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  • Hanging Rack
  • 3 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Rola
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Bike Lock
  • Frame Mount
With anti-sway cradles and a built-in cable lock, the TX-103 transports 3 bikes safely and securely. Add Rola's patented flip shank and a tilting feature for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and you get a near perfect bike rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Rola hitch bike racks part number 59403 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Rola products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Rola Hitch Bike Racks - 59403

With anti-sway cradles and a built-in cable lock, the TX-103 transports 3 bikes safely and securely. Add Rola's patented flip shank and a tilting feature for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and you get a near perfect bike rack.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted rack carries up to 3 bicycles
  • Large, soft anti-sway cradles hold your bikes securely in place with rubber straps
    • Accommodate most bike-frame tube sizes (up to 2" wide and 3" tall)
    • Prevent bike-to-bike contact during travel to protect painted surfaces
    • Slide along the arms to ensure proper bike spacing
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike stability
    • Conveniently fold down for storage when the bike rack is not in use
      • Fold arms down by removing handle mechanism
      • Lock arms in place by re-inserting the handle
    • Some bike styles may require an adapter bar (64005; sold separately)
  • Integrated, retractable cable lock provides bike security
    • Stores inside the upright support arm of the bike rack when not in use
    • Comes with 2 keys
  • Tilting, upright support arm gives you access to vehicle's rear cargo area without having to unload bikes
    • To tilt support arm, pull pin, lift upright bar and pull forward
  • Patented flip shank rotates to fit 1-1/4" and 2" hitches
    • Switch in seconds by removing a pin and clip
      • 1/2" pin and clip included to secure bike rack to 1-1/4"
      • 5/8" threaded Anti-Rattle Pin with lock washer and clip included to secure bike rack to 2" hitches
    • Lock your bike carrier to your vehicle with a hitch lock (sold separately)
      • Use RH2-XL for 1-1/4" hitches, because of threading on 2" side there is no lock
  • Silver powder coat finish protects against rust and corrosion


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 3 bikes
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Arms measures 14" wide (outside to outside)
    • 2" Hitch - measures 10" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
    • 1-1/4" hitch - measures 10-3/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
    • Measures 31-1/2" from the top of the hitch to the top of the T-bar
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


The versatile Rola TX-103 hitch-mounted bike carrier allows you to safely and securely carry three bicycles of almost any frame size on the back of your vehicle.


Rola TX-103 bike rack anti-sway cradles

The bike rack has large, soft anti-sway cradles that hold your bikes securely in place during travel with rubber straps and that accommodate bike-frame tube sizes up to 2" wide and 3" tall. The anti-sway devices touch your bike frame at three points to keep the bikes from moving back and forth, eliminating bike-to-bike contact during travel and protecting your bikes's painted surfaces. The cradles can be repositioned along the rack arms to ensure that your bikes remain properly spaced.


Rola TX-103 bike rack arm folding leverRola TX-103 bike rack arms folded down

The TX-103 has dual arms that provide your bikes with excellent support. You can fold down the arms for convenient storage when the rack is not in use by removing the handle mounted on the top of the upright support arm. When the arms are lowered replace the handle to lock the arms in place in the down position.


Rola TX-103 bike rack integrated cable lock

The bike carrier includes an integrated cable lock that stores inside the upright support arm when you are not using the rack. The cable lock secures to a post at the end of one of the rack arms to lock your bikes to the carrier. The cable lock comes with two keys.


Rola TX-103 tilting bike rackRola TX-103 bike rack tilted

The TX-103 offers easy access to the rear cargo area without your having to remove the bikes from the rack. You can tilt the bike carrier away from your vehicle by removing a pin and clip at the foot of the rack. Pull the upright arm of the rack up and forward until it rests on the stops that keep it from hitting the ground. To restore the rack to the upright position, push the rack back into place and insert the pin and clip.


Rola flip shank

The bike carrier features Rola's patented flip shank, which has both a 1-1/4" square end and a 2" square end for use with either size hitch receiver. The shank rotates around a clevis pin and locks into your desired position with a simple pin and clip. This eliminates the need for a hitch adapter and makes moving the rack between vehicles very quick and easy.



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Video of Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Rola TX-103 Hitch Bike Rack Review

Today we'll be reviewing the Rola TX-103 Three Bike Carrier for inch and a quarter and two-inch hitches, part number 59403. This bike carrier features large, soft, anti-sway cradles that hold your bike securely in place with the rubber straps. It accommodates most bike frame tube sizes, up to two inches wide and three inches tall. The cradles slide along the arms to ensure proper bike spacing and they also prevent bike-to-bike contact during travel to protect the paint and surfaces. The dual arms offer excellent bike stability and conveniently fold down for storage when the bike rack is not in use. Some bike styles may require an adapter bar, part number 64005, which is sold separately.

It has an integrated retractable cable lock that provides bike security. It stores inside the upright support arm of the bike rack when not in use, and comes with two keys. The patented flip chain rotates to fit inch and a quarter and two inch hitches and switches in seconds by removing the pin and clip. The silver powder coat finish protects against rust and corrosion. It has a weight capacity of 80 pounds and comes with a five-year limited warranty.

Now that we've gone over some features and specs of the Rola bike carrier, we'll go ahead and show you how to install it. The vehicle we are using for demonstration purposes is equipped with a class three hitch, so we will make sure that the flip chain is on the two-inch side. Now before we begin our installation, we will first need to put the anti-sway block with spring inside the hollow shank of the carrier. We'll slide the shank over the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pinholes, and tighten with a wrench. Now that the bick carrier is installed, we're ready to show you how to load the bike.

We'll swing out the cradle arms by pulling the silver pin at the top right-hand side of the mast, and the red lever at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out, we'll then put it back in place, securing the dual arms. We'll make sure that the cradle straps are undone, we'll set the bike into the frame cradles, and secure it with the straps. Now we'll go ahead and show you how it looks driving down the road. That completes today's overview of the Rola TX-103 Three Bike Carrier, part number 59403.


Customer Reviews

Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - 59403

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (65 Customer Reviews)

With anti-sway cradles and a built-in cable lock, the TX-103 transports 3 bikes safely and securely. Add Rola's patented flip shank and a tilting feature for easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and you get a near perfect bike rack.

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This rack is sweet. It looks great putting it together was a bit confusing at first but didn't take too long at all to figure out. I have it on my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder and fits well it the bolt that is attached to the 2 inch hitch is extremely tight. There is no give in the attachment between the two only a little give where the silver bar attaches to the hitch pieces. It fits my bike just perfect and it rocks! Overall it has a smooth ride the frame no shake attachment is a great touch. A bang for the buck. 142160


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It has been a year now and it still holds up I had three bikes on it for a 6 hour trip going over 5 mountain passes and all the bikes were still on. The hitch attachment is sturdy, however, the rack shakes alot from other attachments. It is fine to hold bikes I just wish it didnt bounce around as much when not being used.

Bret - 07/18/2015

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Thanks for your follow up and reply. Depending on your vehicle configuration you may want to consider using an item like the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050. Using a strap like this can help eliminate some of the bounce you mentioned.

-- Rachael H - 7/20/2015


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I've been researching all different kinds of bike racks for months! I even went into a store where they cost twice to three times as much as this one. This rack has a lot of great features, especially at it's price point. The anit-sway straps and the lock are a huge plus! I've seen very few that come with both and none at the price of this one. This rack is great! It does exactly what I'd expect out of a bike rack. On my truck which has a 2" receiver, the rack fits great! I can tighten it so there is close to no wobble. On my wife's SUV which has a 1.25" receiver it is opposite. It doesn't bolt in so it is extremely loose which is a little disappointing seeing as how I bought this one for its versatility. I haven't put my bike on it while attached to my SUV because I was worried it was going to get knocked around. I'm sure I can just buy a bolt and bolt it on, but I have yet to try it. I will be using my truck mainly to transport bikes, so overall I'm pretty pleased. All-in-all and excellent bike rack. 33773



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I read the product description and other review, it sounded this was a great product, well, it is not, look for something else. First, the 2" shank fits very loosely on a 2" hitch. The whole time I was driving, the rack kept swinging left to right none stop. I got worried and got off the highway and put the bikes in the trunk. Second, you really cannot put a womens mountain bike on this rack even with the bar as suggested in the QA section. You will not be able to slide the bike over the rack as the bar will be too close the bike frame at the steering side and you are going to have a problem. So save yourself the hastle and get something better. 48350



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The bike rack came promptly and well packaged. Instructions were understandable and direct. Installation was a breeze and fits quite nicely on my Rialta. I bought this rack for the "drop-down" feature because it makes for easier access both to my trunk and for opening the hatch on my Hyundai Santa Fe. Love the cushioned cradles and tie down straps as well as the integrated locking cable. Im a little concerned about the side to side "play" on the rack but will have to see if its a true issue...Well constructed and user friendly!!! Would be nice if it came with a few spare cradle straps... 397602



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I received the bicycle rack yesterday and assembly was a breeze! The rack was built very sturdy. I had a new hitch installed on our new car last week to be ready to go cycling. As I am pleased with the rack, the only con was that it wobbles left to right as driving. I have a 1 1/4" hitch and for security all there is, is a pin and a cotter pin which would make it very easily to remove by others, I installed a combination lock to replace the cotter pin, Unfortunately it still wobbles. 238179



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Excellent Product, very well designed! I bought this because it was the only one I could find that did not bolt to my receiver hitch - apparently that is the norm for the "anti sway" feeling, but I wanted something that would install with a normal hitch pin quickly and without any tools. Built in bike lock is really cool how it retracts and pulls out of the main vertical tube. Also nice that you do not need a key to lock the bikes, only needed to unlock the bikes. 390222



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I am ecstatic with this purchase. The bike rack is sturdy and attractive and is easy to install. The rotating tongue for proper fit for your hitch is genius. The rubber clips hold the bike tight on the rack. I do use a fe extra velcro straps to keep my girls bike from moving a lot during transport. I have to use a rod that attaches to my handle bars and under my seat since my bike is a girl's bike. The video on this site shows that part. Overall, great product. 213944



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Awesome product at a great price!!! etrailer is awesome, have great products, quick shipping & provide real time status updates on your shipment. The bike rack required minimal assembly and was on my truck within 15 minutes. Holds the 3 bikes very easy. My only disappointment is that it can not hold a small frame womans mountain bike as that is what my wife has. Other than that it's great, the anti sway works great & the bikes don't rub each other. 41064



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The bike rack on my 2012 Kia Soul. 39397



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Good piece of gear a little difficult to get the lock engaged when carrying 3 heavier bikes but very happy with it overall. Have used it extensively on trips of several hundred miles with no problem. No longer have to try and fit my bike in the back of the mini van . Screw on mechanism for securing into receiver sometimes hard to line up but well worth any problem feel much more secure that bike won't come off or hitch come loose 353122



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I would like to thank you for an awesome well designed/built product. I am very happy with the product, and I would have included a photo but I am still waiting for the Tow hitch from your store. Also the delivery was on time! I am just hoping I ordered the correct electrical harness for my 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicle. Not sure if I have the LED lights or not. Again thank you so much for a well made Bike Carrier! 415450



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I would rate this higher if it was only for light use, around town short trips type and only 2bikes. I took it on a road trip with 3 regular bikes. It was quite a puzzle to get them all on. As we travelled the arms drooped lower and lower and the bikes moved against each other so much that we had some damage. I replaced it during our trip fro fear the arms would break or the bikes would drag because they were so low. 442587



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The rack came one day sooner than promised and seems to do everything as advertised. I like the way bike frames can be stabilized against sway, and I like the built-in cable locking system. I am less than fully pleased with the amount of play between the bike rack and my 1 1/4" hitch. If you know of a way I can improve the fit, please let me know. Otherwise I think I will be very happy with this product. 45290



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I put the bike rack together and all went well until I went to install my wife bike which is a girls . Need less to say it would not work without the attachment that is required. If I had known up front I could have save some time and money. When I first started looking for bike racks there isn't a clear explanation that girls bike require the addition cross bar. However I have it ordered and on way. 148052



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Thanks for your email. Got the bike rack, thanks. Love it. Easy assembly, simple to get it on my truck and rack our bikes. Great product and excellent service!! Thanks so much. Have a great weekend!! 517616



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First impression of this are high. The only thing I do not like is there is a bit of side to side sway when you're using the 1 1/4 male end. And it's just due to the nature of the design of this rack. But other than that it's pretty spot on. The fold away is nice and smooth and easy to use. The bikes load and unload easily. For the price this is about the best rack on the market in my opinion. 243596



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Receivd the rack and it was mostly assembled. Rack feels sturdy. I have not used it with bikes as of yet. It does fit in the hitch receiver quite loosely and it is not a tight fit from the main mast to the hitch receiver. I tightened the bolt down fairly tight but did not want to overtighten the silicone washers for fear of breaking them. Overall, I am very pleased with this product. 12738



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This is the only rack I have owned. I am very happy with this purchase. The rack holds the bikes secure with rubber straps and a lot of room for different size tubes. There are two straps on the top bar and an anti-sway cradle for the down tube. The bike will not touch the car. The tilting feature is very convenient and will allow access to open the tailgate with or without the bikes on. 345425



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Great experience with etrailer.com. The bike rack is quality and heavy duty. Comes with very little assembly required. Goes very well with my 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. 11879



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Bike rack is very sturdy ( heavier than I thought ) And the built in lock system is helpful. Using the trailer hitch mount makes it easy to remove also My only criticism is the installation directions were poorly written and pictures not helpful. I'm still uncertain about one "extra" part I'm not sure what to do with. Overall, it's a nice rack to use 264536



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I tried this product this past weekend with my 3 bikes. Travel to Santa Barbara, Ca. from Highland, Ca. The trip was 300 miles round trip. The rack was smooth, secure, durable, quiet and it felt safe. I could not tell it was attached to the vehicle. We enjoyed the bike ride with family. Can't wait to travel up north. Great product. 230885



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Very easy to put together and to put on my vehicle. Did not have any issues racking my bike with the adapter bar. I bought the three bike rack even though I will only rack two bikes so I would have more space, very easy to put two bikes on safe and secure. I found the rack to be sturdy, very little sway while driving. 385852


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This is still a great product! Easy to put on and take off and safe and secure

Sally D - 05/27/2018

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The bike rack seems sturdy and good quality. I haven't actually used it yet. My only complaint is that the instructions were not very good. This was my first assembly, and it was annoying that the instructions didn't even label the different parts. The result was that it took me much longer to assemble than necessary. 217290



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Easy to use, easy to put together and fits 2010 rav4 with spare tire on back. 159717


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I have a 2012 rav4. With no bikes on the rack can you tilt the rack down and open the side swinging back door on you rav4 to access the cargo area?thank,Irwin

-- comment by: irwin c - 12/20/2014

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You cant open the swing out door with it tilted all the way down. Sorry.

-- comment by: Steven s - 12/22/2014

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Excellent product with a lot of features that more expensive brands don’t have. The only negative is the bike lock cable is difficult to pull out. The hole needs to be a little bigger. Some of the cable sheathing has already been stripped off. Other than that I look forward to many years of reliable use. 516247



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Item arrived in excellent shape, well secured in the box. The only concern is that the instructions (from the manufacturer) did not explain how the bike lock was suppose to work. It definitely will work for my intended purpose, which is to secure my bikes on the dingy vehicle being towed by the RV. 175545



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Recieved the bike rack in a very well packed box. Super easy to put together and a great looking rack. 525157



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The basic rack here is good: the bikes go on easily, the clamps are secure, and the rack stays tight. BUT The integrated cable lock is WORTHLESS. I have to use a separate lock because this one, when it decides to attach properly, may be removed with a single Phillips-head screwdriver. 50175



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Very nice product, well constructed and sturdy. The directions left a little to be desired but I figured things out anyway. So far so good. Good thing I read other reviews to see that I needed to buy an adaptor so I could place my wife's bike on there or I would be waiting for one now. 422364



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My new Rola TX-103 bike carrier arrived within 3 days of placing order. Arrived in great condition. Set up was easy. Nice carrier for the money. Customer service was great, emailed tracking data to my inbox. If you have a 1 1/4 receiver this is the one to buy. Way to go etrailer. 8283



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We are very happy with this product. Once we got it set on the hitch (needed some assistance from a bike shop), the bikes stayed on comfortably--with minimal sway--for a six hour trip. It shipped very quickly too, which was much appreciated before the holiday weekend. 98084



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The hitch, wiring harness and bike carrier look exactly as expected. My only complaint was that somehow my order was delayed due to a back-order without informing me. However, when I called they figured it out quickly, made a switch in product and got it out. 265343



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So far so good. Worked with my 11/4 trailer hitch with just minimal rattling. ( used the anti-rattling wedge and a thin aluminum piece to eliminate the any movement ) 3 Trips to bike trails so far with 2 adults and 1 kids bike. Excellent value 328351


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Heavy duty and easy to use. Multiple trips year with 2 adult and 1kids bike

TK - 12/28/2017

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The rack is very good quality and workmanship. It's easy to load a bike and figure out how all the straps connect. It tilts enough for me to open the hatch on my volvo wagon. My hitch is 1'1/4' and I find that the rack does wobble a bit side to side. 51609



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Great product. Easy to set up and use. 133726



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This is my third item from etrailer.com and again they have exceed all other. The product is exactly what was described and the delivery was exceptional. This bike carrier is exactly what I was looking for and the price was not be beat. 167796



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Awesome packaging.Bike rack is heavier than expected which is good I haven’t used it yet the first use will be in a week. Moves around a little bit in the hitch I’m hoping with the weight of the bikes will help solidify it. 498645



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Good quality, heavy duty Rack arrived 80% assembled, good quality hardware. I like that the rack will swing down for access to the back of my car. Etrailer sells replacement rubber straps in case original ones wear out. 1971



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Quick delivery, easy assembly. Fit perfectly on my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. On the down side - can't open tailgate door even with the bike rack tilted back. etrailer did a great job of getting my order to me quickly. 229931



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Very easy install, although some of the tolerances were a bit too tight, particularly on the tilt mechanism (couldn't easily get the pin through). I assume over time this will work itself out. Nice design otherwise. 175640



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Ordered trailer hitch and bike rack,arrived before actual est date. Was what I was looking for. It was packaged very nicely, nice strong boxes. Getting ready to install! Thx 459874



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Took a while to get a hang of how to put 3 bikes, after doing it once it's quick. Need to secure front wheel. It's Easy to unmount and install the rack. 145554



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We are first time bike riders, this bike rack went together real easy and we have used it several times so far with no problems. 183856



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Great product! Solid build and looking forward to using on our Land Rover. Quick delivery and arrived in great condition. 505170



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Love the rack especially the built in lock so if you stop somewhere for a bite to eat you know your bikes will be safe 180405



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bike rack for corolla...item was delivered quickly, great company to work with, very professional and prompt. thanks, 31430



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Everything fits great, installation was easy and looks good. Haven't taken it on the road yet but will shortly. 338612



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Very happy with the product! Was easy to install and holds up well over long drives -- very sturdy and secure. 276319



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Works exactly as expected, and has held up well to wear and tear over the past year. Great value for the price. 246517


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  • I do have a solution for you to carry your Burley Recumbent bike and 3 other bikes, but the Thule Apex 5 Bike Carrier # TH9026, and Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack # Y02459, are not intended to be used with Recumbent bikes. Since you will be carrying so many bikes, there are a few options you have. One would be to carry your recumbent bike and one of the other bikes on a hitch bike rack and then carry the other 2 on a roof rack bike rack. For a hitch bike rack to accommodate your recumbent...
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  • Recommended Bike Adapter Bar for the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier
  • The adapter bar we recommend for the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, # 59403, is the Swagman Easy-Out Adapter Bar, # 64005. This adapter bar is self retracting and fits in the cradles of the Rola bike rack. The ends of this adapter bar are slightly smaller than the ends on the Thule adapter bars. I shot a video for you to check out showing the Swagman adapter bar on the Rola bike rack.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 3 Adult Bikes On a 2001 Saturn Ion
  • You are correct the instructions for the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, item # 59403, see link, state that the bikes should not exceed 80 lbs. Most adult bikes will weigh in at 25 to 35 pounds so it will depend on the model of the bikes you wish to carry, if the rack would be compatible. We do have 3 bike racks that will accommodate 3 adult bikes up to 100 lbs total, like the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Carrier, item # S63365. When using the bike carrier with a Class I trailer hitch, like...
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  • Recommend a Hitch and Hitch Mounted Bike Rack That Allows Hatchback Access For 2008 Honda CR-V
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2008 Honda CR-V, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75547, as it is a Class III Hitch with a 2 inch receiver which is compatible with most hitch mounted bike racks and the hitch offers a higher tongue weight capacity than other custom fit hitches for your CR-V. For a hitch mounted bike rack, I would recommend the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, part # 59403. This bike rack will carry 3 bicycles and has a tilting feature that allows you to...
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  • Recommended 3 Bike Carrier For 2010 Toyota Rav4
  • For your 2010 Toyota Rav4, there is not a 3 bike rack that is confirmed to fit with your spare tire. For 3 bikes, I recommend getting a hitch mounted bike rack. If you don't have a trailer hitch receiver, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75235 because it is an easy bolt on installation and has the Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset for 2" Trailer Hitches # 63201 for accessories. From the center of the hitch pin...
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes with a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • For your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport there currently aren't any trunk mounted bike rack options. The best solution I can provide would be to install a hitch and use a hitch mounted carrier. This is the preferred method as there would be no contact with any painted surfaces of your vehicle and it would open you up to other options in the future like towing or a cargo carrier. For a hitch I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36509. This is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of capacity. For...
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  • Best 4 Bike Hitch Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Honda Pilot
  • The 4 bike rack that I like the best that would be great for your 2015 Honda Pilot is the Thule Vertex Swing 4 Bike Rack part # TH9031XT. This is a 4-bike rack that can swing away completely from the rear of the vehicle while loaded to give you complete rear cargo access. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Honda CR-V for Carrying 3 Bikes
  • I assume the Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch that you are referencing is part # 24772, which is the Class I hitch by Draw-Tite for the 2002 Honda CR-V. If this is the case, then this trailer hitch will work with any hitch mounted bike rack that was designed to fit a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch shank. We have two hitch mounted 3-bike racks with a rotating shank, the Rola TX-103 part # 59403 and the Tow Ready 3-Bike Rack part # 63123. Neither of these bike racks are compatible...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2009 Lexus RX350
  • There are ways to carry bikes with your vehicle, but according to Thule and Yakima, there are no trunk mount bike rack options that will fit a 2009 Lexus RX350. I recommend installing a trailer hitch and using a hitch mounted bike rack. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer hitch, # 75153. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. This Class and size hitch will afford you many bike rack options. I have included a link to the installation instructions...
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  • Comparing Velcro/Hook and Loop Straps to Rubber Straps on a Bike Rack and 3-Bike Rack Recommendation
  • First, Velcro or hook and loop as they are called if not the Velcro brand, are considered less superior to other types of straps including rubber. They are not as durable as rubber. The thing with rubber straps though is that they can get over-stretched. That happens because people think the straps have to be as tight as possible but they don't. They just have to be snug. Rubber is also better at protecting the bike frames. Hook and loop straps will still work fine in the rain. They...
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  • Will Curt RV Bumper Hitch Clear the Spare Tire Support on RV
  • Curt trailer hitch # E-100 should work great with your travel trailer's 4 inch square bumper with a tongue weight of 350 lbs. However I recommend you check with the trailer manufacture to make sure the bumper can support the weight of a bike rack and bikes. You can then use a hitch bike rack with enough clearance to work with the spare tire. Since you do not have a hitch yet, you will not be able to measure to see if the Swagman XP 3 will have enough space to clear the spare tire. For...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Ford Escape to Carry a Bike Rack
  • Trailer wiring is separate so you can just install trailer hitch # 75758 on your 2013 Ford Escape. The hitch requires rear fascia trimming for installation. I have incldued links to the instructions for you to view. Both of these hitches are Class III hitches with 2 inch receivers. A 2 inch hitch can carry up to five bikes on a bike rack provided that the combined weight of the bikes and rack does not exceed the tongue weight capacity of the hitch or vehicle, whichever is lower. If...
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  • Taking Out Side to Side Wobble when Using a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • All you will need is an anti-rattle device for a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Take a look at anti-rattle device # 93347. Basically, it wedges itself between the bike rack shank and the receiver opening to take out the play between the two. If you are going to use a strap you can use # 18050. Using just one would be best because it could pull the rack to one side and hold it there.
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  • Bike Rack Options For 1996 Toyota T-100 Pickup Truck w/ Snugtop Expo Camper shell
  • For your 1996 Toyota T-100 Extra Cab w/ camper shell, you could use a truck bed bike rack like the Thule Insta-Gater # TH501. Or the other option would be to use a hitch mounted bike rack. To use a hitch mounted bike rack, you would first need to install the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75144. This is a Class III 2 inch hitch, and is compatible with a wide range of hitch bike racks. For a hitch bike rack to carry 3 bikes, I would recommend the Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, part...
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  • Will Sport Rack Spare Tire Mount Rack # SR2813 Fit a 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • The SportRack 3 Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack # SR2813 will not fit the 2006 - 2009 Toyota RAV4. But I have provided a link to the Spare Tire Mounted Bike carriers that are confirmed to fit your 2007 RAV4. The spare tire mounted bike racks that are confirmed to fit your vehicle are limited to carrying 2 bikes. If you would like to install a hitch or use a roof rack option you could carry additional bikes if you would like to install a hitch or roof rack system. There are...
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  • Bike Rack Options For a 2008 Nissan Rogue With a Factory Rear Spoiler
  • All of the truck mounted bike racks for your 2008 Nissan Rogue require straps to be secured to the top and bottom of the tail gate. It is not recommended to mount the straps over the spoiler on your vehicle because the tension can damage the spoiler. The best option will be a hitch like the Draw-Tite, # 75902, and a hitch mounted bike rack. One of our most popular hitch mounted bike racks is the Rola TX-103, # 59403. Adding a hitch to your vehicle will also give you the option to...
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  • Will Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier fit 2002 Toyota Rav4
  • The Rola TX-103 3 Bike Carrier, part # 59403 is designed to work with both 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches. If you have a 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitch on your vehicle then part # 5940, will mount to your vehicle. The other issue with fitment is clearance of the spare tire on your 2002 Toyota Rav4. Part # 59403, measures 10-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar. You will want to measure out 10-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole, then hold a yard...
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  • Compatibility of the Rola Triple X Bike Rack With Bikes That Have Down Angled Frames
  • The Rola Triple X 3 Bike Rack, item # 59403, will work with some alternative frame bikes but if your bikes have down tubes that are extremely angled then you may need an adapter like the Swagman Easy-Out Women and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter, item # 64005. We also have the Swagman XP Folding 3 Bike Rack, item # S64950, which has frame mount cradles that rotate to accept many styles of women and alternative frame bikes. compatibility
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