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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why is the Swagman XC Not Okay to Use With an RV
  • The reason why some bike racks and cargo carriers are rated for use at the rear of an RV or Trailer and others are not has to do with the fact that the ride is a lot more rough. Since there is more distance from the rear axle to the trailer hitch receiver on an RV or Trailer as opposed to a passenger vehicle, there is a lot more play. Because of this, manufacturers will test and approve which bike racks or cargo carriers can be used at the back of an RV or Trailer. The Swagman XC 2-Bike...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 the Swagman Quad 2+2, Hollywood Racks SportRider SE4, and Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Racks
  • I will be happy to help you out with the 3 platform bike racks you are looking at. I will go over each one for durability, ease of use, and what I would recommend. I might even throw in a surprise 4th option! In terms of durability there are a couple of things to look at. The Swagman Quad # S64692 and Hollywood Rack Sport Rider # HR1400 are primarily steel. Steel is strong but also heavy and susceptible to corrosion. These racks also use hand knobs to move the wheel cradles and those...
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  • Recommended RV Rated Bike Rack to Carry 4 Bikes
  • You're correct we have 6 options of RV rated 4-bike racks that I've linked on this page. The most popular is the Swagman Trailhead # S63381. This is, of course, in part due to cost but it's also a Swagman who has done very well with bike racks for RV's. A lot of bike rack manufacturers haven't put much emphasis on the RV market where Swagman has done a great job. It is more of a basic model (No locks like you mentioned) but is great quality. The Cadillac in the lineup right now...
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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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  • 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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  • Hollywood Racks Bike Rack for Two E-Bikes With Fat Tires for Rear of 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, 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 trailers, the Hollywood Racks RV Rider Bike Rack for 2...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended 2-Bike Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack for Use on 30-Foot Trailer
  • You are correct that any bike rack that will be used on the back of a trailer or other RV must be strong enough to withstand the extra vertical and lateral stress forces found at the back of such vehicles. There are extra stresses on RVs due to the greater distance between the rear axle and the hitch tube; this greater distance translates into more leverage applied to the rack, and so RV racks are built to be extra-sturdy. The referenced Hollywood Racks TRS 2-Bike Wheel-Mount Platform...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for Electra Townies on a 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon
  • You will need both a trailer hitch receiver, if you don't already have one, and a platform-style bike rack to carry your Townie Electra step through. Townie Electras don't have a frame that is normally compatible with traditional racks, so you usually need to have a platform style rack to better support the bikes' frames. For a hitch, you'll want to pick up the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11404. This is a htich that will require drilling to install, but is the best fit...
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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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  • What is the Lightest 4-Bike Platform Style Bike Rack for a 2014 Tesla Model S with EcoHitch
  • For your 2014 Tesla Model S with EcoHitch # 306-X7201 the lightest 4-Bike rack (that is sort of a hybrid between a platform rack and a hanging rack) is the BikeWing # B01458. It weighs just 41 pounds. It holds the bikes at the wheels only and will accept bikes with wheelbases from 22 inches to 50 inches. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. For a more traditional rack the Saris Freedom SuperClamp # SA4026F you mentioned would be the lightest at 63 pounds. I have linked...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack vs. Yakima FullTilt 4-Bike Rack
  • You are right on the money in that the Yakima FullTilt 4-Bike Rack # Y02462 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 reason you cannot find the spacing between the cradles on the FullTilt is because the cradles are actually adjustable so there isn't a set spacing. This can be beneficial except for the fact that the arms on the FullTilt are 23 inches, so no matter how...
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  • Which is a Better Bike Rack Between the RockyMounts MonoRail and the Hollywood Racks TRS
  • Hollywood Racks makes a good bike rack. But with that said I am not impressed with the TRS # HR3000 or # HR3500. I find that the RockyMounts MonoRail # RKY10003 is the superior bike rack between the 2. I will say this about the TRS though; the hook design is compatible with bikes that wider forks compared to the MonoRail. The MonoRail is compatible with Class I hitches whereas the TRS is compatible with Class II only on the 1-1/4 inch side. Both are compatible with 2 inch hitches. All...
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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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  • 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 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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  • Kuat Transfer 2.0 vs Swagman XTC-2 for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • You've narrowed it down to two extremely good racks. You are right about how the distance of the bikes on the rack interacts with their stability. The closer the bikes are to the vehicle, the less sway and bounce they experience as they travel. I have not seen a Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G mounted on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I did go out to our warehouse and measure the Kuat Transfer and the Swagman XTC, part # S64670 to give you an idea of their clearances. We use a stacking...
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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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  • Differences Between Kuat NV2.0 Bike Racks BA22B and NV22B
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 part # BA22B is basically the stripped down version of the # NV22B. The differences are that the BA22B has a matte black finish whereas the other rack has a metallic black finish and a stand to work on bikes in the event you needed to while out on the trail.
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  • Carrying Two Bikes on a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • You have three options to carry bikes on your 2018 Honda CR-V; roof mount, hatch mount, or add a trailer hitch and use a hitch mount. All of which have their advantages and disadvantages. A roof mounted carrier is nice because the it's completely out of the way when you're not using it. You technically never have to remove the carrier from the roof so there's no need to store it. On the other hand if you don't already have a roof rack to connect the carrier to it can get costly adding...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
  • For your 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL the Curt trailer hitch part # C13153 is a confirmed fit and will work well for you. It is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of capacity at 6,000 lb total trailer weight. The non-XL versions of the Santa Fe in 2019 require the part # C13195 instead.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Do Curt Bike Racks C18030 and C18029 Require the Use of a Stabilizer Strap
  • Whether or not you need to use a stabilizer strap with either Curt bike racks you mentioned part # C18030 or # C18029 depends on the hitch of the vehicle you have. If the hitch on your vehicle is made by Curt and requires the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 then you do need to use the strap. If not, then you do not need it.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback For Carrying Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • For a trailer hitch to fit your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon which will allow you to also use your Kuat Transfer # TS02G the Curt Hitch # C13206 would be your best option as it allows the rack to fold up unlike the Draw Tite. This is a 2 inch trailer hitch which very easily support your bike rack when it has the 2 inch hitch adapter installed. 2 inch hitches are preferred as they have higher capacities and have more accessories made for them. The Curt hitch will allow the rack to fold up but...
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  • Comparing the Saris Freedom and Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Racks
  • Both the Saris Freedom 4, part # SA4414B and the Yakima FourTimer, part # Y02469 are great racks and they do have a few differences. In looking at the racks, the distance can vary by quite a bit based on what vehicle the racks are installed from. When we're measuring distances in our videos, we're measuring from the rear point of the vehicle to the furthest point of the rack. The distance that you'll want to compare them at is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to 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 best thing about this bike rack is that you can carry more bikes if you would like by adding the 1 Bike Add-On for Rola Convoy Platform Rack part # 59310. The Convoy has a tilting feature that will allow...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Single Bike Platform Rack for Bike with Full Fenders
  • The Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack # TS01B will allow you to carry a bike with fenders if they are mounted in a way that will allow the clamping force needed to secure the bike without damage to the fender. With plastic fenders I don't recommend using that bike rack as it could deform your fender. For your RadCity Commuter bike, I recommend the Rola Convoy 1 Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches # 59307 or if you have a 2 inch hitch receiver # 59308. This will allow you to secure...
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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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  • Comparing Kuat NV 2.0 And Kuat NV 2.0 Base Hitch Mounted Bike Carriers
  • There are a few minor differences between the Kuat NV 2.0 bike carrier, part # NV22G-NA22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base carrier, par # BA22B-BA02B. Both bike carriers have a 60-lb capacity per bike when carrying just 2 bikes but when the add-on is attached the weight capacity drops to 40-lbs per bike. The biggest difference is the distance from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when folded up or down. On the NV 2.0, the distance when the rack is folded up is 7-inches...
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  • 2018 Mustang GT Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • For your 2018 Ford Mustang Curt does list the part # C11405 as a fit for the GT models. We had a customer come back though and tell us they had to move back the clips of the sensor to attach it back to the frame.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Adapter Compatible with Thule T2 9045 Bike Rack and 2 Inch Receiver
  • For your Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches # TH9045 there is not a an adapter compatible for a 2 inch hitch from Thule and they also don't have the replaceable shank to upgrade to the 2 inch receiver. The best adapter to fit your truck is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" to 1-1/4" - 4" Long # C45770. This will allow you to use the hitch lock that came with your bike rack and then you will use a separate hitch lock like # 63232 to secure and lock the...
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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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  • Best Bike Rack Option for 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • Hitch bike racks are the best route. They give you the most secure rack that is easy to load/unload that also doesn't touch any portion of the vehicle's painted surface. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. For...
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  • Lightweight E-Bike Platform Rack for Pedego Interceptor
  • Thank you for your recent order for the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S64689. The E-Spec rack is solidly built from steel and it has plenty of capacity for your two particular bikes. But you're right that its own 60-lb weight will make it less than a delightful experience to handle it and install it in your hitch. I do have a much better option for you. Thule's EasyFold hitch platform rack for electric bikes, part # TH903202, will still handle your heavier e-bikes...
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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 Rack for a 2019 Subaru Forester with Factory 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch
  • The factory 1-1/4 inch Subaru hitch is unique in that the hitch pin hole is very close to the face of the receiver. This means that for most bike racks there won't be enough of the shank in the receiver to safely support the rack, especially when loaded. That is why I recommend the BikeWing # B01311. It has a second pin hole which will allow you to have more of the shank in the hitch receiver. This rack also weighs just 17 pounds and holds 2 bikes at the wheels. I have linked a video review...
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  • Will a Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack Fit an EcoHitch on a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Thule T2 Pro bike rack # TH9034XT will fit EcoHitch # 306-X7203 for your 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. However, it requires a receiver depth of 2-1/2 inches so if you only have 2-3/8 inches it would fit the muffler if that is what is directly behind the hitch receiver. The auto-pin would not be an issue if there was room for the bike rack shank. What I recommend is the Thule DoubleTrack Pro # TH9054. It requires just 1-1/2 inches of receiver depth. No auto-pin to worry about with this rack....
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  • Comparing Hollywood Racks E-Bike Racks for Use Behind Motorhome
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Some RV setups are more rough than others which is why some of those types are called out like you noticed. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to...
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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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  • 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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  • What is the Best Rack to Transport 4 Womens Bikes on a 2015 Volkswagen Touareg?
  • The Malone Pilot 4 Bike Rack, part # MPG-2112-2115, is an extremely versatile platform mount that will work well with the women's bikes. The adjustable frame lock has 90 degrees of range, being able to adapt to a number of frame types and positions. Frame locks on most platforms actually attach to the front wheel or front of the frame, avoiding the need for an adapter bar. I recommend putting the frame lock against the downshaft of the bike to avoid damaging the frame. I also recommend...
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  • Storage Device to Hold a Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack TH9034XTS-9036XTS
  • I show that the Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Silver Item # TH9034XTS-9036XTS has a weight of 96 pounds. If you want to store just the bike rack then the Swagman X Mount Bike Carrier Storage Rack - Wall Mount - 2" Racks Item # S80940 is a great option. You just have to make sure that it is attached to a wall stud in order to support the weight of the rack. We also have the Hollywood Racks Rack Valet Rolling Storage Cart for Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks -...
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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 and Rola Convoy # 59308-2 are not rated for use behind an RV or trailer. The bike rack manufactures have decided these particular racks are 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...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 Pro to Kuat Sherpa 2.0 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT is a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and will hold the bikes by their wheels. That rack will allow bikes up to 60 lbs each and with tires up to 5 inches wide. The closest part of the rack when folded is 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin and the carrier weighs 52 lbs. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH22G is also a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and holds the bikes by their wheels. The...
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  • What Is Needed To Attach And Use Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack With 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Yes, you will need to purchase a 2 inch hitch as well which is not included. The Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack, Item # 63124, will come with the basic hardware needed to attach the rack to a 2 inch hitch. It does not include items you need to cable lock the rack. Adapters for women's and children's bikes or alternative frames are also not included. For a 2 inch hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch, Item # 75579. This hitch is a confirmed fit for your...
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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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  • Comparison of Hollywood Racks and Curt Hanging 4-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Racks
  • The Hollywood Racks # HR8000 and the Curt # C18030 have a number of similarities. They're both 4-bike hanging racks that will carry up to 35 pound bikes. The Curt also have the option to fit into a 1-1/4 inch Class II hitch receiver where the Hollywood Racks is only for 2 inch hitch receivers. The arms on the Hollywood Racks are 2 inches closer together which can make it easier to load and unload bikes onto it. On both racks I took a measurement from the underside of the tube that...
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2014 Toyota Prius
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # HR1450Z-E referenced in your question is compatible with 2 inch trailer hitch receivers, which is what you would need to add to your Prius in order to use the rack. The only 2 inch hitch available for your 2014 Toyota Prius is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7178. This particular hitch has a really nice hidden design and a 200 pound tongue weight capacity. It will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for...
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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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  • Differences Between Kuat NV 2.0 Base and Non-Base Model
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack, # NV22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform rack, # BA22B. are both very similar bike racks. Both racks can be expanded to a 4-bike rack, # NA22G add-on for the NV 2.0 and # BA02B for the NV 2.0 Base, and both racks have very similar specs. The NV 2.0 # NV22G does include the bike repair stand mounted on the end. The # NV22G, when installed in the hitch, will sit closer to your vehicle when folded down then the NV 2.0 Base bike rack. Basically...
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2016 Mini Clubman
  • Bike rack # TH9043PRO mounts in a trailer hitch receiver. That means you need to have a trailer hitch, like the Curt # C11524, installed on your 2016 Mini Clubman. However, this trailer hitch is a Class I hitch and Class I trailer hitches are limited to 2 bikes maximum. The issue is not the weight but how far that weight is from the trailer hitch. Three or more bikes puts weight too far from the receiver and it can damage the hitch and vehicle. You can carry 2 bikes using the above mentioned...
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  • Bike Rack Compatibility with 2017 Chevy Volt
  • If you don't already have a trailer hitch for your 2017 Chevy Volt, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class I # 24947 which is a custom fit. This hitch will have a measurement of 5-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper. That same measurement is 5-1/4 inches when using the Curt # C11436 which is also a fit for your vehicle. That hitch however requires stabilization strap # 18050 for a bike rack. The Thule DoubleTrack...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for RadCity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike
  • The Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # SA4412B is compatible with bikes up to 60 lbs. Unfortunately your bike is just over that, so I recommend the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 which is compatible with bikes up to 65 lbs and will not require any adapter bar. This will fully secure your bike by the frame and allow you to easily load your bike as well. It has many features the other bike carriers do not, so I've attached...
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Rack for a Class C Motorhome
  • When looking for a bike rack to use with a motorhome it is extremely important to make sure that the bike rack is approved for use on an RV. You are correct when talking about the extra movement at the rear of an RV. The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR that you referenced is not rated for use on an RV, but I do have some other options for you. Yakima has their RoadTrip 4 Bike Rack # Y02477 which is very similar to the Hitching Post Pro. It is rated for use on an RV, can carry up to...
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  • Will the Thule T2 Pro XTB Work on a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon with the Curt Hitch C13410
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XT will work with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13410 on your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon. There will not be any clearance issues because the hitch pin hole on the Curt hitch is only recessed 3" and the closest part on the bike rack while folded up is 5" away from the center of the hitch pin hole. Therefore, you will have around 2" of space between the bumper and bike rack while folded up. I have attached an install video...
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  • Recommended Inno Hanging Bike Rack for 2012 Mazda 5
  • We do have some great hitch-mounted bike racks that will work well on your 2012 Mazda 5, however based on my research the Inno Vertical Hang 4 Bike Rack # INH540 that you referenced will not be compatible. This is because the Inno Bike Rack requires that the hitch pin hole is recessed no more than 4-1/2 inches behind the rear bumper of the vehicle to ensure no interference between the rack and bumper. The center of the hitch pin hole for both the Draw-Tite # 24874 and the Curt # C11127...
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  • Bike Rack Needed to Clear Rear Doors of a 2016 Ram ProMaster
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman who said that when the center mast on the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is folded down it measures about 10-1/2". This is from the bottom of the shank that goes into the receiver on your 2016 Ram ProMaster and was taken with the 2" adapter on. So if you have a 2" receiver just measure 10-1/2" from the bottom of your receiver opening but if you have a 1-1/4" receiver you will need to subtract about 3/4" which means you will measure 9-3/4" from the bottom of your...
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  • How to Carry Four Bikes and Tow Pop-Up Camper
  • We do have a potential solution for you, though the Swagman Original 4 Bike Towing Rack # S64675 does not allow a rise in the shank. The way this rack works is actually that the hitch ball gets attached to the rack, which is why you can't have a rise or drop when using it. Instead, the best option, assuming your pop-up camper is an A-frame, is to use the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Rack Carrier for A-Frame Trailers # CC-275 with the Swagman Original - 4 Bike Rack...
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  • E-Bikes and Yakima Bike Rack Weight Restrictions
  • For electric bikes, I usually don't recommend Yakima racks, because they don't quite reach the weight capacity needs of an eBike, which are usually between 60 and 85 pounds. Instead, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE for Electric Bikes, part # HR1450Z-E. This is a reinforced rack designed for carrying ebikes, with the ability to carry up to two 80 pound bikes. The rack includes a locking anti-rattle hitch pin and keyed alike cable bike lock. The rack does require that you...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Carry 2 Electric Bikes with Alternative Frames and Fenders
  • I do have a recommendation for you but the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G, isn't going to work with your fenders. Wheel mount bike racks rarely work with bikes that have fenders. Instead take a look at the Saris Freedom, part # SA4412B. It has the same 60 pound capacity as the Kuat and hold the bikes by the frame. The cradles that grab the frame are adjustable and can be attached to the bikes at different locations and angles. I've linked a video so you can see how a bike is actually...
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  • Recommendation on a 4 Bike Rack to be Used with a 2017 Nissan Rogue
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack, # TH934XTR, that you referenced is a great economy 4 bike rack that will work well for your 2017 Nissan Rogue. I recommend the Thule Vertex # TH9029XT which is a step up from the Hitching Post Pro rack. The Vertex is a lighter rack compared to the Hitching Post Pro. The arching arms of the Vertex rack makes loading and unloading an easier task over the straight arms of the other Thule rack. I also recommend using a bike adapter bar like the...
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  • Which Rack is Lowest to the Ground the RockyMounts Solo, Thule T1 or Saris Freedom
  • If you have narrowed your decision down to three, the RockyMounts MonoRail # RKY10007, the Saris Freedom # SA4412B or the Thule T1 # TH9041 the rack among these that sits the lowest is the Thule T1. The Freedom has a very high 8 inch shank rise and the RockyMounts is configured in such a way that the platform the bike will sit on is quite a bit higher than that of the Thule. If the issue is height alone among just these three racks then the Thule T1 # TH9041 is the best choice of...
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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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  • Platform Bike Rack Options for a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Since we have quite a variety of platform mount bike racks to choose from to use with your 2018 Honda CR-V I will give you a couple of recommendations. A good entry-level platform bike rack is the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01311. This is a lightweight bike rack that can hold up to two 40 lb bikes by securing their wheels to the cradles. This means that it can accommodate a wide variety of bikes as long as they do not have a fender or basket. For access to your rear cargo area, the BikeWing...
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  • Recommended RV And Front Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • If you are looking for a 2 bike rack, I recommend the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64684. This rack holds bikes at the wheels as well as at the frame for a very controlled ride. This rack is designed for RV use, so it is sturdy and it comes with an anti-rattle hitch lock and cable to secure your investment. If you are looking for more bikes or a hanging rack option, I recommend the Yakima LongHaul 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Silver # Y02476. This is a heavy...
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  • Are Swagman XC and Swagman Chinook Bike Rack Good Choices for 2019 Subaru Outback with Factory Hitch
  • Both the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 and Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 are great options for your 2019 Subaru Outback, and in fact the Chinook is one of the most popular bike racks for the '19 Outback. I have added a link for you with the most popular 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Bike Racks which shows this. The Chinook will fit the 1-1/4" hitch on your Outback and is overall one of the best bike racks for the money from any manufacturer. While the XC is a very solid,...
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  • Comparing the Malone RunWay and Swagman XC Bike Racks
  • To keep the bikes from making contact with each other as well as the back of the vehicle I recommend only looking at platform style bike racks such as # MPG2149 and the Swagman XC # S64650. With the hanging style racks you referenced the bikes will likely make contact with each other though it is unlikely they would make contact with the vehicle. All bike racks will have some movement when installed. Both the RunWay and XC have an anti-rattle hitch bolt to limit the movement but keep...
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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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  • 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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  • Single E-Bike Bike Rack Needed for a 63 lb Rad Mini
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1455Z-E only comes in a 2-bike version but we do have a 1-bike bike rack that has an 80 lbs weight capacity from Rola. The Convoy 1 Bike Platform Rack # 59308, for 2" receivers, can be used to secure your E-Bike by either the wheel (for no frame contact) or by the frame if you have a fender over your front tire. It can accommodate tire widths of up to 5" and wheel diameters ranging from 20" - 29". This bike rack has the same tilting and folding...
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Class III Hitch to Replace 1-1/4-Inch Factory Hitch on 2018 Subaru Outback
  • The guidance you received about not using a 2-inch hitch on your Outback would apply if you were towing a trailer. Most 4-cylinder vehicles are generally not as towing-friendly as those with a V6 or larger engine. While this caution makes sense for towing applications it dos not really apply for use with a hitch-mounted bike rack. You are correct that Subaru's OEM hitches are not great matches for accessory applications like bike or cargo carrier use, and for the reason you stated, and...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack With Tilt or Swing for Truck Bed Camper Rear Door Access
  • For your 2014 GMC Sierra with in-bed camper, I recommend the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796. This will get your trailer hitch out far enough so you can add your bike rack. Using an adapter like this will reduce your trailer hitch receiver's tongue weight rating by 50% which should leave you in fine condition for a 2 bike rack. For your 2 bike rack, I recommend the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" - Tilting - Swinging # RKY10002. This rack will securely...
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  • Is Curt Trailer Hitch Compatible With 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE with AWD
  • I checked with Curt just to make sure and the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13153 is absolutely compatible with your 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE with AWD. This will give your '19 Santa Fe a Class III, 2 inch hitch that has a concealed crosstube so only the receiver is visible, giving it high functionality but allowing your car to maintain its appearance. This hitch has a 900 lb tongue weight capacity and 6,000 lb towing capacity so it is perfect for towing or carrying a bike rack like the Saris...
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  • Best Bike Rack for Carbon Frame and Electric Bike With Fenders
  • The issue with the Thule T2 Pro XTB # TH9034XT bike rack is that it is a wheel-mounted rack so the fenders on your wife's Electra Townie would not allow it to mount so she would need a frame-mounted bike rack. However, your carbon frame bikes ideally need a wheel-mounted rack in order to avoid potentially damaging the frame. This means you need a bike rack that will mount your bikes by the wheels OR by the frames and that option is the Rola Convoy 2 Bike Platform Rack # 59308-2. This...
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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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