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Will the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack # S63360 Fit a 2018 Honda HR-V


will this work on my car? I used to have a Thule rack on my Rave 4 that looks almost identical. The only difference that I can see is opening the back hatch. advice? thanks


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The Swagman Trailhead # S63360 will fit 1-1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches. For your 2018 Honda HR-V the available hitches, # 24932 and # C11416, are both 1-1/4 inch Class I hitches. So the bike rack will fit. However, since the hitches are both Class I that means you will be limited to 2 bikes even if the rack can hold more.

The issue is not the weight but instead how far that weight is from the hitch receiver. It would put too much stress on the hitch causing damage to it and the vehicle.

To carry more than 2 bikes another option is to use a hatch-mounted rack, # HRF2-3. This will allow you to carry up to 3 bikes instead of being limited to 2.

To carry a 4th or more bikes you would then need to add a roof rack. If your HR-V does not have any side rails or crossbars then the most economical option is Inno roof rack # INB127 with fit kit # INK878 and feet # INSUT.

If it does have flush side rails that run front to back then the most economical option is a different roof rack consisting of # INXB130-2, # INXS450, and # INTR159.

Once a roof rack is installed you can add a bike rack to it such as # RRRBC050 which holds the bikes at the wheels so you won't have to take any wheels off.

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