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Which Bike Rack Is Easier To Install Between Thule Apex Swing XT and Yakima FullSwing


Been researching these two racks for installation in a 2019 VW Atlas with 2inch receiver to haul three bikes two adult mountain bikes, one womens step-through hybrid and they seem pretty close in features. I want to buy a swinging rack for full family trip functionality including lift gate access. But I also frequently trailer boats and open my rear hatch frequently on a regular basis for other things and am unlikely to leave the rack on for long periods of time. Which of these two is easier to install?


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The Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack part # Y02465 and Thule Apex Swing XT Bike Rack part # TH9027XT are both equally as easy to install since they both feature an integrated hitch pin with tool free installation. Simply insert the shank into the receiver tube, align the integrated hitch pin, then turn the knob to tighten and lock in place.

I recommend the Thule Apex since it's physically lighter and the arms are longer so you'll have more spacing between the bikes.

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