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  • How to Remove a Thule Lock Cylinder using a Universal Change Key # 853-1251
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said that you will need to turn the locks to the unlock position, and then insert the change key. This should pop the lock out of its position. I then spoke with our installer who has done many lock cylinder replacements and he said that if you are still having problems you will just need to keep wiggling, and tapping it while the change key is in. He said a couple of times he has had to hold the assembly upside down to use gravity to help it...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack on 2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback
  • A roof rack is going to be your best option for a 2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback as long as you have a 4 door. Roof racks will cause drag which will always impact your gas mileage. And, like you said, getting something on a roof is more difficult than the trunk, but a hitch will not work with the center exhaust and a trunk rack is going to have issues with with the top spoiler. The most aerodynamic roof rack to fit the Civic is the Thule AeroBlade that consists of the load bars #...
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  • Comparing Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Bike Rack # Y02464 and Thule Vertex # TH9031XT
  • The two racks are very similar, but they have a few differences. Although they weigh about the same, the SwingDaddy, part # Y02464, has a higher weight capacity than the Thule Vertex Swing # TH9031XT. The Vertex can carry 140 pounds, while the SwingDaddy can handle 150lbs. The Vertex has a longer shank, which would place the rear of the upright portion of the rack approximately 14 inches away from the hitch pin hole in the receiver, versus 11 inches for the SwingDaddy. Both racks are...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Class II and Class III Trailer Hitch
  • I will be happy to help. A Class II trailer hitch is going to have a 1-1/4 inch square receiver opening. A Class III will have a 2 inch square receiver opening. A bike rack like # TH990XT that you have referenced will fit both sizes. Class I hitches also have a 1-1/4 inch receiver, but they have a stop built into them that prevents loading Class II accessories inside to prevent overloading the hitch. The capacities are also different. A Class II hitch typically has a tongue weight capacity...
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  • Replacement Key Recommendation For a Sears X-Cargo 20 Series Cargo Carrier
  • We have replacement keys for your Sears X Cargo 20 series cargo carrier. In order to get the correct one you will need to know the key number of your current setup. If you do not have a key to get the part number off of, the lock on the cargo box should have a number engraved in it that you can use for the key number. Once you have the key number type into our search box the letters, THKEYN, followed by the 4 digits of your key number and the correct key will come up for you. For...
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  • Which Hitch Receiver Size is Better 1-1/4 inch or 2 Inch
  • Sorry to hear about your car accident and your hitch and bike rack being damaged. As far as installing a new hitch, the first thought that comes to mind is, because of the accident, are all the necessary attachment points for a trailer hitch on the frame intact. I recommend asking the shop that is repairing the vehicle if, after it is repaired, would it be safe to install a new trailer hitch. If the vehicle is given the green light for a new trailer hitch, I recommend a 2 inch receiver....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a Carbon Fiber Frame and Carbon Wheel Bike
  • There are many options for carrying a bike with a carbon fiber frame but the Thule Doubletrack Platform Bike Rack # TH990XT is not recommended as it uses the frame to secure the bike to the rack. Your best option would be a platform style bike rack that holds the bikes at the wheels like the Swagman Semi, # S64686. You would not have to worry about the frame or even carbon wheels at all with this bike rack. The adjustable arm that holds the front tire will also fit a wide variety of...
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  • Platform-Style Hitch-Mount Bike Rack for 2 Electra Townie Step-Through Frame Bikes
  • Your Electra Townie step-through-frame bikes pose a challenge to finding a suitable hitch-mount carrier since the bikes lack both a top frame tube and since they have fenders. These features make most carriers unsuitable since most use either the top frame tube or the front tire as the contact point for the arm that holds the bikes in place. One carrier from Thule, their EasyFold 2 Bike Rack # TH9032, includes some great features that may make it a good choice for you. It has a ramp...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 5 Bikes While Towing a Pop Up Camper
  • The Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 would be an excellent choice to be used in conjunction with towing your current pop up trailer and a hitch mounted bike rack that has a carrying capacity of 5 bikes. The # D210 is compatible with and an existing 2 inch hitch and provides a 2 inch receiver for accessory use. This hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 750 pounds total, and a receiver capacity of 350 pounds. Therefore the combined weight of the bike rack and bikes cannot exceed 350...
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  • Options for Carrying Two 12 Foot Kayaks While Towing a 5th Wheel
  • There are a couple of options to carry your kayaks. Because of the length of the kayaks, they will likely interfere with the front of the 5th wheel camper if carried solely on the truck's roof. One options you have is to carry the kayas on the top of the camper. Keep in mind that this will increase the overall height of your camper, and you will want to measure the overall height to know your clearance for overpasses. We installed a Thule square bar system on one of our employees'...
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  • Comparing Yakima RidgeBack, Thule Vertex, and Allen 5 Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • The arms on the Thule Apex, # TH9026, are 29 inches long. The arms on the Yakima RidgeBack 5, # Y02459, are 30.3 inches long. We do not carry Allen racks but the arms on the 5 bike model of theirs I saw were 28 inches long. The Thule arms are not the longest but they are also arced to allow for the best spacing between the bikes. It would be best for the bikes all around on the Thule Apex bike rack. The cradles on the Apex are superior to the basic padded ones used by the other racks...
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  • Comparing the Thule Apex and Vertex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • The Thule Apex, # TH9025, comes with some additional features that the Vertex does not. The Apex includes the EasyMount system with an integrated locking hitch pin and tool-free anti-rattle device. The Apex has a premium silver finish and upgraded cradles that better protect the bikes. Both racks can tilt down, but neither can hold the bikes while they are tilted down. Even though both racks can hold up to 4 bikes, if used on a Class I trailer hitch, you are limited to 2 bikes. I have...
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  • Are Bike Adapter Bars Needed For Kids Bikes with the Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • In order to determine if the kids bikes will fit on the arms of the Apex bike rack, # TH9026, you can measure the top frame tubes. They will need to be longer than 12-1/4 inches long to fit around the arms. If your bikes will not fit, you will need the bike adapter bar, # TH982XT. I have included a link to a video that shows how the adapter works. I have also included a link to a video review of the Apex bike rack.
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Thule Square Bars
  • I went out into our showroom and measured the dimensions of a set of Thule square bars like the part # THLB58 and found that they are 7/8 of an inch by 1-1/4 inches. Check out the video I attached to see these measurements being taken.
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  • What is the Difference Between a Thule Apex 5 and Vertex 5 for a Infiniti
  • The main differences between the Vertex, # TH9030XT, and the Apex, # TH9026, are the type of cradles each has, the cable lock on the Apex, and the anti-rattle function on the Apex. The Apex features Hold Fast cradles which offer road-dampening technology (RDT) and detachable anti-sway arms. The RDT technology provides 2 Layers of cushioning to absorb road shock and minimize vibration. The upper layer is composed of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), a gel-like substance that gently but firmly...
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  • How to Remove the End Caps on Thule Rapid Crossroads Feet and AeroBlade Load Bars
  • If you are talking about the end caps on the Rapid Crossroads foot pack # TH450R then they will just pull off (unless you have locks installed then you would unlock them first). For the end caps on the AeroBlade bars there is a little tab on the underside of the bar that you will need to press in while pulling out on the end cap. I made a video showing how this works for you.
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  • Differences Between Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR and Vertex # TH9029
  • Other than the outward appearance of the more modern-looking Vertex, there are a few other differences between the Vertex # TH9029 and the Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR. To fold the arms down or to tilt the rack back away from the vehicle, the Hitching Post Pro uses snapper pins that need to be removed, while the Vertex uses quick release latches. Both mechanisms serve the same purpose, but the Vertex latch is easier to use. Since the Wrangler has the rear mounted spare tire, clearance...
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  • Comparing the Thule Doubletrack TH990XT or the Swagman XTC2 S64670 Bike Racks
  • There are a few features that set the Doubletrack ahead of the XTC2, part # S64670. First are the tire cradles. The XTC2 uses the proven wheel hoops and rubber straps. Some people feel the molded wheel trays on the Doubletrack are a bit more secure and they will accommodate wheels/tires up to 3 inches wide whereas the XTC2 can only handle tires up to 2-1/2 inches wide. The Doubletrack has a certain appeal to MTB folks for that reason. They both use ratcheting frame hooks to lock onto...
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  • Differences Between Thule Parkway and Thule Trailway Bike Racks
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said the Thule Trailway bike rack is an exclusive bike rack that Thule sells to certain retailers. The Trailway is very similar to the Thule Parkway # TH956. The main difference is the Trailway only comes as a 4 bike bike rack for 1-1/4" receivers with a 2" sleeve adapter. The Parkway comes in 2 and 4 bike configurations and options for both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. I have included a video review of the Thule Parkway on a 2012 Honda CR-V.
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  • Best Bike Rack for Transporting Heavy Electric Bikes without Lifting
  • We have the perfect bike rack for you. The Thule EasyFold 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9032 is designed to easily carry heavy electric bikes like yours. It has an easy to use removable ramp that allows your bikes to load easily onto the rack without any lifting. I attached a demo video for this rack for you to check out as well. A power lift bike rack isn't available, but this should work very well for you.
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  • Become an Ultimate Hauler, Just Like Your Mom
  • Moms are pretty resourceful and creative when it comes to facilitating family life. Basically, to be an ultimate mom-like hauler, you’re going to have to magically create more space in your life and in, on or behind your vehicle for something, be it for kids, bikes, stuffed animals or gear. We’ve outlined some of the go-to gear we’ve known moms to use over the years. For the early years, moms stay active and get around with little ones using Thule strollers and child carriers. You can...
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  • Recommendation of Bike Rack for Beach Cruisers with Fenders and 3 inch Wide Tires
  • The Thule T2 Quick-Load 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, item # TH9044, will accept up to 5 inch wide tires but, unless you have over 1 inch of clearance between the fender and the front tire on your cruiser with a fender, you will not be able to secure the bike safely. Another option for both of your cruisers would be the 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch Trailer Hitches - Wheel Mount, item # S64650, as long as the weight of each bike is not over 35 pounds. This rack will accept...
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  • Which 2 Bike Rack Will Work On A Ford Escape Without A Trailer Hitch
  • Since you do not have a hitch on your Ford Escape you can use a trunk bike rack. Thule and Yakima will both have two choices each that will carry two bikes and fit a Ford Escape. The Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier, # TH910XT, will fit on a Ford Escape. It has a weight capacity of 70 lbs. and attaches to the vehicle by six straps for added stability.. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • Typically we do not recommend using trunk mounted bike racks on vehicles that have spoilers. Most plastic and fiberglass spoilers cannot handle the weight of a bike rack and bikes and will bend or even break sooner or later. If the spoiler on your 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback is metal and part of the rear hatch, rather than a separate plastic or fiberglass spoiler, then you can use a trunk mounted bike rack without having to worry about the weight of the rack damaging the spoiler. You can...
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • Hitch bike racks are generally preferred because they install more securely, they don't touch any painted surfaces, and they can carry more bikes at a time. My favorite hitch bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded. You would need a hitch for this bike rack. For that you would want the part # 75742. I attached review and install videos for both products. Both show a very similar...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Ford Edge with Factory Flush Side Rails
  • We have several roof racks that will fit your 2017 Ford Edge with the factory flush side rails on the roof. I recommend a Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack such as # TH7602B-TH7603B for black bars or # TH7602-TH7603 for silver bars. Then all you will need is the fit kit, # THKIT4047, to attach it to your flush side rails. I have linked a video showing the features of this type of roof rack for you. The AeroBlade Edge roof racks look the most like a factory roof rack. They are also low profile...
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  • Will Bikes with Fenders Fit on the Thule T2 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • Bikes with fenders pose a problem for the Thule T2, # TH9044. Fenders often times cover most of the top of the tire and the T2 is not able to safely secure the bikes because you would have to place the hooks so low on the tire. A bike rack like the Thule Doubletrack, # TH990XT, would be a better option because it holds the bikes at the frame. I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you. If the 70 pound capacity on the Doubletrack is not enough, take a look at...
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  • Replacement Tamperproof Wrench or Allen Key for a Thule Roof Mount Ski Carrier
  • You will either need tamperproof wrench # 853-5270-02 or allen key # 853-0930. If the screws you are trying to remove require a wrench head with a hole in the middle, like screw # 853-5269, then you will need # 853-5270-02 that you referenced. If your screws just have a slot of an allen wrench use # 853-0930.
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  • Can Tire Chains Be Used On a 2015/2016 Subaru Forester or 2017 Subaru Outback?
  • The Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains, # TH2004205104, will give you enough clearance because they will adjust tension and not just have slack in the chain. If you are concerned about the seeming contradicting information, you could go with a cable chain like Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, # PW1042. With these style chains, spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables. With this product, Rubber Adjusters like # PW100 are recommended. In the Owner's...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • I will be more than happy to make some bike rack recommendations for you. I can give you my top picks that fit the criteria that you have provided but there are some other important factors you will need to consider. Then I can provide a more specific recommendation. The year, make, and model of the vehicle, the size trailer hitch, and the type of bikes is all important. A 2013 Honda CR-V like yours could have a Class I, II or III hitch with either a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch receiver so...
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