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  • Are Extra Supports Needed for the Reese Eclipse When Used with Womens/Kids Bikes
  • Yes, the Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack part # 63124 should work just fine with your two adult and two kids bikes. However, because of the alternative frame on the womens bike, you will also most likely need to use the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005. I have attached a photo of the adapter bar in use. In regards to the kids bike with training wheels, I don't see any issue as to why this would be a problem for the Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack so long as the horizontal top...
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  • Comparing the Thule Hitching Post Pro, Thule Camber, and the Yakima DoubleDown
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is an exclusive bike rack that Thule only makes available for certain retailers like our self which is why you do not see it listed on their site. The Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack part # TH9056 is a new model but it is not a new design of the Hitching Post Pro as they are different bike racks all together. When comparing the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR, the Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack part # TH9056, and the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack...
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  • Hollywood Racks Bike Rack for Two E-Bikes With Fat Tires for Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • We actually have the exact bike rack you need, although the reason some bike racks, such as the # HR1455Z-E are not rated for use behind trailers, including fifth wheels or towed vehicles, is because the suspension on those is not as forgiving; there is additional movement, increasing stress on the bike rack and potentially damaging it. That said, there is a perfect bike rack for a pair of e-bikes with fat tires that IS rated for use behind a 5th wheel trailer, the Hollywood Racks RV...
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  • Comparing Weight and Functions of Hollywood Racks Trail Rider and Swagman XC Bike Rack
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2-Bike Rack # HR200 weighs about 35 lbs. The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 is lighter at about 26 lbs. The biggest difference between the two is the Swagman rack is rated for 2 bikes at 35 lbs each and the Hollywood Trail Rider is rated for two bikes up to 45 lbs each. The Swagman rack will offer slightly less bumper clearance and the maximum wheel base is 8-1/2 inches shorter than the Hollywood Racks option. My recommendation between the two is...
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  • Best Bike Rack for E-Bikes with Fenders That Doesn't Rub
  • I have a few different bikes racks for you that will carry e-bikes with fenders. That said, you will need to go with a frame mount style as you can't use a wheel mount bike rack on a bike with fenders. The best option for you will be the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HR1450Z-E which has an 80 lb per bike weight capacity and soft padded frame hooks so you don't have to worry about rubbing. If either of your bikes has a steep drop tube frame then you will also...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru WRX with Torklift EcoHitch Installed
  • For your 2018 Subaru WRX the TorkLift EcoHitch part # 306-X7257 (2 inch hitch) is a great hitch option as it can hide behind the bumper panel when not needed. If you check out the picture I attached of this hitch installed you'll see that the opening appears to be recessed behind the bumper a couple inches. Now the Swagman XC part # S64650 has a curve in the shank pretty close to where the rack slides into the hitch so it would be too close to call, but I have a better option all-around...
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  • Is Adapter Needed with Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack for Step-Thru Frames
  • The padded ratcheting hooks on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Electric Fat Bike Rack # HR1455Z-E that you were looking at can slide up and down the length of the vertical mast, so they should be able to grab onto the frame of a step-thru bike like yours. With that being said if the step-thru is more dramatic than most you may just need to add an adapter bar like # HRBA-PRO to create a horizontal attachment point for a secure connection. In either case I think a better option...
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  • Trailer Hitch Adapter to Carry Bike Rack for Electric Bikes and Flat Tow Behind Motorhome
  • To use a bike rack while you flat tow a vehicle behind your motorhome all you will need is a dual hitch adapter. There are three of these that could work depending on the rise or drop you need. All of these have a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 400 lbs. - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 2-1/4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-2 - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-4 - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 6" Drop/Rise # RM-077-6 -...
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  • Best Value Bike Rack That Allows For Rear Cargo Access In 2015 Honda CR-V
  • The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style part # S64650 will fit the 2015 Honda CR-V as long as you have a hitch on your vehicle. However, the Swagman XC 2-Bike rack is not a tilt-away rack so you need to remove the bikes from the rack to get into the rear cargo aera of the CR-V. Instead, I recommend Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches part # S64671 for the 2015 Honda CR-V because it tilts away with or without the bikes loaded for rear cargo access in the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Use With Womens Natko E-Bike
  • We definitely have bike racks that will be great for your Natko E-Bike but the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 only has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike and according to my research your bike can weigh somewhere between 50 lbs and 80 lbs. I do appreciate the photo as it was helpful in determining the right rack for you, and since your bike has fenders and a step-through frame you will need something that can accommodate that along with the weight. Here are the most economical options...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Two E-Bikes With Fenders
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B you referenced is a fantastic bike rack, but since you have electric bikes with fenders you will need to go a different direction. The reason is the NV 2.0 is a wheel-mounted bike rack and the clamps will not mount to the frame, they are designed only to clamp to the front wheel, and fenders will interfere. The bike rack I highly recommend for a pair of e-bikes with fenders is the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 because it is a frame-mounted...
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  • Can Tilting Feature of Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack be Used with Bikes Loaded
  • When using the tilting feature for the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT you need to first remove the bikes. The only way to keep the bikes loaded so you can gain full rear access to your 2017 Toyota Highlander is to use the Thule Apex Swing XT # TH9027XT. This is the exact same bike rack but it has an arm that swings the upright and arms out to the side of the vehicle as you can see in the attached photo.
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  • Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT vs. Swagman Chinook # S64683
  • The real benefits that you get from the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT is that it weighs 36 lbs, it is made right here in the USA, and the trays are a little more customizable since they are on their own "tracks". If you don't mind the extra 11 lbs of the Swagman Chinook # S64683 and you are able to utilize the wheel trays just fine (which typically isn't a problem) then I recommend the Chinook. It is at a lower price point, comes with everything that the Doubletrack does, has the higher...
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  • Comparing Hollywood Racks Destination vs. Swagman XTC 4-Bike Rack
  • The Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack # S64665 and Hollywood Racks Destination 4-Bike Rack # HR4000 are two of the best values in regards to 4-bike racks, and when taking everything into consideration I highly recommend the Destination # HR4000. There are a number of reasons for this, starting with the fact that the Destination is going to be easier to load your bikes on because of its large and curved wheel trays compared to the hoops of the XTC-4 that make you plop the bikes in just right....
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  • Comparing the Yakima FourTimer Bike Rack # Y02469 with the Swagman Quad 2+2 # S64692
  • Both the Yakima FourTimer # Y02469 and the Swagman Quad 2+2 # S64692 that you referenced are excellent bike racks and would do a great job transporting your bikes. They both have the ability to hold up to 4 bikes that weight 45 lbs each and they are compatible with a 2 inch receiver. They both use the hook to stabilize the bike while it is in the cradles and they also have tilting and folding features. The ability to be adapted to a 2 bike rack is also an option between both of them. Typically...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Two Electric Bikes Weighing Over 65 lbs Each
  • There are bike racks that will be able to carry the weight of your two 66-1/2 lb RadRover Electric Bikes with fat tires, although as you mentioned the only way to use the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT with bikes that heavy would be to remove the batteries. For 66-1/2 lb bikes with 4 inch tires you have two options if you want to carry the bikes without removing the batteries. The first option is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack for Electric Fat Tire...
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  • Best Bike Rack for E-Bikes on a Motorhome
  • The best two bike racks we have for electric bikes on the back of a motorhome is the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack part # S64689 and the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack part # HR1450Z-E. I personally like the Sport Rider more because it is lighter by 9 lbs and can hold a 10 lb heavier bike. However, the distance from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier while folded down is 7-1/2" whereas it is 10" on the E-Spec. You will...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Platform Rack That Allows 2012 Lexus GX 460 to Open Rear Door
  • Thank you for all the information, it was very helpful. I went to our demo room to take some measurements of the Swagman XTC-4 # S64665 and based on those would not be able to confirm it would allow a 2012 Lexus GX 460 to open the rear door. If you use the attached photo (which shows the Swagman, but not on a Lexus GX 460) as a reference, you can see that at the highest point, the XTC-4 is going to be roughly 28" above the ground on a 2012 Lexus GX 460. Given a margin of error of roughly...
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  • Weight of Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Platform Rack # HR1450
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Platform Rack # HR1450Z that you referenced is 51 lbs. It weigh less than the version of this rack intended for E-bikes # HR1450Z-E since E-bikes are much heavier and the racks for them have to be reinforced.
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  • Difference Between Swagman XTC-2 and XC 2 Platform Bike Racks
  • While very similar 2-Bike platform racks, the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is essentially an upgraded version of the XC 2 # S64650. The Swagman XTC-2 features re-designed and improved wheel cradles that are stronger and constructed with a soft coating to protect your bikes. The cradles will also position the bikes a bit higher up for improved ground clearance with the bikes loaded. The wheel straps have also been improved with a heavier design. This rack will basically do a much better job...
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  • Kuat Transfer vs Thule T2 Classic vs Saris Superclamp EX
  • For this being your first bike rack purchase you have done a fantastic job at researching to narrow it down to some great choices! Since you have done your research and watched our review videos I will avoid going over all of the features and focus on your specific questions for each bike rack. If you do end up having more questions though please let me know. The Kuat Transfer # TS02G is a great, cost-effective option that only weighs in at 37 lbs. It also has a gunmetal gray powder...
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  • Recommendation Between the Thule Camber 4 and Yakima Ridgeback 4 Bike Carriers
  • The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98862 you referenced will have the hitch pin hole recessed 4-1/2 inches from the outer bumper. This will allow for compatibility with both the Thule Camber or the Yakima Ridgeback you referenced. The biggest difference between the two bike carriers for your application is the arm spread distances. The Thule Camber # TH9056 has outside cradle to outside cradle measurement of 13 inches. The Yakima...
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  • Maximum Allowable Speed With Bike Rack Installed on Vehicle
  • Thule doesn't list a maximum speed that could be driven with their bike racks, so they have no opinion to offer as far as that goes. As long as you're at a reasonable highway speed, you shouldn't have any difficulty. Keep in mind that having a bike instatlled on the rack will have an effect on the aerodynamics of the vehicle. These effects will multiply as the speed increases. As long as your bike doesn't have a carbon fiber frame (which don't like hanging style bike racks) the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Securing E-Bike with Step Through Frame and Fenders
  • While the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z is a great bike rack it's not the most ideal solution for your heavier e-bike that has a step through frame due to it's lower weight capacity (e-bikes are heavy) and the frame clamps aren't the best suited for the angled frame tube of your bike. Instead the best Hollywood Racks brand rack would be the RV Rider for E-Bikes part # HR1600 that has a frame clamp design that easily angles and secures well to the frame style you have and...
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  • Will Bike Bag fit Swagman Escapee Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag # S82006 will fit the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64693 but because the Escapee is a wheel-mounted bike rack it will be more difficult to use than with a frame-mounted bike rack, depending on what type of bikes you have. The reason for that is the extra width of a wheel-mounted rack with the arm sticking out is going to give your less overall width to mount your bikes; when we test fit this bag on a different wheel-mounted bike rack...
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  • Is Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Rack the Best Option for Back of Motorhome
  • The Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 is absolutely going to be the best option to carry your two e-bikes on the back of your 2018 Tiffin Allegro 34PA, and it can also be used with your Cherokee, but NOT when the Cherokee is being flat towed. The EasyFold XT has a weight capacity of 65 lbs per bike which will accommodate your needs, and the fenders will not be an issue because the EasyFold uses ratcheting straps to secure the wheels and has independent arms that...
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  • Difference Between Hollywood Racks Trail Rider and Sport Rider 2-Bike Racks
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z and Sport Rider # HR1000Z 2-Bike Racks referenced in your question are very similar, platform style carriers that can transport up to 2 bikes at 45 pounds each. These are both very nice options that feature adjustable wheel mounts to accept a variety of wheel sizes and heelbases along with an anti-rattle hitch bolt that will reduce movement inside the hitch receiver. The primary difference between the two models is that the Sport Rider # HR1000Z...
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  • Comparing Curt and Swagman 4-Bike Platform Bike Racks for a 2008 Ford Edge
  • Curt is new to bike racks. Swagman has been making them for many, many years. So you can imagine where Curt might have drawn their inspiration from! Swagman makes a good rack for sure but with that said the simple design is hard to mess up so honestly I think you would be happy going with either rack. If the Curt bike rack, # C18087, is more within your budget then I am sure you will like it and that it will work well for you. However, one of the biggest differences is the warranty for...
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  • What Does Thule Hitching Post Pro Come with and Will a Female/Child's Bike Fit
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack w Anti-Sway - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches Item # TH934XTR is a complete bike rack that comes with the bike rack itself, the 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapter, cradles, anti-sway cages, straps, and threaded hitch bolt. Since you will be putting on a female, child bike on the rack you will likely need adapter bar # 64005 in order to mount the bike to the rack and to carry it more level. I have included links to videos on the bike rack and adapter...
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  • Bike Bag Cover Compatible with Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack
  • There is a bike bag compatible with your Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S64689, the Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag for Trailer Hitch Bike Racks # S82006. As you can see from the cut out of the linked directions of this bag, it is extremely easy to use.
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  • Easiest Way to Convert Thule T2 Bike Rack from 1-1/4 inch Hitch Size to 2 inch Hitch Size
  • The 2 inch Thule hitch adapter # 853-7292 does not fit every bike rack they make unfortunately and it does not fit any version of the Thule T2 bike racks. Since you don't want to replace the shank (understandable) the best work around is the hitch reducer sleeve part # HT02.
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  • Comparing Thule Roadway to Thule Camber Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH912XTR is a great basic bike rack. It comes with the threaded hitch pin to secure the rack and provide anti-rattle. It has a max capacity of 70 lbs and has anti-sway cradles to keep your bikes from contact with each other. It has an integrated folding feature for storage and can tilt away from the back of your vehicle with bikes aren't loaded. The Thule Camber 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Steel...
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  • Is There a Difference Between Hollywood Racks Bike Racks HR1450E and HR1450Z-E for E-Bikes
  • They actually are the same bike rack. Hollywood Racks currently is using two part numbers for the same bike rack so whether you order the part # HR1450E or the # HR1450Z-E you'll get the same bike rack designed for carrying electric bikes. I attached a review video for this bike rack(s) for you to check out as well.
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  • Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Vs. Kuat Transfer 2 For Carbon Fiber Bike Frames
  • I am happy to help you with comparing the Kuat Transfer2 part # TS02G and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22B. Both the Kuat Transfer2 and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 are great options for carbon fiber bikes because they hold the bikes by the wheels instead of the frame. The biggest differences between these two bike racks are the wheel cradles, design and the locks. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack has folding front-wheel cradles so you can fold them out of the way when you want to fold...
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  • Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier Combination Recommendation for Hitch
  • I have the perfect solution for you. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform 2 Bike Rack w/Cargo Carrier # HR1450Z-85 is a 2 bike platform rack with a cargo carrier that attaches to the rear of it. I attached a picture of what it looks like as well as a review video for you to check out as well. If you need a USA made trailer hitch for your 2018 Dodge Durango too we have the Curt # C13182 which is a confirmed fit and would work well with the rack mentioned.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback to Carry Bike Rack
  • There is absolutely a trailer hitch that fits your 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11567. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver so it will work perfectly with your Kuat Beta 2-Bike Rack # B202-114, which is rated for use with Class I hitches. Just keep in mind that Curt, the hitch manufacturer, does require you use Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories # 18050 with all accessories in order to maintain the lifetime warranty on the hitch. This...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Single E-Bike on 2017 Buick Encore
  • You should place your E-Bike as close to your 2017 Buick Encore as possible when using the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B, which means on the inside of the rack. The reason for this is so the rack and your bike remain as stable as possible and does not put added stress on either. The Freedom does not have a 1-bike rack option though the center mast does fold down like in the accompanying photo to help ease the loading process. The better option that I strongly recommend...
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  • Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack vs. Saris Glide EX 4-Bike Rack
  • You are right on the money in that the Saris Glide EX 4-Bike Rack # SA774 and Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack # TH9025XT share a lot of the same benefits but I highly recommend the Apex XT for the exact reason you mentioned: spacing. The Glide EX measures 9-15/16" between the rack's arms compared to the 7" of the Apex XT, which means better stability from the Apex on your rack. Apart for the spacing and weight, both racks do have similar features and benefits, with integrated hitch and...
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  • Comparing the Kuat Transfer 2 and RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Racks
  • I am personally a big fan of the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02B for a few reasons. The first being that the center portion is open so you can walk right up inside of the rack and place your bikes in the cradles whereas for the RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY10003 you will have to stop at some point and lift the bike up and over the center section. The other reason I prefer the Kuat Transfer 2 is because it just has a more aesthetically pleasing look...
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  • Comparing Thule, Malone, and Saris Bike Rack for E-Bike
  • The biggest advantage the Thule EasyFold part # TH903202 has is that it comes with a ramp to make loading the heavier e-bikes a bit easier. It has a slightly higher capacity at 65 lbs per bike compare to the other racks that have a capacity of 60 lbs per bike. This rack is the heaviest at 40 lbs, but even for a platform bike rack that's lighter than most. The clamp system also allows it to easily grab even the most unique frame styles as well. The Saris Freedom part # SA4412F is the...
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  • Why Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack Is Not Rated For RVs
  • Bike carriers that are designed to work on the rear of an RV are made so that they can take the additional stress at the back of the RV. Yakima does not recommend using the HoldUp Rack on RVs because a bike rack mounted on the rear of a motor home will be subject to more shaking and jarring than would be experienced when mounted in the receiver on a passenger vehicle. This is primarily caused by two factors, the distance between the rear axle of the RV and the receiver, and the stiffer...
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  • Comparing Swagman Chinook S64683 and Thule Doubletrack TH990XT Platform Hitch Bike Racks
  • I am happy to help you make your choice between the two excellent platform bike racks you mentioned, the Swagman Chinook # S64683 and the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT. Where the Swagman Chinook wins the comparison is in weight capacity (45-lbs per bike vs. 35-lbs for the Thule) and long wheelbase compatibility (up to 50-inches vs. 46-1/2 for the Thule). The Thule weighs about 10-lbs less and is USA-made while the Swagman is heavier and is made offshore. The two carriers are otherwise...
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  • Recommended Lightweight Bike Rack for a 2013 Toyota Prius C and Women's Bikes
  • The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR weighs in just over 30 lbs. If your bikes have smaller frames then you would likely need an adapter bar like the Thule # TH982XT otherwise your bikes will likely sit at a weird angle which not only makes it awkward to load, but it will also reduce ground clearance (see attached with the bar installed). If you can send me some pictures of your bikes I can get a better idea as to if you'd probably need an adapter bar or not. While the Thule Roadway...
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  • Adapter for low Step-Through Frame E-Bike to fit Bike Rack
  • The perfect solution for you to carry your EVELO Luna with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Carrier for Electric Bicycles # HR1450Z-E would be to use an adapter bar which attaches between your seat post and handlebar stem to create a horizontal mounting point. You can see exactly what it does in the photo I've attached for you. The bar you want is going to depend on the length between your seat post and handlebar stem; the Swagman Deluxe # 64005 is adjustable from 22" to 29",...
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  • Replacement Rear Wheel Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack
  • I'm sorry to hear that you were hit by a car (hopefully you're ok!) and we do have exactly what you need, though the arm by itself is not something that is available from Yakima as a replacement part. For your Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Rack # Y02443 you will need the Replacement Rear Wheel Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Carriers # 8890281. Just in the interest of thoroughness (because front and rear can be confusing on bike racks) I did add a photo showing the difference between the Rear...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation that Can Carry 16 inch and 29 inch Mountain Bike
  • In your price range the Thule DoubleTrack part # TH990XT is a great option that will fit both bike frame sizes mentioned. Thule is known as a bike rack manufacturer that makes some of the best racks on the market, this rack in particular is lighter weight at 36 lbs, is very stable in the hitch it installs in (fits both hitch sizes), and all around is well made and easy to use. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Stabilizer for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack in Hitch of 2017 Hyundai Elantra
  • I was able to look up your order number and it sounds like you are seeing more movement than you like in the vertical movement of the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02B in your Draw Tite # 24939 hitch receiver. Because the pin is securing it to the sides, you may simply need to tighten that bolt a little more to also stabilize the vertical movement. If you have already tried that and are still left desiring more stability then I recommend adding an anti-wobble like the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for...
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  • Availability of Bike Rack with Ramp to Carry 75 lb E-Bike
  • The bike rack with the highest weight capacity that has a ramp that can be utilized is the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 but it can only handle up to 65 lb E-Bikes and I'm not sure if you'd be able to get your bike down that low. We do have the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1460Z-E which would be able to carry your 75 lb E-Bike but this doesn't have a ramp so you'd have to muscle the bike up to the bike rack. Because of this, the best option for your application is to use a motorcycle...
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  • Hitch Lock for Reese Explore 4-Bike Rack
  • There is a hitch lock that is compatible with the Reese Explore 4-Bike Rack # 63124. What we have found is that the lock that will work perfectly and allow you to lock the rack to your hitch is the HitchMate Threaded Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # HE6001. You can use this lock to secure the Explore rack to your hitch, and can protect the investments you made in your bikes by locking them to the rack with the Cable Lock # e98891. I have added links to video reviews of each of these...
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  • Bike Rack Options For Downhill Mountain Bike With Slanted Frame
  • I can see how the frame of your sons bike has a slanted cross tube which may make it difficult to properly hang it on a hanging bike rack because there is not a horizontal surface to hang the bike from. That would be the same issue you will have with the Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches part # 59403 because it's a hanging bike rack. One way to possibly fix this is to use a Rhino-Rack Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes part # RRRBCA021 which...
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  • Comparing Saris SuperClamp, Kuat NV, and Thule T2 Pro 4-Bike Racks
  • You have narrowed down your choices to three really great bike racks, but between the three I recommend the Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Bike Rack # SA4026F for a few different reasons. A feature that really stands out with regards to the Saris SuperClamp design (especially when compared to its peers) is its overall length. When it's folded down for use it measures just 46 inches long from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle to the furthest point of the rack. By comparison the...
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  • Best Bike Rack for E-Bike with Fenders
  • I do have an option for you but since your e-bike has fenders, the Thule T1 1-Bike Platform Rack part # TH9041 will not work for you. Instead, I recommend the Rola Convoy 1 Bike Platform Rack part # 59307 which can be used as a frame mount bike rack and has a 50 lb weight capacity. The Convoy has a tilting feature that will allow for access to the rear cargo area without having to remove the rack and it comes with a five year warranty. I have attached a review video for you as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Solution for 2019 Honda Passport with OEM Hitch to Carry Thule Bike Rack
  • Best solution is to replace the hitch you have on your 2019 Honda Passport that has the shallow hitch pin with the Draw Tite part # 76290 which is a confirmed fit and will let you use any bike rack you want like the Thule Apex Swing part # TH9027XT you referenced. This is going to allow to use the best bike rack for your application instead of being limited to the select few which are compatible with the shallow hitch pin and also will alleviate any other similar problems in the future...
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  • Bike Rack Compatibility with Motorhome While Flat Towing a 2015 Kia Soul
  • The Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # S64684 will be about 33 inches from the hitch pin hole to the farthest point of the rack. You will need to measure your tow bar to see how much actual clearance that will give you for turning clearance. This rack does have a shank rise of 6-1/4 inches, so that will possibly help with hood clearance as well. I recommend using a shank like the Replacement Shank for Gen-Y Adjustable Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop/Rise...
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  • Comparing Thule Apex XT 4-Bike and 5-Bike Racks
  • If you only plan on ever carrying 4 bikes and you're looking for ease of use then the Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack # TH9025XT is the better option. It has 28" arms and the cradles are spaced 7" apart which should allow you to load up all 4 Trek bikes just fine. The 5-Bike Apex XT # TH9026XT also has 28" long arms so the cradles are 5-1/2" apart which is the more traditional spacing, but it will make loading up your bikes a little more of a hassle. Your only real benefit of the 5-Bike version...
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  • Cradle Spacing on Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack
  • The spacing between the cradles on the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack # Y02458 is 5-1/2 inches, on center. This is still decent bike spacing but if you are wanting to give your bikes more room to breathe the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT that you referenced is the better option. As you mentioned, this particular rack features a cradle spacing of 7 inches. This was actually a very intentional upgrade when Thule recently transitioned to their current line of racks. This type of spacing not...
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  • How To Help Further Stabilize the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack During Transport
  • Yes, in order to make the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack part # INH110 more secure during transport with your 2005 Subaru Impreza you have two options. The first option is a wedge, the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers part # 325-GH-013 which helps take up the extra space inside the receiver tube opening thereby reducing movement. This device is also nice in that it helps you align the hitch pin hole each time. The other option you have is a support strap, the Curt...
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  • Can the Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack be Folded Up with No Bikes on a 2014 Toyota Sienna
  • The Swagman XTC4, part # S64665, only has about 3-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when it's folded up. When we installed the etrailer hitch you have, part # e98853, on a 2014 Toyota Sienna we measured 4 inches from the pin hole to the outermost point on the bumper. So you won't be able to fold this rack up on your van. We also received a review from a customer with a 2011 who purchased the XTC4 and he cannot fold his up. I recommend taking a look at...
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  • Recommended Travel Trailer Bike Rack for E-Bike with Fat Tires and Step-Through Frame
  • Thank you for all of the details about what you're looking for in a bike rack! You are correct that there is a lot of extra movement at the back of a travel trailer so only certain bike racks have been tested and approved for this use, but we have exactly what you're needing. The Swagman E-Spec # S94FR is best suited for your application and hits all of wants that you listed. The E-Spec comes with a 2" shank (that doesn't require an adapter) and can carry 2 bikes weighing in at 70 lbs...
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  • Best Bike Rack for Two RAD Electric Fat Tire Bikes
  • I have the perfect bike rack for your RAD electric fat tire bikes. For this, you are going to want to use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack part # HR1450Z-E in addition to the Replacement Fat Bike Right Wheel Holder part # HRSPRWHR-F-HD and the Replacement Fat Bike Left Wheel Holder part # HRSPRWHL-F-HD. You will need both a right and left hand side wheel holder for each bikes whose tires are larger than 3" wide but not more than 5" wide. The above rack...
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  • Will the Yakima FourTimer Work With Kids Bikes That Have 16 Inch Wheels
  • The Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Rack part # Y02469 will accommodate kid's bikes with wheels as small as 20" but the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar part # Y02531 may be required for this. According to Yakima, they do not recommend using the Yakima FourTimer with kid's bikes that have smaller than 16" wheels because the frame hooks would not be able to reach the down tube most likely but Yakima was not able to provide an exact measurement for this. If you need to carry kid's bikes...
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  • How to Carry Both a Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier on a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • There is a solution that will allow you to carry both a bike rack and cargo cargo on the rear of your 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 at the same time and for this you will need to use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier part # HR1450Z-85 which is the only one of it's kind to my knowledge. The Sport Rider is one of my favorite bike racks because it is very well made and has add-ons you can purchase to make it compatible with practically any bike. It...
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  • Can Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Fit Subaru Outback Factory Hitch
  • The very shallow hitch pin of the factory hitch on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon makes installing bike racks challenging as most aren't compatible. The only way you could install the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22P would be if you replaced the factory hitch of the vehicle with an aftermarket one like the # C13410. Otherwise you'll have to go with the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 which can be used with your Subaru hitch.
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  • Best Solution for Carrying E-Bike on a Travel Trailer Using a Carrier with a Ramp
  • I do have a couple of solutions for you but you do have a very unique situation so there isn't a perfect solution that is able to address all of your concerns. The best solution is to install a trailer hitch like the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13704 (which fits frames from 22" to 68-1/2" wide) on your travel trailer and then use the Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier # UF48-979033 to carry your bike. Since this has a ramp (like the EasyFold XT #TH903202) it will help make loading...
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  • Why Cant Some Bike Racks be Used on the Back of an RV or Trailer
  • Only certain bike racks are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer but the Hollywood Racks # HR1400Z bike rack is not one of them. Generally, any rack that can fold or tilt, with few exceptions, won't be rated for this applications. The reason is that there is significantly more movement at the back of an RV or trailer due to the distance from the rear axle to the end of the vehicle/trailer and/or because the suspension is not as effective in many cases as a passenger vehicle. Folding/titling...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 Pro XTB and Swagman Escapee Platform Bike Racks for Use on a Motorhome
  • Pretty recently bike manufacturers have been clarifying if they rate their racks to be carried on the back of a motorhome or trailer. Some have even changed their standards and others have come out with new racks that are rated for more usage with extra features. That's why you're finding contradictory information that makes it confusing. One big change is that a lot of racks are rated to be used on a motorhome but not a trailer of any kind. Beforehand those two categories were combined...
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  • Is Threaded Hitch Bolt or Hitch Pin Better for Hanging-Style 4-Bike Rack
  • A hitch pin is absolutely a better option than a threaded hitch bolt for a bike rack because it is much easier to use and does not have any comparative drawbacks. A 4-bike hanging-style rack such as the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is a very high-quality rack but because of its threaded hitch pin you would also need to carry around the Ratchet with 3/4" Socket for Anti-Rattle Hitch Bolts # PTW38106-24 to tighten it down. A similar bike rack, the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack # Y02458...
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  • Will Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack Fit on 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE, part # HR1400Z, fits on your 2015 Honda Odyssey once you install the 2 inch trailer hitch. With that being said it may not be the best choice because when we tested it there wasn't room to open rear hatch because of the bike's handle bars. Even with the rack tilted. If you're not worried about this then the Sport Rider SE is a great choice for you. If that is important to you then I recommend the Saris Freedom, part # SA4414B. I've linked a video...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Womens Bike with Fenders and Basket
  • I do have an option for you but the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02B won't work with your wife's bike because there is a fender in the way that the hook needs to secure too. If you place the hook in front of the fender you run the risk of it falling off and losing the bike. Instead, the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B would be a much better option because you would hook the frame clamp to the drop tube without needing an adapter bar or having to worry about...
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  • Can Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # S64663 be Mounted Below RV Bumper
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman about the possibility of mounting the bumper bracket for the Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # S64663 so that the receiver is below the RV bumper. He said that while they have heard of customers doing this, they do not recommend it as the bracket has not been tested in this manner. If you have a 4 inch square bumper on your RV then another option is to first mount the Buyers Products RV Universal Receiver Hitch # 3371804060, which has been tested and rated...
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  • Easiest Bike Rack to use for Specialized E-Bikes
  • The best and easiest to use bike rack for your specialized e-bike is, hands down, the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202. The reason for this is the amount of convenience features it gives you, such as an aluminum ramp to load and unload your bikes. The EasyFold XT, which has a 65 lb per bike weight capacity, is the most effortless bike rack on the market to use. It allows for simple access to your vehicle's rear cargo area via a foot lever that you can press to tilt the rack down, tightens...
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  • Comparing the Yakima FullSwing Y02465 and Thule Apex Swing XT TH9027XT
  • The Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack part # Y02465 and Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9027XT are essentially two different manufactures version of the same bike rack. I personally prefer the FullSwing a bit more as it has a higher weight capacity of 40 lbs per bike and the spacing between the bike can be adjusted. That said, if you need something a bit lighter than the Apex Swing XT is a perfect alternative at only 42 lbs.
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  • Differences Between the Swagman G10 and Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Racks
  • The primary differences between the Swagman G10, part # S64682 and the Chinook, part # S64683 is the overall size and shape of the rack, as well as the bike dimensions that they hold. The Chinook is an overall smaller rack, and at 25 inches, is a little more manageable for garages and other tight situations, and at 6 inches may risk contact of the wheel trays with your vehicle's rear bumper when folded up. The G10 on the other hand sits 13 inches away from the hitch pin when folded...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 and Thule DoubleTrack Bike Racks
  • The really big difference between the Thule T2 Classic part # TH9044 and the Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT is how the rack attaches to the bikes. The T2 attaches by grabbing the bikes at the tire and the Doubletrack grabs the frame. The advantage to a tire mount is that the frame doesn't get touched. This is especially helpful if the frame is made of carbon or has an expensive paint job you don't want to touch. The advantage the frame mount has is less cost and if the bikes have fenders...
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  • 4-Bike Hanging-Style Hitch Rack for Use in 1-1/4-Inch and 2-Inch Hitches
  • Thule's Hitching Post Pro hitch bike rack # TH934XTR has a shipping weight of 41-lbs, so by the time you remove the packaging materials from the equation the rack's actual weight is right around 38-lbs. This is a fairly average weight for a 4-bike rack. This USA-made 4-bike carrier offers excellent value and the flexibility to work well in both 1-1/4-inch hitches and the 2-inch hitches made for your 2016 Toyota Highlander. For a similar 4-bike hanging-style rack that weighs a lot less...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2010 Nissan Cube Require Stabilizing Strap for Bike Rack
  • I can confirm for you that the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24845 for your 2010 Nissan Cube does NOT require a stabilizing strap for use with a bike rack. So you can use this rack and hitch combo on your Nissan and do not have to use the strap. The Thule Doubletrack 2 Bike Rack # TH990XT is a great choice for a bike rack because it offers a ton of value. It is a premium rack from a company, Thule, known for their quality but at a great price relative to other racks. I have added...
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  • Swing-Away Bike Rack Solution for Carrying Two Electric Bikes
  • We don't offer a swing-away rack that provides all the features you named but we do have two products that could be used together that would check ALL the boxes on your wish list. The Thule Easy Fold bike rack, part # TH903202 will easily handle electric 2 bikes weighing up to 65 lbs apiece. The rack is capable of tilting rearward away from the vehicle with the bikes loaded, providing easier access to the rear of the vehicle. The rack does include locking clamps that would secure the...
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  • Sill Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on Flagstaff Camper
  • It all depends on where your spare tire sits in relation to the center of the hitch pin hole of the trailer hitch on your Flagstaff camper. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop is 8" and then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright it's 15" (see attached photo). Please note that this bike rack hasn't been tested and approved for use at the back of a camper. Since the trailer hitch sits further away from the axles compared to passenger...
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  • Is Hollywood Racks Destination 2 Bike Platform Suitable For Carbon Fiber Frames
  • The Hollywood Racks Destination 2 Bike Platform part # HR34FR does hold the bikes by the frames which we do not normally recommend for carbon fiber bike frames to avoid scratches or damage to the frame. However, the Hollywood Racks platform rack features padded frame cradles that hold the frame in place to avoid scratching so it is a possibility for your carbon fiber frame if you are not concerned with frame contact. If you prefer a bike rack that only holds the bikes by the wheels (no...
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  • Can Inno INH120 Tire Hold Bike Rack Be Used with Bikes with Fenders
  • Racks of this type depend on having direct contact with the bike tires, and if a fender is in the way the bike won't be secure. According to Inno, it will depend on the style of bike and how far down the wheels the fender goes. On mountain bikes that have the shorter fenders, the # INH120 wheel hoops will be able to make direct contact with the tires and not the fender, so it'll work fine with those kind of bikes. Beach Cruiser type bikes generally have fenders that are longer and would...
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  • Comparing Inno Tire Hold 2 and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack
  • The Inno Tire Hold 2 Bike Platform Rack part # INH120 and Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack like part # SH12B are both excellent options. I recommend the Kuat Sherpa because the finish of these racks is extremely nice and there are really no others who can compete. In addition to the finish, it is a very high quality rack that will perform well and last a long time. In addition to all of this, the Sherpa is much lighter than the Tire Hold. In order to use either bike rack on a 2013...
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  • Can 3 Bikes be Carried with the Thule Helium Pro 3 on a 2012-2013 Toyota Prius with 1-1/4 Receiver
  • The 2-bike rule (which is true) has more to do with the class rating of the trailer hitch than the actually receiver size itself. Since the only 1-1/4" trailer hitches for your 2012-2013 Toyota Prius are rated as Class I then you can only carry 2 bikes with the Thule Helium Pro 3 Bike Rack # TH9043PRO. For the 2" receiver option the only trailer hitch available is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receive # 306-X7178 which also features a design that hides the crossmember. I recommend...
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  • Comparing the EasyFold XT, E-Spec, and Sport Rider SE2 for Carrying 2 E-Bikes with a Motorhome
  • Between the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202, the Swagman E-Spec # S64689, and the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1450Z-E the best option is the EasyFold XT hands-down. Aside from it having the lowest weight rating (which is still at 65 lbs per bike) the other 2 options aren't even close to touching the EasyFold XT. Since your bikes weight about 55 lbs the weight isn't even a factor at this point. Don't get me wrong, the E-Spec and Sport Rider SE2 are great bike racks, but since you...
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  • Will 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Pro XTB Work with Original Thule T2 Pro
  • The 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Pro XTB part # TH9036XT will not work with your original Thule T2 Pro 9034, and as you mentioned, the correct replacement add-on, part 9036 is no longer available. So, if you need to carry a total of 4 bikes, your best bet would be to try to sell your T2 Pro and put that towards a new bike rack. I'll list my top picks for you below: Best value 4-bike rack: Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR4000 Budget friendly 2-bike rack with 2-bike...
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  • How to Secure Girl's Bike without Cross Tube on Hanging Style Bike Rack
  • In order to transport a girl's bike (or any bike with alternative style frames) to a hanging rack like the Malone Hanger 4 Bike Rack # MPG2124, you will just need a bike frame adapter bar. I recommend the Kuat # UB01 because of how easy it installs. This will connect to your bike's seat post and handlebar stem post to provide a horizontal attachment point for the bike rack. This will ensure level transport and improved ground clearance. I have included an image that shows how this works...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for Use With 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • I can certainly help you out choosing the right bike rack to fit your needs. The first step for you to take is to measure from the center of your Jeep's hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the spare tire. For example, on a 2013 Wrangler, Curt hitch # 9883544 measures 10-1/2" to the edge of the spare. You would need your bike rack to extend past this at its closest point if your Jeep has a similar measurement. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is 8 inches to the first wheel hoop, and the...
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  • How to Reduce Movement of Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack
  • The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670 comes with a threaded hitch pin which will help to reduce rattle/wobble but if you need even further reduction then you will want to consider using a sleeve type anti-rattle device like the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp part # 325-GH-013 for 1-1/4" receivers or part # 325-GH-033 for 2" receivers. This device will also help you set the bike rack into the receiver as it will remember how far you need to insert the shank each time to line up the...
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  • Solution for Needing Additional Short Hook with Swagman Current E-Bike Rack
  • Swagman still does not offer the long and short hooks of the part # SP428 separately so if you wanted to get a short hook for a step through frame for the Swagman Current # S64678 you'd need the set of both. Or you could go with a bike frame adapter bar like part # UB01 instead which attaches to the seat post and steering stem which the long hook can grab.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 BMW X3
  • For bikes that heavy I would not recommend a trunk mounted bike rack for your brand new 2018 BMW X3. Biggest reason is that none of our trunk mounted bike racks have higher capacities than 35 lbs per bike. Second being that even if you could carry that much weight it would most likely damage body panels of your vehicle. The best option is a hitch mounted bike rack as they are rated higher and offer a much more secure way to carry the bikes. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp...
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  • Comparing Yakima DoubleDown and Ridgeback Bike Racks
  • The biggest functional difference between the Yakima DoubleDown # Y02424 and the Ridgeback # Y02458 is that the Ridgeback does come with locks. Beyond that the differences are a bit more subtle. The Ridgeback has the upgraded frame cradles that are cushioned more and use zip straps instead of the sometimes difficult to stretch rubber straps. Aside from that there's a few styling changes and a newer lever system for the rack but that's really it.
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  • Why Are Some Bike Racks Not Rated For Use on RV or Trailer and Option for Rack on a Trailer
  • That's a good question and while we have bike racks that can be used on a trailer, you hit the mark when you mentioned "bounce" as the reason that some bike racks like the RockyMounts SplitRail LS # RKY11404 are not rated for use behind an RV or trailer. The bike rack manufacturer decided this particular rack is in more danger of potential damage on a trailer because there is significantly more movement at the rear of a fifth wheel trailer or camper than there is at the rear of a passenger...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Swagman Dispatch and the Swagman RV Platform Rack
  • Lets go over these. To start both of them are rated for use on flat towed vehicle so we're over that hurdle. The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FRis for bikes that weigh up to 45 lbs. each where the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack part # S64663 is rated for bikes up to 35 lbs. each. They will both hold the bikes in a similar manner and with them being made by Swagman you can rest assured they are very sturdy and will prove reliable. With that being said the Dispatch is really the...
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  • Bike Rack Needed to Clear Tailgate on Short Bed Pickup
  • For your situation I believe that the Kuat Transfer 1 # TS01B is going to be your best bet because when I pulled the Thule T1 # TH9041 from the warehouse I found that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the middle of the wheel tray is about 22-1/4" (see attached photo). Since the T1 doesn't have a tilting feature it is more likely that your handlebar may interact with your tailgate but you can test it out on your end by holding your bike in this general area. The Transfer on the...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2019 Ford F-250 with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • For your 2019 Ford F-250, I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack part # BA22B which will do an excellent job with your two e-bikes. The Kuat NV 2.0 is one of the more quality, well made bike racks on the market. It has a wheel mount design so it won't be a problem with your lack of a horizontal frame tube and it has a 60 lb per bike weight capacity. The main reason however that I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 is because it has a one-piece 2" shank. The majority of bike racks...
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  • Can You Carry Four Bikes On a 2016 Nissan Leaf With Class 1 Hitch
  • I do have an option for you but the maximum number of bikes that can be carried on any class 1 hitch is two. The reason that you cannot carry more than two bikes has to do more with the leverage that the additional two bikes place on the trailer hitch more so than the weight. Therefore, if you want to be able to carry more than two bikes you will need to use the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7221 which is the only option for this. The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Carry 2 Heavy RadRunner E-Bikes
  • You're on the right track with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 # HR1460Z-E, which is the best choice for carrying your heavy RadRunner E-bikes because it has the heaviest capacity available at a hefty 80-lbs per bike, as well as being rated for use on the back of your motorhome. The Sport Rider SE2 has adjustable wheel cradles to fit a variety of bike sizes and the ratcheting hooks come with integrated locks to make sure that your bikes are secured when attached to the rack. Because...
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  • Where Is the Arm Width Measurement of the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack Taken From
  • The distance between the two arms on the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack part # C18065 at the widest point is 16" when measuring from the outside of one arm to the outside of the other. The distance between the two arms at the widest point is about 15" on center. The cradles on the wider part of the arms are more ideal for adult bikes but you could still use a kids bike here with the Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # C18016. The other options I have for you with arms closer together are the...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2014 Subaru Legacy and Townie Electra Bike
  • The trailer hitch that I recommend you use for carrying a bike rack with your 2014 Subaru Legacy is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7205 because the crosstube is hidden which means you only see the hitch receiver and it gives you a really clean look. If you'd rather go with a trailer hitch that is a little more cost-effective then I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75673 because it is a little easier to install than the Curt # C13158. Please note that the EcoHitch is the only...
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  • Will RockyMounts WestSlope Fit on a 2014 Ford Escape and Allow Cargo Door to Open
  • The RockyMounts WestSlope 2 Bike Rack # RKY10222 will fit your 2014 Ford Escape and you should have no problems opening the cargo door. I say should because we haven't physically tested this ourselves, but if you check out the product page you can see that we have test fit this on a wide variety of vehicles with hatches and there hasn't been a problem. If you'd like to add locks to this bike rack then you need the kit # RKY10224. If you don't already have a trailer hitch then I recommend...
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  • Parts Needed to Add LED Lights to Thule EasyFold Bike Rack
  • The Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 that you referenced doesn't have taillights built into it. It's also not a normal requirement to have to add trailer lighting to a rack that has a cover but we have seen people add lighting to bike racks and cargo carriers before. You'd be modifying the rack to the point of voiding the warranty but you could use the LED kit part # 98174LED to add the lights and then use the bracket # BK70BB and you'd be set.
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