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Recommended Bike Rack and Front Mount Trailer Hitch on 2014 Ford F-250


Good afternoon! I am considering installing a 2inch receiver hitch on the front of my Ford F250 for the purpose of buying a bike rack to carry two bikes. Soooo, how does this work out for folks? What rack to buy? Is it stable or does it bounce around? Does it block the headlights and/or obstruct drivers vision? Thanks!


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When it comes to a bike rack with sufficient clearance to be used with the Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, like # 65049, on your 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty, I recommend taking a look at the Curt # C18085 2-bike rack. This carrier holds multiple styles of bike frames and is adjustable to fit both adult and child sized bikes.

We had the opportunity to install the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 65049, on a 2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty and as you will see in the attached video, at least 12" is needed from the rack's hitch pin hole to the bike mounting location in order to clear the bumper on the truck. The design of the Curt rack gives you the additional clearance room that is needed.

Please keep in mind that placing a bike rack on the front of a vehicle can impede the driver's visibility as well as block the headlights. I recommend checking with your local highway patrol to find out if they have any restrictions for front mounted hitch accessories.

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