Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount

Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount

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Why would I buy this?

  • Time tested design - rack has been produced for over a decade
  • High quality rack intended for frequent use
  • Loading bikes is a breeze

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Not the best option for carbon frame bikes - hooks contact bike frame
  • Have to remove bikes to access vehicle's cargo area
Carry 2 bikes of any design, suspension style, or wheel size with this platform-style rack. Designed for quick and easy loading, the rack has 3 different locking options and adjustable wheel loops that eliminate bike-to-bike contact during transport. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch bike racks part number TH990XT or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Thule Hitch Bike Racks - TH990XT

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Thule
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Carry 2 bikes of any design, suspension style, or wheel size with this platform-style rack. Designed for quick and easy loading, the rack has 3 different locking options and adjustable wheel loops that eliminate bike-to-bike contact during transport.


Features:

  • Platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes of almost any frame design, suspension style or wheel size
    • Works for children's bikes, cruisers, and bikes with fenders
  • Cushioned, ratcheting arms on central mast allow quick and easy bike loading
    • Move independently to accommodate 2 different bike sizes
    • Fold down for easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area
    • Includes 2 Thule One Key System locks to secure bikes to rack
  • Sliding, reinforced wheel trays accommodate different bike lengths
    • Pivot for perfect fit around your bike tire
    • Use ratcheting wheel straps to stabilize bike for transport
    • Eliminate bike-to-bike contact
  • Integrated lever (Hitch Switch) allows bike rack to fold up against vehicle when not in use
  • Included hitch adapter (Stinger Swinger) converts carrier shank for use with 2" hitches
    • For use with 1-1/4" hitches, mount rack without sleeve
  • Handy Snug Tite receiver lock secures rack to your hitch
    • Threaded bolt eliminates rack movement in the hitch receiver
    • Lock is keyed alike to match locks on ratcheting arms
  • High-strength steel construction is perfect for travel over rugged terrain
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs total / 35 lbs per bike
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Wheel tray capacity: 2-1/2" wide
  • Carries bikes with wheel bases up to 46-1/2"
  • Measures:
    • 6" From center of hitch pin hole to closest part of rack when in folded position
    • 6-5/8" From center of hitch pin hole to curved bracket
    • 11-1/2" From folding bracket to upright bar
  • Carrier weight: 36 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

The Thule Doubletrack is the perfect platform-style carrier if you are seeking versatility in a rack. Doubletrack holds two bikes of almost any design, suspension style or wheel size, including children's bikes, cruisers and bikes with fenders.

Thule Doubletrack ratcheting arms with cushioned hooks with locksThule Doubletrack lever to fold down mast

With the Doubletrack's low loading height and ratcheting arms on the central mast, your bikes are mounted and ready to go in seconds. The arms include cushioned hooks that adjust independently to hold two bikes of different styles and sizes. The mast also folds down easily when you pull a lever at the base, and each arm has a Thule One Key System lock to secure your bikes to the rack.


Thule Doubletrack sliding wheel trays

Doubletrack accommodates bikes of almost any size and length with reinforced, sliding wheel trays. These pivoting trays feature ratcheting straps and move along the platform to adjust to your specific bikes. The wheel straps also ratchet to stabilize your bikes for transport and eliminate bike-to-bike contact.


Thule Doubletrack lever folds rack for storage

The versatile Doubletrack is easy to store when you're not carrying bikes. An integrated lever (Hitch Switch) lets you fold your bike rack flat against the rear of your vehicle.


Thule Doubletrack Stinger Swinger hitch sleeve adapter

Doubletrack includes an adapter sleeve (Stinger Swinger) that slides over the 1-1/4" shank to convert the rack for use with 2" hitch receivers. The sleeve attaches to the shank with a single screw and can be installed or removed in seconds.


Thule Doubletrack Snug Tite hitch lock

The Doubletrack includes a Snug Tite hitch lock that secures your rack to your hitch receiver. The threaded bolt in the Snug Tite lock also serves as an anti-wobble device to eliminate sway and rattle in the receiver.



990XT Thule Doubletrack Hitch-Mounted, Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches



TH990XT Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TH990XT Installation instructions



Video of Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount


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




Video Transcript for Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review

Today were going to review the the Thule Doubletrack platform style bike carrier part number TH990XT. The Doubletrack is designed to work with both 1 -inch and 2-inch trailer hitches. Theres an adapter sleeve that youll need to use for 2-inch trailer hitches but it can be easily removed using one Allen bolt to adapt to 1 -inch hitches. Its high strength steel construction will support weight capacity of 70lbs and will carry a total of two bikes and will accommodate bicycles that goes with wheels and tires up to 3 inches wide and bikes with wheel bases up to 46 inches. Its built in the USA and Thule covers with a limited lifetime warranty. Included with the rack is Thules snug tight lock system.

Its an anti-rattle bolt that will thread into the shank of the carrier to take out any rattle between the carrier and the hitch. That bolt can be secured with Thule snug tight lock on the other side. Included with the bike rack are two of the one Thule key lock system cores. Well use one for our anti-rattle bolt and the other one youll use on the top ratcheting hook of our bike carrier. These two locks allow us to secure the bike rack to the vehicle and the bikes to the carrier.

The bike carrier can be folded flat against the vehicle. That way, you can maintain a shorter profile so you can still fit your vehicle in the garage even with the bike carrier mounted to it. You can then fold the bike carrier down flat and fold up the upright mast in order to load and carry your bikes. For each bike, you have a padded ratcheting frame hook that will hold the bike by its cross tube on the top of the frame. Each wheel cradle has a wheel strap so that both the front and the rear wheel of the bicycle are secure.Now well go ahead and show you how to mount it into the vehicle and mount a bicycle.

Well insert the shank into the receiver tube of our hitch and line up our hitch pinholes. Well then thread our snug tight lock bolt and tighten it down using a wrench then well secure the bolt with the lock on the other side. Now we can fold our bike rack down in order to our bike. Well use the hitch switch at the base of the carrier to lay it down flat. Then well use the slide release here at the base of the upright mast in order to tilt it up.

Well extend ratcheting frame hooks out and open our wheel straps. Well fit our bike in and secure it first by the frame using that ratcheting hook and then well come back and secure the front and rear wheels with the wheel straps. Thats it; our bike is all loaded up. Now were going to take it for a quick test drive to see how it does. Thats it for our review of the Thule Doubletrack platform style bike carrier part number TH990XT. .


Customer Reviews

Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Hitch Mount - TH990XT

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (600 Customer Reviews)

Carry 2 bikes of any design, suspension style, or wheel size with this platform-style rack. Designed for quick and easy loading, the rack has 3 different locking options and adjustable wheel loops that eliminate bike-to-bike contact during transport.

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I had been waiting to buy a really nice bike rake - someone backed into my car though and damaged my old rack. I found this rack online. The reviews and info seemed very good, I liked the design. I was concerned that it might not be high quality - the price was excellent! It arrived super fast. At first I was fearful I had made a bad decision, assembly required. I could not have been more wrong. Assembly was a cinch (even for me). A tool was included so I didn’t have to scramble and find tools that fit. The rack looks great. I love how it folds up when not in use on the back of my car (I have a Prius with back up sensors and parking assist - which I couldn’t use because the old rack obscured the sensors). Customer service was above and beyond. It is so refreshing to find a great quality product at a reasonable price. I highly recommend this product! 680023



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Delivery was great, no negatives for etrailer.com. is great and serves its purpose well. Locking washers and bolts varied from product list, but not so much that one could not understand the substitutions. I laid all the parts out to the provided chart and it was obvious which pieces were substituted. All substitute parts are acceptable, but it is a little troubling when one is going by a part chart and there are substitutions. No product problems, just a mild unexpected. I drove with the new trailer hitch and bike rack loaded with my Kestrel 4000 and had no problems. Easy loading. Trunk access with the rack in place. I would submit that reflective tape be added to the rack for when it is on the car but folded for non-use as well as the outer rack bottom. I will do this myself, but it would be nice for it to be in place upon purchase. Obviously, a minor critique, but a worthy addition. 34133



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Bike rack arrived with no packets of hardware!! Called e-trailer and an entire new package was sent. It arrived today and everything was there. The rack is on my car now. It took me a little longer than most people to assemble (judging from their reviews), but it was not difficult to do. Even though customer service could not just send hardware, everything worked out and the original box was returned via UPS. Customer service at e-trailer is first rate and I appreciate status updates and their helpfulness. 79795


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One year later I still love it. It does wobble a little bit in transit, but I havent lost my bicycle yet! : I have no regrets.

Sharon P - 05/10/2014

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We've had this bike carrier for a year now, though we don't use it a lot (bought it mainly for my daughter's biking summer camp). The weeks I do use it, it's been great. Easy to adjust for various sizes of bikes, easy to get bikes on and off, and the locking mechanism makes me feel safe walking away from it for a short while. (I wouldn't leave bikes on it unattended for long periods because bike theft is a big problem where I live and I wouldn't put it past someone to figure out how to steal the bikes, given enough time! If I needed to do that, I would've looked for a carrier with a more robust locking system for the bikes.) The bikes are stable when loaded and strapped down and the carrier feels stable on the car. 524088



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This bike carrier is great! With my old carrier, I was always looking back watching the bike swaying back and forth as I wondered if the bikes would make it to our destination. This Thule carrier takes out all of the sway and holds both bicycles steadily and securely. It securly holds both male and female bicycles equally well. 74668


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After a year, Im still very happy with the Thule Bike Rack. Thanks for caring. :

Alan - 04/10/2014

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I'm so glad we chose this Thule two-bike rack. It's very sturdy and well made (in the USA). We took it out on a test run of 100 miles this weekend through some unpaved and very bumpy small roads to our bike path, and it stood up to the test with flying colors! I also love the fact that it has a locks for the trailer hitch and for the vertical handles for the bikes already built in, which make them very handy and convenient. When not in use, it folds up very neatly against the back of our SUV. The customer service that I received from etrailer.com was also top notch. This item was back ordered, and they kept me informed through out the process. I highly recommend this product and the company. 228208


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After a year of using this bike rack, its still as great as the day we bought it. Its a very well made product, and I recommend it highly.

Claudette - 09/27/2016

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etrailer.com was a great choice. Communication began as soon as order was placed with follow up emails. Shipping was super fast. Tracking information was sent immediately. Best price on the internet at the time of my order with free shipping. Rack was easy to assemble and install. Bikes fit great and are very secure. I am very pleased with this rack. I will use etrailer.com again. Great rides ahead. 83625


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Thanks Patrick. Rack is doing great. Rubber plastic parts are surprisingly durable. Main vertical bar hinge still working well despite some play. All in all a very good product.

Tommy F - 12/08/2014

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I purchased a Thule 990 XT hitch mount bicycle carrier from etrailer on October 19th, 2017. As usual, the package arrived without incident and a day earlier then promised! Etrailers price was the lowest I could find, and shipping was included @ no additional cost. Assembly was fairly easy and the bike carrier mounted on my Ram 2500 without any problems. The carrier holds our 2 mountain bikes without any issues, and appears sturdy enough. The real test will be during our up-coming 2000 mile journey from Az to Ohio. However, I did have one problem with the product. The bolts included (square head carrier bolts) with the product are either aluminum, or a very low grade steel product. Three of the bolts either stripped, or lost couple of threads during the assembly process. The directions state to tighten the nuts securely, but not much effort was required to strip the bolt threads. When I get a chance, I will replace all of the bolts with grade 8 stainless steel bolts and nuts. Otherwise, this was another flawless purchase from etrailer! 446127



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I really like this bike rack. Assembly and installation were a breeze and etrailer.com shipped it fast. All of the information on etrailer.com (videos, pics, reviews) were great in helping me decide what to get. I chose this rack because (for me) it had the best mix of features/quality/price. I like the fact that it comes with locks to lock the bike to the rack and also to lock the rack to the vehicle. However, as another reviewer pointed out, this rack can be manipulated to a point (depending on bike type, I suppose) to defeat the lock that secures the bike to the rack. Not a big deal, really... I'll just add a cable lock. I also had a bit of a problem with the lock cylinders and universal change key in that the change key would not go into 2 of the 3 lock cylinders, preventing installation of the cylinders into the rack. I contacted Thule directly and they sent replacement lock cylinders, which arrived in less than a week. All said, I am very happy with this rack. I also have an inexpensive hitch-mount hanging rack that is not very sturdy and difficult to load bikes onto. My bike and my daughter's bike have different frame designs and the Thule TH990XT (platform-style) easily accommodates both bikes. It is a breeze to load the bikes onto this rack and the bikes are secure after doing so (with the exception mentioned earlier that will require a cable lock for extended security). As for etrailer.com, I will definitely be a repeat customer. 135630



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I bought this rack to replace a Thule 2 bike hanging rack. It was delivered in just a few days. All the small parts were in the package and the instructions were easy to understand. I put it together and installed it in about 45 minutes. You could probably do it faster ( I am a 70 year old grandmother). I loaded up 1 bike and drove 30 miles to a trail I like. The drive was great- the bike was stable- no movement. It took me a minute or two to figure out how to load the bike on the inner rack the first time- the second time was easier.(Note when you are unloading the bike, if you detach all straps and top hook, the bike will fall over- duh! I won"t make that mistake twice!!!) I have now loaded a second bike on- that was very easy.I am looking forward to the next trip with two bikes. I drive a Honda Civic.This rack is great for my car. I think the hanging racks may be better on a bigger car. This does not obstruct my view to the rear. The locking mechanism is another great feature. I was using a chain lock before. Not necessary now. VERY VERY HAPPY with this product. 135466


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Still love, love , love the bike rack. easy to install, easy to use. Safe and convenient.

Susan - 06/19/2015

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This rack arrived in good condition in three business days, was quick and easy to assemble, and works as advertised. It fit very well as is on my 2008 Kia Sedona, with good road clearance. I took the time during assembly to tighten every nut, even the ones that were already on the unit. I had read that some people thought the rack moved a lot but I suspect that they need only tighten it up to reduce that substantially. The only time I have seen it move much is when I drive over rough RR tracks. It is VERY easy to put the bikes onto and with the built-in locks they are very secure with no extra effort or time. Other racks rely on your normal bike lock but that would mean scuffing or scraping the paint off the bikes from the movement during transport where this rack secures the bikes with paddedbars. With the rack under the wheels, the bikes are secure from damage from anything hitting underneath and the bikes cannot swing like they can on a hanging rack. The rack easily folds up when out riding so that it does not stick out from the vehicle. We have nice bikes and this rack keeps them that way, and is quick and easy to use. Excellent design and execution - thanks Thule - it seems rare that a product does such a good job! 34672



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The customer service with etrailer deserves 5+ stars. Assembly was quick and painless. When I installed the rack on my 2015 Tundra, there was more "play" in the hitch than I would like. After review of the previous comments and a suggestion from customer service, I tightened the hitch pin as much as I could and the majority of the "play" was gone. This was my first bike rack and I was expecting no movement, silly me. I am happy with the purchase and happier with customer service. I can't speak to the durability, as I've only used twice. I will say, if you have the money, spend the extra for the 2" hitch instead of the 1 1/14" with adapter. I wish I had. HOWEVER, the product seems very sturdy! 508487


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The product has held up well after a year. I wish I had saved my money and purchased the 2 model instead of the one with the adaptor. The hitch has more movement than I would prefer. But overall, its gotten my bike to and from many rides. WHATEVER you do, DO NOT forget to lock the top bar and secure the wheels. If you dont, your bike WILL FALL OFF. Unfortunately speaking from experience. That was no fault of the hitch, completely user error

Monica - 05/14/2019

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My second purchase of this bike rack from etrailer.com. It is a great product, easy to assemble and use and sold at a very good price with free shipping. I ordered on Saturday evening and received it in four days! What’s not to like? 575304



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Attached is a picture of the Thule Platform Bike rack attached to a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie we purchased thru etrailer.com. etrailer.com com provided a great product at the lowest price with free shipping. The bike rack was easy to assemble and use. Thanks for a great experience. 96944


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Thanks for the follow-up. Yes we still have the bike rack but havent used it much this year due to other commitments. We hope to use it more next year.

Greg J - 08/28/2014

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Very happy with my purchase! Assembly was very easy, just a handful of bolts. The included wrench is pretty awful to use so a good socket set comes in handy. I'm using it on a 2018 WRX with the EcoHitch hidden receiver. Plenty of ground clearance as the hitch is higher up than a typical under the car mount one, plus the rack steps up at the folding point to add even more. It's still at a perfectly comfortable height to load/unload. Even with a bike mounted on the inboard position there's still tons of clearance to get in the trunk. I've used it a couple times now, way better than the hanging style rack I had before. No chance of the bikes swinging and damaging my bumper. Only complaint is the lack of reflectors on the rack. I fixed this by putting some reflective tape on it so it's more visible whether folded down or up. 522486


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If you would like to add reflective tape to the bike rack part # RE418T
7" Long White/ 11" Long Red Conspicuity Reflective Tape - (4) 18" Strips
$12.95
will work well for you.

-- Heather A - 06/16/2018

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1st - etrailer.com exceeded expectations as the product arrived in less than 72 hours from the time ordered. Right On! 2nd - The Thule instruction manual enabled me to complete installation and be ready to rock in less than an hour! 3rd - The Thule engineers get Kudos for design. I was particularly impressed with design of STL2 receiver bolt in the appropriateness of the length of the threaded shaft versus the tapered section. I was able to use the forward bolt hole on the truck hitch enabling complete engagement of the 2 inch adapter as opposed to what is shown in diagram 1 of the instructions. The mount is rock solid and the bolt lock is well protected. 4th - There is no interference between the bike rack and 2004 F150 tailgate when opened with the rack mast lowered as directed. I look forward to many years of flawless performance from the TH990XT. Thanks again! 570521



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The main reason I purchased this bike carrier was because of the design. Unlike bike racks, this carrier holds the bikes by the wheels and a locking arm that slides down over the bike's upper frame tube. I find this far superior to bike racks which you simply hang a bike on. The greatest benefit of this carrier is that no matter what kind of bike you have, and no matter what kind of frame design the bike has, it will fit on the carrier, AND sit perfectly level, rather then dangle at a strange angle, simply by the bike frame. This is the best way to secure your bike, in opinion. The carrier is also adjustable, for just about any bike wheelbase, as the holders for the wheels are adjustable. The fact that the wheels are supported and strapped down also means that they will not be able to sway while in transit. True, this carrier weighs a good amount more then most bike racks, but it is not that big of a deal, and I would rather have my bikes secure then loose to flop around on a rack. It's great that this carrier also has built in locks, so you don't need to buy anything else to keep your bike safe. This is a really great product and does exactly what I need it to do. There is plenty of space between the rear bumper/trunk area of my car, even with a bike on the carrier, so clearance and accessing the trunk is no problem. Bottom line - if you want to haul your bike(s) around and not worry about swaying during transportation, this is the best carrier you'll find. 18559



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Overall, I am satisfied with the bike rack. It carries the bikes well and we have taken it on a couple of long trips successfully. The only issue of concern is that the bolt that secures the rack to the trailer hitch appears to stripped at the head. This may be my fault for over-tightening the bolt, but it concerns me that it may loosen on long trips. 574354


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It sounds like youre speaking of the anti-rattle hitch bolt. Replacements are available as part # 853-5917
Replacement Threaded Pin for Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device
$11.62
. A locking version is also available as part # THSTL2
Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device
$59.95
.

-- Mike L - 10/15/2018

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My husband and I assembled the Thule Doubletrack TH990XT bike carrier on the back of our 2013 Chevy Equinox. All of the parts were included and we were able to follow the enclosed instructions. It took us less than an hour and we are not usually very good at this sort of thing. We haven't taken the bikes out yet, but we like how the carrier can be left on the car and still gain access to the cargo area. We can even have both bikes on the carrier and still get the car in the garage. The upright tube and hook assembly bolts seem to be lose and we weren't sure if it should be tightened. Thought maybe it was lose in order to fold the assembly down when not in use. The other thing we noticed is that the wheel tray can still be moved when the cam lever is in the closed position. Tried to tighten them, but then cam lever couldn't be closed. It is much easier to put my small woman's bike on this carrier than on the kind that hang off the back of the car. So far we are pleased with our purchase and look forward to taking our bikes out on the carrier. 86735


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Since the tray was loose at first, then after tightening it became too tight to close, there should be something in between. You can use partial turns on the cam lock to find the sweet spot so that the lever will provide some resistance, but not have to be forced down.

-- Patrick B - 07/01/2013

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We really like our Thule doubletrack bike carrier. We have made a few round trips from MI to FL and we have had no problems carrying our bikes on the long trip. I would recommend this carrier to anyone. I have also been very satisfied with etrailer customer service. One of the wheel carriers fell off and was gone. I started to search online to find the part I needed and decided to contact customer service to be sure I ordered the right part. The customer service rep not only determined the part I needed but also found out that the carrier was still under warranty so there was no cost. I received the part very quickly. I was concerned about knowing how to put the part on and they emaed me a link to a video to show exactly how to install it. Great customer service! Thanks!

Donna G - 12/28/2014

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Shipping was super fast. Tracking information was sent immediately. Best price on the internet at the time of my order with free shipping. Rack was easy to assemble and install. Bikes fit great and are very secure. I am very pleased with this rack. I will use etrailer.com again. 574246



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I'm disappointing in this rack because I have had issues with it melting. I have been using this rack to carry my mountain bike from Phoenix to my cabin in Pinetop, AZ. It's about a 3 hour drive and mainly uphill. I noticed on the first trip that one of the levers used to lock the wheel tray to the cross bar was lose. I didn't think much of it at first. On my second trip, I realized that the exhaust from the truck was blowing on the wheel tray and hold down latch. The heat caused the latch to melt and the wheel tray to warp. This rendered the inside rack useless. The tray and latch are about 2 feet from exhaust. I read many of the reviews and I didn't see any other issues with melting of the components. I guess I will just have to use this as a single bike rack. 100380


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I read your review on the Double Track and wanted to follow up with you. We have not heard of this happening before with that much room, so thanks for letting us know.I have a replacement strap assembly and cam lever in the mail headed to you. You can set the cradle up with the latch for the strap and the cam lever on the other side of the cross bar. Like we have it setup in our first photo on our site or step 6 in the instructions. That way the latches and levers are not exposed.

-- Patrick B - 10/10/2013

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Been used many times end never et me down

Bob P - 10/16/2018

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Purchased this to transport bikes on our 09' Saturn Vue. Possably some taillight/license plate obstruction but depends on closeness of vehicle behind. It could use washers to prevent the middle bar from having foward/back play. We did stratigically add reflecters for both stowed and transport positions since the rack basically blends with our car. Extremely easy to use and since there is allot of space between car & rack, you can remove the rear bike w/o disturbing the front bike and also open the car hatch w/o bike removal. Arrived slightly damaged with some gouches and paint scratches that appeared to be the result of bad packaging but touched up with some Rustoleum paint which we had on hand. This was our 3rd purchase from etrailer.com and will definately continue to purchase from them. The shipment came within a couple days and the email communication from them was fabulous and informative. 26891



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I have only the highest regard for etrailer.com. Dealing with them is a real pleasure. The hitch can be assembled very easily with the enclosed directions. It will perform its duty of hauling 2 bicycles to and fro, and I am very happy about that. I was hoping that the rear hatch of the Honda CRV could be opened without removing the bicycles, which is very unhandy. If it were not for this unfortunate oversight, I would have rated it a 5 star. 126052


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How much play is there in the bike rack on a CRV? Im thinking of gettein a 2 hitch, and therefore would have to use the 2 - 1-1/4 adapter.

-- comment by: myron - 06/03/2014

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I have a 1-1/4 hitch. I also questioned if it was strong enough to support 2 bicycles. We have light weight Trek Hybrid bikes, and there is no problem with movement going down the highway. I do not need the adapter for my hitch. I will mention that you cannot open the rear door on CRV when bicycles are loaded. That is my only complaint. Hope this helps you.

-- comment by: Don - 06/06/2014

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I purchased this rack from etrailer.com at the beginning of June and didn't want to write a review until we had put this through some real world use. Very pleased with etrailer.com as they did a really super job shipping it out next day plus the free shipping. They got it right out the door, not like some places where you get put on the bottom of the shipping list if you choose the free shipping option and wait two or three days for shipping to happen. So I give etrailer 5 stars for their end of things! Thanks guys. About the rack itself. Assembly instructions were simple and good, typical of what you would find with IKEA furniture. Some of the smaller items were already assembled at the factory even though the instructions indicate you need to put them together so don't go crazy looking for bits and pieces that are not in the bag. Just note that they are already assembled and in place and that you don't have to put everything together yourself. The universal tool that ships with the rack will do an OK job but a set of real box end wrenches or sockets will make for an easier and more secure assembly.I do love the fact that the universal tool has a bottle opener built into it, I wonder how many people even notice that. I have to give it to my ancestors the Swedes for always being prepared for anything! Once assembled the rack mounts very securely in the hitch receiver when you tighten the included hitch bolt. As noted in other reviews don't depend on the simple locks that come with the rack for security. A mildly determined thief can over come them by simply unbolting a couple of the bolts that hold everything together. That said the locks are good for casual security if you are having lunch or getting supplies and not attending the vehicle but it's in a visible area. Otherwise run a cable lock through the bikes and through some secure point on the vehicle, use common sense here folks. If you are traveling overnight bring the bikes indoors, this is a nice bike rack, not a bank vault. We love how easily the bikes load on and off the rack and how secure they are held in place while driving on the road. This is a well engineered rack and I'm very glad the investment was made up front and not in something less solid to save a few bucks. I can mount the rack onto the truck, load two bikes and be ready to travel in five minutes. As far as how the rack actually secures the bikes I like how they are not moving around and banging into each other or the truck. The wheel tiedown straps are simple but secure and the ratcheting frame clamp lets you lock the bikes in place so they just don't move, period. I drive a Ford Ranger and my one complaint is I can't drop the tailgate fully without having the tail gate handle land right on top of the latch button on the rack. Just one more inch would have done it but other than that I'm very happy. I've added some red conspicuity tape to the rack so that when it's folded up or down there is a nice red reflective surface to attract attention of the driver behind. You just can't be too visible, every bike rider should know that. My truck has a 2" receiver and the rack does not wobble or bounce around with the bikes on it with the hitch bolt torqued securely. Off road it does pretty well too but no point in beating your equipment to death so we go easy and everything is fine. Another nice "feature" is when we are done for the day and we want to clean the trail dirt off the bikes they are at a great height and position to wash them down and clean them up. Can't do that with roof racks or most other style racks! I give that a big plus for usability! If you plan to take the rack on and off the vehicle frequently bear in mind this is made of steel, aluminum will be lighter but you pay the price $$. If you can lift a standard bike on and off the rack you can handle the weight of this rack just fine. Overall we are very pleased with this bike rack and have recommended it and etrailer.com to several other people who stop and ask what we think. It has well thought out features, is solid and rugged and after a couple of months of real world use we can honestly say this rack was worth the price! And etrailer.com is a great place to buy it!! 143070


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Still think this was a great investment! We now leave the rack on the truck for the season unless I need thetruck for hauling other stuff. My wife and I love how we can just popthe bikes on and off and go hit a new trail on the weekend or stop atone of our regulars on the way home after work.Everyone that sees it is very impressed and we have recommended etrailer.com several times to friends and strangers alike.

Rob - 07/28/2015

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Great review thanks

-- comment by: - 03/02/2016

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Looks to be a great product though I've not had the opportunity to use it yet. From opening the box to complete installation took me 30 minutes. Only one minor complaint. I can't open my tailgate on my Honda Element with the rack on. Before purchasing the rack I tried to locate a video on your website that showed a Honda Element with this bike rack and the tailgate open but could not find one. Over-all though I'm pleased with it. 67394


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I like my Thule bike rack a lot. My only disappointment was that one of the caps on the end of one of the tubes came off almost immediately while driving which now allows moisture inside the tube, I know it means eventually itll rust. Its the biggest tube, that when the rack is lowered to accept bikes, faces backwards from the hitch - the main tube. Other than that Im happy!I can anticipate needing replacement parts at some point and Im sure Ill be looking on the website to order them!Thanks for following up!

-- comment by: Tammy S - 02/27/2014

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Thanks for taking the time to follow up with us. We have replacement caps available for the end of the shank. The backbone tube of the rack that all the other parts attach to. It is part 853-7484, item S in the instruction set on the DoubleTrack. If you have any questions, give me a shout.

-- Patrick B - 2/27/2014


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I purchased this bike rack in January along with a hitch bar for my 1994 Acura Integra. I usually use it to carry my bike at least 3 times a week. Overall it's been a decent rack, but I have a couple of concerns. After just a couple of months the foam rubber covers on the top tube hooks started polishing the matte black finish on my bike top tube into a shiny spot. Shortly after that, the foam wore all the way through, making a hole in the foam, and now has irreparably damaged the finish on my bike top tube. I now have 4 spots of missing paint on the top tube of my brand new bike. My wife's new bike also has a large spot of missing paint after using this rack and carrying both our bikes on a 1,000 mile road trip. I have to use a piece of foam pipe insulation with velcro straps around my top tube just to keep the hook from further damaging my bike finish. There also seems to be a good bit of movement in the rotating joints, especially between the middle horizontal support and the vertical support with the hooks. I added a couple of washers on the bolt to help take out some of that movement. I was quite nervous at the amount of movement of the whole rack with 2 bikes on it during our 1,000 mile road trip, but everything made it safely, except for the damage to my wife's bike's top tube finish. The other thing is that this rack is very heavy, and quite cumbersome and difficult to move around in the garage when the rack is not on the car. I prefer to take the rack off the car when not carrying bikes, so it gets removed and installed quite a bit. This has also caused the black paint to get quite scuffed or come off completely in several spots where the rack fits into the hitch, and in the hitch receiver itself. I did add a good bit of safety reflector tape to help the rack stand out more to vehicles approaching from behind. I would say this is a good rack for weekend use, but probably not for using every day or even every other day as I do. It would be nice if Thule offered replacement foam pieces for the hooks, or something of better material that won't wear through so easily and damage the bike frame finish. 96191


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Foam covers on the hooks continue to wear holes in them despite my attempts to twist the foam around to different spots. All 3 of our bikes have damage to the top tube paint finish from this rack.Also, the rack itself has a HUGE design flaw. Even when your bike is locked in place, someone can simply remove the carriage boltsnuts holding the vertical arm to the main hitch bar a few seconds with a power driver, and BOOM your bikes are gone.I do not recommend this rack to anyone. Look for a platform rack that secures the bikes by the tires only. That way the rack doesnt touch the cars paint or the bikes frame.

Patrick S - 07/16/2014

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I researched a long time before settling on this rack and though it has only been a couple of weeks I am really pleased. I am a recreational biker and recently had my bike drop off a trunk mount rack where it was dragged about 1/2 a mile. I wanted a good stationary hitch mount rack that is sturdy. The 990XT fits that description. Received the 990XT a couple of weeks ago and lost no time in getting it assembled and installed. Assembly was a breeze, all the pieces were included and the instructions were clear. Installed the unit on my Ford Fusion using the 1 1/4" hitch connection and the carriage bolt provided. One thing that is good to know, the nuts and bolt heads require metric tools or sockets, US style won't work very well. Loading the bike on to the rack was pretty simple and must be done with the center hold down post in the horizontal position. The center hold down post requires two hands to raise into position, so the bike must be leaned forward to rest on the trunk. This is a potential problem as the surface of the trunk might be damaged. I use an old floor mat to protect the trunk as the bike rests on it, a pretty easy solution. The hold down hooks are ratcheted and are pushed down to hold the bike in position. Each hold down has a lock for security of the bike, very useful. I've used the rack several times since I received it and and really pleased. The bike is secure, there is little or no side to side movement, and only slight front to back movement during transport. Overall, this is a really good rack. This is my first purchase from etrailer and I would recommend them to others. I received several e-mails with shipping and delivery status. etrailer upgraded my shipping to fastest way without any additional cost. Very nice. 57399


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The rack is still working great. I have used it a lot over the last year and the rack is still like new. Everything works great, keeping it clean and lubricated helps its working. A great product!

Marc C - 04/17/2014

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I am just getting into biking after more than 40 years and needed a bike carrier for my pick-up truck which has a 2" class III hitch. A carrier that has the bike hanging was a definite NO for me because I've witnessed them swinging from the backs of vehicles equipped with that type. I wanted my bike to be more secure than they allow. After much research I decided that the Thule TH990XT was going to give me what I wanted, a locking platform carrier at decent price. I'd read the reviews about the 1 1/4" x 2" adapter allowing some wobble (more on that later) and was looking for a straight 2" hitch mounted platform carrier but the prices were more than what I thought they were worth so I went ahead with my purchase of the TH990XT. First off the shipping of my bike carrier was free and right on time! Can't ask for much more than that! The box that the TH990XT was in showed no visible damage and upon opening the box no damage to any parts, which were all there. I forced myself to use the provide wrench, and not metric sockets w/ratchet wrench, to assemble the unit just to satisfy my curiosity as to whether the provided wrench would do the job. While it obviously took a little longer, the wrench that comes with the product did an excellent job which really surprised me! From the time I took delivery of the carrier, wheeling it up my driveway to save the UPS drivers back, to having my bike mounted on it to took me all of 40 min. The instructions, to me, are pretty straight forward and easy to follow. I have read where some people had a problem installing the locks but mine went in just like they were designed to be installed. I did end up with one extra piece that I couldn't even locate on the parts list. It is plastic, coned shaped, about 1" long with a shoulder on the larger end. I have no clue as to what it is for but perhaps it fell off the hitch pin end where the lock installs and was meant to protect that end. Pertaining to the hitch receiver wobble that some people have included in their reviews I have absolutely none of that. I had my truck shaking back and forth, up and down trying to replicate that but mine is rock solid in the hitch. The wobble comes from the looseness of the swing arms as they have to be a little loose to allow their pivoting features and may be a problem for some but I don't see it as a deal killer. I would think that any bike platform carrier that has pivot points would be somewhat wobbly where they pivot. The locking system while good to have can be defeated and if you are the least bit mechanically inclined you will see what I mean. However, like my dad always told me, locks only keep honest people honest and thieves will find a way. The weight of the unit is what you would expect from an all steel unit. It installs in the hitch very easily. The bikes are easy to mount and I really like the ratcheting wheel hold down straps that even have a molded rubber adapter that fits over the rim making the wheel much more secure. The ratcheting locking arms are a breeze to use as well and hold the bike very securely. Bottom line is that so far I am very pleased with my purchase, dealing with etrailer.com has been a pleasant experience and I would highly recommend that you purchase the TH990XT bike platform carrier from them. 47731



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This rack works as advertised ! I've had racks before,the kind that the bikes hang on....all the shack and rattle , use to worry about damage to bikes. With This rack however, no problem. Loads Easley and really secures the bikes well. As long as you lock every thing down like your instructed to do, this rack system is ideal for carrying your bike. Easy to install, really nice with the built in locks that come with it,and the ease of loading and unloading is nice too. If you want to ride down the road and not worry about. Your bike banging into each other, this platform system is the way to go. 99584


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After a year.I can say that this rack system has preformed well. After many trips down the road, I have had no issues whatsoever.

George t - 09/13/2014

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Great bike rack, easy on easy off the vehicle. Mounting the bikes is very easy and secure. 412277


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Still no complaints. Great product!

Mark S - 07/29/2018

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Excellent experience, excellent product! TH990T arrived quickly, assembled easily, and works great! Easily added to the car trailer receiver (also purchased through Etrailer) and easily removed for storage when not carrying bikes. Carries bikes well, no rattling or noise. Very satisfied. 527608



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Works extremely well, exactly as advertised, for one or two bikes on both of our two-inch SUV hitches. Caveat -- the Thule packaged box arrived two days early from etrailer (!), but was missing the critical carrier-to-hitch locking bolt, and bike mount locks, and the two keys. (Obviously a Thule problem, not etrailer's). Called Thule customer service, very polite, was promised the hitch mechanism tomorrow, but, alas, the other locks and keys in a week. We do want the proper hitch deal, and if it arrives tomorrow or even Monday no problem. (I have a standard trailer bolt working ok temporarily in the slot.) As usual, the missing parts thing is frustrating, but a manufacturer's issue. If my company, I would have Xpressed the keys from wherever in Europe, with apologies. Otherwise, this review would be Xlnt -- etrailer service and follow up certainly so, and assembly was even simple enough for me (1) in an hour, with no experience, and provided tool. PS. We chose the slightly more costly Thule over the similar Yakima precisely because it HAD easy locks, and was so marketed as such. Thus frustration. 20530



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Overall I have found this to be a solid bike rack, well built, and easy to load and unload bikes. It is very adjustable to fit various bike sizes. I took 2 bikes on a 2 hour car drive to the trail and the bikes traveled well, very little movement on the rack and they seemed very secure. The rack has a nice feature where it goes into the receiver hitch on your vehicle that basically "bolts" into the hitch and tightens the rack to the receiver so there is no movement or rattle. This worked well. I purchased this particular rack primarily because of the locking features, both the rack to the receiver and the bikes to the rack. These locking mechanisms, while they do lock your bike to the rack, are somewhat less than solid and secure in my opinion. I give the rack itself a 5 star rating, but had to bump it down to 4 star because the locks just aren't that strong. The lock that secures the bikes to the rack has a plastic devise that the lock cylinder is housed in and the same plastic piece ratchets the arm down onto the bike. I can only imagine that if someone wants to give a good yank on this bike it is going to give. It allows me just enough sense of security to be able to stop at a gas station and go inside briefly, but not much more than that. Obviously no matter how strong the lock system is, I would not expect to leave it out overnight at say a hotel, but based on how strong the rest of the rack it, I am disapointed they could not have put a little more into the locks. Outside of that, this is a solid choice for a bike rack. 420331



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Awesome product! Easy set up and break down. Secure enough to not worry about. Allows enough clearance to fully open my truck bed. Made the trec to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix and back with no problems. I’d happily endorse this product for others. 542705



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Hardware was - 2 lock washers and + 2 flat washers. No worries just dug into my stash for the needed lock washers. Wheel straps just barely big enough for my 29er. Overall a B+. Picture shows small bike handle bars right. Opps! Will mount handle bars left on the inner small bike next time as instructed. Thanks for the great service. 498564



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I’m very pleased with my Thule bike rack. This is actually my second Thule rack of this type; I bought it to replace a rack that was damaged in a rear-end car collision. The rack is secure and easy to install/deinstall. Bikes can be mounted on the rack quickly and the rack can be easily adjusted to accommodate different wheel bases and frame sizes. Finally, etrailer.com was a terrific supplier. They offered competitive pricing and prompt delivery. 571087



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Great rack at a great price! I was looking for a sturdier rack to replace my old hanging rack to provide for more secure, long distance bike transport. The Thule 990 XT provided just that. After a couple long distance trips the rack held up well. Holds the wheels and frame securely in place for the entire duration and even on many bumpy dirt roads traveled. No more worries or frequent stops to keep checking the bikes. Thanks etrailer for the great price and quick service! 565800



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The build quality and functionality are excellent. The locks feel very secure, and it keeps the bikes far enough from my trunk and bumper to prevent scratches. Overall, it's a great looking rack ;) 516314



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Easy to assemble, mount to vehicle, load, unload bikes and remove mount from vehicle. Great product! 316441




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I am very pleased with the Thule Doubletrack I purchased from etrailer. I have only used it one time so far and it performed flawlessly. Assembly was pretty simple and the directions provided were easy to follow. I originally ordered a different bike rack from another manufacturer but it was back ordered. I received an e-mail from etrailer with details of the back order and expected ship date within just a couple days from when I ordered. Well, nothing is fast enough for me so I called etrailer's customer service and got through immediately since a direct phone number was in the e-mail. After reviewing some other bike racks over the phone with Erika (she's the best, thanks Erika) I was able to change my order over the phone and the order was promptly shipped and received within a couple days with their standard shipping. Their communication and customer service is second to none. I've already placed another order with them and will receive it tomorrow based on the tracking results I reviewed today. I would highly recommend etrailer to anyone. They have a great selection of quality products and very competitive prices. Thanks again to all involved in my purchase, especially Erika. It's good to know there are still outstanding American companies selling quality products and excellent customer service to back it up. 256070


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After a year of using the Thule Doubletrack bike rack I have had no issues at all. It has been used at least 30 times, including one 250 mile trip with no problems. Im definitely pleased with my purchase and would recommend this bike rack to anyone looking for a high quality rack that performs flawlessly. Thanks again etrailer for the excellent customer service and quality products.

Bill F - 06/02/2017

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Bicycle Rack that Begs you to take your Bicycles! This is a great rack. It comes with 3 locks (hitch and bicycles), is easy to assemble, easy to configure for your bicycle, can secure bicycles in a matter of minutes. Previously, I have used a Hollywood and Saris bicycle rack that hangs off the trunk. The Saris rack is much better for securing the bicycle to the rack but you still have the fact that you are dependent on the hooks to the trunk that tend to move around once you put weight on the rack and are moving. Also, you still have to secure the wheels and the handle bars from moving with bungy cords or straps. With the Thule TH990HT after you assemble and make the initial wheel well adjustments to your rack, screw the supplied bolt to the trailer hitch, you lift your bicycle into the wheel wells, cinch the attached straps across the wheels and push down the bar which has foam padding as to not scratch your frame you are good to go. It takes all of 30 seconds and is very secure. Note: You do need to have a trailer hitch in order to use this rack. I think this is a much safer, easier way to load and secure your bicycle. I installed this on my 2010 Honda Accord. 4213


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Hi, first of all, thanks for your nice review. A couple of questions for you though:1 What type of trailer hitch mount did you install on your Accord?2 Do you have any issues with bottoming out of the trailer hitch striking the road and potentially damaging the vehicle or hitch rack?

-- comment by: Chris T - 07/06/2013

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The box that it came in, while HUGE, was in great condition. The rack it's self was in perfect condition. I haven't assembled it yet, but it looks great. Shipping was fast and easy. Great product, great website. Highly recommend. 727177



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Very well made, easy to assemble and use. Fits my 2015 Toyota Sienna. Easy to fold up out of the way when not in use. Well worth the money, and it was a great price from etrailer, to go along with great customer service. Highly recommend. 727016



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The rack arrived within 3 days and was in good condition. The assembly took about a half hour and was very easy. Thanks etrailer for delivering a great product! 726991



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Drove x-conbtry twice with 2 bikes attached on the bach of my motorhome. Worked great! Very secure, no hike damage. Easy to use. Love it! 726831



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Works well...quick on and off. Only negative is the bolt has too many threads and takes a while to screw in under the bumper. Slightly awkward, but it works well. 726589


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  • I do have options for you but the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack will only fit tires up to 3" wide and they do not make a fat tire adapter kit for this rack. Therefore, you can either let some of the air out of the tires and squish them into the wheel trays like you have been or you can upgrade to the Thule DoubleTrack Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9054 which accepts bikes with tires up to 5" wide. You could always sell the original Doubletrack to offset some of the cost...
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  • Longer Straps Compatible with Thule Double Track 990XT
  • The Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # TH990XT is only compatible with tire widths up to 3 inches. The replacement strap # 753-3001 is 10-1/2" long x 13/16" wide. For a wider tire that still fits in the wheel tray you may need to customize something using an additional strap as there is not a compatible adapter from Thule.
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  • How to Carry Bikes on the Front of a Minnie Winnie with Ford E-450 Chassis
  • I do have a solution for you to carry some bikes at the front of your Minnie Winnie (on a 2017 Ford E-450 Chassis) but all trunk mount bike racks like the Thule Raceway PRO # TH9001PRO you referenced have only been tested and approved for installation on the trunk or hatch of a vehicle. Even if you could find a way for this rack to fit there is no way to guarantee that it would be able to safely transport your bikes. For your application you need to install the Draw-Tite Front Mount...
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  • Replacement Threaded Hitch Bolt for a Thule DoubleTrack Bike Rack
  • The threaded hitch bolt you will need for your Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT is # 853-5917. The nuts inside the shank though are not available. Nor is the shank itself. But you could either use the new bolt or a tap and die set to cut new threads in the nuts.
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  • Will a Bike Rack Block the Rear View Camera on a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Can you please tell me the year of your Honda CR-V in addition to the type of bike rack you want to use?
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  • Can I Use An Old Style Road Bike With Fenders On A Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack
  • For bikes with fenders there really isn't a way to use a bike rack like the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G that uses wheel mounts. Instead you'd have to go with a bike rack that grabs the bike by the frame like the Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT. This is a very nice rack that's about the same price that will work well for you. It's similar in weight too at 36 lb.
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  • Adapter Recommendation for Fitting Step Through Bike Frame on Thule DoubleTrack Bike Rack
  • A bike frame adapter bar like the part # UB01 attaches to the steering stem and to the seat post of the bike giving the arm of the Thule DoubleTrack part # TH990XT a secure place to grab on to. I attached a review video for this adapter for you to check out as well.
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  • Yakima TwoTimer vs Saris Freedom vs Thule Doubletrack for Apartment Storage and Price
  • When it comes to pricing and storage the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT is the best option over the Yakima TwoTimer # Y02468 and the Saris Freedom # SA4412B. This bike rack comes with bike and rack locks and when it is folded it sits about 6" away from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the bike rack. Since your wife's bike has a step-through frame that sits 16" off of the ground though you will need to use an adapter bar like part # UB01 for it to secure the bike. The...
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  • I see you have asked a pair of different questions, one about transporting 2 kayaks and the other about a canoe and bike rack. What will you be transporting on your CR-V, and if it is bikes, how many are you looking to carry? If you can get back to me with that I can try and find you the best solution.
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Kuat Transfer Installed in Toyota Prius Draw Tite Hitch
  • Kuat has their own lock part # KUATLOCK that is recommended for use with their racks like the Kuat Transfer # TS02G that are installed in 1-1/4 inch hitches like the Draw Tite part # 24966 you have installed on your 2017 Toyota Prius.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 Kia Forte5 EX Hatchback for Bike Rack
  • For your 2016 Kia Forte5 hatchback we have a trailer hitch that is a confirmed fit. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11395 which is a fit for 2014-2017 model years of the Forte5 hatchback. This hitch is only rated for Class I compatible bike racks and it requires stabilization strap # 18050 for that application. Unfortunately, I can't find the hitch number you gave to let you know what that hitch fits. If you do not already have a bike...
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  • Recommended Thule Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch for 2015 Subaru WRX
  • I went out to our warehouse to take a look at the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7257 that you referenced and I measured a distance of only around 1-1/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the receiver. With this in mind the 1UP rack you are looking at, along with Thule bike racks (which do all require at least 1-1/2 inches for this measurement), will not be a good option with this particular hitch. Because of the limitations on this...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch and 2 Inch Bike Rack
  • The Draw-Tite # 24857 for your 2008 BMW is only rated for Class I. This means the only options to have your bike rack fit are the # HTAD or the # HT5R that are compatible with Class I hitches. You will limit the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of your hitch to 100 lbs because the adapter will reduce the hitch's tongue weight by 50%. That new 100 lb capacity will need to include the weight of your bike carrier as well as the loaded bikes. I also recommend using a hitch lock like # 1472DAT...
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