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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Work With a Womens Step-Through Bike Frame
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE part # HLY84FR will work with most step-through frame bikes. The best chance you have of this is to switch the short hook to the bottom and then the long hook to the top on the upright as that will then allow for the lowest connection point. That said, there isn't really a measurement for this so best option would be to order the Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # HRBA-PRO which is designed to provide an attachment point for step-through frame...
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  • Do I Need a Bike Frame Adapter Bar when Using the RV Rider with Step-Thru Electric Bikes?
  • I have a great solution for you. Even though the independently-adjusting cradles on the Yakima OnRamp # Y36FR eliminate the need of a bike frame adapter bar, the OnRamp is not safe to use on the back of a flat-towed vehicle. I I confirmed with the engineers at Yakima that the OnRamp cannot withstand the extra torque/forces exerted on the rack during transport on your 2019 Jeep Wrangler. Even if the OnRamp was approved, the 5-inch distance between the center of the pinhole and the closest...
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  • Comparing the Two Best E-Bike Racks from Thule and Yakima
  • For heavier e-bikes like yours there are two frontrunners for bike racks to consider with the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 and the Yakima OnRamp part # Y36FR. What sets these apart from others is they both have ramps to make loading and unloading bikes easier since e-bikes are heavy. The EasyFold folds down into a smaller size when not in use which helps for garage storage but the OnRamp is 6 lbs lighter at 39 lbs compared to 45. That's how I'd pick if I were you. Which would you...
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  • Comparing Hollywood Racks Sport Rider and Curt 4-Bike Racks
  • The Curt 4-Bike Platform Rack # C18087 is a fine entry-level type option for a bike rack, but when it comes to function, durability, and convenience the clear winner is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Rack # HR1400Z. Starting with function and convenience, the Curt uses a threaded hitch pin that you have to deal with to secure it in the shank, while the Hollywood has a very simple handle that you turn which tightens the rack in the shank. The Hollywood is also much more...
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  • Can the Lets Go Aero Hitch Bike Rack Hold Fat Tire Bikes?
  • The way the Lets Go Aero V-Lectric Bike Rack # LGA34FR bike rack works is that it clamps around your bike's tire. The hook that goes around your rim can accommodate up to a 4.5" tire width. From what I know of the Lectric XP Step Thru is that they have 4" tires, so this rack should work perfectly for you. If the tires on your electric bike are wider than 4.5", then I recommend a different bike rack like the Swagman E-spec # S94FR which can accommodate heavy electric bikes AND is...
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  • Best Bike Rack for E-Bikes with Fenders That Doesnt 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 SE 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HLY84FR 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 need...
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  • Can I Remove 1 of the Platforms on the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 to Carry Only 2 Bikes
  • I have a solution for you, but the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 # HR4000 is only able to be used as a 4 bike rack. This is a great choice for an economically priced 4 bike platform rack, and I really like that you won't need bike adapter bars to carry a wide variety of bikes, but it's not going to give you that 2+2 functionality. For a platform rack that can be converted between a 2 bike carrier and 4 bike carrier, I recommend going with the Swagman Quad 2+2 # S64FR. This rack can be...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Fit Past Rear Spare of Travel Trailer
  • The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR would be the best option we offer as it rated for the rougher ride quality associated with the back of travel trailers and also has 18 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole out to the nearest wheel tray so it would give you plenty of clearance to fit past your spare. I attached a review video for this bike rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack with Anti-Rattle Lock Pin vs Swagman Chinook
  • To answer your first question: Yes, the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack, product # c18085, is a good alternative to the Swagman Chinook, part # S64683. I've linked a review of the Curt rack that we have. This rack can fit both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch receivers, so it will work with your hitch. The Chinook does have a few features that put it above the Curt, such as the sliding wheel cradles and the dedicated anti-rattle lock pin. Still, the Curt is a good option. And, one of those shortcomings...
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  • Difference Between Hollywood Racks HLY74FR and HLY84FR Sport Rider SE Bike Racks
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE would be a good choice. The only difference between the # HLY74FR and # HLY84FR bike racks is the hitch receiver size the rack is compatible with. The # HLY74FR will work with 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitches, while the # HLY84FR is only compatible with 2 inch hitches only. Either rack would work great for you, but the # HLY74FR would offer you some flexibility of you'll be using the rack on more than one vehicle. Because the RadRunner has a step through frame,...
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  • What is Difference Between Kuat NV 2.0 and NV 2.0 Base
  • 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 one major feature over the base, the bike repair stand. If you've ever been out at the track/trail and wished you had a bike stand to make working on the bike easier this...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2021 Honda CR-V For Bike Rack
  • The best trailer hitch receiver for your 2021 Honda CR-V (which fits all models, including your Sport), is the following: - Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT79MR There's a couple of reasons for that, starting with the fact it has excellent clearances; when we test fit this hitch on a 2021 CR-V, we found it was 11-3/4 inches from the ground to the bottom of the receiver, and 2-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper. Another important reason is that this...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for E-Bike With Fenders and Low Frame Tube
  • For e-bikes with fenders you will need a bike rack that has a higher weight capacity and also a frame clamp design that can attach to the lower and alternative frames of them like the Hollywood Racks RV Rider part # HLY64FR which would work great for your bike. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. Or for something similar but also includes a ramp to make loading the bikes easier we also have the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 that is the nicest...
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  • Recommended Platform Rack That Expands From a 2 Bike Rack to a 4 Bike Rack
  • There are a few platform style bike racks that can be converter from 2 bike racks into 4 bike racks. I'll provide a short list below: - Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1450Z and add on # HR1475Z or # HR1400Z (complete 4 bike rack) - Swagman Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64FR - Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G - Thule T2 Pro XTR # TH69TX can be set up as a 2-bike or 4-bike as needed. My personal favorite out of these is the Thule...
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  • Comparing Thule Camber, Range, Yakima Fulltilt, and Ridgeback Bike Racks
  • Yes the cradles of the Yakima Ridgeback part # Y02458 can be rotated as well as adjusted in and out on the arms to allow for different spacings. So the big difference between this rack and the FullTilt part # Y02462 is that the Fulltilt does not use traditional frame cradles and instead has straps that attach to bottom of arms that hold the frame to the padded arms directly. The Fulltilt would have the nicer cradle setup based on this so it would be what I would recommend. The Thule...
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  • Do I Need a Frame Adapter for my Step Through Frame Bike with the Hollywood Racks SE for E-Bikes
  • You can use the Hollywood Racks SportRider SE # HLY84FR to carry your e-bike, although you're most likely going to require a bike frame adapter bar like the # HRBA-PRO; it really depends on how aggressive the step through of the frame is, but most women's bikes will require this on a frame mounted bike rack. I've linked a review video of the frame adapter bar for you to have a look at and see how it works.
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  • How To Carry Bikes On a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • In order to carry bikes on a 2016 Honda CR-V you have a few options, the best one is to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mounted bike rack. The reason for this is because it will allow you to carry the most amount of bikes and it will be most versatile. The photo you have attached if of a tow loop and this cannot be used to attach bikes. The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is a great option, in order to use this you'll need the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98868....
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  • Best Fat Tire E-Bike Rack to Clear Rear Spare of 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Since the spare tire on the back of your Wrangler makes clearances a bit tighter for carrying bike racks we've found that the best E-Bike Rack we can offer is going to be the RV Rider from Hollywood Racks part # HLY64FR which has the most clearance to fit past the spare. This also has a 80 lb per bike capacity so it would easily handle the weight of your bikes and has fat tire wheel hoops that can accommodate up to a 5 inch wide tire. This rack has 12 inches from the closest part of...
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  • Hollywood Racks RV Rider and Swing-Away Adapter Recommendation for a 2018 Sprinter 3500 RV
  • The Hollywood Racks RV Rider # HLY64FR is an excellent option for transporting your 2 M2S All Terrain Scout E-Bikes! It was designed to be used with a motorhome, has a weight capacity of 70 lbs per bike, and uses a clamping arm that can be moved around to fit with the lower top tube on your M2S All Terrain Scout bikes. When it comes to the swing-away hitch adapter I recommend the Kuat Pivot 2 # PVP20B over the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483. The BackSwing is a great option but the reason...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Electra 8D Townie Go and Schwinn e-Bikes with Fenders
  • Well look no further! We have exactly what you're needing! Thanks for sending in those photos - it takes a LOT of the guesswork out of what bike rack to recommend. For your application I recommend going with either the Yakima OnRamp # Y36FR or the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202. Both of these bike racks are premium options that are designed for use with premium bikes like what you have. They are rated for e-Bikes, use ramps for easy loading, and have an adjustable clamping system that...
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  • Why Cant the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Be Used On a Trailer
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HLY84FR is not rated for use on trailers because the ride at the back of a trailer is much rougher than that on a vehicle. The reason for this has to do with the design of the suspension and the distance from the rear axle. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack is not rated for this additional stress therefore cannot be used on a trailer. However, I do have a couple very similar options for you in the Hollywood...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier For Two Electric Bikes That Uses A Ramp For Loading
  • I may have an option for you but I am not aware of any bike racks that lower to the ground for loading. The best option for you would be the Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes # Y36FR if your vehicle has a 2" hitch receiver, or # Y96FR if your vehicle has a 1 1/4" hitch receiver. Both of these bike racks include a ramp to roll the bikes up instead of having to pick up each bike to put it on the bike rack and the ramp stores conveniently on the bike rack when not in use. The...
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  • Comparing the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 and Swagman Chinook
  • When it comes to construction and the powder coat, both the Hollywood Racks SportRider SE2 # HR1000Z and the Swagman Chinook # S64683 are both made of steel and will come with a heavy powder coating on them to help fight off corrosion. Additionally, both of these racks will come with a keyed alike feature on the locks, so neither of them are going to have separate keys for each lock. Both of these racks also have a lifetime limited warranty, so your investment is well protected. Where...
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  • Will the Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack Work With Two Step-Through Frame Bikes
  • The Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack part # S94FR can usually accommodate one step-through frame bike without needing an adapter by switching the small and long hook around but for two step-through frame bikes I do recommend as least one adapter, the Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # S57FR.
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  • Bike Rack for 60 lb Fat Tire E-Bikes That is Compatible With Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • There is an option for a bike rack that is compatible for a fifth wheel trailer and will work for a pair of fat tire, 60 lb e-bikes: - Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Rack # S94FR with the Fat Tire Adapter Kit # S64679 This rack has a 70 lb per bike capacity and with the adapter can carry bikes with fat tires (up to 5 inches wide); it is also rated for use on the back of a fifth wheel trailer. This is an extremely strong rack made of solid steel, and this sturdiness is what helps keep...
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  • Best Value Expandable 2/4-Bike Platform Hitch Bike Rack
  • Swagman makes great bike racks but Hollywood Racks bike racks are built like tanks. They have the build quality and tight clearances that the super expensive bike racks have and cost less so anytime someone is looking for the best value from a bike rack I always recommend Hollywood Racks bike racks. So your best option is the Hollywood Racks 4 bike rack part # HR1400Z which can be used as either a 4 bike or 2 bike rack. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Can The Yakima OnRamp Be Used On Travel Trailer For Hauling 2 Electric Bikes?
  • The Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 2" Hitches # Y36FR would be an excellent carrier for 2 electric bikes. The weight capacity is 66lbs per bike (or 40lbs per bike on trailer or RV) and it attaches to the bike frame, making it compatible with bikes that have fenders and/or baskets. Luckily, this carrier is compatible with travel trailers so you will be able to use it on both your truck and trailer, just as long as they each have a 2" receiver. The Lets Go Aero V-Lectric...
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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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  • Recommended Bike Carrier and Cargo Carrier Combo
  • There is a 2 bike version of the # HR1400Z-85 available with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches # HR1450Z-85. This is the same cargo carrier/bike rack combo of the Sport Rider SE2. I've linked our video review of this rack for you to check out.
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack Work With Bike With Thicker Tube
  • Your bike that has a thicker tube will fit on the Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack # S64671. The frame hooks of the XTC-2 will easily accommodate that size of tube, and will retract down far enough in order to grasp the frame. You will need to place your bike at the inside position - nearest your vehicle - in order to use it though, as this is the hook that will go down the furthest. I do recommend adding locks for this rack to help protect your investment. To lock the rack to your...
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  • Differences Between Hollywood Racks RV Rider and Sport Rider SE
  • The Hollywood Racks # HLY64FR weighs a bit above 70 lbs. Motorhome/RV compatible bike racks are built very sturdy for a reason. The relatively long overhang at the rear of the vehicle (when compared to that of a regular passenger vehicle) causes the rack much more bouncing and shock than would be experienced at the rear of a passenger car, truck or SUV. This bouncing is more severe on a towed trailer versus a motorhome, as a towed RV typically has a more rudimentary suspension that will...
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  • Is Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack Compatible With Women's Frame Bikes
  • Women's bikes mount to the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack part # HR200Z easily. The ratchet arm is adjustable so it will lock down onto the slanted frame tube of a step through frame (like on most women's bikes) in the photo I have attached. The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider utilizes the center ratcheting arm so it fits most bike frames so it is a great option. It also comes with the bike and hitch locks to protect your investments. If your bike does not have a top frame...
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin Lock For A Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack
  • The anti-rattle hitch pin on the Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # Y36FR is not standard as they all are hitch specific but the lock you're looking for is the Yakima HitchLock for Yakima Hitch Mounted Bike Racks - Same Key System (SKS) # Y07235.
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  • Which is Better Bike Rack Thule Hitching Post Pro or Yakima Ridgeback
  • Between the two bike racks you mentioned the Yakima Ridgeback part # Y02458 is what I recommend. It has easier to use tilt mechanisms, easier to load frame cradles with more cushioning and in our experience is more stable in the hitch of the vehicle. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Fifth Wheel
  • It takes a special kind of bike rack to be approved for mounting on a 5th wheel. The suspension on RVs, motorhomes, and 5th wheelers are different compared to a car. Also, there is more road stress, bounce, and sway on the back of these vehicles. Bike racks need to be designed to handle this road stress to be approved for 5th wheel applications, which the Yakima HoldUp # Y02443 unfortunately is not. My favorite recommendation for RVs and fifth wheels is the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR. This...
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  • What Bike Rack and Hitch do You Recommend for 2 E-Bikes on My 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?
  • Thanks so much for attaching a photo to your question. I have a great solution for you. Unfortunately, with your spare tire, you will need a lot of shank length in order to clear your tire. If you have a hitch installed with standard-sized spare tire, you will need additional shank length from the center of the shank's pinhole to the closest part of the bike rack on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. With that length, the only way to get the proper measurement with any rack with the weight...
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  • Recommended Carrier For Various Styles Of Electric Bikes
  • The Kuat Transfer V2 2-Bike Rack # KU84FR is an excellent bike rack that is compatible with motorhomes, RV's, and travel trailers. This has a weight capacity of 60lbs per bike and can hold up to 3" wide tires; for fat bikes use Fat Bike Adapter Kit # APBK which is an add-on that allows for up to 4.8" wide tires. There are built-in locks to secure the bikes and carrier to your vehicle. While this holds 2 bikes, you can use 1 Bike Add-On # KU57FR to haul a third bike on this rack; keep in...
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  • Will Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Work with RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru e-Bike
  • You can use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY84FR for your RadCity 5 Plus bike but you'll also need an adapter bar like part # HRBA-PRO so the ratcheting arm has something to make contact with to secure your bike. Since the step-thru feature on your bike is pretty significant this is the case for any other rack in this style. An exception to this would be the Hollywood Racks Destination E Bike Rack # HLY66ZR which has adjustable arm clamps that you should be able to...
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  • E-Bike Rack that Can Be Used at Rear of Flat Towed Vehicle
  • This is a really good question. So at the back of a vehicle that is being flat towed there's a bit of side to side sway as the vehicle works to stay in a straight line. This eventually will fatigue bike racks if they are reinforced for this. So the EasyFold is not rated for this application which is why it's not listed for it. The best rack that is rated for this the Hollywood Racks RV Rider # HLY64FR which uses a similar clamp design. Check out the review video I attached for more...
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  • Is There a Light Kit that Can Install on Bike Rack for Trailer Hitch
  • The best solution we have would be a cargo carrier light kit like the part # 98174LED with the mounting brackets # e98943 attached to the bottom of the rear crosstube rail on your rack.
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  • Do You Sell a Adapter Bar for Women's Bikes for the Thule Range 4 Bike RV Rack?
  • Even though the Thule Range 4 Bike RV Rack # TH9057 is designed in a way to reduce the need of adapter bars for women's, children's, or alternative bike frames, I recommend that you purchase the Kuat Ubar Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes # UB01. The spring-loaded bar ensures a solid fit on your bike, and polymer-coated push-button hooks protect your bike's paint. I went ahead and attached a photo of a women's bike using a bike frame adapter to give you a comparison...
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  • Differences Between The Hollywood Racks HR1500 And HR1700 Bike Racks
  • Hollywood Racks RV Rider Bike Rack # HLY64FR (HR1700) has padded clamps to mount to the bike frame and is approved for car, van, truck, SUV, motorhome, fifth wheel, and flat towed vehicle usage. It has slightly larger dimensions than the HR1500 with the distance from center of hitch pin hole on standard shank to: Closest part of rack when folded down: 12" Closest part of rack when folded up: 7-1/2" Farthest part of rack when folded down: 32" Farthest part of rack when folded up: 18-1/4" The...
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  • Can the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack be Converted Into a 2-Bike Rack
  • The Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack # S64665 doesn't have the ability to convert to a 2-bike rack, but we have plenty of other options that do. If you like the Swagman line of bike racks then the next step up is the Swagman Quad 2+2 # S64FR which has a little bit of a different design but it does allow you to convert it to a 2-bike rack when needed, plus it can carry up to 45 lbs per bike as opposed to the 35 lbs per bike for the XTC4. I have attached review videos of each for you to check out.
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  • Bike Rack for E-Bikes With Fenders & Step-Through Frame on Motorhome
  • So since you are carrying your bikes on a motorhome, you will need a bike rack approved for use by the manufacturer on the back of a motorhome due to it being a rougher, bouncier ride. We do have one bike rack that is approved for use on a motorhome, can carry your 55 lb e-bikes, and is compatible with bikes that have fenders and a step-through frame, the Swagman Current 2-Bike Rack # S64678. This is a frame-mounted bike rack, so because you have a step-through frame you will also...
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  • Hitch Lock for Curt Bike Rack
  • There is one threaded hitch lock that we know will work with the Curt 2-Bike Rack # C18085, assuming that is the one that you have. There isn't just a hitch pin available so you would have to go with the threaded lock, and so long as you do have the aforementioned rack, the lock we know works is the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for SportRack Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # SR0901. Numerous customers have used this lock with their Curt rack, and I have added a cut out of one of the reviews...
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  • Do I Need a Hitch Extender to Use on the Kuat Beta on My 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?
  • When considering the rear bumper and spare tire clearance when using the Kuat Beta - Aluminum Folding 2 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches # B202-2, it truly depends on two different factors: where your hitch installs on your Wrangler and the width of your spare tire. On the Beta, since the distance from the center pinhole of the upright of the rack measures 7-1/2 inches long, that is the length that determines if you need a hitch extender. If, for example, you have a hitch installed like...
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  • Gazelle C380 E-Bike Compatibility With Kuat Bike Racks
  • The Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack # KU98VR is my favorite bike rack for styling and simplicity of use. Best of all it can be used with your Gazelle C380 e-bike even with you having the rear fender that nearly covers the entire rear tire. The Fender Straps for Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack # KU43VR allow you to secure the bike safely in the rack. The Loading Ramp # KU63VR will make loading your heavy bike much easier.
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  • Height Above Hitch for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack
  • I added a cutout from Kuat showing the dimensions of the height of the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack. According to this it is 8-3/8" from the center of the shank to the bottom of the wheel tray, which will give you plenty of room away from the exhaust on your Porsche Cayenne. The NV 2.0 is available in your choice of colors as well: - Gunmetal Gray: Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Rack # NV22G - Black: Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Rack # NV22B This rack fits tires up to 3" wide but can fit tires up to 4.8"...
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  • Best RV Bike Rack for Rad Rover Step-Thru Electric Bikes with Fat Tires
  • The best bike rack we have for Rad Rover Step-Thru Electric Bikes with Fat Tires is going to be the Hollywood Racks RV Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack part # HLY64FR without a doubt. It's the only option that hits all the features you need to accommodate such as heavy weight, odd frame size, fat tires, and is RV approved. The RV Ride was designed for this exact purpose and it comes with locks to protect your investments. It is easily the best bike rack for use on an RV and your particular bikes....
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  • What Bike rack Do You Recommend for Fat Tire Electric Bikes that Weigh 70 Pounds Each?
  • For a bike rack that has a per-bike weight capacity that can hold your two 70-pound electric fat tire bikes, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # HLY84FR. The Sport Rider SE has a maximum per-bike weight capacity of 80 pounds. It will also accommodate fat tire bikes up to a tire width of 5 inches. In addition, the frame hooks that secure your bike lock to deter theft. If your electric bikes have a women's style-frame,...
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  • What Prevents Shank of Swagman XC Bike Rack from Wobbling in 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The Swagman XC # S64650 features a steel adapter sleeve as shown in the provided photo. With the adapter sleeve in place, the rack can be used in a 2 inch hitch. When the Allen bolt is removed and the sleeve is slid off, the rack fits into a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The rack includes a threaded anti-rattle hitch bolt, but a locking version is sold separately as part # S64029. The anti rattle hitch bolt uses a threaded bolt along with a threaded insert that's installed in the bike rack's shank....
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  • Will Swagman XTC4 #S64650 Bike Rack Work With Spare Tire On A 2010 Jeep Wrangler
  • I did contact Swagman on your behalf. They recommended referring to the below dimension versus the length of your Wrangler rear swinging door to determine clearance while mounted, folded down without bikes or the spare tire. -The clearance from the receiver bar hole to the first wheel hoop is 11.5" Due to the rise in the shank of the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # S64665, the ability to tilt the rack down would be essential for clearance and this does not provide that....
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  • Best Way to Reduce Rattle and Wobble of Bike Rack in 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The best way to reduce the rattle and wobble that you are understandably trying to get rid of is with an accessory anti-rattle clamp, the etrailer Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizer for 2" Hitches # e99007. To use it, just clamp the U-bolt around the rack's shank and put the stabilizer plate over the hitch receiver; this will tighten up the connection and help stop the wobble you mentioned. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well of the etrailer Anti-Rattle...
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  • Lock for Hollywood Racks Destination Rack and Can it Fit 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • To add locks to the Hollywood Racks # HR4000 that you referenced what you need is the part # HRLHPTC and you'd be set. This is a cable lock setup that you'd route through the bikes and rack to secure everything. As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2018 Honda Odyssey like the Draw Tite # 76170 this rack would fit and work great.
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  • 4 Bike Rack That Can Tilt To Allow Full Trunk Access On 2015 GMC Yukon
  • I have a solution for you, but the Hollywood Racks Destination Bike Rack for 4 Bikes # HR4000 unfortunately does not have the ability to tilt back. I would look into the Malone Runway Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # MAL82VR. This is definitely the most affordable option that will allow you to tilt the bike rack back while 4 bikes are loaded. We have not tested this on a 2015 GMC Yukon so I cannot say for sure if it will give you full access to the cargo area, but it...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Yakima RidgeBack and FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks
  • Both the RidgeBack # Y02459 and FullTilt # Y02463 are high-end hanging-style racks from Yakima but in this case the FullTilt has a few extra features so I recommend going that route. Both racks have very similar features as far as tilting/folding ease of use, the handy SpeedKnob that locks and acts as a tool-free anti-rattle device, and the Zip Strips that secure the bikes. The FullTilt pulls away from the RidgeBack by having an integrated lock for the bikes (that's an add-on for the...
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Rack for Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The reason that the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 # HR4000 is not rated for use on a 5th wheel trailer is because of the additional lateral and horizonatal jostling that occurs on the back of a towed trailer. 5th wheel trailers, travel trailers and campers will have specific bike racks that have been tested for use and rated to withstand the additional movements at the rear of these trailers; the size of your hitch tube won't really effect this at all since the movement occurs with the...
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  • Will the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack Work With Women's Bikes
  • The Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack part # C18065 will work with women's and kid's bikes for that matter which have an odd frame shape that consists of the lack of a horizontal top bar. That said, in order for the bikes to sit level and not have issues with contacting the ground you'll need an adapter bar for each of said bikes, the Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # HRBA-PRO is cost effective.
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  • What is the Best E-Bike Rack for an RV and a Toyota Highlander?
  • The Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 2" # S94FR is the perfect rack for both RVs and your Toyota Highlander. It has the construction that will stand against the added torque when mounted with bikes at the end of your RV. It also has a high maximum per-bike weight capacity of 70 pounds. The Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Swagman G10 and E-Spec Bike Racks # S64679 will allow you to attach fat-tire bikes. For the step-through bike, I recommend the Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar...
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  • Swagman Cable Lock S2005 to Use with Swagman Shinook S64683
  • Yes, since the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 comes with the hitch pin lock you can upgrade the setup to also having a cable lock as well with part # S2005.
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  • Is Add-On Different for Kuat NV 2.0 and Base Model of NV 2.0
  • The correct add-on for your Kuat NV 2.0 will depend on if you have the base model or not. All you need to know is if your bike rack came with Bike Repair Stand # TDKB or not. If it DID NOT then you have the base model, if it DID then you have the standard model. Here are the part numbers and what you might need, depending on your model. - Base Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # BA22B (Matte Black) requires Add-On # BA02B - Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # NV22B (Metallic Black) requires...
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  • 2022 Tesla Model Y Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack
  • The Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack # KU98VR is a great choice in a bike rack and you will need both the hitch and wiring to utilize the integrated lights on the rack. I recommend using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT58MR and the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # TK56FR for your 2022 Tesla Model Y. The Draw-Tite is a solid choice that remains hidden behind the rear bumper fascia and the T-One wiring tees in behind your taillights so you don't have to splice into your OEM...
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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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  • Dou you recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro or the Hollywood Racks Destination
  • Between the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR and the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack part # HR4000 the best bet for your needs is the Destination. While it is going to be more to store it eliminates the needs for bike adapter bars like the Thule Bike Adapter Bar part # TH982XT which would be necessary to keep the smaller bikes level on the Hitching Post. Check out the video I linked for you showing the Destination on a similar 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for E-Bikes with 2-1/2 Trailer Hitch
  • I have the perfect bike rack option in the Hollywood Racks RV Rider Bike Platform Rack part # HLY64FR which has an 80 lb per bike weight capacity and can be used with a 2-1/2" hitch if you obtain the Hollywood Racks Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # HRHA-2. In regards to carrying e-bikes on a travel trailer, this is not possible since there are no bike racks which are heavy duty enough for e-bikes that can be used on a trailer.
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  • How to Determine If Swagman RV 2-Bike RV Bumper Mount Rack is Right For Your Application
  • Many RV bumper manufacturers construct their product with a plastic cap or a hinged door instead of endcap, allowing bumper to be used for storage; apparently you have this type. Open that end piece to examine if the seam has spot welds (short welds at a number of separate points) or one continuous weld running the full length of the bumper; take note of the thickness of the metal while doing so. Some bumpers, frequently identified as heavy duty, will not have a weld seam at all but are...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks RV Rider Clear My Spare Tire on My Jeep Wrangler?
  • Yes! Our part number # HLY64FR is the same as the Hollywood Racks part number HR1700. These both correspond to the Hollywood Racks RV Rider. As far as clearing your spare tire on your Jeep Wrangler, there is a definite way to tell if you have enough clearance with the rack installed on your hitch (if you have a hitch receiver). Since the shank of the RV Rider measures 7-1/2" from the center of the shank's pinhole to the closest part of the rack, you have the ability to make a measurement...
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  • Can Yakima OnRamp E-Bike Rack Tilt Forward for Rear Hatch Access
  • Yes the Yakima OnRamp part # Y36FR does tilt down to help with rear cargo area access like you can see in the attached picture you mentioned. The only functional difference between this rack and the # Y96FR is the hitch it is designed to fit like you noticed. # Y96FR fits 1-1/4 inch hitch and # Y36FR fits 2 inch hitch. This rack somehow was able to combine all of the features people want from e-bike racks while also remaining lightweight at 39 lbs which is a big feat. Most likely the...
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  • Add On Options for the Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack
  • We carry both the 1 Bike and 2 Bike Add-ons for the Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # KU98VR. These can be found as part # KU68VR for the 1 Bike and part # KU78VR for the 2 Bike Add-ons. Attached is a review video for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Toyota Prius Prime With 2 Inch Receiver For Bike Rack
  • We do have one option for a trailer hitch that fits your 2018 Toyota Prius Prime that has a 2 inch receiver so you can use a 3-bike rack, which is from EcoHitch: - EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7369 This hitch fits your Prius Prime and is the only option with a 2 inch receiver; every other hitch is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and is only capable of carrying a 2-bike rack, so the EcoHitch is going to be perfect for your needs. For a 3-bike rack,...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For Two Electric Bikes With Fenders
  • I would be happy to recommend a bike rack for your two Aventon electric bikes. Since both of your electric bikes have fenders I recommend the Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # S94FR which will accommodate bikes weighing up to 70lbs each with tires up 3" wide. Since one of your bikes has a step through frame you will also need the Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Electric, Step Through, and Cruiser Bikes # S57FR which will give the padded frame...
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  • What Bike Rack Do You Recommend for 2 E-Bikes with Fat Tires that Weigh 65 Pounds?
  • For a great rack that for your 2 fat-tire electric bikes, I recommend the Hollywood Racks RV Rider Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 2" Hitches # HLY64FR. The RV Rider will be able to accommodate fat tires up to 5 inches wide and has a maximum per-bike weight capacity of 80 pounds. Also, the RV rider comes with a long shank (7-1/2 inches from the center pinhole to the closest part of the rack) so bumper clearance should not be an issue on your 2019 GMC Yukon Denali. Another great feature...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Similar to Swagman Current that Has Capacity for Rad Rover E-Bike
  • Swagman actually has a very similar bike rack to the one you referenced that was setup for carrying heavier e-bikes with the E-Spec part # S94FR which has a 70 lb per bike capacity. This is going to be your best option and will work great for you.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for e-Bikes with Fenders
  • I do have a great option for you, however since the Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Rack # Y02479 has a wheel-mount design, it's not the best solution for your e-bikes that feature fenders. Pushing the hooks down onto the fenders could damage them and angling them further out on the wheel to avoid interference can lead to a more unstable connection. For your bikes I instead recommend the Saris Freedom # SA4412B, which features adjustable clamps that will attach to the frame (even if your e-bikes...
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  • How To Carry An E-Bike On a Travel Trailer
  • In order to carry an e-bike on a travel trailer, you really only have one option which is the Lets Go Aero V-Lectric Bike Rack part # LGA77FR. It would then require a trailer hitch like the Mount-n-Lock HiLoHitch for 4" RV Bumpers part # MNT47FR. The issue is many bike racks are not rated for use on a travel trailer since the ride is very rough and only one of these can be used with e-bikes. The Surco 2 Bike Carrier for Vans and RVs won't work for an e-bike, the per bike capacity is 37.5 lbs.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For Two 75lbs Himiway E-Bikes
  • The Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # C18085 only has a 45lbs per bike weight capacity so you wouldn't be able to use the it for your Himiway E-Bikes. instead I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes # HLY84FR as it has an 80lbs per bike weight capacity. It is rated for use on cars, vans, trucks, SUVs, and motorhomes. It uses ratcheting hooks, which have keyed alike built-in locks, to mount to the frame of your bikes. It has an...
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  • Correct Lock for Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack
  • I can help you out with the correct lock for the Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64671. Since this bike rack is a fit for both 1-1/4" and 2" trailer hitch receivers, the correct lock is the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks # S64029. This is the lock by itself, so if you are looking for the combination of hitch lock and cable lock (for your bikes) the correct part is the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks # S64031. I...
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  • Comparing the Weight of the Swagman Chinook Bike Rack and the Swagman XTC2
  • These are two good choices! The Swagman XTC 2 # S64670 weighs in at roughly 32-lbs and the Chinook # S64683 weighs about 47-lbs, so if you're looking for the lightest weight rack it's definitely going to be the XTC 2. However, if you're not concerned with the weight difference, the Chinook would be my recommendation since it tilts away from the vehicle to allow you access to the rear cargo area with the bikes still loaded on the rack. I'll also mention that both of these bike racks...
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  • Is Kuat Sherpa 2.0 a Good Bike Rack for Curt Hitch that Fits 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I definitely can appreciate wanting to get the right parts the first time. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is a great fitting option for the Curt hitch part # C13382 that is a great fit for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. The Sherpa is one of the nicest bike racks out there currently so I know you'll be really happy with it. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack Clear Bumper on 2022 Tesla Model Y
  • The Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack # KU98VR is an excellent selection and will work great with your 2022 Tesla Model Y both in the folded up and flat positions, but I'll go ahead and give you the dimensional numbers so you can verify on your end and have some peace of mind prior to purchasing. When we installed the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT58MR on a 2022 Model Y we found that this measured 5" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the bumper....
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  • Comparing Platform Bike Racks Thule DoubleTrack # TH92BJ and the Swagman Chinook # S64683
  • Both the Thule DoubleTrack Pro XT # TH92BJ and the Swagman Chinook # S64683 are really great bike rack options for the rear of your motorhome but the advantage is the Chinook. The Chinook wins for two reasons: it's a more stable rack in the hitch of the vehicle and it's priced better. Aside from that the racks are designed incredibly similar. Functionally you'd have the same experience loading and installing either but you'd notice the Chinook doesn't move around as much in the hitch. I...
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  • Saris SuperClamp EX 4 VS. Kuat NV 2.0
  • I've used the Saris SuperClamp EX 4 # SA4026F and it's not my first choice, but it still is a good rack. If you're wanting a rack that I would choose over the Saris, I would go with the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B. I like the way it looks more than the Saris option but the Kuat also has different colors. There is gray # NV22G-NA22G and metallic black # NV22B-NA22B. It has all the features that the Saris has but gives color options and overall is a better looking rack. Both are great options...
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  • Which Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for an Electric Bike with Fat Tires on Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The only rack we offer that will accommodate the 70lb weight of your Electric Bike is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack For 2 Electric Bikes # HLY84FR which is for a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver and holds two bikes up to 80lbs each. The Hollywood Racks # HLY84FR also tilts to allow you access to the cargo area of your Jeep Grand Cherokee, and will fit bikes with tires up to 5 inches wide. I included the video review for you to take a look at. To make sure the Hollywood Racks...
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  • What are the Differences Between the Swagman Chinook and the Swagman Current?
  • Yes, both the Swagman Chinook # S64683 and the Swagman Current # S64678 will be able to accommodate a women's bike with a low crossbar. To answer your second question, the Current will be able to accommodate a standard road bike. As far as the differences between the two racks, there are two main differences. The Current has a per-bike weight capacity 60 pounds compared to the Chinook's 45 pounds. Secondly, the Current comes with fat-bike to work with bikes with tires up to 5 inches...
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  • Choosing Between Kuat Transfer KU64FR and RockyMounts MonoRail Solo RKY10007 Single Bike Racks
  • Either the Kuat Tranfer 1 # KU64FR or the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 1 # RKY10007 would handle the bikes you describe easily. Both would hold the bikes by the tires, so the fact that the rack won't come into contact with the frame will work well with your Carbon Fiber framed bike as well as the aluminum framed one. Either rack has sufficient room to handle your 45 inch wheelbase mountain bike as well as the 3 inch wide tires. Both racks offer raised shanks for tons of ground clearance,...
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  • 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2021 Toyota Prius For Electric Bike Rack
  • I have good news for you because there is one trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver that fits your 2021 Toyota Prius which will allow you to use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY84FR so you can carry your RadRunner Plus electric bike. What you will need is from EcoHitch, and the correct fit for your '21 Prius is the following: - EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # EH53VR This hitch has the 2 inch receiver you need, as well as a 375 lb tongue weight capacity, which...
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  • Can the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack Be Used with Step Through Bikes
  • We have a solution for you either way but the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY84FR may or may not work with your particular step through bikes. There are different styles of step through bikes and depending on how low the step through is, the ratcheting arm on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY84FR may go down low enough to secure the bike or it may be a little short. However, if the ratcheting arm does not go down low enough on your particular bike we do...
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation for Trek Verve+2 Low Step Bike Frame
  • For e-bikes with the lower top tubes the solution I recommend is a rack like the Hollywood Racks RV Rider part # HLY64FR as it uses a pivoting clamp that can do a better job grabbing onto the frame of the bike than racks like the E-Spec which use a hook. The clamp squeezes the frame of the bike instead of just pulls down on the frame so it's more secure.
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  • Kuat 2 Bike Rack Recommendation that Is Motorhome Use Approved
  • Not every bike rack is rated for the rougher ride quality at the rear of a motorhome which is why the Kuat NV # NV22G is not motorhome approved. The ride quality is rougher there due to the longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the vehicle which causes the movement from bumps to be exaggerated. Similar to how the rear seats of a school bus are much rougher. With that said Kuat has their Piston Pro X bike rack part # KU98VR listed as compatible with motorhomes and since is...
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  • Hitch Mount Bike Rack to Carry Heavy Himiway e-Bike with Jeep
  • For your application the only bike rack options that will work are the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR because it has a weight rating of 70 lbs per bike, or the Hollywood Racks RV Rider # HLY64FR because it has a weight rating of 80 lbs per bike. The battery on your Himiway e-Bike should weigh in at about 9 lbs so when you remove it you'll be under the weight capacity of either bike rack. I personally like the RV Rider a little better but you can choose which one you'd like depending on the style. The...
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  • RV Bike Rack for Electric Bike with 4 Inch Tires
  • The Hollywood Racks RV Rider 2 Bike Rack # HR1670 fits up to 3-inch wheel widths and does not have adapters for anything larger than that. Another bike rack I can recommend is the Swagman E-Spec 2 Bike Rack # S94FR with the separate Fat Tire Adapter Kit # S64679. This bike rack is designed extra sturdily so that it can be attached to your motorhomes and fifth wheelers while also having they weight capacity of 70 lbs each for your heavy e-bikes. I made a video of it on an RV if you want...
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  • Swagman Bike Rack with More Shank Clearance than Swagman Traveler XC2
  • We don't like to recommend hitch extensions for bike racks that are going to be used at the rear of travel trailers as a first option as they add quite a bit of movement and leverage on the hitch. So instead of using the # S64663 with one I would recommend going with a similar RV rated bike rack that has more clearance. Like with the Swagman Nomad part # S36FR which has 11-7/8 inches from the pin hole to the nearest portion of the rack which would much more easily fit without an extension.
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  • Do I Need a Hitch Extender with the Kuat Transfer V2 on My 2021 Jeep Wrangler with Spare Tire?
  • There is definitely a way to find out! Since the Kuat Transfer V2 # KU84FR has a 6-1/2" length from the center of the shank's pinhole to the closest part of the rack, I recommend making a measurement on your 2021 Jeep Wrangler. You need to measure the center of the hitch's pinhole to the outside surface of your spare tire. If that length is less than 6-1/2", you do not need a hitch extender. I went ahead and attached a photo that shows how to do this measurement. If you find that you...
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  • Transporting 2 Rad Rover E-Bikes with a 2017 Honda HR-V
  • For your 2017 Honda HR-V, I recommend the Curt Class I Hitch, part # C11416. This has a 1-1/4" receiver with a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds and a towing capacity of 2000 pounds. I've linked to a video installation of this hitch for you to reference. The Rad Rover e-bikes tend to weigh quite a bit, so you may have to take the batteries off to lower the weight in order to use it with the bike rack. With that in mind, you need a bike rack that can not only handle the weight, but...
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  • Can Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Tilt and Fold With Stealth Hitch on 2018 Tesla Model 3
  • I checked with Kuat about the clearances for the Sherpa 2.0, and can confirm that you will not have any problems with clearances for either the tilting or folding feature on your 2018 Tesla Model 3 when using the rack with the Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # 391TES317. I added some diagrams for you with measurements of the Sherpa 2.0, and as you can see, when it tilts down, with the Stealth hitch being about 10 inches above the ground on the Tesla, you will have a few inches to...
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  • Is There a Kuat Transfer V2 Made Only for 2-Inch Hitches?
  • Kuat does make a 2-inch (only) version of the Transfer V2. The part number of the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches is # KU84FR. As far as the clearance between the bumper and the installed hitch on your vehicle, the Kuat Transfer V2 bike rack allows for you to fully access the hatch on most vehicles (with bikes mounted). I looked up pictures of a hitch installed on the 2020 Subaru Ascent, and the hitch receiver sits pretty even with the bumper. However, if you have...
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  • Best Affordable Electric Bike Rack for Ford F-150 Truck
  • I have a couple options for you with some different extra features. The first is the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR. This is a super heavy duty bike rack with a 70 lbs per bike capacity. What's special about this one is how it is also rated for use on RVs and Motorhomes which are known for having extra road vibrations and stress on the bike rack. The second option is the Swagman Current # S64678. This has a 60 lbs per bike capacity. Nice features are how it can accommodate fat tire bikes...
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  • Best Bike Rack for Carbon Frame Electric Bike
  • You are correct. It is not recommended to use a frame mounted bike rack with a carbon frame bike. The Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar # HRBA-PRO is typically used to act as a top tube for a frame mounted bike rack when your bike has a top tube that angles downward. This could help you reduce the stress on your frame when transporting your bike on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400Z but I don't think it is the best way to carry your carbon frame e bike. Getting a bike...
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  • Is Adapter Needed with Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for Step-Thru Frames
  • The padded ratcheting hooks on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY74FR 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 for your particular...
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  • Does The Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack Come With Locking Hitch Pin?
  • The Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # KU84FR comes with a tamper-resistant bolt that tightens the carrier to a 2" receiver and you need to use the included security wrench to remove or install. So it technically does come with some sort of a locking device, but for more security to deter theft you can add Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # HL2. This will do a better job of actually locking the bike rack to the hitch receiver. Make sure you...
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