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  • Carrying Bikes While Towing a Trailer with Propane Tanks Mounted on the Front
  • This is the age old question since the dawn of towing bike racks. The only way to figure it out is to try it. It will likely reduce the turning radius of the trailer. And depending on where the tanks are, they could be the likely point of contact. You could avoid all of that by using the super sweet Bike Bunk Trailer mount bike carrier # CC-275. This carrier and a 2 inch receiver for a bike rack and the distance from top of A-frame trailer to top of cross tube is 33-1/2 inches. It...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier To Use Between RV And Towed Vehicle
  • In order to be able to carry bikes between your towed vehicle and the RV you will first need a dual receiver for your trailer hitch. I recommend the Curt Dual 2 inch Receiver Tube Adapter, part # D-192. the bottom receiver is used for the tow bar and the upper receiver has a 2 inch receiver for the bike carrier. Bike carriers need to be RV rated because they are built to take on the added stress at the rear of the RV or motorhome. The carrier I recommend is the Swagman Original,...
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  • Adapter to Raise and Extend a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for More Ground and Vehicle Clearance
  • Converter/Riser Mount # HE6008 fits into a 1-1/4 inch receiver and is specifically for bike rack # HE1011 so it will not work for you but there are other options. The Roadmaster adapter is only rated for flat towing, not accessories. The 100 pound tongue weight is also not conducive to carrying accessories. We have 2 inch dual receivers such as # MT70070. However, the use of this type of adapter will reduce the trailer hitch tongue weight capacity by 50 percent and many Thule bike racks...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Recommendation for the Thule Vertex Bike Rack
  • I do have a threaded, locking hitch pin for your Thule Vertex bike rack, but the Heininger Threaded Hitch Pin, # HE6033, will not work with the Vertex bike rack because the threaded portion of the Heininger hitch pin is too large to fit in the hitch pin hole of the Vertex bike rack. I pulled the Heininger hitch pin from my warehouse to test it with the Vertex bike rack and verified that they were not compatible. Instead, you will want the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock, # THSTL2. This hitch...
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  • Options for Hauling Both Bikes and Cargo in a Hitch Mounted Carrier
  • If you are looking to carry both bikes and carrier in a hitch mounted carrier, your best bet would be to go with something like our Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform 2 Bike Rack with Cargo Carrier, # HR1450-85. The Advantage SportsRack V-Rack, # HE1011, and the Curt Clamp-On, # C18013, ball-mount-mounted racks that you mentioned will both provide the same amount of rise. From the bike cradle to the top of the receiver clamp measures 27 inches (I included a picture for you) so...
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  • Bike Rack Availability for Use Behind a Motorhome
  • I attached a link to a page that shows all of the bike racks available that are rated for use on a motor home or RV, but the Advantage SportsRack V-Rack 2 Bike Carrier # HE1011 that you referenced is not rated for use on a motor home. The closest rack we offer that is confirmed to work on RVs is the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # S64663. This rack attaches around the hitch opening and will allow you to still use your hitch for a different purpose like flat-towing.
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  • Trailer Step Options for a Boat Trailer
  • Currently the only other style of trailer step we offer aside from the # HE4036 that you referenced would be trailer fender steps like part # CE19011 for the left front/right rear or the part # CE19012 for the right front/left rear.
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  • Will the HitchMate Adjustable Hitch Step Part HE4045 Clear Tailgate of Chevy 2500 HD
  • I went out to our warehouse, and pulled one of the HitchMate Hitch Steps, part # HE4045 off the shelf. When fully extended, the hitch step is 23-1/2 inches long, when measured rearward from the face of the hitch receiver. You should find that this hitch step will provide plenty of clearance when your tailgate is down.
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  • Ball Mount Mounted Hitch Bike Rack with 45 lb Per Bike Capacity Recommendation
  • That is a valid question but the frame cradles of the Advantage SportsRack V-Rack 2 Bike Rack # HE1011 that you referenced are rated at only carrying 30 lbs. Exceeding that capacity would potentially damage them. For a similar rack that has a 45 lb per bike capacity check out the Curt Clamp On bike rack part # C18013. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested...
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  • Recommended Kayak Carrier Saddle That Will Fit an Extend a Truck Hitch Mount Extender
  • The kayak carrier saddle I recommend is the Heininger Advantage # HE3030. The cushions will wrap around your extender such as # DTA944 to be able to mount and protect your kayak. I went to our warehouse to get the cushions and provide you a video. They will be a little snug but the great thing is the adhesive strip and tie down strap will secure the cushion to your truck bed extender.
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  • Tie-Down Anchor Points for 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory Roof Rails
  • I may have a solution for you to tie-down the Advantage Cargo Bag # HE3021 you were looking at, but you will need to measure the channel dimensions of the roof rack on your 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee to confirm fit. The Eyebolts for Rhino-Rack Aero/Sportz Crossbars # S604 have a square piece that installs in the channel that measures 13/16" by 13/16". This fits most roof rack channels so there is a great chance it will work well for you. I have linked both the above mentioned products...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Sportrack Bike Rack
  • Sounds like you are looking for a hitch lock for your Sportrack Bike Rack that uses a threaded hitch pin. We actually have exactly what you are looking for. For that you would want the part # SR0901 which is a threaded pin and lock confirmed to fit Sportrack bike racks.
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  • Cargo Net Recommendation for a 5 by 8 Cargo Trailer
  • For a 5 by 8 foot trailer the HitchMate Cargo Net part # HE4255 would be a great choice as that is it's exact size. Check out the review video I attached for the net as well.
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  • Can the HitchMate Cargo Stabilizer Bar be Locked
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a HitchMate Cargo Stabilizer Bar # HE4016 to see if a lock would fit anywhere on it. There is no place for a lock to go on it or any of the other similar products we carry. If there was a hole that went behind the stop that keeps the handle in place, through the handle, then you could easily put a lock on it. But they did not put a hole there. I made a video showing the product and the area I mentioned where a lock could go if there was a hole.
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  • Does the Heininger Advantage SportsRack V # HE1011 Interfere With Turn Radius Capabilities
  • My technical contact at Heininger told me that they have not had any complaints of the Advantage SportsRack V # HE1011 interfering with anyones turn radius to date. Just to give you a full idea of how adding the Advantage SportsRack will effect your set-up I went to the warehouse and measured one and have the measurements noted in the attached picture. The arms extend out 14 inches, so you are basically adding about 18 inches to the back of your tow vehicle when you load your bikes...
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  • Dimensions of the Converter/Riser Mount # HE6008
  • I went out into our warehouse and pulled a Converter/Riser Mount # HE6008 and found that it measures 4-7/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to nearest upright portion of the shank, and then the entire length of the 2 inch portion of the shank is 7 inches.
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  • Does the Heininger Advantage Sport 2 Bike Rack # HE1011 Need Additional Stabilizing Straps
  • The Heininger Advantage Sport 2 Bike Rack # HE1011 does not require any additional straps for stabilization while carrying bikes. If you would like additional immobilization, or would like to prevent any shifting you could add the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for a 2 inch hitch # RM-061 for additional support at the hitch. When you are using this bike rack and towing a trailer please remember that the weight of the trailer hitch, this bike rack, which is 13 pounds, and the weight of...
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  • Step Recommendation for Front of Boat Trailer to Make Climbing in Boat Easier
  • We have the Hitchmate Boat Trailer Step part # HE4036 which is designed to attach to the frame of a boat trailer in front of the bow of the boat so that you can climb up and into the boat if needed. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Will HitchMate Extendable TruckStep # HE4045 Interfere With Spare Tire on 2012 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • I spoke with my contact at Heininger on the HitchMate Extendable TruckStep, part # HE4045, and he said they have not had a problem with it hitting a spare tire on short bed or long bed, but it is always possible if something might be changed on the vehicle. He did mention to take a measurement on your 2012 Ford F-250 to determine if it will clear your spare tire. With the truck step inserted into a trailer hitch the support arm will sit 1-5/8 inches below the hitch receiver opening...
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  • Will Heininger Advantage SofTop 15-Cu. Ft. Rooftop Cargo Bag # HE3021 Fit Jeep Liberty LE 4 X 4
  • The Heininger Advantage Weather-Resistant 15-Cu. Ft. Rooftop Cargo Bag, part # HE3021, measures 38 inches x 38 inches x 18 inches tall. This is close in size to our most popular rooftop cargo bag for the Jeep Liberty, the 15 Cu. Ft. Rola Platypus, part # 59100, which measure 49 inches x 33 inches x 18 inches tall. Both of these weather-resistant bags will fit on the bare roof of your Liberty and secure to the side rails with the included straps. Weather-resistant bags like these will...
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  • Dimensions of the HitchMate Boat Trailer Step # HE4036
  • The step portion of the HitchMate Boat Trailer Step # HE4036 measures 5 inches wide by 9 inches long. The bracket portion of the stop is 5 inches wide by 7-1/4 inches long. The distance from left to right between the centers of the mounting holes is 3-1/2 inches. The vertical distance between the holes is 1-1/2 inches on center.
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  • Truck Bed Storage Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • I do have a great solution for you. I recommend the HitchMate cargo stabilizer bar, # HE4015-4017, which fits beds 50 to 65 inches wide. Then you could add the NetWerks cargo bag, # HE4021, for storage.
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  • Will Heininger Advantage Threaded Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Fit a Class I or II Cargo Carrier
  • The Advantage Threaded Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # HE6033, can be used on a cargo carrier with a 1/2 inch hitch pin hole. However, if the shank of the carrier is not threaded the same as the bolt, it will not fit. Also, if the shank is not threaded at all on the carrier, the lock will only work as a lock, not as an anti-rattle device. What I recommend is to use a lock like # 5200 with anti-rattle device # 93347. This will be the best option for adding a lock and an anti-rattle device....
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  • Will HE6001 Hitch Lock Fit HE6000 Hitch Extender
  • The Hitch Extender # HE6000 uses a standard 5/8 inch hitch pin so the Threaded Trailer Hitch Lock # HE6001 will fit and work perfectly.
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  • Will the Ducks Unlimited Hitch Cover Fit a Ford F-150 Triton V8
  • The Ducks Unlimited hitch cover, part # HE4210 for black or # HE4211 for green, would fit just fine on the F-150. All the hitches that can be put on an F-150 are 2 inch hitches and this cover will fit 2 inch hitches. If he does not already have one, you may want to get a hitch lock so he can prevent the cover from being stolen. One of our most popular hitch locks is part # 7683 and my wife has this on her car. My favorite lock is part # 40107. It is stainless steel and has a manufacturer...
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  • Recommended Bed Step For 2017 Ford F-350
  • For your bed step, I recommend the HitchMate TruckStep Extendable, Hitch Mounted Step for 2" Hitches - 9" x 6" - 500 lbs # HE4045. This mounts into your trailer hitch receiver and gives you an adjustable step to use when the tail gate is open or closed. There is a slightly larger version # HE4037. An option for your tailgate is the Convert-A-Ball Step Gate - Universal Truck Tailgate Step - 2 Steps - Passenger's Side # CAB-SG-2R. This gives you an easy to use handle with steps for...
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  • How Far Past F-150 Open Tailgate Does HitchMate TruckStep, Part # HE4045, Reach When Extended
  • The forward edge of the step platform on the HitchMate Extendable TruckStep for 2-inch Hitches, part # HE4045, will extend 23-1/2 inches beyond the end of the hitch receiver. You can determine exactly where the 9-inch-wide x 6-inch-deep step will be relative to the edge of your open tailgate by measuring 23-1/2 inches back from your hitch receiver. Since this is the point where the front edge of the step will be, the rear edge of the step will reach back an additional 6 inches behind...
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  • Will the HitchMate Cargo Stabilizer Bar # HE4016-4017 work with Bed Liners
  • Yes, the cargo stabilizer # HE4016-4017 that you referenced will work with a bed liner like what you have in your 1996 Ford F250. You will be able to adjust the tension of this stabilizer tight enough to the sides of your truck bed. The rubber feet of the unit will provide excellent grip. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack And Shank For Clearance on 2014 Honda Odyssey
  • The Receiver Mount for Advantage SportsRack V-Rack 2 Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches # HE6007 has a measurement of 6-1/4 inches from hitch pin hole to tube end. This will not be long enough to even clear your bumper with some of the hitches available for your 2014 Honda Odyssey as you can see in the attached video. The Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts - Towing # C18013 can be used with Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long # D-26 or the MaxxTow Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer...
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  • Will Heininger Advantage Threaded Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Fit a Class II Cargo Carrier
  • You can use the Advantage Threaded Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # HE6033, on the cargo carrier, # 63155, but the shank in the cargo carrier is not threaded so the lock will not function as an anti-rattle device, just a lock. If you are just looking for a lock, I recommend # RH2-XL. If you need an anti-rattle device for use with a regular hitch pin you can use # 93347. I have included a link to a video review of the 7682 lock for you.
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