Which Trunk Mounted 3 Bike Racks Will Fit On A 2005 Nissan Murano

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Our local bike shop says no trunk mounted bike racks will fit our 2005 Murano but I saw a Yakima one on a Murano in a parking lot. Do you have any that would fit? We need to carry 3 bikes. Thanks!

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Thule will have three trunk mount bike racks that will work on your 2005 Nissan Murano. The Thule Raceway 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH9001PRO, the Thule Raceway 3 Bike Carrier, part # TH9002PRO, and the Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier, part # TH911XT. The weight capacity is 105 lbs for 3 bikes on all of the Thule bike racks. When using the Thule bike racks you will not be able to use the rear wiper on your vehicle.

The Yakima trunk mounted bike racks will not work on a 2005 Nissan Murano. It says the reason they are not recommended is because the side strap hooks cannot be securely attached.

If you are going to be carrying womens or childrens bikes that do not have the horizontal bar at the top of the frame, you will want to use the Thule Bike Adapter Bar, part # TH982XT. It attaches to the center seat post and to the handlebar post and provides a horizontal bar, so the bike can ride level on the bike rack. I am including a link to a video review on the Thule adapter.

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