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Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 GMC Sierra

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Review of the Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack on a 2012 GMC Sierra

Today on our 2012 GMC Sierra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, inserting the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage the anti-rattle device. Now, let's go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 16-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 1-1/2 inches. We've added about 13 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.

To load the bike, we'll lift up on the handle located at the top of the mast and pull the cradle arms up and undo the cradle straps. We'll set the bike onto the frame cradles and secure it with the cradle straps. To access the cargo area, we'll go to the back of the carrier to undo the black handle and then we'll lift up on a gold pin and swing the bike out. This will allow you to have access to your truck bed. And that concludes today's test fit for the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9027, on a 2012 GMC Sierra..