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Thule Gateway Pro 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

Thule Gateway Pro 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

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This 3-bike trunk rack adjusts to fit the shape of your sedan, hatchback, or van. It has adjustable arms that fold down for parking in tight spaces, and you can quickly remove it and store it in your trunk or garage. Lowest Prices for the best trunk bike racks from Thule. Thule Gateway Pro 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms part number TH78VR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Thule Trunk Bike Racks - TH78VR

  • 3 Bikes
  • Adjustable Arms
  • Hanging Rack
  • Thule
  • Fits Most Factory Spoilers
  • Locks Not Included
  • Non-Retractable
  • 6 Straps
  • Frame Mount - Anti-Sway

This 3-bike trunk rack adjusts to fit the shape of your sedan, hatchback, or van. It has adjustable arms that fold down for parking in tight spaces, and you can quickly remove it and store it in your trunk or garage.


Features:

  • Trunk-mounted rack lets you carry up to 3 bicycles on the back of your vehicle
    • Arched body fits over many types of spoilers
  • HideAway anti-sway cradles with ratcheting straps hold bikes at 3 points
    • Prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-car contact
    • Fold up against arms so it's easy to slide bike frames over cradles
  • FitDial system with Quick-Fit levers ensure quick and easy setup
    • Simply identify the number for your vehicle, press the levers, and rotate the frame into position
  • Adjustable arms help to keep bikes level during transport
    • Rotate upward for added ground clearance and fold down when not in use
  • Integrated cable lock secures bikes to rack
    • Locking strap (sold separately) secures rack to vehicle
  • 6 Nylon straps with hooks and cam buckles anchor the rack to your vehicle
    • Holders with hook-and-loop tabs secure excess strap to prevent flapping
  • Foam foot pads help protect your vehicle from scratches and scuffs
  • Load strap secures bikes to each other to improve stability during transport
  • Sturdy steel frame with powder coat finish is durable and rust resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 3 bikes
  • Weight capacity (per bike): 35 lbs
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 12"
  • Distance between bikes: 7"
  • Carrier weight: 13.5 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


Thule Gateway Pro

The Gateway Pro lets you carry 3 bikes on the back of your sedan, hatchback, or van. Adjustable legs with oversize pads fit the contour of your vehicle. Adjustable arms with HideAway anti-sway cradles keep your bikes level during transport, and they fold down for parking in tight spaces. It installs easily with 6 straps with nylon-coated hooks and a FitDial system with vehicle-specific settings. It includes a Thule One-Key System cable lock that secure your bikes to the rack, and you can fold it flat for storage in your trunk or garage.


HideAway Anti-Sway Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Thule Gateway Pro anti sway cradles

The Gateway Pro has HideAway anti-sway cradles that secure each bike at 3 points - twice along the top tube and once along the seat post or downtube. This helps to keep your bikes from rocking back and forth and bumping into each other, or your vehicle. The soft rubber cradles are set 7" apart on the arms, preventing your bikes from becoming tangled on the rack. You can remove the lower straps and fold the cradles up against the arms to make it easier to slide your bikes onto the rack.


Adjustable Dual Arms

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The Gateway Pro has adjustable arms that provide excellent support for your bikes. The built-in levers allow the arms to be adjusted up and down. Just flip the lever up, rotate the arm to the desired position, then flip the lever down to lock the arm in place. This helps to keep your bikes level on the rack and provides increased ground clearance.


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The levers also allow you to fold down the arms when the rack is not in use and to fold the rack flat for storage.


6-Strap Installation with Fit-Dial System

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The rack installs quickly and easily with 6 nylon straps that keep it anchored in place. The steel hooks on these extra-long straps have a nylon coating to prevent scratches on your vehicle, and the straps tighten in place with easy-to-use, backpack-style cinches.


Thule Gateway Pro Fit Dial System

The FitDial system lets you easily adjust the rack to fit the shape of your trunk, and the long, arcing tubes are designed to fit over most factory spoilers. Simply press the Quick-Fit levers and rotate the base until the centers of the levers line up with the numbers on the dials. These vehicle-specific numbers are specified in the instructions included with the rack.


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Holders with hook-and-loop tabs are included to bind up the excess strap length when the rack is mounted so the straps don't flap in the wind. They also keep the straps nice and neat when the rack is folded in storage.


Thule Gateway Pro foam pads

Oversized foam pads on the Gateway Pro's upper and lower bases grip your trunk or rear hatch to keep the rack firmly in place during transport. The soft padding helps prevent scratches and scuff marks on your vehicle.


Integrated Cable Lock

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The rack includes an integrated cable lock to secure your bikes to the rack. It has a Thule One-Key System lock cylinder that can be swapped out if you own other Thule products and want to use the same key to lock them all. The cable lock extends from the tip of the left arm, threads around your bike's frames, and secures to the arm. It retracts back into the arm when not in use.


There is also an available locking strap (sold separately) that secures the rack to your vehicle.



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Customer Reviews

Thule Gateway Pro 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms - TH78VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

This 3-bike trunk rack adjusts to fit the shape of your sedan, hatchback, or van. It has adjustable arms that fold down for parking in tight spaces, and you can quickly remove it and store it in your trunk or garage.

- TH78VR
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2010 Toyota Prius

We are able to transport 3 adult bikes successfully with this. It took us a while to get everything just right the first time and to make sure the bikes don't touch, but it seems to work well for our purpose. Unfortunately, one of the straps was missing in the box. We only received 8 straps instead of the required 9 straps for tying down the bikes, and I called about that right away. Hope we will get the replacement strap shipped to us soon so we don't have to resort to using a zip tie.



- TH78VR
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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Easy to install and uninstall! Holds our bikes well! Worked perfectly on my 2018 Subaru Outback.



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2017 Volkswagen Jetta

etrailer customer service is the BEST. I referred the site to two other friends. The bike rack is a great product. Following the directions it was easy to strap on. The bikes are a lot sturdier than a cheaper brand I was using before. My only issue is that the right strap keeps slipping off. I have tightened it but it still falls off. I noticed the right bottom clip is silver and not black like the other 5.



- TH78VR
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Fits my 2015 Outback great and works as advertised. I feel like the build quality is good too



- TH78VR
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It's great. And the #8 setting on the angle just happens to work on our other car also so switching between cars is easy.



- TH78VR
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2010 Kia Sedona

The Thule Gateway Pro 3 does fit our Kia Sedona 2010 as promised. Three adult mountain bikes fit on the rack, but tightly, with no extra space between.



- TH78VR
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Outstanding bike rack that is sturdy and easy to mount and use. We go to the beach and go riding every weekend now and save a ton of money by bringing our own bikes. I like the fact that the rack has a locking feature.



- TH78VR
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2015 Acura RDX

Excellent product...made in the USA. etrailer.com was great to deal with. The communication was excellent and shipping was prompt once they received the rack from the company. I would buy it again from etrailer.com.



- TH78VR
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Had some trouble with the side hooks/straps coming loose. Eventually, I took the excess strap that goes through the tightening mechanism and tied them together to keep the straps tight. That seemed to work. I held 2 adult bikes and a youth bike well though. Easy to put up and take down.



- TH78VR
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The product is very well made and will meet the needs of our family. The product is a gift to our daughter and her husband and will they will welcome the use of it instead of piling the bikes in the cargo area.



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2008 Mazda 5

Not install yet but still really great!



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2018 Subaru Forester

Swift and easy purchase! Reasonable cost for the product. Shipping was free. Delivery was prompt. I would highly recommend etrailer to friends, family, and colleagues.



- TH78VR
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Everything went smooth. I received the exact product I needed in a timely manor.



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2017 GMC Acadia Limited



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2012 Toyota Camry



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2012 Toyota Camry



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2012 Hyundai Sonata



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wish thernwere an easy way to lift the arms verically so pedestrians wouldnt put their eye out. maybe you should include small bright flags to attach the ends of the arms!



- TH88VR
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Review from a similar Gateway Pro in Trunk Bike Racks


A terrible disappointment.... the attachment of the bike to the rack with undersized and difficult to impossible to get on or off zip ties essentially made it useless.... Mounted it to my car, struggled to get the ties secured, and had the same issue each time taking the bike on and off.... as soon as I got home I put it in my trunk and never even Thought of using it again... last week gave it away to a staffer in my apartment house... A complete waste of money, & SHOCKED that no one at Thule ever figured it out... I was with an experienced biker who had a different rack, but his ties were bigger, better located and much easier to use... This was apparently the only trunk rack that would fit my BMW 5 series



- TH88VR
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Review from a similar Gateway Pro in Trunk Bike Racks


This rack fits well on our 2015 Toyota RAV4. There are six attachment points, each with a coated hook on the end to fit around the trunk lid. Once mounted and tightened, the rack is comfortably stable and solid. Bikes are easy to mount as well, with just a few straps. Note that a BMX bike, due to its small geometry, will not fit. Also of note, the hooks on the ends of the two straps which lead out in the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions will chafe the car's paint. I wrapped those in electrical tape in order to minimize the effect. Overall, a good choice for a trunk rack.



- TH88VR
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Review from a similar Gateway Pro in Trunk Bike Racks


The Thule bike rack and security strap work very well. We had to purchase an extra bar for my wife's bicycle. Consequently, her bike doesn't fit as perfectly to the rack's tightening straps as mine. But overall, with some adjustments, we were able to make it work.



- TH88VR
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Review from a similar Gateway Pro in Trunk Bike Racks


Good solid product with terrible instructions and tiny images. I was also disappointed it took so long to deliver. I was under the impression that it was going to be less than two weeks rather than five.


Comments
Rack works fine for short trips and is pretty easy to put on now that we have it figured out.
Marc - 08/25/2021


- TH88VR
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Review from a similar Gateway Pro in Trunk Bike Racks


I've owned this trunk rack for a year, and it has held up wonderfully. It easily transports two bikes, even at highway speeds. The build of the rack makes me confident that my bikes aren't going anywhere. It's easy to take on and off, too. I initially purchased this one because cheaper bike racks looked flimsy. I'm very happy I got this one, considering how reliable it is and how often I use it (nearly everyday).



- TH88VR
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Review from a similar Gateway Pro in Trunk Bike Racks


The bike rack overall was very good but my Toyota Corolla had a rear spoiler making the installation less than ideal. I adjusted the rack to fit the car but that left the bikes to sit in less than ideal position. On short trips it was fine but on a long 600 mile trip the bikes straps started coming loose. One completely came off. Also I may add there was a strong wind blowing too. On the way back we tied the bike down with extra nylon straps and all was good. For long trips I would add the extra straps and not just rely on the straps that came with the bike rack. Otherwise we had no trouble with the bike rack.



- TH88VR
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Review from a similar Gateway Pro in Trunk Bike Racks


Very nice, solid rack! Very good quality and attention to detail. Extra ties for the excess strap length is really appreciated. Fits my Honda H-RV perfectly too. I did have some difficulty raising the arms at first though because they were too tight. With a little elbow grease I did finally succeed in raising them. Could be a better design I think as it shouldn’t be that difficult. Overall though, I do think it’s an excellent product and working with Etrailer was superb.


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