 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

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.

SH22G Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gray

Installation Details SH22G Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray - SH22G

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (243 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.

- SH22G

I like the bike rack very much. I almost lost my new (expensive) bike when the old rack failed. I appreciate your quick service in my time of need! Thanks again! 612075

- SH22G

Outstanding quality product! Very well constructed and beautiful paint. Well worth the money, holds my bike very securely. I have no concerns while on the road. 583637

- SH22G

I feel I did my homework looking at all platform style towing hitch bike racks. I need one for two bikes and wanted something lighter in weight than the ones my friends use. The Thule and Yakima are rated well though weigh 50 pounds or more. Etrailer's site provided the best collection of racks and the ability to compare. The were also very receptive to questions and were honest when they were not sure if a rack would fit a specific vehicle. Their prices are competitive and likely the lowest. We have a 2015 X5. I have an Invisa-Hitch on the back. The new Sherpa 2 was exactly what I was looking for, though wanted to be sure it would work for this style hitch and on my vehicle. The rack arrived a few days after it was ordered. The assembly was a piece of cake and all parts and tools were provided. The hitch fit perfectly on the back of the X5. We have only transported road bikes to date, though will have haul hybrids and mountains in a week or two. The 30 pound weight makes it easy to install and easy to store on the wall in our garage. I'd recommend the Sherpa 2 to anyone who wants a lighter weight, though very sturdy bike rack that looks good on the back of your SUV. Etrailer has provided me great service. 277843

- SH22G

I had been interested in a Kuat rack for some time based on reputation, light weight, ease of use and that it just looks good. It realized it would not work on my JK wrangler with an over sized spare tire so I needed to also use the Kuat Hi Lo extension. First off when this rack was place in my etrailer.com cart the price dropped to an amount I had not seen anywhere!!! More than offset the extension and the sales tax - Sweet! The rack came quickly on the day it was stated and with free shipping, Usually large items get beat up in transit but this was packaged very well. TIP!!! Don't pull everything out of the box like I did. The way it is packaged is designed to make assembly easy - very cool! I had to put things back into to do what they recommended and it worked great. (Needed a torque wrench for the installation) For my application using the Kuat Hi Lo I needed 2 locking pins other wise the rack and bikes were not a secure as I would like them to be. Since the Kuat Hi Lo extension did not come with a lock I used the rack pin lock on the Hi Lo and bought another after market lock to use on the rack itself. It is incredible easy to use and even looks good on the Jeep. 664164

- SH22G

Everything they described but better. Took 30 minutes to assemble!! Love it. Easy for my wife to use. 406540

This product is fantastic. I love it.
TJS - 07/17/2018


- SH22G

Took my time to pick out just the right platform rack. Absolutely hate to have to buy things twice. etrailer was just the place to do the research and eventually place the order. Can't find a better website with more objective information. That said, we are loving this choice. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is exactly the right fit for the truck (F150 4X4) and how we plan to use this unit to camp and bike. One of the critical features for us was that the platform rack, minus bikes, had to fit under the tailgate when gate was dropped fully down. Many, many of the otherwise very nice platform racks will not meet this requirement. Many of these will scrape your paint and dent your tailgate. With respect to the Kuat Sherpa, there is a full 2" clearance with the gate fully dropped, so no sweat there. Next, the unit had to be lightweight and with an easy on and off system. Heavy racks that require a ratchet to complete the install simply were not going to work for us. The Kuat is made out of tough tube aluminum, with a nice powder coat finish and weighs just over 30lbs, plus there are no tools required to install and secure it to the hitch. The rack locks in place with a simple hand-tightening cam system using a single, easy to get to, well-designed knob. Finally, carbon frame maybe in your future? Okay, again the Kuat fits the bill. This is a "no frame" contact, extremely easy bike load design. No exaggeration, the rack goes from garage to truck hitch, bikes loaded/secured, and then we're backing out of the drive in under 15 minutes. Did I mention how lightweight it is? Love the fact that I am thinking about the bike ride and not worrying about how I am getting the bikes there. 423863

Absolutely love the Kuat bike rack. My wife uses it easily by herself whenever she wants, which happens to be almost daily, and we use it all the time to take the dog and bikes to the park. Cant imagine not having it and if that were the case, wed have to buy it all over again. In sum, my guess is that the preceding dialog subtly reveals how much I think of the product.
Tim R - 08/23/2018


- SH22G

This is my first Kuat, love it. Easy install and application. Looks great on my outback. Can’t beat the price from etrailer! 558697

- SH22G

Installed this on my 2018 Nissan Leaf. Excellent product and extremely light weight. Makes loading and loading the bikes super easy, I can even get into the hatch with both bike loaded by tilting the rack down. Wish I would have had this years ago! 544742

- SH22G

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

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


- SH22G

I'm very pleased with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. Fast delivery, and straightforward assembly. Some reviews noted having trouble inserting the bolt in step 5, but the assembly video from Kuat shows that pivoting the rack a bit makes it trivial (Search for "Sherpa 2.0 - Assembly" on YouTube). It is very well constructed and solid on the hitch. The back up camera on my 2017 VW Tiguan SEL is obscured a bit, but still usable. Even with the wide bars on my mountain bike there is plenty of clearance between the bikes, and to the back of the car, including tilting it down to open the hatch. It fits the 3" tires on my 6Fattie perfectly. The cable lock is long enough to secure both front wheels and frames of my bikes. I also use the cable to secure the rack in my garage to deter casual thieves. Highly recommended. 499477

- SH22G

Was extremely happy when unpacked rack and put together. Light weight, looking good and works just fine!! Seriously it’s better than I expected!! 642906

- SH22G

Comments here are about the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 (2 inch hitch) mounted on a 2019 VW Tiguan SE fitted with a Drawtite 76192 trailer hitch (also purchased from etrailer). Positives: This is a great bike rack! It's super light, easy to use, very well built, and it works just as it should. Negatives: Security is weak, just as with most other racks. (But security is easily improved.) Details: etrailer delivered the rack with lightning speed, of course. (Thanks!) Assembly was a breeze, and learning to mount and secure bikes was equally simple. The hitch cam works much better than I had expected --- no need for a wrench to get a steady-riding rack. And with two bikes mounted, there's no sway, no wobble, no noise, no worries. A great rack, really. One concern (pre-purchase) was about ground clearance. Photo #1 shows 2 bikes mounted. The vertical distance from the ground to the bottom of the rack is exactly 12 inches. That's more than adequate for negotiating my driveway, as well as all for the roads I've travelled so far. Another concern (pre-purchase) was about interference with the backup camera, mainly when the rack is folded up. Photo #2 shows the hitch in that position. The camera is located near the center of that yellow rectangle, so there's some clearance both above and below the outer (upper) tray. Photo #3 shows the Tiguan's camera display as I back into a parking space. So, yes, there is some interference but it's really not bad at all. If you're adept at using your backup camera, the folded up Sherpa 2.0 won't cause major difficulties. Negatives about the Sherpa 2.0 have to do with security. I've got little confidence in the Kuat hitch pin lock, and the cable for locking bikes to the rack is, per the cliche, best at keeping honest people honest. But, a lot of shopping around uncovered few (if any) competing racks that are much better about security. Therefore: Choose your rack based on other criteria, and plan to spend extra money to deal with security. Given that view, the Sherpa 2.0 is an easy winner. 5 stars! On security: I leave a bike rack on my car for 9 months of the year; hence my concern about the backup camera. Photo #4 shows a closeup of the Sherpa 2.0 on my Tiguan. That's a Big Brand high security chain looped around the inner (lower) tray. The padlock passes over the Kuat hitch pin lock (protecting it a little) and then passes through the chain ring of the Drawtite hitch. It will take some effort to steal my Sherpa 2.0. The chain is 100 cm long --- just enough that the rack can fold down to carry bikes. But it's too short to allow the rack to tilt downward fully, so tailgate access is impacted. Photo #5 shows the situation with two trail bikes mounted. That's actually more than enough room to get at the cargo area, and with road bikes mounted the tailgate opens fully. So it's a very minor problem; a slightly longer chain would avoid it but look sloppy most of the time. Typically, I don't need to lock the bikes to the rack, but for those times when I do, I've got two more Big Brand chains each 160 cm long. Each chain can lock one bike's frame and the other bike's front wheel to the chain that protects the rack. This is not ideal, I know. But it's a big improvement over the security of any well-known rack. And the cost of those three chains is tiny compared to replacing a Sherpa 2.0 plus two bikes. 778374

- SH22G

always qualify products from etrailer! love this bike carrier 941474

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- SH22G

I have owned many bike racks. The Kuat is the best ! High quality, paint is perfect, nice feature to tighten the rack in the hitch to eliminate rocking back on forth, folds up very nicely and will drop down at a 45 to allow access in a hatchback with bike still on rack 936232

- SH22G

Customer service, follow up and products were amazing. Great experience!! 935612

- SH22G

Great bike rack! Light and sleek. Fast delivery. 934805

- SH22G

Love my kuat bike rack. Easy on and off and doesn’t weigh a lot. Have to say a big thank you to etrailer.com for spending a lot of time helping me get the best system 924788

- SH22G

I've had this rack for over a month now and travelled down the east coast with it. It was easy to put together with the instructions right out of the box. We used it on our Suburu Forrester. The bikes were easy to get on and off, and the rack does tilt out of the way so we can access the back of the car through the hatch. There was no vibration at all while driving with two bikes on the rack. I'm very pleased with this product, and also pleased with the etrailer experience. They had what I wanted in stock and it got there a few days before the scheduled delivery date. Thank you 924734

- SH22G

Great price on my purchase and fast delivery! Their communication and follow up was excellent too! 924532

- SH22G

This thing is amazing. It is so easy to use, like insanely quick to put a bike in the rack. Assembly was pretty straightforward, and it holds bikes extremely steady. It also looks very cool. 923383

- SH22G

Great product, Great service, very helpful Would recommend 923068

- SH22G

Very well made, strong, yet very light compared to other hitch mounted platform racks. We will use several times per year transporting our bikes to the beach. Much easier to lift onto a folding platform rack than any other type of carrier. Folds up and out of the way...folds down and out of the way to access your trunk. 5 STARS! 922189

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    We have a wide variety of bike racks that are compatible with your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and will do a great job of safely transporting your bike. The bike rack that I recommend using to carry your bike with your Equinox is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. This is compatible with 1-1/4" receivers in Black # SH12B, Pearl # SH12P, and Gray # SH12G, as well as 2" receivers in Black # SH22B, Pearl # SH22P, and Gray # SH22G. Both options are identical aside from what receiver they are compatible with. The...
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  • Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack SH22G & Draw-Tite Hitch 75876 on 2015 Subaru Forester
    Thank you for your recent purchase of Draw-Tite 2-Inch Class III Hitch # 75876. I am glad your installation went well. The dimension to keep in mind as you consider your preferred hitch-mount bike carrier is the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper cover. This hitch installed on the 2015 Subaru Forester is positioned such that the hitch pin hole is 5-inches forward of the rear edge of the car. So, this means you'll want to choose a hitch rack that offers at...
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  • Differences Between Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and Older Sherpa, Comparison to Thule T2 Classic
    Kuat makes some of the nicest bike racks around the new Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is basically an updated version of the Sherpa # S101 which was highly reviewed by our customers. The new Sherpa is lighter (by 8 lbs for a total weight of 32 lbs), has updated wheel cradles and updated wheel hooks as well. This rack would work well for you on your 2015 BMW X5 as long as you have hitch like the part # 75600 installed on it. The hitches for your vehicle sit quite a bit lower than the bottom...
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  • Can the Kuat Sherpa be Used on a Motorhome/RV
    I do have a solution for you, but Kuat doesn't rate any of their bike racks, including the Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G, for use on a motorhome. When I spoke with my contact he said that about the biggest vehicle they will still cover warranty claims on is a Sprinter. Some bikes racks cannot handle the extra stress of movement on a motorhome/RV because the trailer hitch sits much further back from the rear axle. This causes much more motion which can damage bike racks if they haven't been tested...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Rack
    In order to use the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # SH22G for gray, part # SH22B for black, or part # SH22P for pearl on the back of your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75673 which is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. This hitch installs perfectly on your Outback Wagon and will allow you to use the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack. The only other item I recommend is a hitch cover like...
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  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Fits 2 inch Receiver Hitch
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack, # SH22G, will fit a 2 inch receiver hitch, so this is a fit for your 2014 Subaru Forester. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 does come in various color options. You can choose from Gray, # SH22G, Pearl, # SH22P, or Black, # SH22B, in the 2 inch hitch compatibility. This rack is a great safety choice with it's integrated bike lock and also includes a hitch lock pin. Some key features are it's ability to tilt in for space saving or away (even with bikes installed)...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Bike Rack Affect Affect Gas Mileage
    Hitch bike racks do not affect fuel mileage of a vehicle like your 2017 Audi Q5. If you had a hitch bike rack mounted in a front hitch that would be a different story, but at the rear of a vehicle they do not add any wind resistance so there is no reduction in mileage. If you were needing a hitch for your 2017 Audi Q5 you'd want the part # 75940 by Draw Tite which is a confirmed fit and would work great with the Kuat Sherpa # SH22G.
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Fit On a 2010 Toyota RAV4
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Rack, part # SH22G, will fit a 2-inch hitch, so it will fit the hitch on your 2010 Toyota RAV4 as long as you have a 2 inch trailer hitch installed. If you have a Class II, 1-1/4 inch hitch, then you will need part # SH12G. If you have the rear spare tire on your RAV4 you will need to take a measurement to determine if the Sherpa bike rack will clear the rear spare tire. Measure from the hitch pin hole in the receiver back until you clear the rear spare tire....
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  • Kuat Bike Rack that Can Carry 45 lb E-Bikes
    I have a solution for you but the weight capacity of the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22G is 40 lbs per bike so it would not be ideal for your e-bikes. Instead Kuat has the NV Base part # BA22B which has a 60 lb per bike capacity that would work really well with your e-bikes that weigh 45 lbs each unless they have fenders. If the bikes have fenders you'll need a bike rack that holds the bike by the frame instead like the Hollywood Racks RV Rider part # HLY64FR which also has the weight capacity...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack That Won't Be Exposed to Vehicle Exhaust Heat
    I can't speak to the exact circumstances that happened with the customer you're referring to, but I would say that this is fluke for a few reasons. First, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G has a rise from the shank, so it's designed to sit roughly even with the bumper of your vehicle and not in the line of the exhaust. I would think for something like this to occur, they would have had to have left the rack installed all of the time and folded up towards the vehicle, with a hitch receiver sat...
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Carrier Clear Back Of Rear Mounted Spare Tire On 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    The easiest way to find out if any hitch accessory will work with your rear-mounted spare on your FJ Cruiser is to take a quick measurement. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Place the straight edge vertically against the back of the bumper or spare tire, letting it extend below the trailer hitch receiver opening. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin to the straight edge. This will give you the distance you need to clear the bumper...
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