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Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

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  • Hitch Rack
  • Yakima
  • 6 Pairs of Skis
  • 4 Snowboards
  • Bike Rack Adapter
  • Board/Ski Lock
HitchSki is a ski and snowboard carrier that clamps onto your Yakima dual-arm, hitch mounted bike rack. The carrier holds up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards, features adjustable arms and protects your gear with rubber padding and SKS locks. Lowest Prices for the best ski and snowboard racks from Yakima. Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks part number Y02418 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks - Y02418

HitchSki is a ski and snowboard carrier that clamps onto your Yakima dual-arm, hitch mounted bike rack. The carrier holds up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards, features adjustable arms and protects your gear with rubber padding and SKS locks.


Features:

  • Works with most Yakima dual-arm, mast-style hitch mounted bike carriers (4 bike capacity and greater)
    • Upper rails mount and secure to existing cradles on bike carrier
    • Cradles must be spaced 17-1/4" center to center for installation
  • Provides storage for skis and snowboards
  • Includes 2-position upper arms and adjustable lower arm
    • Pivoting upper arms close with locking cam lever
    • Lower arms adjust with wheel
  • Has soft, flexible rubber padding to protect gear
  • Secures gear with the 2 included Same Key System (SKS) locking cores
    • SKS cores can be changed out to be keyed alike with other Yakima locks
    • Lock the HitchSki to the bike rack with a cable lock (sold separately)
      • Yakima DeadLock or LockUp


Specs:

  • Application: Yakima hitch mounted, dual arm style carriers:
    • BigHorn (4 bike models only)
    • Double Down (4 and 5 bike models only)
    • FlipSide
    • SwingDaddy
    • Ridgeback (4 bike model only)
    • KingPin (4 and 5 bike models only)
    • Fulltilt
    • Fullswing
  • Capacity:
    • 6 Pairs of skis
    • 4 Snowboards
    • 3 Pairs of skis and 2 snowboards
  • Carrier weight: 29 lbs
  • Dimensions: 24" deep x 22" tall x 31" wide
  • Lifetime warranty


Snowboard and Ski Carrier

Snowboard and Ski Carrier Upper Arm Opened

Snowboard and Ski Carrier Upper Arm Closed


8002418 Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Accessory for Hitch Mounted Carriers



Y02418 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details Y02418 Installation instructions


Video of Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks


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




Video Transcript for Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks - Hitch Rack - Y02418 Review

Today we are going to show you part number Y02418 from Yakima. This is their Hitch Ski Mount. What this does is, it adds ski and snowboard capacity to your hitch-mounted bicycle rack. It comes with adjustable lower arms that grab everything from thin snowboards to thick skis. It also comes with a little bit longer arms than normal for todays extra-wide skis, and it easily attaches to your existing Yakima hitch mount, except for the KingPin 2, and most other hitch racks. This product easily attaches to your existing Yakima hitch rack, including most other hitch racks, except for the two-bike DoubleDown.

We are actually going to install this on a DoubleDown 5. We will give you a better idea of how it works and we will load it up with some skis. All right, we will go ahead and install this on our rack here. It installs just like a bicycle would on your rack here. Let us go ahead and just do it. Put it on the cradles and just strap it down into place. First, you want to loosen up the bottom clamp. Just undo the screws until they stop. Use your room to slide your skis into, because this does not come off.

Then, undo your top clamp here. And again, just slide your skis in there and then clamp it shut. Get them into position the way you want them to and then just go ahead and pull your top clamp into place and lock it down. You may have to tighten it up just a little bit, and cinch it down into place. And you also have a key lock here to make sure they do not go anywhere. Once you have that done, then go ahead and clamp down the bottom clamp. And there you have it for part number Y02418 from Yakima, the Hitch Ski Mount.


Customer Reviews

Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier for Hitch Mounted Bike Racks - Y02418

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

HitchSki is a ski and snowboard carrier that clamps onto your Yakima dual-arm, hitch mounted bike rack. The carrier holds up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards, features adjustable arms and protects your gear with rubber padding and SKS locks.

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Assembled easily. Seems like a solid product. Have not used it yet. 470940


Comments

Works great. Gets easier to install skis after use a few times. The rubber is pretty firm. This combined with a new Thule swingarm style hitch mount carrier makes ski loading, carrying, and security a breeze.

Matt T - 01/29/2019

49029

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Perfect. Easy to setup and install. 11481



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Easy install. 460482


Comments

It’s fine. I have only used it twice. A suggestion would be to make the part that goes into the hitch receiver longer by 4 inches. Without it the back door of the Jeep Wrangler will not open fully. The spare tire hits. I bought a hitch extender and that did the trick. If your rack was longer the receiver would not be needed.

Michael - 12/17/2018

46795

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Excellent and unbelievable customer care service and prontly 72 hours delivery on Christmas week. Easy and timeless installation product, drove all ready 1,000 miles without shacks neither vibration. Jut make sure the bike's rack screw/lock get well tight. 66095


Comments

Till owned it and very happy with the product makes our trips easy skiing and happy also to had found it by you guys.

-- comment by: Oscar - 02/14/2014

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Got the rack on Saturday, but one of the lower bars was defective. I called customer service on Sunday and Monday evening I had the replacement bar in my house. Amazing customer service. Customer reps are very courteous and accommodating. I just can't stop praising them. The product feels and looks like a very good quality. I'll be using it for the first time in a few days. If you don't see follow up review, then the product is worth every penny. 166572



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unit is sometimes loose in the trailer hitch. You really need to tighten a lot and check it twice. 586292



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Outstanding service. Quick delivery. 460872



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Thanks for the speedy delivery even though the product was back ordered. Still got it here before Christmas. Awesome work!!!! 166629



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.....received it quickly.....easy to put together.....very sturdy...works perfect.....looks good 29612



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This was delivered fast with great communication from your company as to when it would arrive . I've tried it on my Saris bike rack this morning and it fits fine . Now all I need is snow !! Do you deliver that ? T hanks for great service. Adele 26840


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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack and Ski Carrier Recommendation
  • For a hitch mounted ski and bike rack combo the best place to start is with an adapter like the Yakima HitchSki part # Y02418 that you referenced. This is a ski rack adapter for hanging bike racks. Next you would need a bike rack to use with this adapter. For that we have the Yakima FullTilt part # Y02462 for a tilting 4 bike rack. Or for a more budget friendly bike rack we have the Yakima DoubleDown part # Y02424.
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack and Ski/Snowboard Carrier for a 2017 Lexus RX 350
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13272 is an excellent option for your 2017 Lexus RX 350. It is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. The hitch is rated up to 4,000 lbs gross trailer weight (GTW) and 600 lbs tongue weight (TW). I have attched a photo of what this trailer hitch will look like installed on the back of your RX 350 for you. For a bike rack that will work well with this hitch, I recommend taking a look at the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack part # Y02458....
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  • How to Carry Skis and Snowboards with the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack
  • In order to carry skis using your Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack part # Y02424 you will want to use the Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier part # Y02418, not the Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter part # TH9033. I can't confirm the Thule Tram will work with the Yakima DoubleDown but I can confirm that the Yakima HitchSki will. It is more cost effective than the Thule Tram and also lets you carry up to 6 pairs of skis, or 4 snowboards, or 3 pairs of skis and 2 snowboards. I...
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  • Recommended Hitch Ski Rack To Carry 4 Pairs of Skis on 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • If you already have a Thule or Yakima hitch bike rack that is compatible with the Thule Tram Ski Rack # TH9033 or the Yakima Ski Racks # Y02418, you could use either of these carriers. The compatible bike racks are listed on the product pages. I have linked all the hitch ski and snowboard racks we have available.
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  • Ski Rack Adapter for a Schwinn 4 Bike Hitch Bike Rack
  • The Yakima HitchSki, # Y02418, snowboard and ski carrier for hitch mounted bike racks that you referenced is designed to work on a two arm, 4 bike, hitch mounted bike rack that has Anti-Sway cradles and straight arms. If your Schwinn 4 bike rack has similar anti-sway cradles, straight arms that are no more than 24 inches wide and cradles that are adjustable on the arms, you should have no problems using the Hitch Ski Carrier on your bike rack.
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  • Will a Single Arm Swagman Trailer Hitch Bike Rack work with a Yakima HitchSki Carrier Part # Y02418
  • Since your Swagman rack has a single-arm the Yakima HitchSki snowboard and ski carrier wouldn't work out to well because you need a dual-arm hitch bike rack. The one you referenced, # Y02418, will work with Yakima hitch mounted, dual-arm style carriers: BigHorn (4 bike models only) Double Down (4 and 5 bike models only) FlipSide SwingDaddy Ridgeback (4 and 5 bike models only) I added a picture to the right to show you an example of the Yakima HitchSki # Y02418. If you have...
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  • Fitting the Yakima DoubleDown to a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The fit will depend on the exact size of your spare tire and position of your hitch. To find out the clearance you need, you can take a simple measurement. Going from the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch receiver, measure out to the furthest point of your spare tire. This is the minimum distance that your accessories will need to have listed as their distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to closest point. The Yakima DoubleDown, part # Y02424 has a nearest point of 11-1/2...
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  • Can I Mount the Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier on Rak n Lok Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • I contacted our representative at Yakima, and he informed me that they have not tested the Yakima HitchSki, part # Y02418, on any other brand of bike racks besides Yakima. However, there is a possibility that part # Y02418 will work on your Rak n Lok Hitch Mounted Bike Rack. If your bike rack has dual arms and cradles you can measure the distance between the cradles that would hold your bikes to see if part # Y02418 will mount. The measurement between the 2 bars or the Yakima HitchSki...
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  • Are There Ski Racks Available for Hitch Mounted Applications
  • Both Thule and Yakima make similar racks that will attach to their bike racks. The Thule part # TH9033 will fit quite a number of Thule bike racks. The Yakima part # Y02418 will fit quite a number of Yakima bike racks. If you do not already have a hitch mounted bike rack, you would have to purchase one in order to use the above ski racks. Most of the ski and snowboard racks on the market are built for roof rack applications. Because of the shape and length of the skis and snowboards,...
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  • Compatibility of Yakima HitchSki Ski and Snowboard Rack with Older Single Arm SwingDaddy Bike Rack
  • I spoke with one of our contacts at Yakima, who assured me that their HitchSki, part # Y02418 is indeed compatible with the older single-arm SwingDaddy bike rack. For install details and a product demonstration video, click the provided link.
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  • Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Adapter Compatibility With Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack
  • The Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks # TH9033 will fit on the discontinued Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack. The adapter will mount directly into the cradles of the bike rack and will mount to the vertical support shaft. The swing away function of the bike rack will not interfere with the function of the adapter in any way. They will work very well together. If you don't already have the Apex and Tram, then you may want to consider the Yakima SwingDaddy...
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  • Will the Yakima HitchSki # Y02418 Fit on the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack # Y02424
  • Yes, I can confirm that the Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier, item # Y02418, can be used with the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack, item # Y02424. We have install instructions for the HitchSki on our site for you to review, see link. We have an online video review of the HitchSki and it is installed on a BigHorn rack in the video. This rack will work with all two arm Yakima hitch mount bike racks, except for the KingPin 2, and most other hitch mounted two arm racks. I have also...
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  • Ski and Snowboard Adapter for Thule Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • Thule has a carrier that will fit your TH912XT bike rack. Take a look at the adapter # TH9033. This carrier is designed to fit certain Thule bike racks, including yours, and it holds 6 pairs of skis or 4 snow boards. I have included a link to a video review for you. The Yakima HitchSki # Y02418 is designed for use with certain Yakima racks and would not be the best fit on a Thule rack. However the space between the 2 bars that fit around the arms of the bike rack is 24 inches.
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  • Compatibility of Yakima HitchSki Snowboard/Ski Carrier # Y02418 With DoubleDown 4 Rack # Y02424
  • First, thank you for your recent purchases from etrailer. We appreciate your repeat business and your confidence in us. Yes, your new Yakima DoubleDown 4 # Y02424 is fully compatible with the Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier # Y02418 that you purchased. This ski carrier offers the capacity for up to 6 pairs of skis, 4 snowboards or 3 pairs of skis and 2 snowboards. It is protected by Yakima's limited lifetime warranty. For reference I have linked you to videos for both the...
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  • Compatability of Yakima HitchSki Ski Carrier and 4-Bike Rack
  • There is a solution for you to use the Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier # Y02418, though it will only work with Yakima dual-arm hanging racks and not the single-arm Swagman XP # S64940. A great 4-bike rack from Yakima that will work with the HitchSki is the DoubleDown # Y02424. This rack has anti-sway cradles for stability, a RocSteady hitch tongue to reduce the rattling and is a folding, tilting carrier that has release buttons for ease of use. It has a weight capacity of 120...
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  • Will Yakima DoubleDown Hitch Mount Bike Rack and HitchSki Ski Carrier Fit 2008 Porsche Cayenne
  • In order to determine if the Yakima DoubleDown bike rack, # Y02424, combined with the HitchSki, # Y02418, will fit your 2008 Porsche Cayenne, you will need to take 1 important measurement. On the trailer hitch on your Cayenne, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 11-1/2 inches, the bike rack and ski carrier will fit. I have included links to the installation details and videos for both...
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  • Is Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier # Y02418 Compatible with Swagman Original 3-Bike Rack
  • The Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier # Y02418 is 24-inches deep so it is too large to fit on a Swagman Original bike carrier. This ski carrier and the similar Thule Tram # TH9033 are intended for use on the two companies' 4- and 5-bike carriers whose arms are long enough to mate properly with these ski carriers, such as the Yakima DoubleDown # Y02424. If you care to let me know the year/make/model/version of your vehicle I will be glad to recommend a roof-mount ski carrier for you.
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  • Ski Carrier Adapter Recommendation that Fits a Rhode Gear Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • You may actually be able to use the Yakima HitchSki Snowboard and Ski Carrier, # Y02418. I did a test fit on the Rhode Gear Highway 4 Bike Carrier and the 2 are compatible. As long as you have this bike rack you can use the HitchSki. You would need to make sure the bike rack cradles are turn inward and you will have to turn the straps around to attach them to the bike rack, but it will work. I took a picture showing the 2 together. The Thule Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Ski Carrier Adapter...
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  • Will the Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier work with Yakima Bike Rack
  • The only ski and snowboard carrier confirmed to fit your Yakima Ridgeback 4 Bike Rack # Y02458 is the Yakima HitchSki # Y02418. I went out to our shop to test the Thule Tram with the Yakima Ridgeback for you and found that the two are not compatible. The main problem is that the Thule bolts/bracket that attach to the upright mast of the bike rack are not big enough for the Ridgeback's mast (see photo). If you were dead set on using the Thule Tram, then you could probably get around...
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  • Fit of the Yakima HitchSki on a Thule Bike Rack
  • The Yakima HitchSki, part # Y02418 is designed to work best with the straight arm Yakima carriers. Its two central bars are about 24 inches apart, and being straight may not sit correctly on the raised curve of the Thule racks. Thule does make the Tram, part # TH9033 that is designed to be compatible with most Thule four bike racks, and will have a much better fit for your rack.
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  • Carrying Snowboards on a Trailer Hitch or Roof Rack for a 2012 Chrysler 200
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2012 Chrysler 200, I recommend the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24871 because it does not require the use of a stabilization strap for non-trailer loads like the Curt hitch does. I have included a link to the instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you. Because this is a Class I trailer hitch there are only certain bike racks that you can use. The HitchSki, # Y02418, only fits on certain Yakima 4-bike racks, none of which will fit in a Class...
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