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Ball Mount for European Bike Rack

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I recently bought a Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2inch Item# 76018. I purchased a Thule VeloSpace XT3 bike rack German version and need help with finding the right ball mount. The 2inch ball mount does not work. Will the Weigh Safe 180° Hitch 1-7/8” / 2inch Item# WS54FR ball work? Thank you for your assistance.

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I have a solution but the Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # WS54FR will not work with this because most European Bike Racks require a 50mm ball to attach to. The two included balls with Weigh Safe ball mount are not the correct size.

You will need a 50mm Hitch Ball # # EH53C-C and a ball mount with a 1" mounting hole like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 2923. This will allow you to mount your euro-style Thule VeloSpace XT3 Bike Rack to your Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76018 on your 2020 BMW X1.

The ball will need to be installed on the ball mount so please follow the recommended Torque settings in the directions.





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