Lock Recommendation for the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


Does the 1.25inch adapter side also have the thread for the screw so you can screw the rack to the 1.25inch hitch and eliminate some of the play in the hitch? I know the 2inch adapter has this but wasnt sure if the 1.25inch also does. I will also be buying the hidden hitch for my 2010 G37x sedan. I know i should only be using 2 bikes with that hitch but 3 bike wont hurt if used once in a blue moon correct? Im assuming this 3 bike option is the best one at this price range? Also since I dont see any lock mechanisms for this rack to the hitch. Can I buy a longer bolt with the same thread and screw it in and let is come out the other side and place a locking wheel lug nut similar to a wheel lock that you use to prevent someone from stealing your rims?


Expert Reply:

The Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack # S63365 does have an anti-rattle device that can work when used in a 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch.

When used in a Class I hitch like the # 24831 I can't recommend you ever use more than 2 bikes. Doing so would void the warranty. This is a great rack at a great price so I would recommend it for you.

For a lock for this bike rack you would just need the part # S64029 as well.

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