Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Silver

Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Silver

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Thule
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Bike and Hitch Lock
  • Wheel Mount
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
This platform-style rack holds bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding cradles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH9035XTS or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Silver. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH9035XTS

This platform-style rack holds bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding cradles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design fits most bikes regardless of size, weight, frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Front-mounted HitchSwitch lever allows a single person to easily tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with or without bikes loaded for access to rear cargo area
    • Fold the rack up for storage
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting upright arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front- and rear-wheel cradles make it easy to load bikes
    • Sliding rear-wheel cradles with ratcheting straps adjust to fit bikes of most lengths
    • Deep wheel cradles and extra-long wheel straps accommodate fat bike tires up to 5" wide
  • Adjustable bike trays slide 3" side to side to optimize bike spacing
  • Quick and easy installation with AutoAttach system - no tools required
    • Simply slide rack into receiver and insert Auto Pin through hitch pin hole and shank
    • Turn hand knob to tighten shank in place
  • One-Key System locks deter theft of the rack and your bikes
    • Hand knob secures rack to your vehicle
    • Integrated cable locks secure your bikes to the rack
  • Durable steel construction with silver finish
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) trailer hitch receivers
    • Minimum distance from center of hitch pin hole to receiver end: 1-1/2"
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 100 lbs
    • Single-bike weight capacity: 60 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Strap length: 18"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 50-1/2"
  • Distance between bicycles: 12-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 7"
    • Closest part of rack when folded: 5"
    • End of bike rack: 41-1/2"
    • End of bike rack when folded: 20-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 52 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Thule T2 Pro

The Thule T2 Pro XTS platform-style bike rack lets you carry 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch. It is designed to carry bicycles of varying sizes and styles, and it can hold bikes with fat tires up to 5" wide. The bike trays adjust to optimize bike spacing and reduce bike-to-bike contact. The ratcheting arms and wheel trays secure your bikes by the wheels so there's no frame contact. The rack installs easily without the need of tools with the AutoAttach system. And the front-mounted HitchSwitch lever allows the rack to easily tilt down with bikes loaded for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and fold up when not in use. Finally, the rack includes One-Key System lock cylinders to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

Thule T2 Pro hook

The rack allows you to quickly and easily load and carry 2 bicycles on the back of your vehicle. The ratcheting arms securely hold your bikes by the front wheels so there's no frame contact. Simply push the button on the hook and slide it firmly into place over your front wheel.


The wheel hook also has a cutout on the side so it won't interfere with fat bike suspensions.


Sliding Rear-Wheel Cradles

Thule T2 Pro sliding cradles

The sliding rear-wheel cradles allow the rack to accommodate bikes with wheelbases up to 50-1/2" long, and they accommodate tires up to 5" wide. The cradles include ratcheting, rubber straps to hold your bikes' rear wheels securely in place on the tray.


Thule T2 Pro sliding cradles

For fat bikes, the strap needs to be removed from the bottom of the cradle and re-routed up through the side. This increases the usable length of the strap to secure wider tires.


Adjustable Bike Trays

Thule T2 Pro wheel trays

The front and back bike trays adjust 3" side-to-side to ensure you have enough space when loading your bikes. Just loosen the 4 bolts where the tray attaches to the bottom of the rack, slide the trays left or right to achieve the desired spacing, and then tighten the bolts. This will prevent your bikes' handlebars from becoming tangled, and it eliminates the fear of bike-to-bike contact during transport.


Front-Mounted HitchSwitch for Easy Tilting

Thule T2 Pro tilt down

The front-mounted HitchSwitch lever allows one person to easily tilt the T2 Pro XTS. The rack tilts down with or without bikes loaded for convenient access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Thule T2 Pro tilt up

The lever also lets you fold the rack up for storage when you're not transporting a bike. This is great for parking in places where space is limited such as a parking garage.


Easy Installation with AutoAttach System

Thule T2 Pro installation

The T2 Pro XTS installs quickly and easily with the AutoAttach system. Simply open the Auto Pin, slide the shank into your receiver, and close the pin so it slides through the pin hole and shank.


Once installed, turn the hand knob underneath the rack to tighten the shank in your receiver. This will reduce noise and movement while the rack is installed.


Complete Security

Thule T2 Protilt down

The rack comes with One-Key System lock cylinders to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. Integrated cable locks extend from the ends of the wheel hooks and wrap around your bikes' frames to lock them to the rack.


Thule T2 Pro locking system knob

The hand knob also comes with a lock cylinder to keep the rack from being removed from your hitch. One-Key System cylinders can be swapped out to make all of your Thule gear keyed alike.



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Video of Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Silver


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




Video Transcript for Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Honda CR-V

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2017 Honda CRV, we're going to be taking a look at the Thule T2 Pro XTB. This is available as a two bike platform, if you have an inch and a quarter hitch. If you have a two inch hitch, you can get it in a two bike platform or a four bike platform. All of these combinations can come in either silver or black. The greatest feature of this bike rack is how easy it is to lower it down. The handle at back releases letting it go down, unlike other bike racks where you have to fumble around with pins and clips up here to get it to lower down, and then the same thing when pulling it back up into place.

This one's all right at the back, giving you full access to the back of your vehicle. Putting it back into place is as easy as lifting it back up. The bike is help into place by the rationing arm in the front that contacts the wheel. The ratcheting strap in the back, that also contacts the wheel. The ratcheting strap locks down tight and holds your bike into place with no frame contact.

This is great especially for carbon-fiber bikes.Each arm has an included cable lock. It pulls out, wraps around, and locks your device in. This uses the Thule one key system, so all locks are going to be keyed the same. To remove the bike, you'll push in on the ratchet lever and pull the strap up, and move it out of the way. Then, at the front, holds your bike.

Press in on the gray button, pull upward, lay it forward, and put your rack right off to the side. We'll put our arm back in the storage position. Here at the back, this will be adjustable for various length bikes of all sizes. The strap will work with various size wheels. At the front, our wheel cradle here, will work with road bikes, mountain bikes, and fat bike compatible, with fat tires, up the five inches.The overall length from our bumper to the edge of the bike rack is going to be about 39.5 inches.

From the ground to the bottom edge of the back, it's going to be about 21 inches. The closed point on our bike rack to the bumper is going to be about nine inches. Now, when our bike rack is not in use, you can put it in the upright position and that will reduce the length of our vehicle overall. Now, from the bumper to the rear, it's going to measure about 18.5 inches. From the ground to the bottom edge, it's going to measure about 14.5 inches. The closed point to the bumper is going to be about four inches. There's no pin and clip required with this bike rack. The knob at the back acts as an anti-rattle device, keeping it solid. It has a locking mechanism to prevent it from being turned. In the front, instead of a hitch pin there is a clasping arm that goes inside our receiving pin hole.Here it is on our test course. We'll start by going through the solum. This is going to show us the side-to-side action, which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next, we're at the alternating speed bumps, which we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole, or driving over uneven pavement. Finally, we have the full speed bumps where we'll see the up and down action, which is just like driving out of parking lot garage or driveway.That will complete our look at the Thule T2 Pro XTB on our 2017 Honda CRV.


Customer Reviews

Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Silver - TH9035XTS

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (60 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style rack holds bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and sliding cradles - no frame contact. Front-mounted lever tilts rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack.

- TH9035XTS
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Great product. Easy assembly. Sturdy construction. Looks great on vehicle. Easily carries my wife's and my bike with plenty of separation. Bikes load easily and securely. The wedge design that secures bike rack in receiver is awesome. Slide rack into receiver turn knob and wiggle rack as wedge tightens. Over great design. Thanks Thule you have done your home work. 514976



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This rack is as good as advertised. I did a ton of research and selected this over the more expensive Kuat. If I had to nitpick on this rack it would be the weight, it's pretty heavy. 344369



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This is the most convenient and easy to use bike rack I've ever owned. Love everything about it. I've used it for one year now. I use it mainly for a 27.5 PLUS mountain bike, but I've used it for road bikes, non-PLUS mountain bikes and cruisers. I use it on 2013 Hyundai Sonata. My only issue I have is that the car rides low and sometimes the back of the rack scrapes on dips. But that isn't a rack issue--just a fact about having this rack on a car. Overall great purchase. 503860



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Excellent rack that has held up to everything, including being rear ended. Rack is still fully functional and regularly carries downhill bikes even after being hit. 585463



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Great rack. A little bit of work to put together, but nothing too challenging. Seems very stable and sturdy. Holds our two 27.5+ MTBs very well. Easy to load. A bit heavy to carry around and find a good way to store this is going to be a challenge as it's not very stable when off the car. 502172



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Great rack, very easy for all bikes fatty's included 496899



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


This is a great rack and simple to assemble. Very convenient to just throw bikes on and go. The only negative is that the box had a huge hole in it when I received it and the rack was all chipped up and scratched. I’m assuming that was caused by UPS during shipping. 653963



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Much better than the typical bike racks that "hang" your bikes. Quite easy to load bikes and holds them very securely, with minimal chance for damage to frames, fenders, etc. Rack is quite heavy and probably not all that easy for some people of smaller stature to attach to the vehicle. It's also fairly large and storage when it's off the vehicle could pose a challenge. Did a lot of research before choosing this rack and firmly believe it to be an optimal choice, although in the case of a Jeep Wrangler it doesn't allow the rear door to be opened when the bikes are loaded onto the rack. 500565


Comments

Still awesome.

Bullwinkle - 04/25/2019

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I was hesitant to spend almost $500 on a bike rack, but it was worth it. I've used trunk bike racks for years, which take a long time to mount and dismount, and I'm never comfortable on the highway with them. This rack is NOT like that. It's solid as a rock, easy to use, and I didn't worry for one second about my bikes driving on the I-95 corridor yesterday and today. The only downside to this rack, as a previous reviewer pointed out, is that the assembly instructions, which are only pictures, are frustrating and funny all at the same time. I watched a video online on the assembly and it was very easy with that help, but I'm not sure I would have figured it out solely on the instructions in the box. But even then, I had it assembled and on my 2018 Highlander with the bikes in about an hour. The hitch mount is superb - the "snugging" knob has the dual function of removing an movement of the rack in the hitch AND it locks, so that once it's tightened up in the hitch, it can't be removed. The rack itself is very solid and handles my wife's 50-pound electric bike with no problem. I put my road bike on with it, which is an easy fit. I haven't tried my MTB, but the rack is so adjustable that I can't imagine there will be a problem. Thanks to this rack, my wife went on a bike ride with me this morning for the first time in years because we were able to go to a nice trail (she doesn't like to ride on the streets around our neighborhood. I also tried out the cable locks this morning and they are very easy to use and a nice added feature. Some previous reviewers complain that the cables aren't very secure, but they seem pretty solid to me; certainly enough of a deterrent to prevent a quick snag by a thief walking by the vehicle. Best of all, this was the best price on this rack that I found anywhere on the internet! I purchased my hitch from etrailer and this bike rack - I'm very happy with both. 646818



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


Ok, I know it may seem expensive, but this rack is great. (When you figure your carrying close to 10 grand in bikes it's worth the piece of mind.) Carries all of our family bikes, from two 29ers, a 26 inch and the boys 20 inch bike with simple adjustments. In fact I switch from kids bikes to all 29ers all the time. No more stopping on the side of the road to adjust bikes on a frame rack. Bikes on and off the rack in seconds. Only drawback is the rack itself is heavy. 585726



- TH9034XT-9036XT
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Review from a similar Thule T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


We love this bike rack! It is sturdy and roomy! The only downside is finding a place to store it when it is not on the car. 400115


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it is awesome! we love this bike rack, have taken it across country and up to the high country. I really feel our expensive bikes are completely safe on this rack.

Purplebikecsk - 06/29/2018

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Online vedios it looked wonderful, outstanding, the ultimate bike rack, with so many neat and wonderful features, fold down handle, no tool install, integrated locks, ect, ect, . In the flesh, its is all that.......EXCEPT IT MUST WEIGH 6000 lbs. !. Maybe King Kong could lift it and install it, but it going to take two people unless your Hercules. Great if you want to put on the vehicle and leave it on for years,......too heavy for pratcical on off from garage to vehicle. 583799


Comments

The Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XTS weighs 52 lbs. If you are looking for a lighter weight platform bike rack I recommend the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02G
Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray
$298.00
. The kuat bike rack weighs 37 lbs.

-- Heather A - 11/19/2018

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- TH9034XT
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I Purchase of the 2018 Thule TR Pro with the Black Finish. I am very impressed with the overall design and stout construction. This is my first bicycle Rack that I have ever purchased. I assembled the Rack after installed the rack frame to the hitch of my 2018 Toyota Tacoma. I was VERY impressed with the internal locking system after placing the rack into the 2" x 2" hitch. After assembly I then loaded our Two BICYCLES . With the rack loaded with our two adult bicycles and temporarily lowered to the 4 or 8 o'clock position; and the inside Bicycle pedal in the 12 o'clock position. I am free to lower the tailgate of the pick-up and gain access to the covered truck bed of my Tacoma. The loading of the bicycles seems relatively easy. Just for an added level of load security I am going to incorporate a lower security strap to the front wheel hitches supporting baskets. And take the tail end of the strap and do a quick "Hitch" to the "Sheppard's Crook" that locks down at the top of the front wheel. Looking forward to some new places to Ride. Regular "free Shipping was fine to my home in 3 working days + the weekend. 509768



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Excellent quality rack. Had to reorder as my wife backed the original one in to a gas station pole. So ordered a new one and got the 2-bike extension as well. Heavy, sturdy, and high quality. The instructions are pictures only, no words. For the main rack they are okay, for the extension they are a bit fuzzy on removing the handle for transfer to the end of the extension. Essentially you unscrew the middle screw until it feels disengaged. You can't see since it's internal and the screw does not come out. Then removing the screws on the sides releases the handle. They try to picture how to position the screw before putting the handle on which is where it could use some words or better pictures. Basically it needs positioned to both clear the handle house and the tab in the handle where the center screw will attach to. So really trying to hid the screw as much as possible in the block that it's in. It makes sense once you have it apart. Rack is easy to insert and remove from the hitch but maybe a little awkward and heavy for some ladies. Love this rack! 522972



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Installation pictures could have used words, but managed. The 8 mm bolts for attaching the platforms to the frame were binding, so I cleaned with a die and this made connection possible. Need to make a trip with bikes attached for further review. 414640



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I purchased an Ecohitch Class III hitch, and Thule T2Pro XTB bike platform for my 2017 Subaru Outback Limited. I did the entire assembly and installation in about 3 hours, one afternoon, with very limited assistance from my wife. The hardest part of the entire process was figuring out how to disconnect the connector for the backup sensors, and cutting the hole for the hitch receiver in the bumper fascia. The video was absolutely priceless to show how the little plastic pieces held the fascia together, and how they could be detached. I think that I might buy some new ones because they are not quite as tight when installed the second time. It was not clear from the Thule instructions, but it is helpful to have the hitch installed before putting the bike platform together, because the hitch can get the platform up in the air, and make the assembly a lot easier. I also found that the security cable was could be lengthened a bit, but it still fit, once I figured that the plastic piece was intended to be detached from the arm when it was serving as a lock. This is a very substantial structure to add to the back of the vehicle. I really like the Ecohitch, and the way that it is concealed behind the bumper. This makes it worth the extra money. The Thule is heavy, but now I don't have to lift the bikes up on top of the roof, which is difficult for us mature people with bad shoulders. And our bikes don't have a traditional top-tube, so we needed something that could hold the bikes by the wheels alone. All-in-all a good purchase, easy to install, and it looks like it will work well. I also plan to use the hitch to pull a small trailer, and it looks like that should work well, too. 476519



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Love this rack! We have logged thousands of driving miles in the last year while taking our bikes to various rallies. We upgraded to this rack from a yakima hanging rack. I much prefer supporting bikes from the bottom which avoids any potential issues with cable stretch and bikes knocking into each other. This rack also provides much better visibility when driving (both unloaded and loaded). 561865



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


This is an excellent bike rack. It is easy to use, looks good, and hold the bikes very securely. No bouncing or rubbing at all. The lock cables are really handy to thwart casual thieves, but they really should be longer - it would make them easier to use. You can really only loop them through your frame front triangle. It is really easy to fold up and down with the handle on the end of the boom. The plastic locking knob to tighten the hitch to the rack is a little disappointing. It is under the vehicle and I will have to see how well it holds up to gravel spray from miles of gravel roads. It would have been nice to see metal parts in that area. You do have to assemble the rack. It is not that hard, but you do have to follow the instructions, which are good, but not great. My box/bag was missing a single washer, which I replaced with a silver one from my spare parts bin. The allen head bolts that hold the cradle and arms to the beams are very soft material, and it is easy to bung up the shallow allen head if you're not careful. In combination with the Draw-Tite hitch on my 2018 Subaru Outback, when folded up, the cradle of the inner holder is only a quarter inch or so from the end gate. It doesn't and can't actually touch, but it is close. The upside is that it folds very nicely against the back of my car, allowing me to close the garage door with the rack on and folded. And I can't even see the rack from inside the vehicle when folded. All-in-all an excellent rack. Give it some better hardware and longer lock cables and it would be nearly perfect. 440266



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Our second Thule T2, one 1 1/4", this one 2". After various Yakima and Thule hitch receiver bike racks, this beats them all. Ease of attachment to car, ease of mounting bikes, ability to lock rack and bikes, nothing else compares. etrailer purchase was quick and easy, as usual. 426632



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Thule did it again! Good product, great finished on the bike rack. I chose the black finish cause it’s going to match my car. Easy to use and assemble, took me an hour to assemble including the m7 hitch. Mostly using it for mtb rides. Guys if you want a bike rack this is the one for you. 466839



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Review: Draw Tite Class III Trailer Hitch/Draw Bar Purpose: Bicycle Carrier - Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black Vehicle: 2013 Honda CR-V My wife decided on the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack to haul 2 bicycles with on the rear of her 2013 Honda CR-V. An internet search brought me to etrailer.com. What a terrific Website! I purchased the Draw Tite Class III hitch. The choice was unequivocal after watching the outstanding customer installation video's on the website, the reviews by others who've done the install, and most of all the pictures that were on-line which has prompted me to add to the reviews with pics of my installation to help others. The cost was a very affordable. It arrived in less than 4 or 5 days in perfect condition and complete with all the hardware. The instructions are straightforward, but not detailed enough to show exactly where to make the cut in the protective plastic under panel since I wanted to keep the panel intact. The pics speak for them selves, and the video's and other reviews will give enough information on how to install the hitch, so no need to repeat there here. I used an oscillating multi-tool to make the cuts which took less than a minute to accomplish. The hardest part of this was making sure of WHERE to make the cut. I didn't take measurements like the others. Instead, I looked at the pics from other installations, picked the best ones that showed where to make the cut, printed it out on an 8x10 piece of paper and placed in right on the panel I was about to cut! There are manufacturing marks in the plastic and ridges in it. I just duplicated the picture (my pics also show the same thing) marked it with a pencil and cut it on the recommended 3 sides. Don't cut out a chunk like the instructions say to do! I trimmed the material attached to it on the inside so that the flap, and placed it back on the car with 2 screws to hold it in approximate position while I mounted the hitch (per the video). When it came time to thread the bolts into the frame, I just pushed the flap in, stuck my hand in there and threaded the bolts in place. Very easy. Tightening the bolts required a long extension for the torque wrench, but not a big deal. To secure it, I drilled some holes and installed tie wraps. I still need to put some 3M 4200 or 5200, or some RTV on it to seal the spaces. There is only one thing I miscalculated, and it's evident in the pictures. There is a 'gap' of about 1/4 in the flap behind the steel mounting plate. I should NOT have trimmed the whole flap until after the hitch was installed, but I did it beforehand allowing for 1/4 to accommodate the steel hitch hanger. I could have trimmed it to an exact fit after the hitch was tightened in place. To fix that, I will use some 4200 I have laying around and do a gap-fill by laying a big bead of it on a piece of duct tape and sticking it in place. I'll also put some around where the hitch protrudes through it to seal it off against dirt and water, etc. Hope this helps. By the way, I took my time on the install. I spend over 2 hours doing it, but there is a learning curve. I could do another one in half the time since I now know how to do it. *** George at etrailer.com has been extremely helpful with follow-up emails and offers of help if needed. They are a fantastic company and I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to purchase anything from them! Thank you etrailer.com! 430310



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Review from a similar Thule T2 Pro XT in Hitch Bike Racks


This is a great bike rack that is easy to load bikes onto. I get a lot of compliments on how tough it is. I've had it for almost 4 months now and have got plenty of use with it. etrailer is a great site to purchase from. I also bought a tow hitch that worked out perfectly. The only problem I had with the rack was that the squeeze/handle doesn't catch anymore. So I can't lower the rack. In contact with Thule to see what can be done to fix. T Hopefully it is a minor fix, so I can get back to loading bikes. :) 433659



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Immediate shipping, great website and helpful demo videos for almost every model. 426939



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Installation photo 408210



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Great experience from order to delivery. The guys at etrailer were great to deal with and had great customer service from order placement to delivery. They truly want to make sure your satisfied. Assembly was a breeze. Was assembled and on my truck with bike in 25 minutes! Jeff 348143



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Great product. Great help on the phone. And very pleasantly surprised on how quickly it arrived! Looking forward to lots of bike rides this summer, and easy loading on our new rack. 494786



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I thought it was pricey for a bike rack until I used it. Best bickering rack I've ever seen. Super user friendly! My wife has No Trouble using it without me. Worth every penny! Everything I order from this Etrailer website has been better than I expected. I'm Most Pleased. 522144



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This hitch was installed on my 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited. The website is fantastic and makes finding the correct products for your vehicle very easy. The hitch arrived in only a few days and came complete with all the necessary installation accessories. The hitch comes with fish wire for the frame bolts so you don't need to fuss with buying fish wire. Some reviews stated that you can go in from the inside of the vehicle but this is totally unnecessary and more work. Just follow the instructions, with exception of the muffler heat shield. You can drill 1/2" holes through the heat shield in the dimpled areas corresponding to where the instructions tell you to cut out the heat shield (see some of the other reviews for more detail on this). These holes allow you to securely fasten the heat shield over the hitch using the hitch bolts. Make sure you have a torque wrench and an 11/16" deep socket to tighten the frame bolts. I would also recommend removing the muffler which is very simple. Lube the muffler mounts with WD-40 to facilitate the removal of the muffler. You will save at least $300 installing this yourself. 485073



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I am very happy with this bike rack. Bicycles load and unload easily and quickly, and feel very secure. The cable-lock on the front arm is nice, but as it only secures the front wheel, I use additional bike locks if security is an issue. The bike rack itself is very secure and I like the way it locks in place as well. I also purchased two Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 inch, Code numbers 78690 and 75225. One is for a 2017 Honda Pilot, and the other is for a 2005 Honda CRV. All items were received in less than a week. Installation was a breeze on the Pilot, as there are nuts already welded in the frame to receive the hitch. The installation on the CRV was more complicated because there are no such nuts, and the muffler is in the way. The online instructional videos are excellent, and well worth viewing--especially for the CRV. Since I don't have a cold chisel, I used a small Dremmel grinder to enlarge the hole. I was looking for a hitch that would work on both cars and a motorhome, and this is excellent. I toggled through several on the web site and settled on this one because, even though it cost more, it would more simple to raise and lower by all family members to gain access to the back of the car with bikes in place. My only complaint is that it is not really compatible with the older CRV with the wheel mounted on the back of the car. It is perfectly fine with bikes mounted, but the larger front wheel basket on this rack does not clear the spare wheel on the right side when folded up. A front wheel basket with less of a profile might work. I also considered cutting off the interfering part of the basket so that it could fold up to the locked position, but I don't know how important that part is. I will use the rack for awhile first. 554081



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I spent some time researching which bike rack to get before I settled on the Thule. I have a limited range of motion in both of my arms, so ease of operation (raising and lowering the bike rack; moving it out of the way, so I could open the back "gate" on my car); and being able to easily lift and mount my bike onto the rack, were most important to me. The more I used the bike rack, the easier it was to operate. I am extremely pleased with my bike rack. Another feature that I really like, is that it has a self contained internal locking system, which means I no longer have to have an additional lock to take with me when I travel with my bike. The one thing that I did not consider was backing up my vehicle down an incline with the bike rack attached. This is the one draw back. While backing down a driveway on an incline, the bottom protruding end scrapes and digs down into the street. We now have a permanent hole/depression, in the street immediately in front of the garage, made by the bike rack. My daughter has the same type of vehicle and has a Kuuat bike rack and does not have this problem. This is the only complaint that I have about my bike rack. Other than that, it is great!! 524990



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After placing my order online the product arrived 1 day earlier than what was originally indicated. The box was in good condition. The bike rack was exactly as expected. Total assembly of the rack took about 15 minutes just because I added additional Loc-Tite to the other bolds that did not actually require them (for overly secure measure). I purchase through eTrailer whenever possible. 518313



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What a great company to order this product from! The instructional videos are perfect to help make a decision and then for ease of use. They have great customer service and follow-up! They are with you all of the way. 666739



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I am totally convinced Thule makes the best racks. It is so sturdy and sound, I trust my bike is well taken care on it. I also am extremely impressed with etrailer, I was able to thoroughly research my bike rack and hitch options due to the magnificent videos they take the time to produce, just for their customers. Yet their pricing is competitive. I always recommend etrailer to my family and friends. 657191



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Really happy with this bike carrier. Attaches quickly without hardware which was a huge plus for me as my bike rack is on and off my vehicle a few times per week. Super steady vehicle mount and really solid bike attachment. Overall a great product with no complaints! 647246



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Overall, this is a great bike rack. Solid build, versatile and attractive. I love being able to angle the rack down so I can open the rear hatch on my Outback. Be aware that fork mounted bottle cages can interfere with the arm that secures the front wheel. Cages are easy to remove, so no big deal. Also, I have issues with the strap that secures the rear tire. It takes a lot of pressure to press in the tab to release the strap when taking the bike off. I usually have to use both thumbs. Perhaps I'm cranking it down more than necessary, causing extra tension. This part of the rack also seems like it could be the weakest link. I can see it wearing out and breaking at some point, but so far so good. Aside from that, I'm happy with my purchase. 646753



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Works perfectly for my two Trek Fuels on a BMW X5-50. The bike rack is pretty heavy (need some effort to carry) but it also makes it much more stable while driving. Overall, I’m very happy with it. 640934



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This bike rack is extremely sturdy. Even when driving on rough roads or over bumps you don‘t have to worry about anything rattling or falling off. It is easy to use and handles any size bike. On the downside the rack is quite heavy so can be hard to put on or take off for short people. Also the rear tire straps are too short for fat tire bikes. Installing and taking off the add-on can be a chore and is not something you want to do every day. 615893



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I just finished the installation of my new bike rack, and will take it for a long ride starting tomorrow (will provide my feedback once I am back). I just have one question: I have an extra key ; looks like an uncut key, and I cannot find any use for it. Any insights here? I do have the three locks and each one came with a key (different key number from the extra one). Not a real issue - just curious! 612952


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he key blank you received is called a change key. Its used to remove the lock core if you ever wanted to change the locks. With the lock unlocked, youd the change key, and twist and pull. The core would come out. If you use the provided link, you can see how the key works.

-- Mike L - 03/20/2019

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Amazing price. Took a while to ship, but was worth it. Installed by myself and I take it off and put it on with proper lifting technique. The handle is worth every penny for this model to lift when the bikes are off. If you have a carrier with a pin at the bottom and you need to unpin to lift and a pain, this is the best you can use. 610042



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This is one amazing trailer hitch! I have a carbon fiber hybrid bike and this rack puts zero stress on the frame. The best thing I like about the rack is how quickly I can put it on the car and have my bike ready to go. Yes, it's slightly heavy but for the average person it shouldn't be a problem lifting. I've had this bike rack for exactly 1 year now and have gotten quite a bit of use out it and have zero complaints... 609476



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The pinnacle of bike racks. Hauls my 60 lb electric fat bike around with no problem. Quickly and solidly attaches my bikes so I'm on my way without a lot of messing around. Well worth the funds. 602298



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Excellent product! Outstanding customer service from eTrailer! 590907



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In general I like this bike rack a lot. Great features and very easy to mount bikes. Only negative is it is a beast - very heavy! 588428



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Son and daughter in law use it all the time to go to triathlons all over the country. Works great for expensive tri bikes great security . 587689



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Great product and very solid! Also, etailer.com is the best place to buy!! 584659



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Product is amazing! However, it was a very bad shopping experience and very customer service from at least one customer service rep. Overall, I am content with the outcome but, it could have been much smoother from the customer standpoint. 578385



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I love the sturdiness and features of the bike rack. The security features that help prevent the bike rack and the bicycles from being stolen are great. It is easy to load bicycles on to the bike rack and it is easy to place the bike rack into the hitch.So far I am very happy with this product. 571325



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Excellent product. Install was simple. No written instructions. Just pics. Use all of the bolts when you put the extension on, my buddy brought the same rack and only put two screws in the bottom side. Drove over 700 miles Like that with 3 bikes and no failure... Impressive The Allen screws strip easily so don't over tighten with power tools. Holding the bikes with no touching was a breeze. Looked at this as a life time investment. Will never have to buy another rack based on what i.e. Seen so far. Loads bikes quickly. Tilts down and allows plenty of room for loading up the Honda Odessy. Although I wouldnt make it a habit due to the weight when loaded...it's heavy..Does drag just a touch on inclines when the van is fully load..4 bikes.. 4 people and cargo for a week trip. Can't complain about that. Van drove like it was nothing on the back when loaded..does add 5 feet in length. You'll need two parking spots at rest stops. 563151



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Love this bicycle rack.I purchased is for my fat tire e-bikes. It’s very sturdy and easy to put together, and shipping was super quick. Thank you etrailer.com for your excellent customer service. 561590



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The bike rack was simple to install and is exactly what we needed for our 2 E-Bikes which weigh 50 lbs apiece. 517386


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  • Yes, you can put a hitch on your 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. You can use # 24926. This is a Class I hitch, which is all that is available for the Jetta, which means you are limited to a maximum of 2 bikes on a bike rack that is rated for use on a Class I hitch. The only Thule bike racks that will work with a Class I hitch and that can tilt down with bikes loaded are the T2 Pro, # TH9035XT or # TH9035XTS, or T2 Classic # TH9045. If it doesn't have to be a Thule bike rack you could use the...
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  • Carrying 2 Bikes on a Hitch Mounted Bike Rack on a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • You are correct the hitch receivers for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, like # 24949, are 1-1/4 inch Class I hitch receivers. You can use an expander like # 80303. This will provide you with a 2 inch receiver on your Golf Alltrack. However, the hitch has a tongue weight of only 200 pounds and using an adapter will reduce that by 50 percent. So that means your bikes can only weigh a total of only about 50 pounds since the Thule T2 Pro # TH9034XTS is 52 pounds. Instead of using...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2012 Subaru Impreza to Allow Use of Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack
  • There are trailer hitches that will allow you to use a Thule T2 Pro on your 2012 Subaru Impreza but the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch # 306-X7211 is not a good option. The reason for that is this hitch installs inside the bumper and requires you to remove the small knockout panel on the rear of your single-exhaust, 5-door Impreza. Further, this hitch only allows the use of bike racks with stingers/shanks that extend a maximum of 2-3/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2018 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
  • Using a hitch mounted bike rack is not towing so it is still a viable option for your 2018 Subaru Impreza. When it comes to Thule trunk mount bike racks generally they consider vehicles that have spoilers as no-fit applications so I do not recommend a trunk mount rack for your vehicle. For a trailer hitch I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 24886. Please note that all of the hitch options for the hatchback models only fit if the vehicle has single exhaust as opposed to dual. I have linked...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Toyota Camry for Carrying Bike Rack
  • The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2018 Camry is the Draw Tite part # 36643 because unlike the Curt hitch part # C12176 that also fits your vehicle it does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. The picture I attached shows the hitch installed on a 2018 Camry just like yours with a Thule T2 bike rack # TH9035XTS installed in the hitch.
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  • Compatibility of Thule T2 Bike Rack with 2016 Toyota Prius
  • For your 2016 Toyota Prius, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24944. The distance from the hitch pin hole to outer most part of the bumper is about 3 inches. The Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting # TH9045 when folded for storage will only give you about 1/2 inch of clearance. The Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Silver # TH9035XTS is also compatible and will give...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 and Kuat Sherpa for 2017 Acura RDX
  • Because the T2 Bike Rack part # TH9035XTS and the Kuat Sherpa # SH22G are so similar and the # SH22G is considerably lighter I think it would be the best choice for you. As long as you have a 2 inch hitch either of these racks would work well for you. Functionally the racks are basically the exact same and come with the same features, only advantage one has over the other is weight. That's where the # SH22G has the advantage. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. You'll...
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  • Fat Bike Rack Recommendation that Can Fit Tires that are 4.8 inches Wide
  • We have fat bike racks that will work great for your bike that has tires that are 4.8 inches wide but even with the Phat tire adapter part # APBK the Kuat Transfer part # TS01B can only accommodate up to a 4.5 inch wide tire. For a similar platform bike rack that only touches the bikes at the tires and can fit up to a 5 inch wide tire we have the Thule T2 Pro XTB part # TH9034XT for if you have a 2 inch hitch or the part # TH9035XTS for a 1-1/4 inch hitch.
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  • Storage Options for the Thule T2 Pro XTS # TH9035XTS
  • One of the best features of the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 is how compact it can become when folded up for storage. I do have a solution for you to safely store the Thule T2 Pro XTS # TH9035XTS, but unfortunately the shank does not fold up like the EasyFold XT. To store your bike rack we have the Hollywood Racks Rack Valet # HRRV-1 which will allow you to easily maneuver your bike rack around your garage or storage space. This storage option has a 100 lb weight capacity, and the bike...
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  • Difference Between Thule T2 Pro and T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Rack
  • The Thule T2 Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack referenced in your question is a great platform rack designed for Class I and Class II trailer hitch receivers. Since the release of the T2 Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack, Thule has made some improvements and released the Thule T2 Pro XTS # TH9035XTS, replacing the original T2 Pro, which is why you cannot find it on their website. The T2 Pro XTS has a greater distance between bicycles of 12-1/2 inches when compared to the 11 inch measurement offered...
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  • Thule T2 Pro Compatibility with Reducer Sleeve from 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch
  • The Brophy Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HT02 has a measurement of 1-1/2 inches from the end of the 1-1/4 inch reducer to the center of the hitch pin hole. This will make it compatible with the Thule T2 Pro # TH9035XT or # TH9035XTS which requires 1-1/2 inches to hitch pin hole center for warranty compatible fit. I recommend using the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63232 to secure the reducer and deter theft.
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  • Can the Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack be Used in a 1-1/4 Inch and 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • What you can do is use a reducer sleeve # HT02 in order to use the T2 Pro bike rack # TH9035XTS in a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. This way you will be able to use the bike rack in both a 1-1/4 inch hitch and a 2 inch hitch.
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  • Can Thule T2 Bike Racks be Used in a 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Thule T2 # TH9045 (917XTR has been discontinued) does not come with an adapter to fit a 2 inch hitch but all you would need is a reducer sleeve like part # HT02. The T2 is actually now available in some different versions. There is the T2 Classic # TH9045 and the T2 Pro, # TH9035XTS. The Classic is more like the 917XTR but the Pro is an all-new design.The new versions also would need to use a reducer to fit a 2 inch hitch. For a similar platform style bike rack that does come...
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  • Fit of Thule T2 Pro XTS TH9035XTS2 Platform Rack on 2014 Buick Encore
  • Draw-Tite Class II hitch # 36554 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Buick Encore. You can see the installation in the linked video and the written instructions are linked as well. This hitch will be compatible with the 1-1/4-inch version of the Thule T2 Pro XTS, which is part # TH9035XTS. This rack is also made in versions for 2-inch hitches and those other versions are not compatible with your hitch. With the unloaded rack tilted down will absolutely be able to open the rear hatch. You...
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  • Availability of 2 Bike Add-on for Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack for 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Thule T2 Pro that fits the 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver, like part # TH9035XTS which is Silver or part # TH9035XT which is Black, was not built to accommodate the 2 bike add-on so you will need to make sure that you have a 2 inch hitch receiver on your vehicle. You can then purchase the T2 Pro for 2 inch hitches as part # TH9034XTS for Silver or part # TH9034XT for Black, and then the add-ons later with part # TH9036XTS for Silver or part # TH9036XT for Black. However if you would like...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Hitch-Mounted Platform Bike Carrier For 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24831 will work great on your 2013 Infiniti G37. When installed it has a distance of 2-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper. The Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Rack, part # TH9045 that you asked about has a distance of 3-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier so I would be cautious with recommending it for you. I do have a solution though. I recommend the Thule T2...
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  • Recommended Thule T2 Bike Rack Compatible with 1-1/4 Inch Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • For a Curt 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver, the Thule T2 has a few options. You can use the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9045, the Thule T2 Pro # TH9035XTS in silver, or the Thule T2 Pro in black # TH9035XT. All of these will be compatible with your Curt 1-1/4 inch hitch. With the Curt trailer hitch, the manufacturer requires the support strap # 18050 for bike rack use.
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Carrier for a 2016 Hyundai Tucson with a 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2-Bike Rack part # HR200Z will be a confirmed fit for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12241 you have on your 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The Hollywood Trail Rider is a really nice bike rack with a lot of great features for the price. The 1-1/4" to 2" hitch adapter included with the kit will allow you to transfer the rack to different vehicles with different size receiver tube openings which is nice in case you switch vehicles or upgrade/downgrade hitch...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Turbo
  • The # 24748 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2003 Volkswagen Jetta with a gas turbo engine. You should note that the term Hidden Hitch refers to the brand of hitch and does not necessarily reflect how visible the hitch is. This hitch will work great with the Thule T2 # TH9035XTS that you are interested in as well.
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  • Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Honda Fit
  • The Thule T2 Pro part # TH9035XTS is a great bike rack that I would recommend highly for anyone considering it. It's one of the nicest racks available so it will work well for you on your 2017 Honda Fit as long as you have a hitch installed like the # 24920. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Thule T2 Bike Rack Recommendation for Toyota Prius V with 1-1/4 inch Hitch Installed
  • Yes, the Thule T2 XTB part # TH9035XT or the silver version part # TH9035XTS will both fit well in a Draw Tite Class I trailer hitch like what you have installed on your Toyota Prius V. I attached a review video for this rack installed in the hitch of a similar Prius as yours for you to check out as well.
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  • 3-Bike Platform Style Bike Rack for a 2016 Subaru Outback
  • Yes, a platform style bike rack is better in terms of keeping the bikes from making contact with each other compared to hanging style racks. On a platform rack the bikes basically cannot move. More and more bike racks are being made to accommodate the 29ers and the 27-1/2 inch wheels won't be a problem either. There are some 3 bike platform racks but more options in the 4-bike category. It also depends on the size of your daughter's bike but I can cover that. For a nice and tidy...
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  • Is There a Difference Between Thule Pro XT Bike Racks That Fit 2 Inch and 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitches
  • While you are smart to check, there is no difference at all between the Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9034XT (Black) and T2 Pro XTS # TH9034XTS (Silver) - both of which fit a 2 inch trailer hitch - and the Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9035XT (Black) and T2 Pro XTS # TH9035XTS (Silver) which fit a 1-1/4 inch hitch. The biggest difference is that the specific hitch you choose for your 2019 VW Tiguan will impact the amount of clearance you have so you can experience the full benefits of the Thule Pro XT...
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  • Easiest Way to Convert Thule T2 Bike Rack from 1-1/4 inch Hitch Size to 2 inch Hitch Size
  • The 2 inch Thule hitch adapter # 853-7292 does not fit every bike rack they make unfortunately and it does not fit any version of the Thule T2 bike racks. Since you don't want to replace the shank (understandable) the best work around is the hitch reducer sleeve part # HT02.
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  • Will the Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack Fit Curt Trailer Hitch C11474 on a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
  • With Curt trailer hitch # C11474 installed on a 2012 Volkswagen SportWagen it will measure 5-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear of the vehicle. The Thule T2 Pro # TH9035XTS measures 7 inches from the center of the pin hole to the pivoting bracket so it will clear the rear of the vehicle. When tilted down without bikes loaded opening the rear hatch will not be a problem. With bikes loaded it will depend on the bikes. Road bikes usually have more narrow...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack With Wheel Mount For Carbon Fiber Bike At Highway Speed
  • For your two specific bikes, one with carbon fiber frame, I recommend the Thule T2 Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Silver, # TH9035XTS. This rack will fit the 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver on your 2009 Volvo C-70 Convertible. I recommend this Thule rack because it gives you the stability you will desire without any frame contact. Carbon fiber frames are great for less weight, but they aren't as durable under pressure. Hanging mount options would put stress on the...
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  • Comparing Similar Swagman, Thule, and Kuat Bike Racks for a 2005 Toyota Prius
  • Since the trailer hitch that I recommend for your 2005 Toyota Prius is the Draw-Tite SportFrame Receiver # 24808 I will go ahead and base the bike racks off of this hitch which has 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper. The Swagman bike racks, like the Semi 2.0 # S64686, are good quality bike racks that are made to get the job done. They can have a lot of the same features as higher end racks, like bike and hitch...
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  • How Do Lock Cores Insert into Housings of Thule T2 Bike Rack
  • Sounds like you are referring to the lock cores of the Thule T2 Pro XTS part # TH9035XTS. What you need to do is insert the change key into the lock core before inserting the lock core into the housing of the rack. I attached a picture of the change key for you to check out so you know which one it is.
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2005 Toyota Camry
  • The review for the Draw Tite hitch part # 36336 which is a confirmed fit for your 2005 Toyota Camry is several years old. It was from back in 2011 when this hitch was a Class I hitch. Now that it's a Class II hitch it will allow Class II bike racks to fully insert and install. Class I hitches have a weld stop in the tube that prevents a Class II only accessory from inserting. Now that is not the case. That being said the Thule T2 Pro part # TH9035XTS that you referenced is a Class I...
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