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Best Trunk Mounted Bike Rack For 2020 Subaru Forester


What rack is going to fold down arms when not I use, still let me open trunk w automatic lift button, and also how do trunk mounted racks interact with rear camera for parking, or ReAr Automatic Braking?


Helpful Expert Reply:

The Saris Bones EX 3 Bike Rack # SA803 is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Subaru Forester, and is a top of the line trunk mounted rack that will support 3 bikes weighing up to 35lbs each. This rack does allow for the arms to fold down when not in use to reduce the amount of the rack extending past the rear of your vehicle.

At this time there is not a trunk mounted bike rack that will allow you to open the rear lift gate of your Forester with the rack installed due to the straps being clipped to the edges of the trunk/lift gate.

Regarding how this rack will work with your rear backup camera and rear automatic braking, the Saris # SA803 will more than likely obstruct the view of the rear camera with bikes installed, and but with the arms folded down you should have decent visibility, with the only obstruction being more than likely seeing the arms on the edges of the camera which could block out objects or vehicles that are not directly behind you.

Since the Saris # SA803 will sit on top of your rear bumper, and the rear automatic braking sensors for your Forester are located about half way down on your rear bumper, you should not have any interference with the sensors.

I do think this will be the most suitable bike rack for you and your life style, as this rack weighs in at 11lbs, can support multiple bikes, can be easily stored in your garage taking up limited space when you need to remove the rack, and offers a simple installation as shown in the included video.

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Samuel C

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