Recommended Bike Carriers for 2015 Toyota Camry

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What kind of trunk mounted bike rack(s) would you recommend for my 2015 Toyota Camry XSE?

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The trunk-mount bike rack I recommend for your 2015 Camry is the Thule Raceway Pro, part # TH9001PRO.

This carrier uses 4 retractable cables to secure the rack to the car versus other bike carriers that typically use 6 straps. The # TH9001PRO features no-sway cradles to help keep the bikes from hitting one another and it has a locking system to secure the bikes to the carrier and the carrier to the vehicle to help deter theft. This bike carrier also fold flat for easy storage when not in use.

For a less-expensive option you can check out the Thule Archway, part # TH9009XT. This bike carrier uses 6 straps to secure it to the vehicle and it also includes a cable lock to secure the bikes to the carrier and uses a TrunkLoader strap that secures the carrier to the vehicle trunk when it is locked.

If you are planning on carrying bikes with alternative frames like kids bikes or women's bikes I recommend using an adapter bar like part # 64005. This attaches between the seat post and the handlebar stem and allows the bike to be carried more level in the carrier while providing additional ground clearance. I have attached a product review video for this adapter bar.

I have attached links to review videos for the bike carrier I mentioned you can take a look at.

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If instead, I wanted to use a hitch and hitch mount rack, could you kindly make a couple of recommendations? Thanks

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The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2015 Camry is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 36540. This is a Class ll trailer hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening.

One of the nicer bike racks we offer is the Thule T2 Classic, part # TH9044. This bike carrier allows you to tilt the rack whether it is loaded or unloaded for easier handling of the bikes. The rack also folds up toward the rear of your vehicle when not in use. This carrier comes with a hitch lock to secure the bike rack to your vehicle. The bike rack has a capacity of 60-lbs per bike, and the carrier weighs 50-lbs.

Another nice carrier is the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # TS02G. this bike rack also allows you to tilt it with bikes loaded for rear cargo access and easier loading and unloading. This carrier has a weight capacity of 40-lbs per bike, and this bike rack weighs 37-lbs..

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