Recommendation For 2 Bike Rack For 2008 Volkswagen Eos

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I have a Vw Eos 2008, I want to carry two bikes. What bike carrier Trunk? or Hitch would be correct for me

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On your 2008 Volkswagen Eos I would recommend to use a hitch with a hitch mount bike rack.

Thule does not list a trunk bike rack for the Volkswagen Eos vehicle. Yakima does list trunk bike racks that will fit your vehicle, but the trunk bike rack will have to be removed before you can retract the hardtop into the trunk. I am including a link to the Yakima trunk bike racks that will fit your Eos.

I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 24824. This hitch is a Class I hitch so you will limited to only hauling 2 bikes maximum on a hitch bike rack. I am including a link to the installation instructions and a install video on the Draw-Tite hitch.

For a 2 bike hitch rack that will work on your Volkswagen Eos, I would recommend the Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Rack, part # S64670. This platform style bike rack has a center post that can be lowered down and out of the way of the trunk lid, so when the trunk lid opens for the convertible hardtop to slide into the trunk, it will not interfere with the bike rack. I am including a link to a video of the Swagman bike rack and it will demonstrate how the center post can be lowered.

When using this bike rack, loaded or unloaded with the center post in the up position, you will always want to pay close attention that the rack is back there and not to activate the convertible.

You can use the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack, part # S63360, you have referenced, but it will probably have to be removed from the hitch if you retract the roof into the trunk.

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